Roast Butternut Squash Tacos {gluten free}

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Who doesn’t love a good taco? It’s the perfect snack or lunch to have on the go and also perfect for a party (did I hear someone say taco party?! Yes please!)

I’ve never made my own tacos before, let alone my own tacos shells (the horror!) but I decided to pluck up the courage and try it out!

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These are by no means the traditional taco – I’ve made an easy shell, inspired by my wraps, and filled them with fresh ingredients that are warming and filling!

 

I’m sure they would be amazing with pulled pork inside, or even just some black beans heated up with some spices and onion on the stovetop! Oh, and don’t even get me started on the breakfast taco possibilities… my mouth is watering just thinking of eggs with avocado mmm…

Butternut Squash Tacos vegan, gluten free, dairy free
Serves 2

These tacos are surprisingly easy to make, but provides such an impressive meal! You can also use the batter to make wraps and also change around the fillings. I love the sweetness of the squash with the crunchy carrot and tangy beets.

1/2 butternut squash, cut into cubes
1 small beetroot, julienned (I added some apple cider vinegar to make a quick pickle)
1 small carrot, julienned
Green onions
Thinly sliced lettuce or red cabbage
Spices for the squash: cumin, paprika etc.
Extra virgin olive oil

optional: black beans, slow cooked meats, guacamole, cheese and/or crema.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Massage olive oil, salt and any spices into the squash.

Place in the oven for about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
The should be done once golden brown.

You can then assemble the tacos.

For the tacos
1/2 cup gram flour (also called besan)
1/2 cup water
Pinch of salt
Extra virgin olive oil

Mix all the ingredients apart from the oil into a bowl and let it rest for 1-2 hours.

Once set aside to rest, lightly oil a non stick skillet and place a tablespoon on the mixture into the pan, and thin out with the back of a spoon (try to get it as thin as possible).

Once you have used all the mixture, you can use them straight away, or I like to slightly char them on an open flame.

Just flip the tacos around on your burner until it starts to get a little burnt around the edges – it gives a gorgeous, charred flavour!

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Roasted Green Beans

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Let’s be real for a sec, no one has time for boiled green vegetables at a thanksgiving table.

And that’s where roasting comes in! I feel like there’s always some overcooked vegetable, whether it’s green beans, sprouts or broccoli, that get’s overlooked everytime. Buuut, when you roast – it gives a whole new dimensions and everyone will be fighting for the last green bean!

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Although I don’t celebrate thanksgiving, I always make these beans as they’re such a perfect healthy snack (better than fries in my opinion- and guilt free!)

Roast Green Beans vegan, gluten free, dairy free
Serves 2

This is a simple guideline for how to roast green beans, but feel free to add any other flavours – I love adding garlic, but it’s fresh and zesty with some lemon juice and zest and moreish with some parmesan grated over!

2 handfuls of green bean
Sea salt
Himalayan pink salt

optional: thinly sliced garlic, parmesan, lemon juice and zest, almonds (to sprinkle on top)

Preheat your oven to 180ºC.

Coat the beans with olive oil and salt.

Spread evenly on a baking tray (try to make sure they’re fairly separated so they can get crispy).

Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes – turning halfway through.

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The Best Roast Potatoes with Rosemary & Garlic

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It’s so close to the holiday I can almost taste it. SO CLOSE GUYS.
I’m not even doing anything particularly exciting but sometime you just need a break, ya know?

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Also, I’m going through a potato phase at the mo. I mean, it is autumn right now which means COMFORT FOOD, so that kinda explains it I guess. I’ve literally been sneaking potatoes into anything and everything. Roast sweet potato salads, potatoes in miso soup, roasting potatoes as a snack – the list could go on forever to be honest!

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And don’t know if you can tell (you can totally tell) but I got super into photographing the rosemary – it’s just so gorgeous!

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The Best Roast Potatoes vegan, dairy free, gluten free
Serves 2

This is such a great side dish – crispy roast potatoes with a fluffy interior are perfect for the colder months when you are craving something warm and comforting. Feel free to omit the rosemary and garlic, but I adore the flavour it gives!

4 baby potatoes (more commonly used are Maris Piper potatoes, but I like small potatoes for maximum crispy exterior!)
Extra virgin olive oil (you can also use goose fat or duck fat)
Bunch of rosemary
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Preheat your oven to 190ºC and cover tray with olive oil, then put in oven.

Cut the potato into chunks and boil for about 15 minutes until soft.

Once boiled, drain the potatoes and shake them in the pan so the edges become fluffy. (This can also be done with a fork.)

Add cornstarch, garlic and rosemary and mix together.

Place in pan and put in oven for 15-20 minutes until they are brown on one side. Flip them around and place in oven for another 10 minutes.

Serve straight away with a sprinkling of salt.

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