I broke my veggie mandolin slicer about a year ago and my cooking has not been the same. I used to slice up anything and everything really quickly and with ease. I do not have serious knife skills.. or even very basic ones for that matter so no mandolin made me extra lazy in the kitchen. In comes Fresh and Easy. I feel like their infomercial now. I really couldn’t stand them when they first opened here because my first experience there I was confused and they didn’t have epsom salts. :c) All of my friends kept raving about them and I fell in love with their hummus at a pot luck.. it doesn’t hurt that they are our closest grocery store either. So! They have pre-sliced all sorts of veggies and fruit. I had to work late last week and so did my husband. He was on his way home and so was I, I stopped by Fresh and Easy, grabbed these ingredients and dinner was done by the time he got home. Because some nights I only have ten minutes to make dinner… easy fajitas!
easy colorful fajitas
1 package gardein “chicken” strips
1 red onion, sliced
1/2 each, anaheim, red, yellow, green bell peppers, sliced
pinch of garlic powder
drop of liquid smoke
quarter red cabbage, shredded
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
Salsa and sour supreme to taste
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high heat, add in the onions and peppers. Allow to saute for a minute before adding in the gardein strips, liquid smoke, and garlic powder. In small sauce pan heat the beans with just a tablespoon of water, add salt and pepper to your liking, I think they taste more authentic just plain but sometimes I will sautee a clove of garlic first and then add the beans – whoooooa mama, good stuff. When the onions start to get transparent and the gardein is heated through you are done cooking! Warm your tortillas – an easy trick is to take a couple of tortillas and put them over your beans with a lid on top to steam them. Top your fajita veggies with a handful of your shredded cabbage. Top your beans with a bit of salsa and sour supreme and you are ready to have a delicious and nutritious super speedy meal!