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A Summer Meal with a Kick

A Summer Meal with a Kick

While many of us would like to add more vegetables to our diet, it can be challenging to come up with new ideas.

Discovering main dishes that are vegetarian or vegan that taste good and are satisfying can seem impossible.

I know because I’ve tried.

Then there’s the mindset struggle that if we can’t go “all in” eating vegetarian, why bother at all?

Any time you can increase your vegetable intake, it’s a good thing. It doesn’t have to be all or none.

Creating new habits takes time, patience, and perseverance. If it’s too complicated, it probably won’t happen.

Perhaps you could add one vegetarian meal every 2 weeks, or even once a month. Work your way up to once a week if that’s something that is important to you.

This is the perfect season to try recipes that are loaded with fresh vegetables.

Today I’ve included a recipe that is quick and easy. I used baby bella mushrooms that were already washed and sliced, which cut down on prep time.

The recipe makes 4 tacos. A side salad would be the perfect accompaniment.

Spicy Mushroom Tacos

Serves 4

These vegan tacos have a kick, so if you’re not a fan of spicy foods, cut back on the cayenne or omit. 


  • 1 lb. mixed mushrooms (such as baby bella, chanterelle, oyster and/or crimini), coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1¼ tsp. kosher salt or 1 tsp. table salt
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper or to taste
  • Warm small corn tortillas, salsa, store-bought vegan sour cream (optional), sliced radishes, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges (for serving)


Place a rack in middle of oven; preheat to 400°. Toss mushrooms in oil and lime juice. In a small bowl mix together oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, sugar, salt, and cayenne. Add seasoning mixture to mushrooms and toss until well coated. Spread mushrooms out in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet or stoneware and roast until golden brown, 20–25 minutes.

Build tacos with tortillas, mushrooms, salsa, vegan sour cream (if using), radishes, tomatoes, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.


If you try the recipe, let me know what you think. My quality control team gave it a “thumbs up.”

Looking for specific ideas or have challenging dietary restrictions? Shoot me an email. If you’re struggling with getting and/or staying on track with a healthy lifestyle, I can help with that too.

Much love,
Health Coach Carol

“Everything that is great in life is the product of slow growth; the newer, and greater, and higher, and nobler the work, the slower is its growth, the surer is its lasting success. Mushrooms attain their full power in a night; oaks require decades. A fad lives its life in a few weeks; a philosophy lives through generations and centuries.”—William George Jordan

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