Vegan Fajitas with Sweet Ginger-Lime Sauce

How’s Tuesday going so far (or Monday night for the night owls)?  I’m doing good and have been a busy little bee making phone calls, taking care of random life stuff like getting our health insurance squared away and running random errands.  But I did manage to squeeze in a little furniture shopping!  Since moving into our new house 9 weeks ago, I’ve bought some new furniture to fit new spaces and new rooms.  One thing beyond overdue was dining room furnitureActually, try 7 years of eating on our laps.  You can see what I ended up with in the dining room on this post.

But I’ve also been in need of some new master bedroom pieces like a dresser, nightstand, and new bedding.  I ended up at trusty West Elm and here’s a few pics of the new beddingOrganic duvet and shams that are a pale silvery blue-ish & a barely there white print.  A high sheen silver Euro pillow and then a fluffy white pillow.

I love the fluffy pillow action, what do you think?
A couple of pieces of furniture are being delivered Wednesday, but sadly some is on backorder.  Sigh.  Good thing I have a nice soft pillow to cuddle up with in the meantime.  I am groovin’ on the coolness of the room.  Previously it was cream and ivory and warm tones from West Elm and now I like how the white & silver ices the room down for winter.  Winter, yeah, it was 94F today.

But home-decorating aside, I’m stoked so many of you were into the Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Pie recipe I made and I’m hoping my recipe makes it’s way onto someone’s Thanksgiving dinner table!  I know I will be remaking it for T-Day, no doubt!

But moving onto today’s recipe, vegan fajitas.  I had been feeling the need for a warmer, less raw dinner and was on Cindy’s blog and saw she recently made green pepper & mushroom tacos.  I decided to take my own stab at something along those lines.  And vegan fajitas were born.  Here’s what I did:

Averies’s Vegan Fajitas
2 Portobello Mushrooms, chopped (approx 2 c, loosely packed)
1/3 c red peppers
1/3 c yellow peppers
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tsp Ginger
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
3-4 Tbsp Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Couple twists of Black Pepper
Note: No Oil Needed!  I love portobellos but hate it that they are like sponges for oil.  So I skipped it entirely and the veggies sweated down, and combined with the citrus juices, no oil needed.  Yay!

Combine ingredients in a sautee pan

Sautee to your desired liking

and make Averie’s Vegan Sweet Ginger-Lime “Sour Cream” Sauce/Dip
1/4 c Vegan “Mayo” (or non-vegan mayo, whatever you like)
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
3 Tbsp Sugar (or omit the sugar and use stevia and/or agave to taste)
Scant 1 Tbsp Ginger

Combine all ingredients in a bowl

Whisk until smooth.  Tangy, sweet, tart, lovely.

Take your Fajita Filling Mixture and place in wraps.  Mine were too overstuffed to wrap up well.

Optional garnishes include:
Sour Cream and/or my Sweet Ginger-Lime “Sour Cream”Sauce
Cheese (regular, soy, goat, vegan “nut” cheeze, etc.)
Tomatoes
Black Beans
Corn
Onions
Lettuce/Greens

Other veggies you love

See the sauce drooling pooling off?

Or skip the wraps entirely (which is what I did) and just eat your fajita mixture tossed with other veggies and use the Sweet Ginger-Lime Sauce as your dressing.  

This dinner gave me the feel and satisfaction of cooked food but because the fajita mixture had cooled a bit and I ate it sans fajita wrap and with other raw veggies, it still felt raw-ish.  I like the crunchy, crispy, fresh feel of raw food, but with a little of the edge taken off from the cooked Fajita mixture.  This vegan dinner totally rocked and is going to go into rotation around here!

For Dessert, I slathered some of this new Almond Butter from Rejuvenative Foods on a few Mary’s Crackers. 

I love that it’s organic, raw, and the only ingredients are Organically grown raw almonds.

To me the Rejuvenative Foods Almond Butter is a little sweeter than other brands of AB that I’ve tried, like Maranatha or TJ’s.  Good stuff, two thumbs up on it!  It’s a little spendy, but a nice splurge, no doubt.

But dessert lover that I am, AB on crackers was not going to fully cut it.  So I feasted on the Vegan No Bake Pumpkin Pie.  My piece was the 2nd one, Scott’s had the whippy.


Yoga Today is Parivrtta Parsvakonasana (Revolved Side Angle Pose).  When you are trying to get into this pose, because you are crossing the entire right side of your body over to your outer left side, you need to reach your right arm up, take a big inhale, reach up, then cross over on the exhale.   

Tip of the Day: My Chia Seed GiveAway!!!!!  If you’re not already entered, go get your pretty self entered for a 3 Pound Bag of Chia Seeds!!!!! 

Do you have a favorite way to look neat & lady-like while eating really messy food, like fajitas with the filling falling everywhere?  Or even sometimes when I dig into my huge bowls of veggies, aka my Hugh Jass salads, I feel like I have dressing running down my face and brocoli bits stuck in my teeth.  Thankfully I am married and not on dates trying to impress anyone but ya know, I still like to have some manners.  Any funny dating stories of eating messy stuff in front of your date or messy-food-made-neater tips?

Stay Tuned For Raw, Vegan, one-appliance, 5 minute healthy cookies…

   

32 Responses to “Vegan Fajitas with Sweet Ginger-Lime Sauce”

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    Anonymous — November 8, 2009 at 4:55 am

    hi avery.

    you are so sweet and i love your blog.

    request (+request:) ) for you:

    my birthday is next week and i want to bake something for a party i am throwing next weekend at my place!

    do you have some recipes (cake +dessert) i could use.
    i am vegan but not raw- although i do eat lots of raw veg.

    so something nice & chocolate-y & since i am the only vegan in the fam, something they will enjoy too.

    THANKS SO MUCH.

    lula

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    TheFitnessFreak — November 8, 2009 at 5:05 am

    Oooh, I think I need to make a spot of me time for a few hours a week! That sounds fab!

    I'm so glad you get to meet a fellow blogger friend! That is really cool : )

    Yippee, yoga class 2 days in a row!!! Jealous!

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    Nance — November 8, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Averie,

    So very, very pleased for you that you've found a yoga group you like and a friend in the area! Fabulous!

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    The Voracious Vegan — November 8, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Yay for yoga and double yay for new friends! Sounds like you have been having a blast lately!

    We all know you have been eating great! Your food always looks SO mouthwatering and delicious….you are lucky I don't live in Phoenix because I would be inviting myself over for dinner…oh, everyday! Another slice of raw pumpkin pie please!

    Hmmm…my highlight of the week. Definitely the weekend because then Cody doesn't have to work and I get him to myself for 2 days. Those are always my favorite days!

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    Mama Pea — November 8, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Thank you for the awesome package again…definitely up there with best highlights of the week.

    I have Saturday morning "me time" too. It's so rejuvenating, you know?

    After tasting your goodies, I'm 100% sold on trying that pie.

    Uh, and the macaroons might be almost gone…

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    chocolate-Katie — November 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Move in with me?

    Your cookie dough balls look so cute. Mine are going to be joining yours soon (I'll be sure to give you a shout out). Can we arrange a play date? ;)

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    Sarah — November 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    no bake pumpkin pie! thanks!! i've been wanting to make one, and the stove broke a few days ago!

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    VeggieGirl — November 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    You definitely had a delicious week! And hell yes for Chaturangas :)

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    Alison — November 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    HOOOORRAAYYYY for loving the yoga studio! OMG that makes me so happy to hear! And that you are going back this morning? Definitely proof that it was great. Hope it wasn't too far from home and that they keep you feeling challenged!

    Have a great bloggie meet up, be sure to share some pics!

    HOLLA for some well deserved mama alone time – I'm right there with ya.

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    GF Gidget — November 8, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I savor the 30 minutes I spend each morning drinking my coffee while surfing the web. Dorky, but oh so relaxing!

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    Molly — November 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Droolworthy, as usual!

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    Jessica — November 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I am still in awe of the pumpkin pie!

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    shelby — November 8, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    How did I miss that pumpkin pie recipe?! That is my FAVORITE holiday dessert! :)

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    greensandjeans — November 8, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Yay! So excited to meet up with you today!

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    shannonmarie — November 8, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    You posted the cookie dough balls again. That's perfect timing. I blogged about them today.

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    joyofood — November 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Wow the pumpking pie looks amazing, I've never had that before.

    Taylor

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    Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) — November 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Happy Sunday Averie… enjoy your "me" time!! :)

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    Cindy — November 8, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    mmmmmmmm
    Nice eats this week ( and always)
    a spiralizer is def on my list !

    for this Mama my treat is home time with my boys.

    I actually woke up with that ACK it's Sunday and I have to go to work tomorrow feeling.

    so today is a slow down and soak it all in day.
    xo

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    chrystad72 — November 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Mine is the same. I LOVE my along time in the mornings. My husbands sleeps later than I do so I get to wake up and relax and everything is quiet and calm. I can make my coffee and sit back and catch up on things. I really love it. Im definently into the raw pasta and marinara. Oh so yummy. Its a constant staple for me. i just find it super delish and fast to for a quick din after work. Have a super Sunday!

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    Kris | iheartwellness.com — November 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Averie, I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

    I really heart this pumpkin pie and it is so easy to make! Also, these cookies look great and they are super fast – made and ready to eat! YUMMMM

    Have a great day doll!

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    Living and Loving in L.A. — November 8, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Averie!
    I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!!!
    Today I'm going to make more snowballs, and maybe even try the pumpkin pie! I love your desserts so much!
    And only a few more days until my very own spiralizer comes! I cannot wait to shred and spiral my very own Averie-inspired veggies!!!!

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    Alisa — November 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I have already petitioned Go Max Go to come out with some dairy-free Butterfinger bars, hopefully they put a move on it! That looks too good.

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    Jenny — November 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    I just drooled on myself a little — and by a little, I mean a lot.

    I keep meaning to ask you pooks — how often do you practice yoga?! as in .. how many times a week? how many hours a day? etc. etc. do you teach classes? I'm so nosey.

    happy sunday girlfriend!

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    VegFigureSk8er — November 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I made your raw oatmeal cookies yesterday :) soo yummy! should have made a double batch! they are almost all gone…

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    Myveryfirstkitchen — November 8, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Averie! All your eats are so mouth watering to me!!! Love your raw desserts… They are myfav! Thanks for the awesome recipes and photos:) you rock!!!!
    <3

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    Kimberly — November 9, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Holy Cow! How did I miss your pumpkin pie recipe? Gosh, I've gotta keep up better:) Your butterfinger oats look cool–too bad no grains for me:(

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    Shannon — November 9, 2009 at 3:10 am

    what a fabulous week of food!! when i get home i'm going to see if my apple corer-peeler will sub as a spiralizer :)

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    jesslikesithot — November 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Scott is a lucky man!! Will you make oatmeal for me too, please?? :)

    Everything looks absolutely delicious. Especially the raw pasta!!

    And I need to get myself some starbucks drink in their holiday cups!! That will be the "silly" highlight of my week…in that it totally puts me in the holiday spirit (i know, i know…its only the beginning of november), but i still love itttt.

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    JaneOnTheVeganHunt — January 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Just made your vegan fajitas. They were to die for!!!! This was the first cooked recipe I’ve tried of yours and I didn’t have all the ingredients (I.e. orange juice, any kind of mayo, and lime…had to use lemon instead). And it was still a big hit with my family. Thank you so much.

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