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Southwestern Chili Cheese Burritos

I only have a few more guest bloggers left to feature, but I’ve definitely been excited to share this one with you. Cadry of Cadry’s Kitchen is an easy-going, fun, creative, and honorable blogger. I was very pleased to meet her in person at VVC last year, and like she says below, we hung out for dinner recently in LA! Her and her husband are freakin’ adorable and make the best videos, so make sure to take a look at her beautiful (and funny) videos as well as her homemade ceramic pieces!

Southwestern Chili Cheese BurritoThank you to Jackie for having me here today on Vegan Yack Attack! I have been following Jackie’s gorgeous blog for a long time now, salivating over every variation of mac and cheese just like everyone else. (Deep dish mac and cheese pizza? Oh, yes!) I also had the pleasure of meeting the hilarious Jackie in person last year at Vida Vegan Con in Portland. Then last week while I was in Los Angeles on vacation, we caught up again over vegan sausages and buffalo fries at Tony’s Darts Away.

Man, you’ve got to love travel. Seeing friends, thawing from the Polar Vortex, and scoping out vegan options at restaurants… It’s the best! Plus, it seems like wherever I go, I get ideas for new things I want to make at home. Once I’m back in the kitchen, I like to put my own spin on something delicious that I ate while I was away.

Southwestern Chili & Cauliflower QuesoToday’s dish was inspired by a trip I took last year to Florida, where I visited Dandelion Communitea Cafe. Dandelion is a vegetarian restaurant with loads of vegan options. While I was there I had a chili cheese burrito called the Giddyup that was filling and flavorful without being overly heavy.

This time of year while it’s still crazy cold in much of the world, people want entrees that will keep them warm and fill them up, but also fit the guidelines of all those newly formed resolutions.

Quinoa for Chili Cheese BurritosSouthwestern Bean ChiliThis chili cheese burrito is made with that super food quinoa, spicy Southwestern Bean Chili, and one of my all-time favorite recipes, my Creamy Cauliflower Queso. Instead of being a vat of heavy, weigh-you-down dip, this light, whippy queso gets its creaminess from Great Northern beans and cauliflower. Then you add in cheesiness from nutritional yeast flakes and miso, smother it over spicy chili and good-for-you quinoa, and wrap it up in a whole wheat tortilla. (You can find the Cauliflower Queso recipe and a brand spanking new video demonstration today on my blog!)

Not feeling like something handheld? The chili is also great on its own with crackers, tortilla chips, or a crumbly loaf of cornbread.

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Fiesta Lettuce Wraps

I thought that by making this dish the Wednesday before Expo West that I’d be able to post it in a timely manner and not leave you hanging for a week. Clearly, this is not the case. I’ve already been caught up in the Expo, along with finishing some Easter Brunch recipe for a VegNews web feature (!!!). I CANNOT wait to share both of those with you, as there are a lot of really awesome new, vegan products debuting at the Expo this year; and the brunch recipes that I’m making are SO good. (If I don’t say so myself ;))

Basically, this all came together when the lovely Jill from Vegan Cuts came into town and stayed with me for a night, before heading off to Anaheim. She was starving, but wanted something healthy to eat, especially after indulging at the New York Veg Fest (I’m not jealous, oh wait, yes I am). I’ve been wanting to make some lettuce wraps, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to make them more Asian or Mexican-inspired. This problem was quickly solved after I spotted a can of black beans and my mind began racing.

These wraps are great because they’re totally plant-based, oil-free, and flavorful! Not to mention, a good amount of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. What more could you ask for? Maybe dessert. :D Here we have your black beans, your quinoa, some plantains, bell peppers, spinach and more. Plus, when you ditch the tortilla for lettuce, you drop the empty calories and extra carbs.

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Raw Veggie Wrap with Zucchini Lentil Tortilla

I’ve been such a bad blogger lately! Forgive me, Vegan MOFO! This trip in New York has been keeping me so busy, and the WIFI signals are terrible here. So, here I am with a late Raw Wednesday post and another use for the awesome raw zucchini and lentil tortillas that I made the other week. Here I’ve used it to wrap up some crisp jicama, cool cucumbers, tomato wedges and carrots. This wrap paired up with some watermelon slices is a great meal that is satisfying and great for an obscenely hot October day like the ones that Southern Californians are having!

I definitely need to make some more raw dishes considering all of the bread I’ve been making as of late! I can’t wait to post some of those recipes for you guys, and tell you more about my trip. If you have any recommendations for places to eat in Mid-Manhattan, let me know!

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Grilled Eggplant Wrap with side salad

This wrap was SO good, and The Green Olive is not too far from work so it’s perfect for when I don’t have lunch made ahead of time. This wrap was a combo of grilled eggplant, sprouts and tahini sauce (no dairy), in a nice warm pita. The salad is tossed in a light garlic, olive oil, vinaigrette.

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