When you don’t have much time to make lunch or dinner, (which is most days), it is so great to look in the refrigerator or pantry and find that you have all the ingredients for a special and tasty dish. In my kitchen, that would be these Smoky Jackfruit Tacos With Jalapeno Creme. I always have corn tortillas, a can of jackfruit, fresh garlic, cashews and of course avocados, as they are basic staples in my kitchen. The greens and grated cabbage provide color, fiber and vitamins to the tacos, and when you top them with the jalapeno creme…wow, the flavor is incredible!
I have been growing my own basil for awhile now, and when it is flourishing, I love to make pesto. There are many interesting dishes that you can create with pesto, but today, I added roasted vegetables and pasta to make a delicious and unique flavor. This roasted tomato and brussel sprouts pasta with pesto has a rich garlic flavor that adds that extra yum. Gluten free, dairy free and vegan–you can’t get healthier or more delicious than this.
I love chai tea, and wanted to take that unique chai flavor and integrate it into other drinks. This Strawberry Chai Smoothie combines fresh seasonal strawberries, vegan cashew yogurt, nut milk and a combination of spices that create that yummy chai flavor. Light and fresh.
I have to admit, whenever a get a new kitchen toy, I make all the things that I can with it. My newest gadget is the Veggie Bullet. (Not sponsored, just use it and like it). It makes zoodles, and more zoodles quickly, and as you know, zoodle gadgets aren’t always easy to use. Using zucchini and yellow squash, I made this Zoodles With Avocado Basil Pesto dish for lunch. The secret to the great flavor in this dish is the Pesto–see if you agree.
Rice noodles are a great addition to the menu when you are gluten free, and just want some noodles. Tossed with cabbage, carrots, garlic and green onions, it is a filling and tasty dish when you top with chili coconut cream.