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Vegan Fat-Free Salsa Chickpea Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

One thing I admire about raw recipes and low carb diets is the use of lettuce leaves instead of traditional bread wraps. Now, I love whole wheat wraps and corn taco shells as much as the next person, but there is something refreshing about lettuce wraps that has me hooked. I've been wanting to cook my chickpeas in salsa for a while now and with my fridge and pantry looking pretty empty, today was the day I tried it. I used a smokey and spicy peach salsa I found at Trader Joe's but any peach, or non-peach salsa, will work beautifully. I dare say this will be your new favorite salsa-infused recipe.

 Salsa Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Recipe:Salsa Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Description

A cool and refreshing wrap that's perfect for hot summer days. Try out different fruit-based salsas with this recipe to keep it new and exciting every time you make it. These chickpeas also go great atop steamed greens like kale or tucked into a raw collard green wrap.

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine chickpeas and salsa in a medium sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until all of the liquid has absorbed and the chickpeas have taken on the salsa’s color, about 8 minutes. For best results, refrigerate over night. Spoon chickpeas into lettuce leaves and top with chopped bell pepper pieces. Serve chickpeas at any temperature. (Makes about 8 wraps)

Vegan Fat-Free Mexican Cabbage Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

This cabbage recipe is just dying to prove to you that cabbage is not bland! It's spicy, flavorful and dare I say it? A little sassy. Just like all other Mexican recipes, it brings a touch of heat and a lot of flavor! Plus, it's incredibly healthy. Between the cabbage, black beans and corn this is one filling, low calorie meal (and one kick ass fat-free vegan recipe if I do say so myself). Start to finish, this dish whips up in less than 15 minutes like a quick recipe should! Be sure to try it the next time you're in the mood for a healthy Mexican recipe and you have leftover cabbage.

 mexican cabbage

Recipe:Mexican Cabbage

Description

This recipe is just dying to prove to you that cabbage is not bland! It's spicy, flavorful and a little sassy.

Ingredients

Instructions

Chop cabbage into thin strips, set aside. Line a medium saucepan with water and saute onions and garlic over high heat until translucent. Add cabbage, tomato sauce, chilis, paste and spices. Reduce heat to medium and cook until cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in frozen corn until evenly distributed. Taste test, adjusting spices as needed. Salt to taste if desired. Mix in black beans before serving. Break corn tortilla chips into small pieces in your hand and sprinkle over top before serving.

Vegan Fat-Free Smashed Sweet Potato Burrito

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

This burrito is an ode to my favorite dish at Candle Cafe, the Paradise Casserole. Leftover grains and/or a leftover sweet potato make this a particularly fast dish to whip up, but starting from scratch will still have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.

Paradise Burrito

 

inside of the paradise burrito

Recipe:Smashed Sweet Potato Burrito

Description

You can substitute any grains, greens or beans you have on hand.

Ingredients

Instructions

Cook spinach according to directions, pressing out any excess water once fully cooked. Sprinkle spinach with garlic powder and salt and set aside. Sprinkle cumin, onion powder and garlic powder over black beans, stirring to evenly coat beans with spices and set aside. Sprinkle mashed sweet potato with cinnamon and stir to combine. Then combine sweet potato mixture, spinach mixture, grains and black beans in a large bowl, stirring to evenly incorporate, and scoop mixture into the center of the shell. Drizzle with hot sauce if desired.