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Tostada Bowl

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I will be sharing my recipe on how to make a tostada bowl. This is a great dish because you can personalize it to however you want. The options for this bowl are bottomless! It’s quick and easy. Fun to make for dinner and great to eat the leftovers as just a salad. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Tostada bowl
  • Mexican beans
  • Mexican Rice
  • Mexican crumbles
  • Bell Pepper
  • Corn
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapeno
  • Mexican shredded cheese

Directions:

  1. Bake the tostada bowl in a oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes.
  2. While baking, prep the fillings.
  3. Cut the bell peppers into thin vertical slices.FullSizeRender-5.jpg
  4. Chop the onion and tomato.FullSizeRender-10.jpg
  5. If making fresh guacamole, add salt, lemon juice, chopped onion and tomato, and garlic powder.FullSizeRender-7.jpg
  6. Finely chop the garlic and lettuce.
  7. In a hot skillet, cook the veggie crumbles and add taco seasoning and the chopped garlic. FullSizeRender-12.jpg
  8. Cook for about 10 minutes.FullSizeRender-9.jpgFullSizeRender-8.jpg
  9. Set the crumbles aside.
  10. In the same skillet, add the bell peppers, corn, and onions. Add taco seasoning and garlic.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  11. Cook until well sautéed and soft.FullSizeRender-11.jpg
  12. In a small pot, cook the Mexican beans and rice and add taco seasoning.FullSizeRender-6.jpg
  13. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  14. To fill the tostada bowl:
    • Add a layer of beans
    • Add rice
    • Add the fajitas and crumbles
    • Add lettuce, onions, tomatoes
    • Add sour cream, guac, and cheese
  15. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-15.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • One tostada bowl serves one person.
  • You can substitue the veggie Mexican crumbles for ground turkey or beef. You can add Mexican seasoning to it. You can also add seasoned chicken

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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BeanFields Chips

Beanfileds Chips makes it ok to snack on here and there!

With 8 different delicious flavors, Beanfields Bean & Rice Chips satisfy your snack cravings with every delicious crunch. One serving of Beanfields Chips gives you 5 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, so you can feel good about what you’re eating. Beanfields Chips are always vegan, certified gluten-free, kosher, and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Did you know that beans are the ONLY food that the USDA lists in two different nutrition categories?  Beans are BOTH a vegetable and a protein source!  That’s a lot of nutrition packed into those small bean packages! Corn and potato—the most common chip ingredients—are mostly empty calories.  But our bean and rice chips provide 5 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. They’re also certified gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher, vegan and allergy-friendly.FullSizeRender-7.jpgFullSizeRender-9.jpg

All of Beanfields Bean and Rice snacks are vegan. Even our Nacho and Jalapeño Nacho chips do not contain dairy as an ingredient and are perfect for vegan diets. What you eat and what you feed your family- these are highly personal choices. Yet almost everybody is now interested in alternatives to meat that are less expensive, more convenient, healthier, and kinder. That means a very different relationship with the animals we use for food, if we use them at all. At Beanfields, we do our part by providing a yummy, convenient and plant-based snack with 5 grams of protein. It’s a perfect transition food for all you budding vegans out there!FullSizeRender-17.jpg

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-Mitz

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Delicious Zing Bars

OMG Zing Bars! I truly cannot taste the difference between a candy bar and a Zing Bar. FullSizeRender-4.jpg

At Zing, they know what we put in our body has a direct impact on our minds, moods and bodies. As professionals, they dedicated theirselves to the life-changing benefits of nutrition and it’s this passion that created Zing Bars.

Intelligent nutrition is the tangible, practical solution to reclaiming our energy. To thrive, we need good protein to build muscle tone, good carbs to regulate blood sugar, good fats to support cell, brain and heart function, and good fiber to promote digestive health.FullSizeRender-3.jpg

Zing Bars have 10 grams of high quality plant-based vegan protein that delivers 10% of the recommended daily value. For digestive health, 6 grams of dietary fiber meet 24% of the recommended daily value. For brain and heart health, 4.5 grams of monounsaturated fats from almonds.FullSizeRender-1.jpgFullSizeRender-2.jpg

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Cake Bams

SO pretty and SO delicious! Cake Bams is an artisanal rice cakes company created to give people a lower calorie, gluten free, healthier alternative to cupcakes and cookies. Cake Bams are topping organic brown rice cakes with yummy “frostings” and ingredients, ranging from vegan dark chocolate and sea salt to citrusy lemon and blueberry cream. FullSizeRender-15.jpgRice cakes can qualify as CAKES once and for all. These organic brown rice cakes are topped with an organic strawberry greek yogurt “frosting” & finished with fun sprinkles.

FullSizeRender-13.jpgCheck out where you can indulge on Cake Bams below!

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-Mitz

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Honey-Ginger-Garlic Glazed Tofu

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I made Honey-Ginger-Garlic Glazed Salmon about a month ago and said I would provide the Tofu version. It’s just as delicious with all of the same flavors. It’s similar to the general tso sauce but on tofu. This is a super quick and easy recipe to make and healthy. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Soy Sauce
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Cayenne powder

Directions:

  1. First, finely chop the garlic and grate the ginger.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, add a splash of oil and sauté the garlic and ginger until browned.IMG_0106.JPG
  3. Turn the heat on low and add about 4 table spoons of soy sauce, 2 spoons of honey, 2 spoons of brown sugar and stir well.
  4. Add crushed red pepper and cayenne pepper to taste.
  5. Let simmer on low for about 3 minutes and stir well. Set aside.IMG_0107.JPG
  6. Place a skillet on medium heat and let it warm up for about 2 minutes.
  7. Cube the tofu.IMG_0108.JPG
  8. Add about 3 spoons of oil and then add the cubed tofu.
  9. Let the tofu cook for about 8-10 minutes.IMG_0109.JPG
  10. Carefully with tongs, flip the tofu on to it’s other side and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
  11. With the tongs, hold the salmon onto its side and let cook.IMG_0111.JPGIMG_0110.JPG
  12. Repeat with the other side.
  13. Place the skillet flat on the skillet on low heat and pour the ginger-garlic glaze over the tofu.IMG_0112.JPG
  14. Heat on low for 2 minutes.
  15. Plate and serve!IMG_0115.JPGIMG_0116.JPGIMG_0117.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Serve alongside rice and vegetables.
  • Baking the tofu is also a healthier alternative.
  • Add as much of any of the ingredients you want according to your taste.

This is a perfect recipe if you’re craving general tso chicken but want to opt out of that breaded and deep fried chicken. Tofu is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3-fatty acids! It seriously takes under 30 minutes to make and is great for leftovers as well!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz