Eventually this blog will become a wonderful story, collaboration and reflection of our journey, education and commitment to how and why we've become vegan runners. At age 40, with two children (Jackson and Nathan), we've discovered something in ourselves that we didn't know existed and the result of this discovery has had an incredible impact on our life, our love, and our family.

This blog is intended to share our experiences as plant based runners. Come on in and join our story...

~ Zoe and Brad

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sweet Potato Burrito with Kale Salad and Fresh Salsa

It can be hard when a family that live together all have different dietary needs.

I'm fairly certain that I am not alone here. I've been making different foods for my children since they were born. I am a touch surprised that still, after 13 years, I struggle to find something we all like.  

The following meal is one of the TWO family favourites and is easily adapted for the non-vegan/vegetarian eater. The other, all inclusive family favourite is Mexican Bean burritos.

Vegan - Sweet Potato Burrito
* I often bring this to potlucks with a side of guacamole and salsa. So delicious.
Shred and peel sweet potatoes ( 5-6)
In Olive Oil, fry up onions and garlic and then add shredded sweet potatoes
Add Cinnamon (tsp)
Add Cumin (tbsp)
Add Chilli Powder (tbsp)
Add Curry Powder (tbsp)

Add sweet potato mixture, salsa (fresh) and hot sauce if desired.
Roll it up, ensuring both ends are tucked in
Fry on both sides OR use Panini/Sandwich Maker (works nicely)
Non-Vegan’s ----> Add Mexican Cheese

Vegan - Kale Super Sweet Salad
One large bunch of Kale into bite size pieces
One large mango chopped into small bits
One sweet onion chopped
4 to 6 dates in small pieces
Roasted cumin seeds
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinaigrette
15 cherry tomatoes cut in half
Quarter cup of sun dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons of Red wine vinegar
Quarter cup of cranberries
Quarter cup of chopped walnuts
Quarter cup of pumpkin seeds

Fresh Salsa - Vitamix
6 vine tomatoes
3 jalapeƱo peppers
1 sweet onion
Handful cilantro
1 Mango
2 garlic gloves

Green Ginger Goodness - Vitamix
Half Liter of pineapple coconut water
Half a fresh mango
Dozen fresh green grapes
Handful of frozen sliced peaches
2 tablespoons of fresh ginger
Handful of spinach
One scoop Vega protein powder
Four ice cubes

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