Quinoa Tacos in the Crockpot!

I have a love/hate relationship with crockpots.  I understand them and why their use would be popular but I've never really cared for the way my meat comes out when I've cooked it in a crockpot so I generally don't use it.  But I have one.  

A friend told me to ask Mr. Google about a recipe and I did so.  With a few adjustments, I made it plant based my way.

These things were so delicious and such a filling meal.  We LOVED them!  I used as many organic ingredients as I could.  There were 24 corn tortillas in the package and we still had filling left over for more tacos once we ran out of tortilla shells.  I promise you that you will love these as much as you love tacos with meat.

1 can kernel corn

2 cans black beans

1 can Rotel tomatoes 

1 can red enchilada sauce

1 pack of taco seasoning

1 cup quinoa

1 cup vegetable broth

Avocado (we used 1 avocado per 8 tacos or so)



Tortilla shells

Add all ingredients to crockpot, stir, cook on high for 3 hours.

Serve on tortilla shells and top with diced avocado, cilantro, and salsa.  SO.GOOD!  These are definitely making the rotation around here.

(Oh yeah...we've tried a lot of plant-based recipes but I'm only sharing the ones we thought were amazing.)


Quick. Juicy. Pork Chops.

Of the things we should never be forced to do...eating dry pork chops should be one of them.  There is simply no reason for it as making them quick, tasty and juicy is super easy to do.

Turn the oven on 400 degrees and put a cast iron skillet in.  If you don't have a cast iron skillet...side eye the mess outta yourself, order one from Amazon and try this in two days after your Prime shipment shows up.  Cast Iron 15" skillet:  http://amzn.to/1PaT76C 

Rinse and pat dry pork chops.  Rub olive oil on both sides and season with salt and fresh cracked pepper.  Once the oven has pre-heated, remove skillet and put on stovetop at medium-high.  Place pork chops in and sear.  (Will get smoky so yeah...use the vent thingy.)

Sear for three minutes and then, USING TONGS, turn over.  Put skillet in oven for ten minutes.


GO YOU!  You rock so solid...it would take lava to melt you.