One of the hardest foods to give up for many is the wonderful taste of tacos. A major reason why they are so appealing is because it is easy to make them in many different ways. Fortunately, tacos are not just for carnivores among us, but can be easily produced as vegan and vegetarian alternatives. One of my favorite “meat substitutes” is eggplant, because when cooked up, it has a lot of similar qualities in both appearance and texture to meat. It is for this reason I am happy to share with you these special vegan eggplant and guacamole tacos!
While guacamole is generally thought of as smooth and creamy, I thought I would put together this really easy recipe I sometimes make when I don’t feel like being in the kitchen for a long time. It is easy to make a chunky guacamole, and the great part is that chunks of avocado and tomato seem to break apart in the mouth quite easily. Pair this guacamole with another recipe – like our authentic vegan eggplant and guac tacos – and you are surely going to be left satisfied!
Our avocado and cilantro rice recipe is a unique take on a rice dish that really allows us to explore some different flavors and textures. Often a struggle for some who are transitioning to a plant-based diet is being able to keep the food they are eating feeling fresh. If you are well adjusted to eating plain old rice, but haven't really explore many plant-based alternatives, I think you may just find what you are looking for here!
You should just taste these mouth watering zucchini muffins. They really hit the spot, and are good for you too! By being oil and dairy free, they enable you to make better health-conscious decisions. The prep to bake these is fairly simple and straightforward, the majority of the cook time will be spent just waiting for them to finish. They are great right out of the oven, and of course if you want to save them for later, will taste great then too!
Eggplant Parmesan is a great lunch or dinner meal that is hearty, full of flavor, and nutritionally sound. Did you know, eggplant is in a plant-family that is related to potatoes, one of my favorite foods and basis of the Starch Solution diet advocated by Dr. John McDougal? In this way, you may notice a similarity in taste and texture. One other thing about eggplant that can be desirable in a vegan diet is that it does a decent job of replicating the taste and texture of chicken - which is why "eggplant parmesan" is also an enjoyed alternative to "chicken parmesan," even in some large restaurant chains. I hope you enjoy our homemade version of this classic recipe!