Healthy eating is abundant here in the Garden State. With plenty of locally sourced supermarkets and restaurants, there’s no wonder New Jersey is a hub for food-conscious consumers and businesses.
If you’re like us (and we hope you are), you’re constantly on the lookout for recipes that will shake up your diet, without compromising your dental health.
Here are a few vegetarian (and vegan) dishes that will appeal to any Jersey foodie:
Tequila Tempeh (Vegan)
8oz. 5 grain tempeh
1/4 cup lite olive oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon ground red chili pepper
1/4 cup tequila
2 teaspoons lime juice or lemon juice
3 cloves minced garlic
Mix all the ingredients except Tempeh.
Slice Tempeh into thin cubes and place in the marinade for at least 2 hours.
Skewer & BBQ with veggies or sauté in a skillet with a little oil.
Avocado Veggie Tacos (Vegetarian)
1 medium avocado
1 1/4 cups julienned onions
1 1/2 cups sweet green peppers, julienned
1 1/2 cups sweet red peppers, julienned
1 cup cilantro
1 1/2 cups fresh salsa
12 8-inch flour tortillas
Nonstick cooking spray (as needed)
Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
Lightly sauté the onion and green and red peppers.
Mince cilantro, avocado slices.
Put 2 large spoonfuls on tortillas.
Fold over and serve.
Soak up the east coast sun, smile and enjoy the fresh air (and food). To find a Farmer’s Market in your area, visit jerseyfresh.nj.gov. Bon appetite!