Jul 2, 2014

mojo marinated fajitas + simple beauty minerals giveaway

Happy July! Happy Independence Day in a few days! And Happy 6th Anniversary Birthday to Simple Beauty Minerals!

In a few days the biggest celebration of the year will be occuring, Independence Day of the United States of America, and grills and cookouts are bound to be the happenings of the day. Vegan grilling and cookouts are the bestest and I'm here to bestow upon you an easy marinade, suitable for tempeh, tofu or seitan.

I made my tacos using seitan, because we LOVE seitan over here, and fixed it up right by serving it with warmed corn tortillas, adding slices of avocado, vegan sour cream and purple cabbage, also marinated in the mojo marinade and lightly grilled to cut some of the cabbage-y bite.

I used my SteaK Seitan, which is very easy to prepare and really, really good, so there is no reason not to make it, but, naturally, any setian or other vegan protein will be great with this marinade. The point is to make vegan grilling and cookouts fun and easy!

Mojo Marinade is citrus-y and garlicky and completely addictive.

Mojo Marinated Vegan Fajitas   
Serves 4

¾ cup orange juice
¼ cup lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
8 SteaK Seitan or other vegan protein
As needed: corn tortillas, vegan sour cream, avocado, thin slices of jalapeƱo, thin slices of cabbage or cole slaw, lime wedges, diced tomatoes, vegan cheese

1. Combine the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, oregano, garlic, sugar, cumin, salt and black pepper in a personal blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Combine the seitan and mojo marinade in a large baking dish or zip top bag. Set aside for 10 minutes, or up to a day, to marinate. Cover the dish and refrigerate if marinating longer than 30 minutes.
3. Heat an outdoor grill or grill pan over medium heat. Grill the seitan until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes per side, basting with the marinade as needed.
4. Slice the seitan into thin strips and serve with warmed corn tortillas and any fixings you desire.

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Before you get in the kitchen to whip up this grilling marinade and celebrate the nation's independence with loads of vegan food, fireworks and adult beverages, join me in celebrating Simple Beauty Minerals' birthday with a month-long contest.

Simple Beauty Minerals is a small make up company owned by a great friend of mine. I've known Lisa since our youngest daughters met when they were six years old - they are now 14 - a long time. Lisa and I began constructing our business lives when we realized that our kids were growing up and moving on, most likely without us :) A little scary, but an amazing time for our kids.

Lisa's business is veg-owned, responsibly operated, and mostly vegan. Just as good, the make up is fantastic and contains minimalist ingredients. In fact, Lisa makes sure that all ingredients in all of her make up is top quality, contains no preservatives and, is, to sum it up, completely garbage-free.

I began my business involvement with Lisa when my daughter began wanting to wear make up. I didn't want her exposed to toxic chemicals, and Lisa's Simple Beauty Minerals was just the answer I needed.

Lisa and I are teaming up this month to celebrate SBM's birthday in style - with a month-long giveaway. The prizes are nothing short of awesome! Gift Certificates to Simple Beauty Minerals, a fragrance from Pure Natural Diva Botanicals and my cookbook, Everyday Vegan Eats, are the prizes up for the winning:

Not a moment to lose! Enter HERE.

I am linking to these recipe parties: Healthy Vegan Fridays,What I Ate Wednesday and Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck. 


  1. Thanks for "bringing" this to the Potluck, Zsu!

    1. I'll see you next week at the potluck, Annie!

  2. Just spent some time perusing your friend's makeup. Gorgeous! I've been thinking about getting some blush and powder. Now I know where to buy it! :)

    1. Nichole, I hope you entered the contest! The final biggie prize is $100 gift certificate to Simple Beauty Minerals.

  3. Yummy!!! Zsu - these look and sound so delicious =) I can't wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing them with us at Healthy Vegan Fridays. I have pinned this awesome creation to our Pinterest Page.

  4. Love those colours and a perfect potluck addition!


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