Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy National Taco Day!

Just because I'm vegan, doesn't mean I can't ROCK THE TACOS!

I plan to read far and wide, through all the Vegan Mofo posts, in search of some of your favorite taco fillings during this whole month of vegan food - so be on the lookout!

Here are a few of mine:

Seitan "Fake Steak" and Green Pepper Tacos (see my review here) served with home made Flour Tortillas

Gallo Pinto - Costa Rican Rice & Beans
Gallo Pinto (Rice and Bean) Tacos!
Recipe from Viva Vegan, one of my favorite cookbooks.

Home-Style Refried Beans
Home Style Refried Bean Tacos!
Recipe (again) from Viva Vegan

Spicy Hummus, Taco Filling, Daiya and Jalapeno Wrap
Spicy hummus, taco crumbles, Daiya and XTRA jalapeños!

Cruncy Taco with Daiya and Sour Cream
I'm embarrassed that I have no vegetables whatsoever on this one, but...
The Old Standby: Taco flavored TVP crumbles, Daiya and Tofutti (totally fake, but totally good)

Spicy Bean Burrito
Here, I at least added lettuce and tomato!
Spicy canned vegan refried beans, lettuce, tomato and Daiya - Sprinkled with chili spices

Big Fat Taco Salad (from Appetite for Reduction)
Big, Fat, Taco Salad - from Appetite for Reduction (one of my favorites)  If you have never made Guacamame before, what are you waiting for?!

Sweet & Savory Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos - Recipe Testing
Sweet & Savory Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos!
Recipe Test from Terry Hope Romero's upcoming book: Vegan Eats World - which is going to be AWESOME and you should all get it!

No cheese of sour cream on my tacos!  It's GUACAMOLE all the way...

Quick & Simple Basic Guacamole
2 avocados
4 scallions or 1/2 a red onion, minced
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeño, minced (seeded or not, your choice)
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
3/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
*combine and mash

Chorizo Crumbles - 500 Vegan Recipes
Seitan Chorizo Crumble Tacos - from 500 Vegan Recipes.  These crumbles are great, especially if you are pressed for time and can't make a full batch of seitan chorizo sausages.

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And, last but not least: a WTF TACO
We have all been guilty of making one of these, I'm sure.  This was actually cubed up Seitan O'Greatness, sautéed with baby spinach and some Teese... not one of my better creations, but still satisfying.

If you've made it to the bottom of this monstrous post, please feel free share with me YOUR favorite taco creations ^_^


  1. You're my new hero!

  2. Happy Taco Day!!!

  3. I looooove Taco's! I just discovered breakfast tacos in Austin and they've quickly become a favourite! I think I might make some with Vegan Diner smoky soy curls soon.

    1. ooohhhh, breakfast tacos... that makes me very happy ^_^

  4. Happy Happy Taco Day -- these look delicious, and you're making me hungry!!!! :D

  5. So much taco goodness! I can tell we have a mutual admiration for Terry Hope Romero. Viva Vegan is such an awesome cookbook, and I can't wait for Vegan Eats World! I also tested those jackfruit carnitas, and they were fantastic!

    1. Hooray! another Viva Vegan fan. Weren't those jackfruit tacos great?! I cannot wait to see the book in real life now. So much work went into it :)