Andy The RD’s Recipe Challenge: “Vague” Tacos

Fellow Torontonian Kristy La Pointe ( AKA Plant Based Kristy) reached out to me with a great collaboration idea, a recipe challenge. The task was simple, I had to take a selfie with 5 plant-based ingredients of my choosing, and she had to turn it into something delicious.

When AndyTheRD challenged me to make a dish using these 5 mystery ingredients I landed on these tacos that were so damn delicious. I winged them but I’ve cobbled together a recipe if you want to try replicating them yourself at home! But look I’m not into telling you how to live your life and exactly how much cumin to use because that’s not how I roll. Also I’m lazy and super experiment-y while I cook. So I don’t really write recipes I write “Vague Recipes”. Taste as you go, play with amounts and sub out whatever you want. It’s your life!


Plant Based Kristy’s #VagueRecipe Challenge Tacos

Toasted Walnut Lentil Filling:

Equal Parts Toasted Walnuts and Cooked Lentils (I used 1 cup of each)

Tamari (Or Organic Soy Sauce)

Teaspoonish of: Chilli powder, Cumin, Garlic Powder, Apple Cider Vinegar

Pulse in a food processor until the mixture is crumbly and sort of looks like taco meat! Season until it tastes good.


Cabbage Slaw:

Shredded Red Cabbage

Finely sliced broccolini stems

Handful of chopped cilantro

Fresh Lime Juice

Olive Oil

Bit of Sea Salt

Optional Splash of Maple Syrup (for sweetness)


Mix the liquids, and then dress the veg with the mixture and let sit for a while. If you’re fancy you can blend up some soft dragfruit into a puree and use that as the sweet in your liquid mixture.


Additional Optional Add-ons:

Avocado slices

Diced Dragonfruit

Cashew Sour Cream (I love OhSheGlow’s recipe)

Diced Fresh Tomatoes or Salsa

Brown Rice Mixed with steamed broccolini

Hot Sauce

Serve in a whole wheat or brown rice tortillas or over a bed of greens! Live yo life!


More About Kristy

@plant.based.kristy is the food loving alter-ego of writer/actress Kristy LaPointe. Using plant based ingredients to prove that vegan food can be totally delicious and not horrible, she is very into bright colours, avocados, and referring to herself in the third person. She writes and does food styling and photography for a bunch of brands and eats way too much hummus.Follow her on instagram here:, and learn more about her crazy life here: 


Want to be the next to take part in one of my recipe challenges? Keep your eyes posted on my Instagram account.

Until next time,
Andy De Santis RD MPH

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