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Cinco de Mayo Tortilla Soup


Cinco de Mayo Tortilla Soup

This is one of those recipes that I’d made for years and sort of forgot about. I’m glad I remembered it, because it’s so darn easy. And as a bonus, my kids completely devoured it last night for dinner. So it’s definitely a winner!

Oh so long ago I picked up a Nordstrom cookbook. Sounds a little weird I know, but they have a cafe and the food is actually really quite good. The book I have is more than 10 years old. It’s the Nordstrom Friends and Family Cookbook and I’ve adapted many recipes from it. It’s not a vegan book, so I’ve had to be a little creative…which I like to do.

Their recipe for tortilla soup is outstanding. It calls for chicken, but I just add more vegetables instead. It’s awesome!

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Black Bean + Roasted Chayote Tacos w/Grapefruit, Tomatillo Avocado Salsa


I’ve been making black bean and sweet potato tacos for years.  It’s a quick easy meal that can be thrown together in 45 minutes or less.  To add a little variety to taco night, I played around with adding something different to the black beans.  The result is this fresh, light meal using roasted chayote squash, topped with a citrusy salsa.

First I made the salsa, with fresh tomatillos, red onion, jalapeno, avocado, grapefruit, cilantro and lime juice.



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