One of our favorite spots to eat here in Orlando is Infusion Tea Room in College Park. They have an eclectic collection of teas along with a KILLER vegan/vegetarian menu. My fave dish, sweet potato soft tacos, are ALWAYS on my mind! Well today I was craving them, and with not enough time to actually go there, I decided to try and make them myself!

So I hit the kitchen and looked up some more inspiration from one of the Minimalist Baker’s recipes. I came up with this list of ingredients for myself that included some deliciously roasted chickpeas!

Ingredients:
•    6-8 small to medium sweet potatoes
•    1 can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
•    ½ tsp cinnamon
•    ½ tsp paprika
•    ½ tsp cumin
•    non-dairy sour cream (totally optional, I used Tofutti brand)
•    mango chutney (I bought this at the farmer’s market, but really any sweet salsa will do!)
•    non-dairy cheese shreds (also optional, I like daiya brand)
•    1 avocado
•    1 tsp olive oil (optional, you can also use just water)
•    Flour tortillas (sub corn tortillas for gluten free)

Method:

  1. First, wash and slice the potatoes into disks and then quarter them.
  2. Toss the potatoes in the olive oil and bake them in the oven at 400 degrees on a non-stick cookies sheet for about ten minutes. If you are not using olive oil, you might want to consider steaming the potatoes to prevent them from burning.
  3. While your potatoes are baking or steaming, drain and rinse your chickpeas. Add spices to a bowl and mix them together.
  4. Once potatoes are ready, take them out of the oven, turn them, add chickpeas with spices to the cookie sheet and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  5. Once your time is up and everything is nice and toasty, simply dress your tacos and you will be ready to go!

I layered onto the flour tortilla in this order: mango chutney, sweet pots and chickpeas, non-dairy sour cream, avocado, and to top it off, daiya mozzarella cheese shreds. (I think cheddar would taste nice as well!)

*Health Watch! Daiya products contain non-GMO oils. While many of the oils in these products are non-GMO, all oils are high in saturated fat, calorically dense, and should be limited or eliminated to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

This home cooked replica of my favorite dish was to die for! I felt comforted, satisfied, AND I was off to work in a jiffy. I’m so glad I didn’t settle for less than my craving. I’m even more glad that I didn’t sacrifice health due to a slight time deficit. It was a successful make it work moment!

Jenn

Jenn

Lean Green MOM at Lean Green DAD™
Jenn is a busy mother of three and the better half of the team that makes up team Lean Green DAD™. As a regular contributor to the blog and podcast, Jennifer offers a welcomed mom's perspective. She is also an actress, professional voiceover talent, and musical theatre performer.
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