Roasted Beet & Mango Tacos

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sal·sa (säl′sə) n.
A spicy sauce of chopped, usually uncooked vegetables or fruit, especially tomatoes, onions, and chili peppers, used as a condiment.

I didn’t use to like salsa much- it might have been the onion-ey spiciness, the trauma of my tongue’s encounter with a particularly sharp tortilla chip, or the fact that I have never been a huge fan of salads and similar raw mixtures. But before you take up your pitchforks and burn me at the stake for heresy, let me say that I’m a total salsa convert now. Seriously, I swear.

What converted me was a fresh encounter- no garlic, way less onion, and most importantly the addition of roasted beets and mangoes. Together they add nuttiness and sweetness to the mix that complements the heat, the tanginess, the crunch, and the sharp raw flavours- all these, wrapped up in a warm homemade tortilla.

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Vegan Chickpea Burger

Finished Burger

Ever since my blender broke two weeks ago I’ve been devastated. I’ve had to part ways with my obsession of having soft-serve fruit ice cream for breakfast. No more smoothies, juice, or non-chunky soups and sauces. You can imagine my pain.

Ispent a good hour last night drooling over my keyboard. I don’t know about you, but my habitat on the internet seems to be awash with burgers. Beef burgers, ramen burgers, sushi burgers, sliders (do they count?), bacon burgers, fish burgers… you name it, someone’s been there, done that, taken pictures, uploaded recipes, and gone back for seconds. Continue reading