Cauliflower Nacho Tacos

It’s no surprise that my husband and I have been eating a more plant-based diet lately. I have to say, I’m loving it.
I feel lighter, healthier and the food we’re eating is tasty and filling.
The only problem is sometimes you have to get creative. With a meat centred diet, you know what your protein is going to be and then you can drum up some sides to go with it. Not as easy sometimes with veggies.

Which is FINE…except sometimes my mind is not in the creative space it should be…so I turn to my awesome collection of cookbooks for some inspiration.

I have a multitude of cookbooks. I would rather flip through a cookbook than read a magazine. The pictures, the recipes-they inspire me and make me hungry. Things I do not mind. I LOVE COOKBOOKS.

So one uninspired night, I was flipping through one of my current favourite cookbooks: “Thug Kitchen“. It’s vegan and it is so f**king awesome (You’ll understand why I curse when you go to their website).

I stumbled upon their recipe for Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos. YES PLEASE. But I didn’t have all of the ingredients. Dammit.

Oh hello creativity! There you are!

So here are MY Cauliflower Nacho Tacos, completely inspired by Thug Kitchen:20150818_172611

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces20150818_172603
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder (or regular chili powder but this stuff is awesome)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • a bunch of whole wheat tortillas
  • Toppings! Guacamole, tomatoes, shredded lettuce
  • Vegan cheese sauce…I love THIS ONE or THIS ONE
Sooo, here’s how I made them:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
In a big saucepan, combine the broth, lime juice, soy sauce and vinegar. Bring to a boil and add the cauliflower. Cook for a couple of minutes and drain.
In another bowl, combine the spices and olive oil. Toss the cauliflower and onions in there until it looks all delicious.
Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and jam in the oven for about 25 minutes, tossing halfway.
Prepare your tortillas. Spread on some guac, dice your tomatoes, shred some lettuce…whatever you like. Have some refried beans? Use em! It’ll be delicious. When your cauliflower comes out of the oven, don’t wait too long! They cool down quick. Top with some “cheese” sauce and enjoy! You won’t believe how nacho-y and delicious they are.
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You won’t miss the meat! And you won’t have that UGHHHHHHHH I’M SO FULLLLLLLLL feeling afterwards I promise! Try them…you just might fall for them!

Oh and P.S. they’re messy, so once you start eating one…you have to finish it…oh darn.