Roasted Garlic, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (Vegan, Gluten Free, DELICIOUS!)

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Happy Friday!!! What a couple of weeks it has been! We are now only 28 days away from our wedding celebration. I am soooooooo excited to see all of the details I have been working so hard on come into reality. Wedding Planning without hiring a professional planner is basically like having another job — I give major props to everyone in that profession. You have to be extremely detail oriented!

With all this warm weather I am constantly craving tacos and margs!!

T A C O S!!! Who doesn’t love them?

I am a sucker for some sweet potatoes and roasted garlic so I decided to roast them in the oven together to get a nice char on the potatoes and a creaminess from the roasted garlic. I seasoned them with a store bought organic fajita spice mix that I used for the beans and veggies as well. When you incorporate the spice throughout the meal, it really brings a unity to all the ingredients. This can be vegan or you can add cheese if you are a queso lover like me ❤

We topped this with a Pineapple and Mango salsa from Wegmans which was the bomb. When coupled with hot sauce, the flavors balanced out so well and the taste was INCREDIBLE!

These are so filling and hearty compared to most veggie tacos – I highly recommend. Let me know if you try them via social media with the hashtag: #jessicaashleyrecipes

Here’s to a healthy and happy you!!

What you need:

  • Tortillas (corn if you want to keep Gluten Free)
  • 2 Organic Green Peppers
  • 1 Small/Medium sized onion
  • 1 large Sweet Potato, cubed (I prefer to leave the skin on)
  • 1 Can or Package of Black Beans (BPA Free!)
  • 2 bulbs of Garlic (left in their natural covering for roasting)
  • Olive Oil
  • Organic Fajita Spice Packet
  • Lime Juice
  • Fresh Organic Cilantro

Directions:

  1. Heat Oven to 400 degree F
  2. Prepare Sweet Potato Cubes and Garlic Bulbs by tossing in olive oil and 1/4 of the spice packet. Add juice from 1 lime wedge.
  3. Roast in Oven for 35-40 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, chop onion and peppers julienne style and toss in olive oil, lime juice (1-2 wedges) and 1/2 of the spice packet.
  5. Rinse Black Beans and add in small pot. Season with 1/4 (rest of the spice packet). Lime zest, and 1/2 lime juice.
  6. Toss the onion and peppers in a large pan with 1/4 cup water, cover and reduce heat to medium.
  7. Continue stirring veggie mix every so often as to ensure it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  8. Once the veggies are soft they are finished, reduce heat to low to keep warm or turn off and cover.
  9. Heat Beans on medium heat and then reduce to low to keep warm.
  10. Once the sweet potato and garlic is ready remove from oven and squeeze the garlic out of its shell into bowl with potatoes.
  11. Heat Taco Shells.
  12. Build tacos with Beans, Veggies, Potatoes, Garlic, Cheese (optional), pineapple/Mango Salsa, fresh cilantro, hot sauce (optional).
  13. ENJOY!!!!!!!

Lime & Tequila Infused Veggie Tacos, gluten free!

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Last night I was craving Mexican so I decided to play around with some flavors and it turned out pretty delicious! This would pair really well with a margarita 😉 Hope you enjoy!

What you will need:

  • Corn Tortillas (or flour if you prefer non-gluten free)
  • Organic Black Beans
  • Coconut Oil for pan frying
  • Organic Salsa
  • Organic Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro
  • Organic Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 2 Green Peppers
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Shot of Tequila
  • Spices: Pink Salt, I used a smoky steak seasoning, cayenne, chili powder, cumin
  • Zester for the lime

Directions:

  1. Wash the produce and cut into julienne strips, chop up cilantro to top at end
  2. Open and Rinse one can of black beans
  3. Place 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the pan over medium high heat, add veggies
  4. Season with above spices to your desire, I add extra smoky seasoning for that nice flavor
  5. Pour 1 shot of tequila, reduce heat to med-low and cover
  6. Pour beans into small pot and take 2 tbsp of fresh salsa, cumin and smoky steak spice, cook on med-low
  7. Place 3-4 tablespoons of organic sour cream in a bowl
  8. Zest 1 lime, place half zest in sour cream, the second half over veggies
  9. Take the juice from half a lime and put in sour cream, the other half in the veggies
  10. Mix the sour cream with a spoon until everything is combined
  11. Heat oven to 200 degrees, wrap tortillas in foil and bake for 5 minutes
  12. Uncover the veggies and allow the sauce to thicken and reduce (see photo above)
  13. Once tortillas are ready, add veggies, beans, guac, cheese, salsa, cilantro, lime crema (the sour cream mix) and lime juice from a fresh lime wedge
  14. Top with hot sauce if you’d like–eat up!

Let me know what you guys think of this recipe. We used the leftovers and made breakfast burritos this morning and they were THE BOMB.

Here’s to a healthy and happy you! xo