How To Freeze Sweet Potatoes – 3 Simple Ways To Do It

Sweet potatoes are quite a nice and healthy food that can satisfy your urge for something sweet and savory while not having a ton of carbs or fats. They are incredibly versatile, and you can make a lot of different dishes from them. They can be used as a component of the main dish, for a salad or a side dish and can easily fill the role of a dessert or an appetizer. What’s not to love about them?

Well, one problem is that they can’t be easily found at all times of the year. You might find yourself wanting a sweet potato pie but not being able to get the needed ingredients at your local grocery store or, worse yet, finding them but at an exorbitant price.

In that case, buying them while they are easily available and cheap, during the fall, and then making your little stockpile in the freezer is probably the best choice. However, freezing something as delicate as sweet potatoes properly is tricky, and you might just ruin them if you’re not careful. To that end, we made this article to inform you about sweet potatoes and the best ways to freeze them and keep them ready for cooking at any time.

All You Need To Know About Mediterranean Flatbreads + Recipes

When one mentions Mediterranean foods, what are the first things that come to your mind? I know, it’s probably something like pizza, olive oil, fish, and a plethora of seafood. These thoughts appear rightfully so since the previously mentioned foods are delicious and worthy mentions of this region’s cuisine. But, today we would like to talk about one unfairly overlooked and amazing food item – the flatbread.

Everything You Need To Know About Vegetarian Meals For Kids

It doesn’t matter whether you want to raise your kids as vegetarians or you just want to teach your kids to eat something other than meat, a diet based on fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts can form the foundations for a lifetime of health. There are numerous long-term advantages of plant-based diet parents should consider, including low cholesterol levels, decreased risk of hypertension and obesity, and protection against cancer and heart disease.

Contrary to the popular concerns that vegetarian diet cannot meet the nutritional needs of children, a vegetarian diet can be perfectly safe and beneficial if it is appropriately planned. If you are considering a vegetarian diet for your kids, read this article to find out how to plan their meals and get some great recipes.

Check us out on Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network!

The rumors are true! The Seabirds Truck with team Nicole, Stephanie & Raya (pictured above left to right) were contestants on Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race. Unfortunately, we cannot reveal the outcome (thats a HUGE fine) but we can tell you that it was awesome, stressful, hard as hell, crazy and exciting.

 

Once the show airs we will be able to talk more about it, so for now, sit tight and be sure to watch the premier on Aug 14th &  check out our promo clip. Personally, I think it’s hilarious that they chose our closing line in our clip to be half of a sentence, “We’re vegan and we can’t eat everything-.” (get out!) … Hmmm, next T-shirt slogan?

 

The Great Food Truck Race airs Sunday nights at 9pm ET on the Food Network! No cable? Watch on Hulu.com

<— That was our follow car. I think our car looked the best, but then again I might be biased.

Meet The Birds!

The Birds

Meet The Birds!

What is Jackfruit?

Not sure how many times I have answered this question. Our Jerk Jackfruit taco is definitely one of our more unique menu items. Quite simply, jackfruit is a very large asian fruit. Its a funny looking thing, huge, prickly and green and grows from a tree’s trunk instead of its branches because it’s so heavy. Quite honestly, I have never tried a ripe jackfruit, so I couldn’t tell you what that tastes like. But we use green jackfruit (not fully ripened) and it is almost tasteless, which makes it a blank canvas to create our own flavor.

Jackfruit- The largest tree fruit

The inside flesh of the jackfruit closely resembles a pineapple in structure, only it’s a light pink color with large seeds, and it’s pretty hard too. So we chop it all up and grill the heck out of it. Then we add a jerk rub and orange zest and some other secret ingredients. Most people say it closely resembling carnitas, and many people think they’re eating meat – which actually freaks out some vegetarians. But it’s a fruit, promise!

green jackfruit

So we serve the jackfruit in two corn tortillas with our truck-made salsa verde, chopped onion and cilantro. Its quite the nice burst of flavor in a little street taco. Oh, and we also have Potato-Jackfruit Taquitos. These are super good! Taquitos were definitely something I missed after turning veg so I went a little crazy on these for awhile and had to cut myself off. Now I indulge in one or two a week, topped with guacamole, lettuce, and green salsa…. yummm.

Our Jerk Jackfruit taco

man v. taco

There was a local man v. food challenge at irvine’s OC Printing today.  Christian was the daring soul who took on the challenge from a coworker to eat a dozen seabirds tacos in 12 minutes! Wow!

We happily served him six beer battered avocado tacos and six jackfruit tacos as his office watched and cheered him on….

Sweaty and a drunk off beer batter, christian took down the 12th taco with only a few seconds to spare… But dont think our street tacos didn’t put up a fight!  Check out this pic, post feast.  (note how his eyes are half closed and his tie is crooked).

Today man took on the seabirds taco, and today man wins!