Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vegan Tacos From Scratch

These tacos are grain free and actually healthy for you!  There is a lot of foods you can put in these tortillas, like the raw cheese spread, raw sour cream, raw walnut meat, and the vegetables.  This is a delightful meal full of color, and it can add a pop of happiness into your life.  It's good to have a variety of foods in your diet, and these definitely have a large variety of different foods.  One of my favorite foods is Mexican food, because of all of the different spices like cilantro, cumin, paprika, etc.  When I was growing up I would eat all sorts of Mexican foods.

If you can make a simple dish that has health benefits, looks great, and tastes great, you'll never miss the old foods, because you will have everything you'll ever need.  When I was transitioning to eating a healthy diet, I didn't really know what was good for you or not.  After doing my research for a while, I found what foods were best for me.  The great thing about this recipe is that the tortillas are mainly chickpeas and a bit of arrowroot starch.  If your trying to lose weight or even reduce your carbohydrate intake, these are great for that.  I hope you like them!

Vegan Tacos 

Chickpea Tortillas 


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil for greasing the pan or griddle


1. Pour the chickpea flour, arrowroot starch, sea salt, and warm water in a small bowl and soak the flour for 8 hours. (This is optional, but it helps you digest the beans when you eat the tortillas.)


1. Heat the griddle or the pan at a medium high heat.  Add a little bit more water to the batter if you soaked it (if it's needed.)

2. With a spoon, spread a thin layer of coconut oil on the pan or griddle and pour the batter on to it and adjust the size of the tortilla with the same spoon.

  • This makes 4-5 medium sized tortillas

Raw Cheese Spread


  • 1/2 cup raw or roasted cashew butter
  • 1/2 tsp the mild zip blend (I use the Spice Hunters)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • a few sprinkles turmeric for color (optional)
  • 2-3 tbsps nutritional yeast
  • Water if it's needed

In a food processor, blend the bell pepper first, then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. 

Nut Meat

  • 1 cup soaked walnuts
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos 
  • Up to 3/4 tsp of the Fajita blend (I use spice hunters)
  • 3/4-1 tsp sea salt


Soak one cup of walnuts in warm water for 8-12 hours. (This is optional, but it helps you digest the nuts.)


In a food processor, blend all of the ingredients together.

Raw Sour Cream

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/8 cup sesame butter
  • 3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp himalayan sea salt
  • water if it's needed


In a food processor, blend all of the ingredients together until creamy.  Now, if your finished making the tacos, serve them with green onions, cilantro, tomatoes, etc.

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