Don’t let the purists tell you that all tacos have to be made from fresh produce bought that day – or that all vegan food has to break the bank. Our whole vegan taco night for four cost less than $10. Nopales (cactus paddles) are a cheap, healthy vegan filling that isn’t made out of whatever weird lab process goes into Impossible Burgers. Give it a try on your next Taco Tuesday!
In addition to the sauteed fiddlehead ferns and the fiddlehead fern omelet, I raided my hosts pantry to complete our vegetarian brunch with roasted red carrots, a preserved lemon and maple syrup salad dressing, and basil lemonade made from the herbs in my host’s window. Try these maple syrup sweetened carrots with preserved lemon, preserved lemon salad dressing, and maple-basil lemonade.
My gluten-free host asked for something light but high in fiber, made from local ingredients, and preferably not too hard to recreate. I came up with this spa style chicken and cabbage with a vegan beet and orange side salad.
Stuff this incredibly forgiving casserole with with whatever leftover fake meat you have in your fridge plus a bunch of canned goods and spices for a cheap, tasty main dish that’ll impress the whole family.
This vegan, gluten-free risotto uses miso and peaches to give it a deliciously creamy texture. It makes a great side dish when you’re trying to be inclusive of a diversity of diets.
I tried llama chops so you don’t have to! On the plus side, the Salt Lake City farmer’s market may be the best in the country. On the minus side, sometimes exotic meats don’t go mainstream because they don’t deserve to.
I literally made this pasta dish on a dare. My stoner host insisted there was nothing edible in his kitchen – so imagine his surprise when I brought him this an hour later!
In the middle of Vancouver, I had the incredible opportunity to grill a fresh rooster we’d slaughtered that morning at an urban farm oasis. Check out three recipes from that meal, two featuring wonderfully Canadian birch syrup! Scroll past the rooster for vegetarian birch syrup acorn squash and a 10 minute salsa shakshuka recipe!
Don’t be intimidated by either lamb or a roast! Believe it or not an old fashioned Sunday roast is way easier than your usual skillet chicken.
We found everything for these gluten free lamb tacos at a local farmer’s market. Both the purple tomatillo salsa and cooked cherry tomato salsa are both gluten free and paleo, so pick up some corn tortillas and a head of bibb lettuce and suddenly you’ve got a tasty taco night that can be shared by your paleo and gluten free friends!