…except for stale chips and trendy hipsters. I don’t do those better. Or bad décor and long lines. OK, maybe I don’t “do” Chipotle better, but I definitely do sofritas better!
I very subtly gave you all the recipe in my last post, and ever since then, I’ve craved it. Now my tummy has a happy because I just finished a delicious Chipotle-style sofritas bowl.
While I didn’t make the Salsa myself (I can’t keep tomatoes long enough to turn them into salsa because I eat them), I did turn my leftover brown rice into cilantro lime rice, and I made the whole thing vegan by using vegan cheese and vegan sour cream. All I have to say here is OM NOM NOM NOM!
(Sidenote: I should make a recipes page. Sharing is caring.)
In other news, last night was supposed to be a BIG test for me but it ended up only being a small test. See, the boyfriend and I were going to meet a friend at Buffalo Wild Wings to eat and watch the Pens game. I explicitly chose “B-dubs” because they have TVs on which to watch the game and because they have a black bean burger option, which seems to be the easiest way to acquire vegan food while eating at non-vegan locations (other than literally eating whatever pile of unripe vegetables they want to call a garden salad).
I still really, really like chicken wings and it was an absolute certainty that the boyfriend was going to order them and that I would be able to see and smell them but not eat them.
I was scared.
However, the friend canceled on me, so the boyfriend and I decided to make what we western Pennsylvanians call a “Sheetz run” instead. (Sheetz is a local gas station chain that makes made-to-order food.) Now, my typical Sheetz run involves getting popcorn chicken, cheese bites, fried pickles, and–if I’m feeling particularly raunchy–an Oreo frozen cream. All of these things are completely terrible for me and completely yummy.
Now though, I can eat literally none of them. (Admittedly, the fried pickles are a toss up; I don’t know how they make their batter.) So instead, I stuck with my convictions and just got fries. Then I took them home and worked some magic on them that involved black beans, vegan cheese, scallions and some of my leftover vegan ranch.
(Holy crap, that ranch is still super good!)
It was good, it was waaaay too much food, and the Pens won. A good night was had by all!
Except the Capitals and their fans.