Plantain Jerk Tacos

Plantain Jerk Tacos

Cook and Prep Time:

Serves:

You Need

  • 2-3 Plantains, sliced
  • 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For the Sauce

  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3-4 Scallions chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized piece Ginger, minced
  • 1 Habanero Pepper, minced (optional)
  • 1-2 t Dried Thyme
  • 2-3 t Allspice
  • 1 t Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 t Ground Ginger
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 t Onion Powder
  • 1 t Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 t Ground Cumin
  • 1 t Smoked Paprika
  • 1 t Ground Clove
  • 1 T Tomato Paste
  • 1 T Miso Paste
  • 1 T Maple Syrup
  • 1 T Red Wine Vinegar
  • ¾ cup Water OR Vegetable Stock
  • 1 T Arrowroot Powder + 1 T Water
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For the Avocado Crema

  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Serving:

  • Sautéed Black Beans
  • Chopped Cilantro

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Bring a skillet to medium-heat.  Once hot, sauté scallions, ginger, pepper, and garlic.  Cook until fragrant, and scallion is more translucent, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the dried thyme, cinnamon, clove, smoked paprika, cumin, nutmeg onion powder, garlic powder, and allspice.  Cook until fragrant, 1 minute.
  4. Add the water, tomato paste, maple syrup, and miso paste.  Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened.
  5. Make your arrowroot slurry and add it to your sauce.
  6. Make the avocado crema.  Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  7. Fry the plantains.  Add 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a skillet set to medium-high heat.  Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until browned.  Then, flip and repeat.
  8. Add half of the sauce to the plantains, and toss to combine in the skillet.
  9. Build your tacos.  Add your black beans, plantains, top with your avocado crema.  Enjoy!

Tempeh Marsala

Tempeh Marsala

Cook and Prep Time: 35-40 minutes

Serves: 4

You Need

  • 2 8 oz. packages Tempeh
  • 1 lb. Cremini Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine (like a Chardonnay)
  • ½ cup Vegetable Stock
  • 2-3t Dried Thyme
  • 2-3t Dried Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable Stock OR Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for sautéing

For Serving

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Cauliflower Mash
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Chopped Chives
  • Chopped Basil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Make the tempeh.  Set a large pan to medium-high heat.  Add the tempeh.  Cook until the tempeh browns, 2-3 minutes.  Then, flip and repeat.  Then, remove the tempeh prepare the pan for Step 3.
  3. Set the pan back to medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, and cook until the mushrooms have started to brown.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Then, add garlic and onion.  Cook for 5-6 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add the wine, dried oregano, dried thyme, and vegetable stock.  Bring to a boil, and then let simmer for 10 minutes, until the liquid has reduced by half.  Then, add the arrowroot powder, and stir until thickened.
  5. Pour the sauce over the tempeh. Serve with your desired sides.  Enjoy!

Lemon-Basil-Fennel Pasta Salad

Lemon-Basil-Fennel Pasta Salad

Cook and Prep Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

You Need

  • 1 lb. Lentil Pasta
  • 15oz. can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Bell Peppers, diced
  • 1 Red Onion, sliced
  • 6-8 cloves of Garlic, sliced
  • 1 Fennel Bulb, sliced
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 2-3 Carrots, shredded
  • Vegetable Stock of 1 t Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for sautéing
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup Fresh Basil, chopped

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup Cashews, soaked overnight
  • ½ – 1 cup Basil
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup Fennel Fronds
  • 1-2 clove Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 T Tahini
  • 1-2 T Water (if needed)

For Garnish

  • Lemon Wedges
  • Fresh Chopped Basil or Parsley
  • Red Chili Flakes
  • Sunflower Seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.  Once the pasta is al dente, rinse under cold water to halt the cooking process.
  3. Make the sauce.  Combine all sauce ingredients in a blender, and pulse until smooth.
  4. Set a pan to medium heat.  Once hot, add the red onion, garlic, and bell pepper.  Sauté for 4-5 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  5. Combine all the pasta salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Pour of the dressing, and toss to combine.
  6. Serve with your desired garnishes.  Enjoy!

Watermelon Poke Bowls

Watermelon Poke Bowls

Cook and Prep Time: 1 hour (+ 2-3 hours to marinate)

Serves: 4

You Need

  • 1 Watermelon, cubed

For the Marinade

  • 1 T Tahini
  • 6 T Tamari or Coconut Aminos
  • 2 T Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1-inch piece Ginger
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1-2 T Sesame Oil
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Serving:

  • Nori Sheets
  • Brown Rice or Quinoa
  • Shelled Edamame
  • Sliced Cucumber
  • Sliced Carrots
  • Cilantro
  • Lime Wedges
  • Sesame Seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Line 1 or 2 baking trays and preheat your oven to 400˚F.
  2. Make the marinade.  Combine all marinade ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  3. Add your watermelon to the baking trays.  Pour over half of the marinade, toss to coat.
  4. Bake the watermelon for 45 minutes, flipping halfway.
  5. Once the watermelon is finished, place it in a mixing bowl, and add the rest of the marinade.  Toss to combine.  Then, place in the oven for at least 2-3 hours (or overnight).
  6. Serve with your desired garnishes.  Enjoy!

Cashew Carbonara

Cashew Carbonara

Cook and Prep Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

You Need

  • 1lb Spaghetti or Linguine (Brown Rice or Lentil/Chickpea Base)
  • 1lb. Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups Peas
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, sliced
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For the Sauce

  • 1 ½ cup Cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1 ¾ cups Water or Vegetable Stock
  • ½ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 T Tamari
  • 1 t Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Serving

  • Arugula Salad
  • Red Chili Flakes
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Chopped Basil
  • Chopped Cherry Tomatoes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  3. Set a large skillet to medium heat.  Once hot, add the mushrooms, and cook for 7-8 minutes, until soft and browned.  Then add the garlic, and cook for 1 minute more.  Then, add the peas, and cook until warmed through.
  4. Make the sauce.  Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a blender, and pulse until smooth.
  5. Add the sauce and cooked pasta, and toss to combine.  Add water to thin if needed, and season to taste.
  6. Serve with your desired toppings.  Enjoy!

Lemon Pesto Risotto w/ Roasted Chickpeas & Cherry Tomatoes

Lemon Pesto Risotto w/ Roasted Chickpeas & Cherry Tomatoes

Cook and Prep Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 5-6

You Need

For the Rice

  • 1 ½ cups Brown Arborio Rice
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 5 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 3 T Nutritional Yeast
  • 3-4 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

For the Oven

  • 3-4 cups Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • 15 oz. Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 T Dried Oregano
  • 1-2 t Dried Thyme
  • 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For the Pesto

  • 2 cups Leafy Greens (Kale, Spinach, Arugula, etc.)
  • 1 cup Basil
  • 1 cup Roasted Almonds
  • ½ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1-2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional)
  • 2-4 tbsp. Water (or add water as needed)
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Garnish

  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Lemon Wedge
  • Chopped Parsley

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 425˚F and line 1 baking tray.
  2. Add the chickpeas to one side of the baking sheet, and the tomatoes to the other.  Season and toss in olive oil.  Roast 20-25 minutes, until the chickpeas are crispy.
  3. Make the risotto.  Add the stock to a small pot, and bring to a gentle simmer.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet, add the onion, and cook until translucent, 4-5 minutes.  Then, add the garlic and cook for 1 additional minute.  Then, add the rice, and cook for 1 minute before adding about ½ of the vegetable stock at a time.  Stir often.  As the pan become dry, add another ½ cup of stock.  Repeat the process until all of your stock has been used, or until your rice is al dente.  Then, turn off the heat and add in the spinach.  Stir and cook until wilted.  Season to taste.
  4. Make the pesto.  Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  5. Serve the risotto, and top with pesto, chickpeas, tomatoes, and your favorite garnishes.  Enjoy!

Smoky Baked Beans

Smoky Baked Beans

Cook and Prep Time: 60-70 minutes

Serves: 6-8

You Need

  • 2 28oz. cans Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 1-2 t Dried Oregano
  • 1 t Ground Mustard
  • 2 t Ground Cumin
  • 2 t Smoked Paprika
  • 1 T Miso Paste
  • 2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 T Maple Syrup
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable Stock or 1-2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for sautéing

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
  2. Set a Dutch oven or large, oven-friendly pot to medium heat.  Once hot, add the onion, pepper, and garlic.  Cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the spices (ground mustard, chili powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, smoked paprika), and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add the miso paste, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and black beans.  Add just enough water to cover the beans.  Stir to combine.
  5. Transfer your pot to the oven, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Serve with tacos or as the side at a barbecue.  Enjoy!

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Cook and Prep Time: 45-60 minutes

Serves: 6-8

You Need

  • 2-2 ½ cups Split Peas
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2-3 Carrots, diced
  • 2-3 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 1 Leek, sliced
  • 3 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 5-6 cups Vegetable Stock (add more if needed)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 t Ground Cumin
  • 2 t Ground Coriander
  • 1 t Dried Thyme
  • 1 t Smoked Paprika
  • 2 t Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Garnish

  • Chopped Parsley
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Lemon Wedge

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly. 
  2. Set a large pot to medium-high heat.  Once hot, add the leeks, onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, and garlic.  Cook for 6-7 minutes, adding water if needed.  Cook until the onion has browned.
  3. Add the split peas, spices, vegetable stock, and bay leaf.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.  Cover and cook for about 40-50 minutes, until the peas have softened.
  4. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with roasted potatoes and garnish as you like.  Enjoy!

Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

Cook and Prep Time: 50-60 minutes

Serves:  4-5

You Need

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. EVOO
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 1 15 oz. can Pinto Beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Tamari
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable Stock, as needed
  • Taco Shells, as needed

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 400˚F.  Line 1 baking tray.
  2. Make the potatoes.  Toss sweet potatoes in garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, and 1 tsp. olive oil.  Roast for 25-30 minutes, until tender, tossing halfway.
  3. Make the beans.  Set a skillet to medium heat.  Once hot, add red onion and garlic.  Cook until onion is translucent.  Then, add beans, and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add spices, and toss to combine.  Remove from heat and set aside for plating.
  4. Warm the tortillas.  Place each tortilla on an open flame and grill for 30 seconds per side.
  5. Plate tacos and serve with lime wedges.  Serve with slaw, hot sauce, and guacamole. Enjoy!

Black Bean & Mushroom Burgers (EASY)

Black Bean & Mushroom Burgers (EASY)

Cook and Prep Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 6-8 patties

You Need

  • 28oz. can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8oz. Cremini Mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 1 T Ground Flax Seeds + 3 T Water (mix and let stand for 10 minutes prior to using)
  • 1 cup Oat Flour
  • 1 T Miso Paste
  • 2-3 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 t Ground Cumin
  • 1 t Smoked Paprika
  • 2 T Tamari
  • 1 T Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Vegetable Stock, for sautéing

For Serving

  • Toasted Buns
  • Onion Rings
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce or Cabbage

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 400˚F.  Line 1 baking tray.
  2. Set a large pan to medium heat.  Once hot, add mushrooms, onion, and garlic.  Sauté for 6-7 minutes, until mushrooms have reduced, stirring frequently to avoid burning.  Add 1 T tamari, and toss to combine.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, and your black beans.  Using a potato masher, mash the beans into a paste.  Then, add the rest of the ingredients, and mix well. 
  4. Add the burgers to your baking tray.  Bake for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!