Texas T-Bone Steak

Ingredients

  • 2 T-Bone steaks
  • ½ tsp. jalapeño powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • 1-2 Tbsp. butter
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine jalapeño powder, garlic powder and cumin. Stir to combine.
  3. Season the T-Bones generously on both sides with salt. Season again on both sides with jalapeño powder, garlic and cumin blend.
  4. Place steaks on broiler pan and put into preheated oven.
  5. Cook until internal temperature reaches 125°F. (About 45-60 minutes)
  6. Let steaks rest for 10 minutes under foil.
  7. Preheat skillet until piping hot.
  8. Sear steaks 1 minute per side. Serve immediately.

Harissa-and-Maple-Roasted Carrots

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon harissa paste
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2½ pounds small rainbow carrots, scrubbed, tops trimmed to about ½”, halved
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Whisk garlic, oil, maple syrup, harissa, and cumin seeds in a small bowl; season garlic mixture with salt and pepper.
  2. Toss carrots and lemon with garlic mixture in a large roasting pan to coat; season with salt and pepper. Roast, tossing occasionally, until carrots are tender and lemons are caramelized, 35–40 minutes.

Grilled Tofu with Chimichurri

Ingredients

  • 2 14-ounce packages extra-firm tofu, drained, sliced into 8 pieces each
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh parsley leaves
  • ½ cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil (for grill)
  • 1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced
  • Flaky sea salt

Easy Vegan Mexican Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (280g) of chopped red or gold potatoes about 1/4 inch size pieces (You want them this small so they fill the burritos easily)
  • 2 cups (240g) of chopped bell pepper strips about
  • 2 inch long (I used a tricolor bag, but use any you like)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed if using canned (170 g)
  • 1 cup corn (135 g, I used super sweet Trader Joe’s frozen)
  • 1 cup smooth salsa, not chunky (I used Trader Joe’s, use a mild one or the burritos will be really spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper spice (optional for extra heat)
Avocado Cumin Cream
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Large Tortillas/Wraps of your choice, I tried some using GF brown rice wraps and some large rectangular ones from Trader Joe’s. NOT a fan of the brown rice wraps, yuck. Use ones you like!
  • Optional garnish: fresh chopped jalapenos

Simple Vegan Jambalaya

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion, we used red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (200 g), we used short grain white rice
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth (750 ml)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (optional)
  • 1 cup canned or cooked chickpeas (180 g)
  • 1 cup canned or cooked kidney beans (180 g)
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Spicy Chicken

Ingredients

  • 75 Ml Mustard oil
  • 1 tsp Onion seeds (kalonjee)
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic, chopped
  • 200 Gram Onion, chopped
  • 150 Gram Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger, chopped
  • 2-3 Green chillies
  • 2 Tbsp Curry leaves
  • 1 Kg Chicken leg (cubes, boneless)
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Black pepper (crushed)
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder, roasted
  • To taste Salt
  • A pinch of Black salt
  • 20 Gram Fresh coriander
  • 10 Gram Mint

Chicken Quesadilla

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 medium flour tortillas
  • 2 c. Shredded Monterey jack
  • 2 c. shredded Cheddar
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Sour cream, for serving

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add peppers and onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until soft, 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with spices, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and cooked through, 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add 1 flour tortilla to skillet and top with both cheeses, cooked chicken mixture, avocado, and green onions. Place another tortilla on top and cook, flipping once, until golden, 3 minutes per side. Repeat to make four quesadillas.
  4. Slice into wedges and serve with sour cream.