One Pan Vegetarian Fajitas from my new cookbook, Make It Easy!

October 30, 2015

Vegetarian Fajitas from Make It Easy cookbook by Stacie Billis | One Hungry Mama

It’s been a long time since I’ve just sat down to write a blog post for you guys. As many of you know, part of that is because I’ve been running a new, one-of-its-kind food site specifically for families, Cool Mom Eats (from the publishers of Cool Mom Picks, which you know and love). I’ve also been having a lot of fun working on the One Hungry Mama YouTube channel. But there is something else: I’ve also been working on my first cookbook!

Make It Easy: A new family cookbook for parents by Stacie Billis of One Hungry Mama

I thought that keeping it a secret would be difficult, but I’ve been so busy working on it that I’ve hardly had time to talk about it. The project is finally coming together, though, and I cannot wait for you to see it. I’m so proud and beyond excited to show you Make It Easy: 120 Mix-and-Match Recipe to Cook from Scratch with Smart, Store-Bought Shortcuts When You Need Them.

There’s so much that I want to tell you about what I’ve been thinking, have learned, and have done to put together a book that is aimed squarely on making healthy cooking for your family easy to manage. And when I say easy, I don’t just mean quick. This book includes specific tips and suggestions designed to help ease every part of feeding your family, from meal planning (or not) to navigating the supermarket, a more realistic endeavor for busy parents.

See, I know that you want to cook from scratch and keep it uber healthy, but I also know that you can’t always do it the way you imagined or the way that other people tell you to—and it’s okay. It’s possible, for example, to use store-bought and budget shortcuts and still pay careful attention to what you put on your family’s plate. Make It Easy will help you do that with mix-and-match recipes and a Supermarket Guide to the best brands and products that conventional supermarkets have to offer.

 

— Other recipes from Make It Easy that mix-and-match with Vegetarian Fajitas —

Fish Tacos and Mango Slaw from Make It Easy cookbook by Stacie Billis | One Hungry Mama

Mango Slaw & Flour Tortillas (w/ Fish Tacos) | Naomi McColloch

 

Fire Roasted Salsa & Guacamole from Make It Easy cookbook by Stacie Billis | One Hungry Mama

Fire Roasted Salsa & Guacamole | Naomi McColloch

 

These fajitas from Make It Easy are a favorite one-dish meal that come together quickly in the oven. Packed with sweet potato and topped with avocado, this meal is a nutritional powerhouse made with just a few ingredients. If you’re in a die-hard scratch cooking mood, you can make the guac and tortillas homemade with recipes also in the book. Or you can grab some from the store using my Supermarket Guide that will help you find the highest quality options made without artificial ingredients and preservatives.

Oh, and while there are plenty of recipes with chicken, beef, and other meat in Make It Easy, this meatless meal (and the others in the book) are tried and true with my omnivore family. Hearty and filling, with lots of fixings to satisfy, this can go into regular weeknight rotation in all its vegetarian glory without hesitation.

Give the recipe a try and, if you love it as much as we do, PREORDER MY BOOK. (I just wrote that!!) Yay!

Vegetable Fajitas
Adapted from Make It Easy: 120 Mix-and-Match Recipe to Cook from Scratch with Smart, Store-Bought Shortcuts When You Need Them by Stacie Billis

Serves 4
(Can be shared with kids 6+ mos)*

1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dry oregano
¼ teaspoon ground chili powder
1/8 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, halved, and cut into 1“-thick wedges
1 red pepper, washed, seeded and cut into 1 1/2“-thick strips
1 green pepper, washed, seeded and cut into 1 1/2“-thick strips
1 red onion, peeled, trimmed and cut into 1”-thick wedges**
4 tablespoons neutral oil, such as grape-seed or canola
8 warmed flour tortillas, store-bought or homemade
Avocado slices, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving
Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, combine cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt.

2. Add vegetables to a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with spice mixture, and drizzle with oil. Toss to coat vegetables evenly and spread them in a single layer. Roast in oven until potatoes are tender throughout and the edges of some of the onion and pepper are charred, 25-30 minutes. Season with more salt to taste, if desired. Serve immediately tucked into flour tortillas, topped with a sprinkle of lime juice, avocado slices, and cilantro. Serve with more lime wedges on the side.

*Note: To share this with eaters as young as 6-months-old, set aside some of the cooked sweet potato wedges and mash or puree to an age-appropriate consistency with water, formula, and/or breast milk if necessary.

**A quick note on cutting onions for this recipe: Very thin pieces of onion will nearly disappear in the time that it takes to roast the other vegetables. Instead, to get wedges, trim the top of the onion and cut it in half through the root. Peel each half and place them on your cutting board, cut side down. Cut each in half again and then into 1” wedges, slicing through the root each time.

6 Responses

  1. Rose says:

    I loved it, its recipes are delicious, the sweet potatoes and the avocado are super healthy and help nourish, super approved!

  2. So glad that you loved this, Rose. It’s one of my kids’ favorites from my cookbook. We make it all the time!

  3. Sharon says:

    Delicious!!! Thanks for share this!

  4. app 12 min says:

    Hum … it looks delicious to me

  5. Camila says:

    Delicious! I’ll try to do.

  6. Clara says:

    It looks divine! i love guaca mole

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