Vegan Taco Muffins

Mitch often reminds me that these are his favorite little things I’ve made thus far. They really are pretty good, but I am definitely biased: tacos are my favorite meal ever. Ever since I was about five years old, I have answered “tacos!” to any question about my favorite food. And that’s because they are delicious. Also, they have been an item that has been so easy to adjust and customize through my becoming vegetarian at age 12 and vegan 7 years later. Even if seasoned beef is the “main ingredient,” you can always fall back on beans, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and olives, and it is so possible to swap ingredients depending on taste and preference. Also, you could be the loser vegan that I am and just use a replacement beef.

After a life time of loving them, I thought it was time to pay tribute to the wonderful world of tacos with crunchy, munchy, bite-sized taco muffins!

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Better-Than-Tuna Chickpeas (Vegan)

Well, I have never exactly loved tuna salad sandwiches. The taste of sea foods are not usually my favorite, so it makes sense that when I was served sandwiches as a youngin, I never chose tuna for its flavor.

Even though I never liked the taste, I fondly remember the texture of tuna salad sandwiches I ate. It was uniquely soft and crunchy, unlike peanut-butter-and-jelly’s strictly soft or club sandwiches’ strictly crunchy texture. It held itself together; the pieces didn’t fall out or slide around. And I have always been one to mix my foods together to achieve that perfect blend of textures and tastes, so the tuna sandwich certainly had potential. I just needed to tweak that flavor a bit. Who is with me there?

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Chocolate, Cranberry, Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

They are the softest, flavorfullest, yummiest cookies ever. And they are packed with fruit, nuts, and oats too!

They taste like Christmas with their chocolate, sugar, and cinnamon combo. In fact, I just might need to make them for a holiday party this year.

Last year for one of the holiday parties with Mitchy’s family, I attempted a stuffed mushroom dish that turned out embarrassingly badly. The mushrooms became cold and soggy, and the taste was too bitter. It was pretty terrible, and even though a few people tried them out of pity, they were pretty awful. Sometimes you hit, and sometimes you miss, eh?

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