Saturday, August 5, 2017

Veggie Fajitas/Tacos

You need:

-1 large onion, diced
-1/2 red bell pepper, diced
-1 zucchini, diced
-1 small tomato, diced
-3-4 cloves garlic, minced
-1/2 carrot, diced
-1/2 cup broccoli florets
-1/2 cup frozen corn kernals
-1/2 packet mckormick (or any brand) mexican seasonings

-diced avocado
-fresh diced tomatoes
-black beans
-shredded cheese
-sour cream
-tortillas or taco shells


For best taste, use a cast iron skillet (helps add some char to the veggies)

First, sautee the onion in 1-2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil until softened.  Next, add the carrot, and then after about 4 minutes add the remaining veggies, except the garlic (always add garlic last, it can overcook easily and turn bitter).  Continue to sautee everything over medium heat, until all veggies are softened, add the garlic, salt, pepper, and 1/2 packet of  taco seasoning for 2 minutes, and then remove from heat.

I like to build my fajitas on flour tortillas with sour cream, veggie mix, fresh shredded cabbage, diced tomato & avocado, with a few black beans and a hint of salsa.

Tomato & Feta Quinoa Bowl

Healthy, easy to make, cheap, and delicious!

You can also make this with cous-cous instead of quinoa, but quinoa is the healthier option.

You need:

-Butter, salt, and pepper
-1 onion, minced
-1 medium/large tomato or several smaller varieties (roma, san marzano, etc), diced
-3-4 cloves garlic, minced
-Feta cheese (also good with parmesan)
-Quinoa or cous-cous


Sautee onion in 1-2 tbspn butter, olive oil, or coconut oil over medium head.  After the onion is cooked down (i like mine to be transparent), add the tomato and cook until tomatoes are softened.  Add garlic and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, and then remove from heat.

While the veggies are cooking, prepare your cous-cous or quinoa.  I use a rice cooker for both, and it easy and turns out perfect every time.

Fold the veggie mix into the quinoa and lightly top with Feta.  This dish is great on its own, or with a salad or even as a side dish.