(Original post date March 24, 2010)
Monday night I made up an awesome creation to have for lunch this week. I had a version of taco salad in my head and searched my cupboards and fridge for some suitable ingredients. I found:
- Garbanzo Beans
- Canned corn
- Sundried tomato Pesto
- Red and orange bell peppers
- Chili pepper
While sautéing these ingredients I also browned up some hamburger.
PSYCH!!!! No animals were harmed in the making of this meal.
I didn’t use hamburger, I used the box of Lightlife Smart Ground Protein CrumblesI had picked up at Wegmans a couple weeks ago. I had clipped a $1 off coupon from a magazine and am so glad I put it to good use! I added low sodium taco seasoning to the crumbles and “browned” in a pan for just a couple minutes.
I mixed romaine lettuce, sprouts and this new salad blend
to top with the meat/bean mix for lunch today.
For a dressing I mixed some Fage 0% with Ortega Taco Sauce. (Can you believe my co-worker Mary has never had Taco sauce?!)
*Photos by Julie?
For some reason Mary believes I am inept at photography so has voted that Julie take all pictures for me and Mary will be her assistant.
While doing the photo shoot, another co-worker came over and questioned what we were doing and why I take pictures of my food. I tried to explain it was for my blog and met an endless stream of “Why” and then an attempt at humor “Why? Are you going to forget”?” Um, NO…it’s a blog thing, you wouldn’t understand 😉