Tex-Mex

Vegan Picadillo Crispy Tacos

Vegan crispy taco filling with no beans! Mushrooms, vegetables, spices, and some walnuts or pecans for healthy fats and great texture. Serve this vegan picadillo inside crispy taco shells or soft tortillas with your choice of toppings. Also great as a taco salad!

Yummy vegan picadillo made with minced fresh mushrooms, grated cauliflower or zucchini, lots of spices and chopped walnuts. Perfect for vegan crispy tacos or taquitos!

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White Bean and Pumpkin Tacos

Easy vegan or vegetarian tacos with white beans, pumpkin, and ancho chile salsa. Pumpkin tacos are perfect for meal prepping and Meatless Mondays

Wow, when I say it out loud it sounds weird as shit: white bean and pumpkin tacos. Sounds like some made-up food and it sort of is, although I would not be surprised if pumpkin tacos are actually a thing in Mexico. And, welp, check that out I just googled tacos de calabaza and there…

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Vegetable Chili

Easy vegetable chili with black beans, lentils, carrots and chayote. This vegan chili will warm your butt

I call this vegetable chili and not vegetarian chili, even though it is vegetarian, because it’s got a lot of vegetables in it. You know what I mean? It’s not a standard vegetarian chili that’s all beans and tomatoes. Those are good, but kind of heavy sometimes. And maybe … a little boring? Texture-wise I…

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Chipotle-Roasted Artichoke Hearts

Hearty, vegetarian quesadillas filled with pepper jack cheese and chipotle-marinated roasted artichoke hearts. The chipotle roasted artichokes make a great appetizer on their own, too!

I saw something about roasted jarred, marinated artichoke hearts as an appetizer and it gave me the idea to marinate my own damn artichoke hearts and roast them. And then I made quesadillas out of them and then I married the quesadillas and nobody ever saw me again. The End. Just kidding. It’s not over.…

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Turkey Burger Stacks

Healthy, low-carb, grain-free turkey burger "stacks" with a layer of fried sweet potato, spiced turkey patty and creamy green chile sauce

Ahh, the good ol’ turkey burger. Popularized during the low-fat 90s and then coldly abandoned, along with Snackwells cookies and Lay’s WOW! chips. Or so I thought. Turns out, turkey burgers have not lost their place in California. They’re still on restaurant menus, like, a lot. And not in the “substitute turkey patty” kind of…

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Salmon Tacos

Fresh salmon tacos with kale slaw and creamy jalapeño salsa

Listen all ye lovers of fish tacos and what-not. Do not be a’feared of the sorta long ingredients list found hither for these salmon tacos! You’ll want to make these post-haste, my friends. (Unless you don’t like salmon and in that case make my other fish tacos recipe with cod or another white fish. People…

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Honey Habanero Chicken

Honey habanero baked chicken drumsticks! Honey, lime, garlic and habanero marinade for easy baked drumsticks

Seems like a weird thing to be eating (and sharing) since I’ve been doing so much vegetarian or near-vegetarian cooking lately, and chicken drumsticks are definitely the exact opposite of that. But last week I saw a pack of organic fancy chicken drumsticks on sale for two dollars because they needed to be eaten, like, yesterday, so…

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Chorizo Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Chorizo spiced pork tenderloin - the flavors of chorizo sausage put into a marinade for a lean pork tenderloin. This is easy enough for a weeknight meal and fancy enough for company

Based on my chorizo recipe from The Breakfast Taco Book, this chorizo spiced pork tenderloin is marinated in chiles, vinegar, garlic and spices. The trick to a good pork tenderloin is not to over cook it. I know it’s tempting to roast it until it’s fully gray inside, but don’t! Leave it a little pink…

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Vegetarian Sopes

Vegetarian sopes with guacamole, sauteed mushrooms, crisp fried ancho chile strips and cotija cheese. Easily converts to a vegan sopes recipe, too! Sopes are a thick corn tortilla shell filled with anything you like and they make an easy weeknight meal.

Sweet jebus, this is the best vegetarian recipe I’ve ever come up with in my entire life, I think. Sopes are kind of a thick corn tortilla “boat” filled with all kinds of stuff, but usually there’s some refried beans involved. I used guacamole for these vegetarian sopes but feel free to swap that for…

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