I’ll cut right to it with the recipe, because nobody likes to scroll for ages to get to the goods!
I made this for dinner Monday night, and it was a hit! I have a hard time making meals that everyone will love because my oldest son is picky, and my boyfriend’s son is even pickier. Everyone in the house liked this dish, and the best part is that the kids didn’t know they were getting zucchini and mushrooms, or non-dairy cheese! Sometimes it’s hard to keep obstinate children healthy…but sometimes it’s super easy! I hope you’ll give this recipe a shot – enjoy!
I’ve been doing lots of recipe tests in the kitchen lately, and have a fresh new dish to bring you. This Pad Thai was so amazing that even the teenagers liked it…veggies and all! Let me know if you try it…enjoy!
Pierce sweet potato and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until just starts to soften. Remove from microwave and cool until able to handle. Peel of skin and dice potato.
In a saucepan, combine sweet potato and next 6 ingredients and heat through until sweet potato is soft.
Heat tortillas in 375 degree oven, or in a skillet over medium heat.
Assemble tacos – place greens on tortilla, top with a generous spoonful of bean and sweet potato mixture. Add corn, then pickled red onions(to pickle, pour apple cider vinegar over onions and let them sit for at least 30 minutes). Top with diced avocado, vegan nacho cheese sauce, and sriracha or salsa, then serve!
A plant-based spin on some classic Mexican ingredients for your next Taco Tuesday!
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes – the ones dried in a bag, not the ones jarred in oil, chopped
1/4 diced red onions
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
salt & pepper to taste
greens, whatever kind you fancy
6 whole grain 10-inch wraps
Prepare the lentils. Combine lentils and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until lentils are cooked through.
Meanwhile, in a skillet combine the next 7 ingredients and cook until tender, adding a splash of vegetable broth or water as needed to prevent sticking. When lentils are ready, add to skillet and mix well.
Spread a tablespoon of hummus on each wrap. Top this with a bed of greens of your choosing. Add a couple of heaping tablespoons of lentil mixture and roll up.
I like to serve this alongside a Strawberry Spinach Salad. Packed with nutrients and protein, this makes for a delicious, filling and healthy lunch!
Place corn in microwave and cook on high for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through, but still firm. Remove from microwave and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before handling. Once cooled enough to touch, place upright on cutting board and run a knife down the inside of the kernels, separating them from the cob.
Place corn kernels in a bowl and mix with the next seven ingredients. Mix thoroughly, cover, and refrigerate.
In a skillet over medium heat, combine tempeh, salsa, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook until well combined and slightly softened, using a splash of vegetable broth or water as needed to prevent sticking.
Meanwhile, heat corn tortillas in the oven for about 5 minutes, turning over halfway through. Time hack – can also heat 2-3 at a time in a skillet if you don’t want to wait for an oven to preheat or simply don’t want to heat the house up in the summer months.
Once tortillas are done, it’s time to assemble. Place tortillas in a taco holder or on a plate. Scoop a generous tablespoon of tempeh onto the tortilla. Layer on some arugula, as much or as little as you like. Scoop on a generous tablespoon of corn salsa. Top with diced avocado and a drizzle of sriracha. If you’re not a fan of heat, you can alternately use salsa
Simple, quick, and packed with nutrients! Tempeh is an excellent source of protein, and is made from soy which means it packs a one-two punch as a hormone regulator and a cancer preventer. Arugula is not only a green leafy, but also a cruciferous vegetable, which means it’s fantastic for your immune system, calming inflammation, and overall gut health. Red onions are also a powerhouse for the immune system, and you can’t forget the lycopene of the tomatoes, as well as the antioxidant power that comes with all brightly colored vegetables. Throw in some avocado for a little healthy fat (omit if you are trying to lose weight as there is already enough healthy fat in the tempeh), and a little heat with the sriracha. All packed into one little taco!
We try to do tacos once per week because there are so many different combinations of ingredients that can go into them, they’re fast, and everyone loves tacos! We never get tired of them!
If you try them, I’d love to know what you think. Feel free to let me know in the comments below!