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Vegan Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Chowder

Vegan Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Chowder

When most people talk about Mexico it’s usually to discuss their recent vacation in one of the AMAZING beaches and how they drank cocktails all day under the hot sun. However, certain times of year Mexico can get a little chilly, contrary to the stereotype. […]

How to Make Crispy Tofu (Baked!)

How to Make Crispy Tofu (Baked!)

As soon as you announce to friends and family that you are now adopting a vegan or vegetarian diet, suddenly everyone is worried about your health and especially your protein intake. Where do you get your protein? Are you getting enough protein? Are you sure […]

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

When you live with another person, you have to learn how to compromise. For the selfish readers, a compromise is not when you decide who will get their way, going to one side or the other, but rather, you both meet in the middle so that both parties are at least someone satisfied. These veggie thai tacos are a perfect example of my husband and I’s relationship. And a delicious one too!

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce
Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

This summer my husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary of being married. Woohoo!! Would I do it again?..eh…just kidding, of course I would! They (whoever the hell that is) say that the first year of marriage is always the hardest…I’m not going to argue with that one! We definitely have had our ups and downs. There have been times where both of us were questioning if we made the right decision, when we were both frustrated and had no idea how to fix it, when I couldn’t figure out if I’d rather kill him or kiss him. The point of these example is that we made it through.  Somehow we figured out a way to ease the tension and sort things out.

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce
Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

Our biggest accomplishment so far as a couple is learning to talk to one another and find a middle ground where both feel like their needs are being met. Sometimes it takes longer than others, sometimes we’ve forfeited a good night’s sleep for working things out. But in the long run getting an extra hour of sleep instead of solving the problem is never worth it.

Our friends have told us we are the perfect couple, and while I think that’s true (though I might be a little biased) not everything is perfect all the time. We have learned to communicate with each other and that compromising is usually the solution. For example, we both come from different cultures but both enjoy good food. But really who doesn’t enjoy delicious food??….

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce
Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

My husband works all day so it’s up to me to make dinner for us both. I love all kinds of food and trying new things. My husband likes trying new things but usually not after a hard day at work. For him, Mexican food all the time. That’s his culture. I get it. But for me Mexican food all the time is just not going to work. So here’s our compromise: tacos. Okay he’s happy. Veggies. Now I’m happy. Cilantro and lime. He’s happy. Peanut sauce and Sriracha. Now I’m happy. What do you get?? Veggie thai tacos with peanut sauce!

This is something that we can both enjoy because we compromised by including things that each one of us likes. In this case both are satisfied. The first year of marriage may be the hardest, but that’s because it’s when you learn the most.

If you’re dying for more delicious compromises try my 30 Minute Whole Wheat Thai Pizza  or 20 Minute Peanut Noodles

Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 potato diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • tortillas

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder

lime and cilantro for topping

Directions

  1. In a medium pan sautee potato and bell pepper for about 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Meanwhile mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Once potatoes and pepper are softened, add peas, cover and cook until mixture is fully cooked.
  4. Pile veggie mixture in a tortilla and top with peanut sauce, cilantro and lime. Enjoy!
Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce
Veggie Thai Tacos with Easy Peanut Sauce
Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch

Creamy 2 Minute Dairy-Free Ranch

After living Mexico for four years, somehow I’m still not immune to cravings for American foods. You can take the girl out of Washington but you can’t take the Washington out of the girl! One of my favorite snacks is ranch and veggies. Mexico is […]

Crispy Baked Potato Taquitos

Crispy Baked Potato Taquitos

In case you are not aware, potatoes are vegetables. But for some reason they get a bad rap for being so fattening and one of the worst things you could eat. Starchy vegetables are delicious and nutritious.  I wanted to focus on these misunderstood veggies […]

Sundried Tomato Garlic Alfredo Sauce (Dairy-Free!!)

Sundried Tomato Garlic Alfredo Sauce (Dairy-Free!!)

Along with sushi and pickles, I’m also a pasta lover. And if you know me this should not come as a surprise to you. I pretty much just love food in general, pasta included. If using whole grain noodles, pasta can actually be pretty healthy; however some of my favorite sauces are not. So for this sauce recipe I wanted to focus on using a lighter version while still packing a punch when it comes to flavor. This sundried tomato garlic alfredo is all the flavor, but half the calories!  (more…)

Easy Vegan Crock Pot Chili

Easy Vegan Crock Pot Chili

When I mention to people that I am a food blogger they seem so amazed. (And rightfully so, it is pretty awesome!) What is so astonishing to these people is just the idea that I cook at home everyday with fresh ingredients and real food. […]

Sweet and Sour Lentil Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Lentil Meatballs

Potlucks, parties, BBQ’s all come to mind when it’s summer time. And honestly summer goes by way to fast to use plates, so it’s better to just stick to the finger foods. Ain’t nobody got time for plates! Sweet and sour meatballs is are oh […]

Crispy Homemade Chick Nuggets

Crispy Homemade Chick Nuggets

Chicken nuggets is one of those things that I would need close to one million to get tired of eating. I just can’t help it. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside…it’s hard not to like. But I can think of one reason… (more…)

Green Machine Quinoa Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing

Green Machine Quinoa Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing

Let me just start out by saying: quinoa. It’s AWESOME!!! When I was making this Green Machine Quinoa Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing, I reacquainted myself with quinoa and forgot how much I love it.