Head South of the Border this evening for Taco Tuesday, Vegan Style!
Homemade Fajita Seasoning smothered over steamed vegetables served in a wrap. Take your favorite vegetables, steam them toss them in lime juice and fajita seasoning for just the right amount of spice with a hint of sweet. The flavor is fantastic and would likewise taste good over sauteed veggies. We loved these tacos! The combination of chili, paprika, onion, garlic and coconut sugar with the tang of lime makes my taste buds go wild. I hope they will do the same for yours!
Total Time: 30 Minutes | Prep Time: 10 Mintues | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Servings: 8 Tacos
Homemade Fajita Seasoning
Stir ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside and use with your favorite vegetables. May also be placed in a plastic bag or old spice jar and shaken together to incorporate. Store in a cool dark environment, with other seasoning.
South of The Border Tacos
Today I whipped up a quick and easy meal. I made it up as I went along adding a little of this and a dash of that. Sometimes, the easiest meals turn out to be some of the tastiest. My husband asked if I wrote it down, he was a huge fan! There is nothing like making a delicious meal with love for your loved ones and them rewarding you with an empty bowl. The icing on the cake is when they go back for more, then you know you did well! This is white rice, infused with broccoli, garlic, celery with an Asian flare. You chop the vegetables, combine the ingredients in a rice cooker and press cook. Then you are free to do as you wish, while dinner is prepared in an efficient manner. We decided to take a walk, when we returned steaming hot dinner was awaiting. Not bad if you ask me! The flavors from the garlic and ginger with a dash of sweet and spice make an irresistible meal or side, bound to be made again and again! Bon appétit!
Before additional seasoning it will look like this...
After seasoning it will look like this!
Who doesn't love a hot warm cookie fresh out of the oven? Or a cookie to snack on, no matter the time of day. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are one of the tastiest. This version happens to come with out a slice of guilt or a sense of cheating. These are healthy cookies! Which, in some ways entice one to eat more, but if you do, it is okay because they are good for you!!
This recipe is inspired from my sister! For our wedding she helped coordinate, did the food, the gifts, my hair and make-up and held the wedding in her home! For the guests she made oatmeal chocolate chip cookie jars!
Aren't they stunning? My mom wrote the recipe down for me, I was so happy to find it. I love finding handwritten notes from loved ones. I veganized the recipe and made them "JJ approved" as my husband declared! His youngest son LOVES cookies, and I LOVE making him cookies! I wish he could have tasted this batch...I'll share the recipe with all of you in the mean time and record it so we can make them again and again. I double checked the recipe and it's a success! The nice thing is they make a batch of 24 cookies so there is enough to share.
Total Time: 20 Minutes | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Bake Time: 10 Minutes | Servings: 24 Cookies
Best wishes for a beautiful week!
This is probably one of the easiest ways to eat your greens and one of the yummiest too! Frozen bananas, apricots, spirulina and dried greens are blended to create a very green bowl of ice-cream a.k.a nice-cream! Topped with fresh, diced apricot, dessicated coconut and raw almonds. It's like eating a salad but with out all the chewing. Spirulina is a great source of iron, protein and is great way to detox! I think my husband was a bit concerned upon looking at a bowl of green cream, I let him know it tastes better than it looks, and lo' and behold it does! Get your loved ones, your loving self, your kids or friends to eat greens with a smile on their face, and perhaps even lick their bowl!! Not everyone loves kale, spinach and leafy greens so this is a nice alternative. Enjoy!
Total Time: 10 Minutes | Servings: 2 Bowls
Taco Salads are one of my favorite ways to make a quick meal that is loaded with protein, tons of vegetables and bursting with flavor and crunch! This meal can be made in 5-10 minutes. It's a matter of how fast you can chop, pulse and top.
The "taco meat" is a delicious mixture featuring pecans, cilantro, cumin and chili. When combined in a food processor it pulses together in less than a minute. Enjoy it on top of chips (or raw crackers, greens, as a taco...) add some veggies and before you know it you have a beautiful taco salad that is begging to be devoured. My husbands eyes perk up when he sees the raw "taco meat"; it is a wonderful edition for a variety of meals!!
Pecan "Taco Meat"
Best wishes for a vibrant week, shine bright!
This soup was inspired by a desire for powerful healing spices from India for a bold flavor combined with the cleansing effect of cabbage. It is filled with holistic herbs such as curry, turmeric, ginger and more with crushed garlic, onions, cabbage and a touch of jalapeno for spice. I recently watched The Hundred-Foot Journey which is a lovely movie based on a family who moves from India and open a restaurant in France against great odds. The movie left a big desire for more Indian food and thus this soup was born. Flowing with the essence of love and hopes for healing I decided upon naming it Parvati's Cabbage Soup. Parvati is the Hindu Goddess of love, fertility and devotion, whom wed Shiva. I feel this soup was inspired and it is my way of saying thank you to the Indian Culture for such delicious spices! This soup is cleanse-worthy, healing, flavorful and a touch spicy. Also fitting on my mom's birthday who is like a Goddess the way she offers so much love to so many people and is devoted to my father. Happy Birthday Mom!
Parvati's Cabbage Soup:
PS - I'm working on my new cookbook due this year! I recently celebrated my birthday and enjoyed these treats which will be featured in my new cookbook. I'll be posting sneak peaks on social media such as Instagram under hashtag #artisticvegan and #artisticvegancookbook
Pineapple, Bananas and Cantaloupe are blended together with Moringa Powder to create a tantalizing taste sensation overflowing with health! The ripe bananas, combined with juicy cantaloupe and sweet pineapple compliment the flavor of each ingredient. Moringa Leaf is a natural energy booster, as are bananas, so this smoothie is great to have for an extra boost of energy! Moringa Leaves are used all over the globe with an old saying "Moringa leaves prevent 300 diseases." As if that weren't enough to catch your attention Moringa provides:
I even added some to our nice-cream this evening for dessert, unbeknownst to my husband until announced! I've been working on my new cookbook with drool-worthy pictures and recipes that I can't wait to share! Stay tuned... :) I hope you all are having a great week and have an even better weekend!!!
Sources Consulted: http://www.purehealingfoods.com/moringaInfo.php
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