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Veggie Fajitas with Homemade Guacamole

18 Mar

Guacamole

I am a fajita connoisseur. If there are fajitas on a menu, you can bet your last buck that I’m ordering them. Needless to say, this is hands down my favorite recipe. Not only is it knock your socks off delicious, but it’s incredibly easy to make. Add in some homemade guacamole and you’re good to go!

Veggie-Fajita

If you choose to add chicken to the fajitas, I used to marinate the chicken in the spice mixture instead of the veggies. I would saute the veggies, grill the marinated chicken and toss them together at the end.

For the Fajitas:
Ingredients:
1 large red pepper, cut into strips
1 large yellow pepper, cut into strips
1 large orange pepper, cut into strips
1 onion, cut into half moons
8 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp coriander
1 tsp cayenne pepper
4 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Ezekiel 4:9 tortillas
Shredded monterey jack cheese
Serve with Sour cream and guacamole

Directions:

  1. Combine 3 tbsp of oil with the turmeric, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper and stir to form a paste.
  2. Add the peppers and onions to the spice mixture and toss until peppers and onion are well coated.
  3. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the spiced peppers and onions to the pan and saute until soft. Once they are soft, add the mushrooms and saute for another 3 minutes.
  4. Serve with sour cream, guacamole and cheese.

For the Guacamole:
Ingredients:
4 ripe avocados
1/8 cup diced tomatoes, seeded
1/8 cup diced red onion
1 tbsp lime juice
salt to taste
cilantro (optional)

Directions:

  1. Scoop out the avocados into a bowl and mash with a fork.
  2. Add the tomatoes, onions, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper and combine well.

As always, enjoy!

Grilled Vegetable Hummus Wrap

1 Mar

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This recipe came about after a dear friend and I had horrible grilled vegetable hummus wraps. Actually, I should say alleged grilled vegetable hummus wraps. Our wraps were composed of previously frozen carrots and broccoli and maybe a tablespoon of hummus. We were so disappointed that I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own! I grilled some vegetables, whipped up some hummus and voila, everything for real grilled vegetable hummus wraps!

Let’s talk a little about nutritional yeast. If you’re not already a vegetarian or vegan then this ingredient may seem a little, well weird. For non-meat eaters, nutritional yeast is an excellent source of the vitamin B-12. Since B-12 is primarily only found in meat, we need to find alternative sources of this very important vitamin. So, it’s nutritional yeast to the rescue! The flavor of nutritional yeast is not at all like the taste of common bread yeast. It has a very creamy texture and a cheesy flavor. It’s really is quite delicious.

Ingredients
1 Ezekiel 4:9 Tortilla
Mix of grilled vegetables (red peppers, zucchini, red onions and carrots)
2 tbsp hummus
1/8 cup sprouts
1/2 avocado
1 tbsp nutritional yeast

Directions

  1. Spread the hummus onto the tortilla
  2. Add vegetables, avocado, sprouts and nutritional yeast
  3. Enjoy!