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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. […]

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Fall has got to be my favorite time of the year. The leaves change and it’s beautiful! It’s the perfect time to get cozy with a blanket and hot beverage on the couch. It’s pumpkin spice season and it is delicious! (Haters gonna hate!) I […]

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
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 […]

Samosa Twice Baked Potatoes

Samosa Twice Baked Potatoes

After living in Mexico for four years I’ve come pretty accustomed to spicy foods. I’ve built up a tolerance and can handle some heat. But in Washington there are many other foods that have a different kind of spice. Because its just a hop across […]

Spicy Chipotle Papas

Spicy Chipotle Papas

Out of all the vegetables, potatoes are probably what I eat most and def one of my favorites.  For some reason potatoes get a bad rap for being unhealthy, starchy and fattening. And I say to each his own because I ain’t buyin’ it!

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Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

Whenever we are running low on groceries, I feel like I’m on Chopped, competing for my prize if I can successfully use all three mystery ingredients. And today’s ingredients are….(dramatic pause)..potatoes, onion and a leek!

Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Spring time is fully upon us! Spring is always shown in pictures as the sun shining and pretty flowers budding with baby animals. But lesbehonest, it still rains all the freaking time! So for the spring time that’s not so springy, here’s some warming carrot […]

Papa Nachos with Simple Guacamole and Chipotle Dressing

Papa Nachos with Simple Guacamole and Chipotle Dressing



At my house we call this Papa Nachos which is really nacho fries. Here’s a super simple, plant based, extra yummy recipe coming that even carnivores will LOVE! Fill up on plant proteins from refried beans and healthy fats from guacamole.

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