12 February 2011

Spicy Bliss

Now that I'm "back in action" with this blog stuff, I'm realizing that it's not as hard or complicated as it felt like for awhile. I cook, I take photos, I even take photos of food. I just need to do it for this blog!

Cooking fancy recipes out of my dozens of amazing cookbooks also doesn't have to be the only thing to blog about! Tonight I made yummy Spicy Red Bean Tacos with what I had around the house: Sriracha, spices (cumin, garlic, chili powder), onions, red beans, nutritional yeast (to give that cheesy flavor without the dairy). Top some Ann Arbor Tortilla Factory corn tortillas with the creamy spicy bean mixture, veggies, and more Sriracha!

Then there is the finale. Every spicy meal should have some sort of creamy, cool counterpart - and even though I'm not a huge dessert fan, I've found the latest guilty pleasure. Coconut milk ice cream has been a favorite (rare) indulgence for years - and the Coconut Bliss variety is my new preferred brand. The Naked Coconut flavor is perfect - not too sweet (and no sugar added - sweetened with agave!) and so creamy no one will ever know it's dairy free.

As if that deliciousness isn't enough, I topped it off with cacao nibs. It's almost impossible to go back to sugary refined chocolate after you get hooked on these. Plus they are so good for you - so you can feel good indulging! Cacao is a superfood, raw and rich with Magnesium and antioxidants. The Navitas Cacao Sweet Nibs are amazing right out of the bag.

So here we go... back to blogging (or at least throwing pictures and chatter onto here) and cooking once again. Looking forward to the months (and more exciting entries, I promise) ahead!

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