|Cooking the Gravy|
|Cooking the Gravy|
|Cooked veggies, lentils, and chickpeas|
|Spreading the mashed parsnips and potatoes|
|Just before it goes into the oven|
I love tacos. They are fast, easy, and delicious! Since my transition to a plant-based eating, I have been trying to get away from using meat-replacers, like the Morning Star Crumbles. I still use them from time to time, but I was becoming a little too dependent on them and have been trying to find other options. I found these great little ancient grain fusion packets in the Fresh Market that I tried for the first time with this recipe, and they were SO good! I am going to try and make my own with my own grains and spices now that I see what a great addition this can be to so many recipes...like...maybe lasagna!! :)
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup water chestnuts
2 chopped button mushrooms
1 cup Mung bean sprouts
1 cup broccoli slaw
1 small handful of snow peas (snapped in half)
1/2 cup cilantro
1 packet of Southwestern Ancient Grain Fusion (Made in Nature brand from Fresh Market)
3-4 Tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos (natural soy sauce alternative)
1 Tbsp grapeseed oil (or veggie broth/water if you don't use oils)
1 Tbsp plum sauce
1. Brown tacos on each side for about 1 minute per side in a small saucepan on medium-low heat. I give the pan a light spray of coconut cooking spray before browning each taco, but you can brown them without it if you don't use oils or sprays. Arrange them in a bowl when they are browned and still warm. This helps them keep their shape, and they are easy to fill this way. *See picture below
2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the grapeseed oil. When it's heated, sautee the onions and bell pepper for about 2 minutes until softened.
3. Add into the saucepan the remaining ingredients except the plum sauce and sautee for about 4-5 minutes until heated through and well-blended.
4. Spoon mixture into each taco and dab a little plum sauce onto each taco, dividing out the 1 tablespoon. If you've never had plum sauce before, it's very sweet, so you only need a little. Enjoy!