August 7, 2018

Life Is Sweet with Slow Cooker Tacos

Loved by kids and adults, the sweet mango habanero salsa and spices in this recipe make the tacos from LA VICTORIA taste restaurant-quality. And the best part is your crockpot does all the work. It’s one of the best easy slow cooker chicken recipes that will become your weeknight staple. Mango Habanero Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos Ingredients: 1 (16-ounce) jar LA VICTORIA® Mango Habanero Salsa 1 (15-ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained) 1 (15-ounce) can corn kernels (rinsed and drained) 1 (4-ounce) can LA VICTORIA® Fire Roasted Diced Green Chiles 4 garlic cloves peeled 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 […]
June 19, 2018

What’s for Breakfast? Good Morning Tacos!

Spicy and filling breakfast tacos have one advantage everyone loves: You can eat them quickly, with your hands. Eggs are a natural filling, but the sweet potato–black bean combo is an eggless protein option. Plus, they are gluten free. Fast Breakfast Tacos 3 Ways Here are three delicious options for breakfast tacos: Sweet potato, black bean and crema fresca: Peel a small sweet potato, and cut into 1-inch chunks. Cover, and sauté in olive oil until soft. When nearly done, measure out 2/3 cup and return to pan (reserve remainder for another use). Add ½ cup cooked black beans to […]
May 23, 2018

Wrap Up These Raw Vegan Tacos

These fresh tacos are filled with a delicious rich “cheeze” made of cashews and cilantro, and topped with a crumbled nut “meat” of heart-healthy walnuts and spices. The cheeze keeps for three or four days in the fridge and the meat for up to a week. Serving tips: Scoop the cashew mixture on top of a salad, or serve as a dip with sliced carrots and cucumbers. The walnut mixture also is great sprinkled over a salad or on soup. FOR CASHEW-CILANTRO “CHEEZE”: 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic (about 2 cloves) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup raw cashews 2 1/2 […]
February 12, 2018

Tofu Dishes Are Perfect for Meatless Monday Menus

Tofu is an excellent meat substitute. Like miso and tempeh, tofu contains phytoestrogens, or weak plant-like estrogens.  These phytochemicals are known as isoflavones; and eating soy foods, especially starting in adolescence, can reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, as one study of Canadian women suggested. If you’re trying to have meatless Mondays or just reduce your meat consumption whenever possible, these tofu recipes offer healthy, satisfying and delicious options.   Sweet and Savory Maple Herb Roasted Tofu Serves 2-3 If you think tofu lacks flavor, you have to give this sweet, savory, and herbaceous soy-based holiday entree a […]
October 4, 2016

Tofu Tacos with Kimchi Slaw

   In this convenient and satisfying vegetarian entree, savory baked  tofu is topped with homemade vegetable kimchi slaw and fresh avocado. This dish is convenient enough for quick, weeknight meals but also festive enough for entertaining and parties. Feel free to substitute with your favorite protein sources (try fish, shrimp, or black beans) and you’ll want to make these tacos over and over again. The plant-based protein is full of antioxidants and protein for strength. The gut-healthy kimchi is made of disease-preventing cabbage. Serves 2 Ingredients 1 block extra firm tofu, drained, pressed, and chopped into squares 1 Tbs. toasted […]