For the tostadas I made up some TVP to use as my taco meat. I added some paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to it to give it the flavor of taco meat. Of course you have to have beans, or it wouldn't be Mexican, so I cooked up some refried beans. I had some corn tortillas on hand, so I rubbed both sides of the tortillas with olive oil and then sprinkled some salt, a little cumin and paprika on the top and put them in the oven on 350 for about 10 minutes. After they are brown on the bottom and are crispy, turn the broiler on to slightly brown the top.
For my tostada, I put a layer of refried beans, then a layer of the TVP, I topped that with some "tofutti better than sour cream", lettuce and salsa. My plate looks a little skimpy compared to Tony's.
Tony put refried beans, cheese, lettuce and salsa on his tostadas. He didn't go all the way vegan, but he did go vegetarian. :o) He said they were wonderful, so that means I did good...YAY !!
Okay, so for my dessert I had ice cream. I can't tell you how much I have missed ice cream since I became vegan. That means no ice cream for over 6 months. I have seen tons of recipes for making ice cream, but I don't have an ice cream maker. :-( I ran to Kroger Friday after work to pick up a few things and noticed they had some non dairy ice cream on sale, so I had to give it a try. Yes, I had to get chocolate. My freezer had the ice cream frozen so hard that I could hardly scoop any out. I was getting very impatient as I was try to dig some out. I finally got about one scoop out. I decided to heck with the rest...I was ready to dig in. I was glad that I stopped digging when I did, because it was it is very RICH! It sure was good though.
Yes, I am a bit of a bargain shopper. I rather try something new when it's on sale....just in case I don't like it. That way I don't feel like I have wasted as much money. Wonder what will be on sale this week. :o)