Finally, the much anticipated (by my husband anyway!), Football Food Sunday is here. Woot Woot! This is the time of year where we get amped up about sport, I'm way more into it than I was last year, and embrace all things American. Now Football Food is kinda something I made up and to me it symbolises the kind of food you might get served at a stadium or sports bar, a really cool, really vegan-tastic stadium or sports bar!
This year, as an ode to Austin, we decided to start with tacos! We had actually never eaten a soft taco before our visit to Austin and our love affair with the Whole Foods breakfast taco. We'd tried hard shell tacos before and had a gotten it on with plenty of burritos but tacos are our favourite.
As you might've seen in this post we brought back some fun stuff from the USA including both Soy Curls and tortillas. I whipped out my copy of Vegan Diner and finally got to try a recipe I've been salivating over since I set eyes on it, the Smoky Curls.
The only things I had to buy for this were the fresh veggies, coriander and lime and, although I coulda made 'em myself, I also bought a tin of refried beans. It's Football Food Sunday, I think a little laziness is called for!
Alongside the Smoky Curls and refried beans we had guac, cilantro lime rice and tomatoes, well I had tomatoes, you couldn't pay Nick to eat a tomato! Everything came together really easily and I would only change a couple of things next time. Firstly, I'm going to buy myself a smaller cast iron pan. I wanted to be able to warm the tortillas in my cast iron so I had to cook the soy curls in my other pan but I think they woulda gotten crispier and more delicious in the cast iron. Secondly, I would add a little spice to my beans! I didn't realise until afterwards that these beans have no spice in them AT ALL! This brand of beans has always been A-ok with me in the past which thankfully means that my taste buds must finally be evolving. Next time I'll be adding a pinch of chilli powder and some extra garlic powder.
We absolutely loved our first attempt at tacos! The Smoky Curls were delicious, I'll definitely be making them again, and I'm looking forward to honing my taco making skills.
It's lounging on the couch watching football time now, earlier today I ran my first ever race & I'm feeling a little tired! Myself & three of my Brighton Feminist Collective buddies ran an 8k as a relay for local domestic violence charity Rise. Now I know that 2k isn't very far at all (apparently my brother laughed when my dad told him how far we were running - he ran a half marathon today!) but it was a big deal for me. I'm not what you'd call a natural runner and I was surprised to discover when training for this that I find running outside MUCH harder than running on a treadmill!
I'm number 60!
I'm super excited about running now, we managed to raise £395 for Rise (super close to our target!) and I hope that I'll be able to run the full 8k next year!