submitted by Alex Holsinger Lent will soon be upon us, and I predict that discussions about "giving something up" will occur in a number of venues (take your pick: Facebook, or the water cooler at work, or in churches across the metro). I've always been intrigued by the idea of giving something up for Lent. When I was growing up, there were pretty much only two educational options - the small public school system that I attended, and a likewise small Catholic school system called Epiphany. There were a couple of families on my block that sent their kids to Epiphany, and it was through my association with them that I initially learned a lot about Lent and the liturgical calendar. I remember many pained and dread-filled comments from my Catholic friends about giving up soda, dessert, meat, bubble gum, recess, or a favorite toy. I also remember having an appreciation (or maybe it was 'awe') for the discipline, but also being glad that I wasn't subject to the same expectations! [...]
submitted by Kristi H.
After a great meal at the KC Taco Company and a “portobello shroom” taco I could not stop thinking about, I decided to take my taco game to the next level—I bought restaurant style taco holders.
Then I threw a taco party and tried to think of and serve many toppings (see below). In reality it was a bit overwhelming! To make-your-own-tacos you only need one or two fillings, a few sauces and some toppings. Pick out your favorites for an easy summer meal!
Tortillas: Small corn or flour tortillas (heated up in the oven or in a pan with light oil)
Fillings: Gardein fish fillets, crab cakes, or chipotle lime chicken fingers, black beans (sautéed with onion, garlic and spices), mushrooms (sautéed in coconut oil), chorizo/diced potato and onion (made with Soyrizo), sautéed veggies
Sauces: Salsas, hot sauces, garlic aioli, vegan sour cream, BBQ sauce
Toppings: corn, diced tomatoes, avocados, lettuce, cabbage, black olives, vegan cheese, jalapeno peppers, red onions, green onions, sunflower seeds, cilantro