TACOIZM

This was an amazing collaboration dinner done with a vegan angel, who happens to be my great friend, Aurora. She and her husband run an amazing vegan catering business in Prince Edward Island. They just opened up a take-out cafe inside Charlottetown’s greatest record shop.

She is only one of the inspirational, motivated and strong women that I am fortunate enough to call a friend. So we got together with a bunch of them, cooked some great food empowered each other in all of our very different walks of life.

This was one of the products of that.

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Ingredients

2 cans of young jackfruit, drained and pulled apart with forks into shreds.

BBQ Sauce

  • 3 cups of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. unsulphured molasses
  • 2 tbsp. golden or brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper spice
  • 1 tsp. minced onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp. liquid smoke.

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Additions

I made a guacamole and tahini cabbage slaw to go on my tacos, you can add whatever you want! But here are the recipes that I used!

Guacamole

  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and mashed
  • 2 tbsp. thinly diced red pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • cilantro (*optional)
  • green onion (*optional)

Raw Slaw

  • 4 c. cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 c. carrot, julienned
  • 1/4 c. green onion
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds

Slaw Sauce

  • 1/4 c. tahini
  • 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeeze lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • dash of salt
  • dash of cayenne

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Directions

  1. For BBQ Sauce, sautee garlic in olive oil over medium/high heat in a sauce pan.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients, bring to a soft boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add to jackfruit, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, to fully marinate. (Jackfruit loves to absorb the flavours and this step will be worth the wait!)
  4. While, jackfruit is marinating make up the slaw! Simply cut and mix all of the vegetables.
  5. Add all the slaw sauce ingredients into a mason jar and shake. Add slaw sauce about 10 minutes before serving to allow time to soften vegetables.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium and cook for ~20min, stirring regularly.
  7. Prepare guacamole, by adding all ingredients and mashing!
  8. Serve on whatever you like, or swap out the slaw and guac steps for your own little creation!

 

Bon Appetit!

 

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