Sunday, January 6, 2013

MUST-TRY Recipe: Vegan BBQ Eggplant Tacos

My initial intention for this blog was to display my own original recipes.  However, I have discovered a recipe that was so delicious, that I had to share it!  If y'all like this, I can make this a reoccurring event.  :)

In my household, I am the cook.  "What would you like to eat?"  is a question that I throw at my husband more often than not.  I do this because I like to prepare ahead of time (Personally, I prefer to grocery shop throughout the week, only buying the items that I need for that evening's meal.  This way, I feel that I don't waste and food and the ingredients are "fresh."  When I was eating meat, sometimes I would forget about the meat that we had purchased and it would go bad before I could use it: $6-8 down the drain). 

Anyways, my husband proposed tacos for dinner one night.  Now, I would've just made them with a variety of mushrooms, but he happens to detest them (as much as I dislike lima beans.  Eck).  My Google search lead me to BBQ Eggplant Tacos by Veggie with a Cause.  The pictures looked amazing, the reviews were encouraging so I gave it a whirl.  OH. MY. GRACIOUS.  This dish encompasses everything that I love: hot and cold (termperature-wise), soft and crispy, savory and sweet.  I could feel my taste buds dance all about whenever I took a bite of these mouth-watering tacos.

I did make a few adjustments.  In lieu of fennel, I used a pre-made coleslaw mix and used the dressing in the recipe (not a fan of the licorice/anise flavor of fennel).  I also used thinly sliced fresh pineapple and avocado instead of the peach chutney (peaches aren't in season here).  Pair this meal with a beer or a glass of your favorite wine and you'll be as happy as a clam. 

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Happy Eating, y'all!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the kind words!! I will keep your blog on my radar and I look forward to watching it grow :-).