I recently started receiving the magazine VegNews which is a great vegan source. There were interesting interviews, great product reviews and yummy recipes. These tacos are a great example. Lentils + Homemade BBQ Sauce + Mushrooms + Dijon Coleslaw = Yum! I cooked the lentils ahead of time so the prep wasn’t too bad. I served these with sweet potato almond fries.

BBQ Lentil & Mushroom Taco adapted from VegNews

  • 1 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 pound of white mushrooms
  • 2 1/2 cups of cooked brown lentils
  • 2 cups Tasty BBQ Sauce (written below)
  • Whole wheat tortilla shells
  • 6 cups of dijon coleslaw (written below)
  1. In a medium saute pan over med high heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and salt and cook until the onions are translucent and starting to brown.
  2. Add the white mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly brown. Add lentils, BBQ sauce, reduce heat and cook until all warm.
  3. Put the mixture on a shell and top with dijon coleslaw.

Homemade BBQ Sauce from VegNews Magazine

  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of sucanat
  • 2 TB Braggs Liquid Aminoes (or soy sauce)
  • 1 TB dry mustard
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp of liquid smoke
  • 1/8 tsp of black pepper
  1. In a medium sauce pan whisk together all ingredients over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce reduces to desired thickness.

Dijon Coleslaw from VegNews magazine

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 TB red wine vinegar
  • 2 TB Dijon mustard
  • 1 TB agave
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper
  • 6  cups of cabbage cored
  1. In a large bowl whisk together all ingredients except cabbage. Add cabbage and toss gently with the dressing.

Does anyone else subscribe to VegNews? (I love it so far! =) Are there other vegan magazines out there to try? Hope that everyone has a wonderful Tuesday! Tune in tomorrow for ‘Why its good for you‘ =)