Saturday, January 24, 2009

Halleujah! Sour Cream

Sometimes when I buy things I haven't tried before (i.e. meat and dairy subs), they sit and sit and sit in the fridge until almost expiration date. I don't know why - maybe because I am so often disappointed when I try some expensive processed product, or because the stuff is so expensive that I want to make sure I find a good recipe for it. Such was the case with the Tofutti sour cream. It sat in my fridge for 2 months before I tried it. Wow! It's delicious. What a great surprise. I used it in some delicious chick pea tacos. I sauteed some chickpeas in olive oil, tamari, and taco seasoning (I meant to put lime juice in but got distracted with joy after tasting the sour cream), and mashed them up a bit. I softened corn tortillas in a nonstick pan sprayed with olive oil (I have not mastered frying the already filled tacos yet). Piled on the chickpeas, lettuce, the wonderful sour cream, and my favorite hot hot hot fresh salsa from Trader Joe's. What a fabulous meal, ready in 10 minutes.

This is my 4 year old's favorite soup. It is Coco Pazzo's White Bean and Escarole soup. It's over $3 a can, but I consider it a bargain because it is 2 meals for her and she is eating BEANS! Of course, she will not eat the same thing if homemade, where that $3 would serve all 5 of us (not that anyone but me would eat it). Bonus that it is much lower in sodium than most canned foods.


Ricki said...

Glad the sour cream turned out to be so good--would have been a shame to waste it!

River said...

This post reminds me of when I had brussels sprouts sitting in the fridge for almost a week until I finally found the courage to eat them!

I'll have to try the tofutti sour cream!

mtbVegan said...

Ha, I do the same thing when I buy meat/dairy subs as well. I ahve a tub of vegan gourmet sour cream in my fridge. I plan to cook with it this week.