I am a vegan wife and mother to a meat eating family. I will share with you recipes I have tested and changes I am making to encourage my family to lean into a vegan diet.

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Football, Guacamole and Sweet Potato Fries

Welcome to my blog! Today is an example of how I incorporate my vegan lifestyle with my non vegan family. When I started my day today I wasn’t really planning to make any Superbowl snacks, but my 12 year old daugther started craving certain foods to eat while watching the game. She thought it would be great to grill hamburgers and have chips and queso during the game. Because I am the only vegan in the house, I immediately start thinking about what I can make that will work with the theme and meet my dietary needs.

So, we made guacamole!

It was delicious and easy to make.
3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
In a large bowl place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice, toss to coat. Drain, and reserve the lime juice, after all of the avocados have been coated. Using a potato masher add the salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.

While I made cheeseburgers and queso for my family, I had this guacamole with tortilla chips as a starter. For dinner I had a vegan Boca burger (delicious) with sweet potato fires that I made.

•3 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
•1 tbsp olive oil
•1 tsp cumin
•dash cayenne pepper
•1/4 tsp paprika
•1/2 tsp salt or seasoned salt
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients until potatoes are evenly coated with oil and spices.

Place potatoes on a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, or until done.

I really like to eat these plain, but you could serve with ketchup, a ranch dressing dip or barbecue sauce. Enjoy your baked sweet potato fries!

I highly recommend both of these recipes, filling and delicious!

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