September 16, 2010

Saucy Mama Fajitas and Mac & Cheese!

When I accepted the offer to enter the Saucy Mama recipe competition, I had no idea that my life was going to be changing so drastically.  I am very guilty of having made this recipe and now, two weeks later, am finally posting about it.  I also think I am late for the contest - but it wouldn't be fair to the company who sent me these products that are so amazing if I didn't tell you what I did do with them.  Sometimes life just gets in the way like that!

Barhyte Specialty Foods were kind enough to send me a case of their sauces and specialty foods.  You saw what I did with the jalapeno stuffed olives (delicious spicy tofutti cream spread!) and now, you can see what I did with the Lime Chipotle marinade and the Chipotle Mustard!


We all now how much I love Mexican food and how much Grumpy doesn't.  Well, with him being out of the picture weekdays now, it was easy to make something with the Lime Chipotle marinade!  I invited mom and dad over and made up some of these yummy Roasted Lime Chipotle Veggie Fajitas! 

I also have a penchant for mustards (you should see how many different flavored mustards are in my fridge!).  Saucy Mama also has an awesome mustard that I received a bottle of !  Good thing Grumpy wasn't here to see the mustard, he would have rolled his eyes over my excitement.  Especially because it was Chipotle flavored!  lol


Veggie has been my way of eating with Grumpy gone.  For the most part I try to eat totally vegan but when eating out, that is a little harder!  I decided I wanted to try a vegan mac & cheese and of course, being the Saucy Mama that I am, I wanted to kick it up some by using the Chipotle Mustard!

 It was great!  creamy and flavorful.  Not your ordinary mac & cheese mind you - but still, it was a pretty darn good substitute if you ask me.  Thank you to Barhyte Specialty Foods for sending me their product.  I have to admit my very favorites are the Chipotle Mustard and the Jalapeno Stuffed Olives and I can't wait to get more of the olives!  I'm thinking tofu egg salad is in my future :)


Chipotle Lime Veggie Fajitas
using Saucy Mamas Chipotle Lime Marinade

1 small zucchini, chopped
1 small yellow squash, chopped
1 red pepper, sliced
1 yellow pepper, sliced
1- 8 oz package presliced mushrooms
1 onion, sliced
1/2 bottle Saucy Mama Chipotle Lime Marinade

Mix marinade in with the veggies in a large roasting dish.  Roast until just tender.  Serve in homemade flour tortillas (of course you can sub bought ones!) with diced fresh tomatoes and sour cream.


Chipotle Mustard Vegan  Mac & Cheese
using Saucy Mama's Chipotle Mustard

3 cups dry elbow macaroni, cooked per instructions and drained
2 cups vegetable broth (I use better than bouillon veggie broth)
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large cloves garlic
pinch of thyme
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon tumeric
3/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 - 1 tablespoon Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard (depending on your taste)

Saute garlic in olive oil for about 1 minute.  Add thyme and pepper.  Cook a few seconds more.

Blend flour with veggie broth.  Pour into  hot pan with garlic oil whisking constantly.  Cook until broth mixture begins to thicken. Whisk in tumeric and yeast flakes.  Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes or until thickened.  Add juice of lime and mustard.  Blend well.

Pour sauce over macaroni, place in individual serving bowls coated with cooking spray (make sure they are oven safe) and sprinkle with bread crumbs.  Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.  Turn oven to broil and broil 2-3 minutes or until topping is browned.  Enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. Two interesting recipes! I hope you made the deadline on time.

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  2. The fajitas look great!

    The mac and cheese actually looks like mac and cheese. I love the bread crumb topping for some texture.

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  3. Great recipes Shelby. Looks like a great product.

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  4. Look at you go! I cannot imagine being a veggie or vegan, I am impressed!

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  5. I've been craving all things Tex-Mex for a couple of weeks now, and fajitas recipe really hits my "ole!" spot. Well done, and glad to see you're back and posting your always great recipes.

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  6. Yum this looks so good!
    SO where are you and Grumby living now..I know you moved but I missed where!
    I hope all is well!
    Leave me a messge on FB if you want:))

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  7. The chipotle mustard sounds especially intriguing to me! Both meals look wonderful! Thanks!

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