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!

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!

Plant-Based Sloppy Joes

Plant-Based Sloppy Joes

Cook and Prep Time:30-40 minutes

Serves: 4

You Need

  • 1 cup Dry Green Lentils + 2 cups Water
  • 1 White Onion, diced
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Red Bello Pepper, diced
  • 15oz. can Tomato Sauce or Puree
  • 1-2 T Maple Syrup
  • 1-2 T Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 2-3 t Garlic Powder
  • 2-3 t Onion Powder
  • 1-2 t Ground Cumin
  • 1-2 t Smoked Paprika
  • Vegetable Stock or Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for sautéing
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Serving

  • Hamburger Buns, toasted
  • Slice White Onion Rings
  • Pickles
  • Cabbage Slaw

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Add the lentils to a saucepan and add water.  Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer.  Cook for about 20 minutes, until the water has reduced.  Once tender, set aside until Step 5.
  3. Set a large skillet to medium heat.  Once hot, add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic.  Sauté for 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, and spices.  Stir to combine and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the lentils, and cook until the mixture has thickened and warmed through, 5-10 minutes.  Season to taste.
  6. Serve with sliced onions and slaw on a toasted bun.  Enjoy!

Pineapple- Orange Banana Pancakes

Pineapple-Orange Banana Pancakes

Cook and Prep Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 7-8 Pancakes

You Need

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ½ c Oat Flour
  • 1 t Cinnamon
  • 1 t Baking Powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 c Dairy-Free Milk
  • 2 T Maple Syrup
  • 2 t Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Orange, zested and juiced
  • ½ c Pineapple
  • 1 T Olive Oil or Coconut Oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and prepare the ingredients accordingly.
  2. Place the dry ingredients in one bowl, and whisk to combine.
  3. In a second bowl, add the bananas, and mash.  Then add the rest of the wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
  4. Combine the mix and wet ingredients.
  5. Fold the pancakes into the batter.
  6. Heat your oil on a griddle set to medium-high heat.
  7. Once hot, add ¼- ½ cup of the batter to the griddle. 
  8. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  9. Serve immediately with fresh berries and fruit.  Enjoy!

Red Lentil Dal

Red Lentil Dal with Roasted Cauliflower


Cook and Prep Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4


You Need


For the Dal
• 1 cup Red Lentils
• 1-2 Serrano Peppers, diced
• 5-6 cloves Garlic, minced
• 2 cups Vegetable Stock
• 1 small can (15 oz.) Crushed Tomatoes
• 1 White Onion, diced
• 1 bunch Scallions, chopped, greens and whites separated
• 1 5oz. can Coconut Cream
• 1 ½ inch piece of Ginger, minced
• 1-2 tbsp. Nut Butter of Choice
• 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
• 1 tsp, Red Chili Powder
• 1 tsp. Ground Coriander
• 1 tbsp. Curry Powder
• 1 tsp. Garam Masala
• 1 Lemon, juiced
• Olive Oil or Vegetable Stock, for sautéing


For the Cauliflower
• 1 head Cauliflower, chopped into florets
• 1 tbsp. Curry Powder
• 1 tsp. Garam Masala
• Salt & Pepper, to taste
• 1 t Olive Oil

Garnishes
• Chopped Cilantro, for garnish
• Lime wedges, for garnish
• Scallion Greens, for garnish
• Brown Rice, for serving


DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly. Combine ground cumin, coriander, curry powder, and garam masala. Preheat your oven to 425˚F and line 1 baking tray.
  2. Roast the cauliflower. Season the cauliflower with curry powder, salt, and pepper, and toss in olive oil. Roast for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway.
  3. Set a large skillet or pan to medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tsp. olive oil or vegetable stock. Then, add garlic, chili pepper, scallion whites, white onion, and ginger. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until onion is translucent, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  4. Add the ground spices, and toss to combine. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  5. Add lentils, vegetable stock, and tomatoes. Stir to combine, bring to a simmer, and cover. Simmer for about 20 minutes, covered, until the lentils are cooked through.
  6. Add coconut milk, and stir to combine. Cook for 5 more minutes, uncovered, or until desired thickness is reached.
  7. Add lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  8. Serve with brown rice and roasted cauliflower, and garnish with lime wedge and cilantro. Enjoy!

Chili Maple Glazed Tofu Tacos

Chili Maple Glazed Tofu Tacos

Cook and Prep Time: 35 minutes (+1-4 hours to marinate the tofu)

Serves: 6

You Need

For the Burgers

  • 1 Block Extra-Firm Tofu, pressed, sliced
  • 2 T Tamari
  • 3-4 T Maple Syrup
  • 1 T Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 1 t Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For the Chipotle Tahini Sauce

  • 2-3 T Tahini
  • ½ t Chipotle Pepper Powder
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • ½ t Red Wine Vinegar
  • Water, as needed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Mango Salsa

  • 2 Mangoes, diced
  • 1-pint Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • 15 oz. can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • 1 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Serving

  • Toasted Tortilla Shells
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Pickled Onions
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Slaw
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Lime Wedges

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 450˚F and line 1 baking tray.
  2. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl.  Add the tofu ppeces, and marinate them for at least 20 minutes (up to 4 hours or overnight).  Reserve the marinade for Step 3.
  3. Add the tofu to your baking tray, and bake for 15 minutes.  Then, remove the tofu from the oven, brush over the remaining marinade, and bake for 15 additional minutes, until golden and crispy.
  4. Meanwhile, make the Chipotle Tahini Sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl, and whisking to combine.  Add water as needed.
  5. Make the salsa by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl, and tossing to combine.  For best results, make this just prior to serving.
  6. Serve your tacos with your desired toppings, and enjoy!

Chickpea Meatballs

Chickpea Meatballs

Cook and Prep Time: 30-35 minutes

Serves: 12-16 Balls

You Need

  • 1 15oz. can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup Oat Flour
  • ½ Red Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 t Smoked Paprika
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 t Onion Powder
  • ½ c Raisins
  • ¼ c Parsley
  • 1 T Tamari
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Line 1 baking tray and preheat your oven to 425˚F.
  2. In a food processor, add the chickpeas, red onion, garlic, seasonings, tamari, and the cooked couscous. Pulse until combined, but do not over-pulse.
  3. Roll the chickpea mixture into balls.  Add them to a lined baking tray, and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Add to a sauce.  Enjoy!