Tuesday, October 21, 2008
VeganMoFo: Soyrizo and Zucchini Tacos, Bayless Style
We would like to have dinner with the Obamas. I can see us now, chatting about what to name their future adopted shelter dog, social issues, and Rick Bayless's delicious food. Yep, NPR says they enjoy dining at one of Rick Bayless's restaurants in Chicago. While we haven't dined there, we do love the recipes in Mexican Everyday, and the NPR feature caused me to fix these quick and flavorful tacos from that cookbook. The book isn't vegan, but Bayless includes many vegetarian/veganizable variations, and even a new vegan cook like me finds the recipes easily adaptable. And the photos are gorgeous. This recipe is one of our favorites, involving soyrizo instead of chorizo, and mushrooms and zucchini in a chipotle-spiked crushed tomato sauce. Ever get stuck on a single recipe in a cookbook? Seems like I almost always make this one from Mexican Everyday. But I haven't regretted branching out, since the Creamy Avocado Dressing is amazing too.