Vegan Tacos 

I want to live every day like it’s taco Tuesday. The joy and anticipation is just too good! Taco Tuesday for me has reached a whole other level because of these vegan tacos! It’s refried beans and tahini and pink pitaya sauce. I could just eat the sauce on its own. Is that weird?

Recipe

Ingredients: 

Refried beans: 

1 can of black beans

1/2 cup of chopped onion

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

3 tbsp mustard 

Pinch of salt

Tahini Pink Pitaya Sauce 

1/2 cup chickpea flour

1/4 cup almond milk or any plant based milk

1 tbsp sesame seeds

Pinch of salt

Juice of half lemon

1 clove garlic 

Pink Pitaya powder (optional)

*If too runny, add more flour. If too chunky, add more liquid. 

Directions:

1. Mix all refried beans ingredients  together in a blender. Put in pan on medium heat. Let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally. For a really thick consistency, fry for longer. 

2. Chop up avocados, cherry tomatoes, spinach, onions, peppers, corn and mushrooms (and whatever else you want to add). 

3. Make tahini sauce in a blender. 

4. Heat up taco shells and add beans then spinach and then the rest of the ingredients. 

5. Squeeze tahini sauce on top and enjoy! 

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Vegan Cinnamon Buns 

Hey everyone! 

So, what’s better than a cup of warm tea on a cold winter day? Freshly baked cinnamon buns, of course! Below is an easy recipe to delicious cinnamon rolls!

Recipe

Ingredients:

1 packet instant yeast

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1/4 cup coconut palm sugar

3 tbsp maple syrup 

Icing: 1/2 cup organic vegan icing sugar and 2 tbsp almond milk

Directions

1. Mix together the almond milk and coconut oil. Make sure it is not scalding hot. Luke warm temperature is good. Add the yeast. Stir and wait about 10 minutes. 

2. Add in sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour to the mix. Stir it in until solid dough forms. 

3. Place dough in bowl and cover with tea towel. Place in warm spot and let rise for 1 hour. 

4. Preheat oven to 350F. Break dough into 5 even pieces. Roll out pieces on floured surface. Roll in long rectangles. 

5. Spread some maple syrup and sprinkle some cinnamon on it. Then roll and cut in half. Place in baking dish. 

6. Bake for 27 mins. 

7. Sprinkle with more cinnamon or add icing on top. Enjoy! 
 

Easy Whole Wheat Bread

There’s something about knowing what goes into your food. Bread has always seemed like a daunting thing to make. But, it turns out, it’s actually quite easy! The best part is, you don’t need a lot of ingredients or a bread maker. And great news: no preservatives! Feel free to put a twist on this recipe and add whatever you like to it. Enjoy! 

Recipe: (1 loaf)

5 cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups water 

3 tablespoon grape seed oil

Pinch of oregano and thyme

Directions:

1. Combine all dry ingredients and then mix in wet ingredients. 

2. Knead dough out on floured surface for 8-10 minutes. 

3. Place in bread pan (spread out evenly). Put in warm place with wet tea cloth on top for 1 hour. 

4. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake for 30 minutes. 

5. Allow to cool before cutting. 


Fun Vegan Milkshakes

I’m not sure why we don’t scream for milkshakes, but we really should – especially when they are of epic proportions! These fun vegan milkshakes are here to shake your world! They have none of the dairy, but 150% of the fun. Please enjoy responsibly as you may experience major adrenaline.

Recipe

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
handful of frozen strawberries
3 cups of milk or more
Any toppings of your desire!
You can even top it off with vegan donuts

Directions: 

Blend your smoothie together and add your toppings! Have fun!

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Vegan Donuts

Vegan. Donuts. Need I say more? Even though I don’t need to, I will! I love that these donuts do not require eggs, milk, or butter. But how are they holding up you ask? Two words. Apple. Sauce. Yes! Unsweetened applesauce has been used to substitute for eggs and butter. As for the milk, I used my go-to almond milk. The result has been vegan donuty goodness.

Recipe (makes about 16 mini donuts)

Ingredients:

Doughnut pan
1 cup flour
3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup almond milk

Icing: 

3 cups icing sugar
4 tbsp almond milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Food colouring of your choice

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray your pan with a non-stick spray.
2. Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately.
3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.
4. Put the mix into a piping bag and pour into the pan without covering the part that makes the hole.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
6. Allow donuts to fully cool before dipping them into the icing.
7. Decorate and enjoy!