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.
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.
Chinese five spice, Asian pear, and marinated carrots make these fusion tacos sing!
One of my favorite road recipes is this sage infused venison bone marrow creme brulee I made from farmer’s market finds in Montreal.
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.
Where I live in Texas, Tamales are a Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday staple. These make a great contribution to a friendsgiving feast! Not only are they clearly a holiday dish, but they’re also stealthily gluten-free, making them a welcome addition alongside the pies and cakes that celiacs can’t eat. If you’ve never tried dessert tamales before you’re in for a treat! The final texture is a lot like a gluten-free brownie stuffed with delicious cherries.
The leftovers from Thomas Jefferson’s Chicken Fricassee are even better when transformed into a home made chicken pot pie. If you don’t happen to have leftovers in the fridge, scroll down for instructions on how to make a cozy Jefferson inspired pot pie from scratch.
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 wrapped up identically seasoned elk, goat, bison, veal, and beef in cute little hand pies and made a game of guessing the meat. It’s a fun way introduce people to exotic meats they might not have tried as a filet.