Nature’s Plate Plant-Based Meal Prep: Vegan Enchiladas with Cheese

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We (Annette Baker and Marianne Lacko) are sisters and the co-founders/house owners of Nature’s Plate – a entire foods, plant-primarily based meal prep corporation in Dallas. We’ve been intrigued in overall health and wellness due to the fact our early 20s. We experienced equally been vegan for 10+ years and established Nature’s Plate based mostly on our perception that the regular American diet plan is the largest cause of our present-day wellbeing disaster and that a diet program primarily based on whole, plant foodstuff can support most persons stay clear of pharmaceutical answers and continual ailment including coronary heart ailment, kind 2 diabetes, and a lot of forms of cancer.
We focus in producing full foodstuff, plant-based mostly meals that are nutritious and tasty. We make it quick to not only take in vegan, but to consume healthful and nourish your system. We make virtually almost everything from scratch in our Dallas kitchen area and are entirely domestically owned and operated.
Our bakery objects are one of a kind even in the vegan world – we have a extensive range of entire grain, gluten cost-free cookies and other goodies with no extra oil. And no one feels like they are sacrificing style when they consume them.

We are the two avid runners – as we moved our diet plans far more in direction of whole food items, plant-dependent (not just vegan), we had been in a position to recover much more speedily from our workout routines. This was huge for us as we have been each in our forties by this issue. Annette even skilled for the Boston Marathon fueled by a WFPB diet plan!

We experienced been meal prepping for ourselves and every single other (we generally traded foods to maintain it interesting) for a number of decades. Some men and women at my workplace would participate periodically. A mate at perform informed me she wished to participate but she did not want to cook dinner — she wished to shell out me. I had just experienced my daughter, so I said no, but I informed Annette. She believed it sounded intriguing. That is seriously how it all started off.

Various folks at my office environment started off “ordering.” Annette cooked all the food items on Sundays, and I hauled it all to do the job on Mondays. As interest grew, we continued to teach ourselves about nutrition and commercial cooking. Nature’s Plate became an formal company in 2012…expanding beyond mates, family, and co-employees at the commencing of 2014. With a great deal of assist from our husbands and youngsters, we opened our very own kitchen and the initial storefront in August 2015. The second storefront at Preston/Forest opened in May perhaps 2018, followed by the Plano storefront in January of 2019. (The pandemic put a damper on our retail enterprise, and we have due to the fact shut two storefronts to emphasis on delivery, which is not our major channel.).

Nature’s Plate has been a Foods for Lifetime Schooling Alliance associate since 2020. Annette also retains a Plant-Based Certification from T. Colin Campbell Middle for Nourishment Reports.

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Enchiladas w/ Cheese Sauce: 6 servings


1/2 cup raw cashews – soaked for 4+ hrs if not applying high velocity blender
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cups dietary yeast
1/3 cup diced purple bell pepper
1 tiny gold potato, boiled or microwaved until eventually soft
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt or Herbamare
1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
3/4 teaspoons cumin
3/4 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoons onion powder
2-6 sliced pickled jalapenos (relying on desired warmth level)

Mix all substances in superior speed blender right until easy.
4 cups minced (can use food stuff processor) mushrooms (11 ounces)
1 cup diced onion
1 – 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional – drinking water saute if not utilised)
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (1/2 cup uncooked)
1 3/4 cups cooked green or brown lentils (1/2 cup dry, cooked in boiling water for 25 minutes)

Spice Combine:

1 1/2 teaspoons salt or herbamare
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon floor coriander
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons dietary yeast

1/4 cup water
12 corn tortillas
Make Cheese Sauce very first (recipe below).
Saute onion and mushroom in modest sum of water (begin w/ 1 Tbs) until finally mushrooms have produced liquid and dried out.
Insert all other components which include h2o. Stir and mash totally.
Cook many minutes to dry out.
Roll equal quantity of combination (about 1/4 cup) into each and every warmed corn tortilla and location in 9 x 13 pan.
Cover with Cheese Sauce.
Cook uncovered at 350 for 10 minutes.

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14 thoughts on “Nature’s Plate Plant-Based Meal Prep: Vegan Enchiladas with Cheese

  • at 7:27 pm

    What a great resource and the enchiladas look yummy! Thank you!! Chef AJ do you know is the lime processing for the tortillas okay or do you recommend we try to find or make tortillas without the lime?

  • at 8:41 pm

    Watched on FB, a great episode, and I can't wait to try. BTW many probably know this but if you are near a Trader Joe's, they make tortillas similar to what they used here, nothing but corn and lime

  • at 1:34 am

    There's a cool wfpe community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area…Maya Acosta and Dr. Riz, Plant Based Dallas, these lovely sisters from Nature's Plate and more. These sisters are kind of, as you would say Chef AJ, adorable. How lovely to be able to share in the joys of the lifestyle with close family members. I agree with you, Chef AJ, about Nature's Plate becoming a franchise. They are reaching the non-vegan community and this is incredible. It's one thing to preach to the choir, it's another to reach a broader audience bringing healthy, whole plant foods into the lives of SAD eaters. I enjoyed today's broadcast. It's very hopeful!🙏

  • at 4:26 am

    Such wonderful guests they were 😌 great to get to know these lovely sisters! Thank you so much 💜

  • at 12:01 pm

    Lovely ladies. 💜 I wish their meal service was by me! Thanks for giving tips.

  • at 12:13 pm

    My sister and I are 14 months apart😊Dallas is better thanks to these sisters 🥣 ✨️

  • at 2:18 pm

    Your daily live streams are changing lives for the better @chefaj!! I know you say you don't eat breakfast now until later in the day, but please tell us how you used to eat in the beginning? I'm hungry in the mornings and I feel kind of bad if I can't wait til 1 p.m. to eat like you do. Will I still have success if I eat at 8 or 9 a.m.? What kind of routine did you follow the first year or two of the Starch Solution program?

  • at 4:21 pm

    Did you ask if they had a book?

  • at 5:39 pm

    I always learn something new in each episode. Will be trying Green Salt! Thank you

  • at 8:42 pm

    I’m surprised Texas hasn’t made Plant-Base food Illegal ….

  • at 9:50 pm

    Looks great! Thanks.

  • at 10:49 pm

    YUM! I've never tried making enchiladas before. I'll definitely have to try this. 😀

  • at 1:56 pm

    Great guests – great presentation – wishing we had something like this nearby me on the east coast!

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