In France, a decent dinner party cannot start without appetizers and drinks (I mean red wine of course). François and I have been living in a lot of different countries so far and yes, we tended to adapt to the local culinary trends. However, we've never ever stopped celebrating each Friday night with a nice "apéro". When I baked vegan cinnamon rolls for the first time earlier this year, I found the crust to be so delicious that I was brainstorming ideas on how to repurpose it. And then it hit me, appetizers of course!
Did you know that „jicama“ is also known as „Mexican potato“? I was nowhere near guessing that as I wasn’t even aware of jicamas until recently! They are the perfect candidate for a vegan fries bowl but will definitely need a boost in flavour (hello turmeric!). Also, I’ve been obsessed with homemade pesto and this recipe was merely an excuse to make some more. But let truth be told: it’s so much more fun and healthier than the usual full-of-sugar ketchup!
During our short trip to Salt Spring Island last July, we had an amazing time strolling along the different stalls at the Saturday market. The lady at the Airbnb we rented recommended us to try out the tacos and they did not disappoint! One of the first things I did coming back from our relaxing weekend was to make my own version of the recipe which is slightly healthier (no deep fried avocados) and more satisfying (I could not help but add more veggies and grilled tofu). These tortillas are super easy to prepare and full of flavour.