lunch recipe

Mushroom Magic: Transforming Gyros into a Vegan Delight

These Vegan Mushroom Gyros are a delicious vegan twist on a classic Greek cuisine! Filled with savory marinated mushrooms, fresh vegetables, and a tangy vegan tzatziki sauce, these gyros are a delicious and healthy way to satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or simply looking to explore new flavors, this recipe is sure to impress. So, grab some warm pita bread and get ready to indulge in the bold and delicious flavors of these Vegan Mushroom Gyros!


For mushroom

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 portobello mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • ½ tsp salt to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper to taste

For vegan tzatziki

  • 2 cup creamy cashew cultured yogurt alternative or dairy-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded or diced cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For serving:

  • store-bought pita breads
  • arugula or greens of choice
  • cucumber (sliced)
  • cherry tomatoes, diced
  • vegan feta cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 395° F. 
  2. Clean and slice the mushrooms . 
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil and sauté the onions for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, paprika, chili, and cinnamon. Sauté for a minute until everything is well combined. Then add tomato paste, mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Add soy sauce, agave and mix everything together.
  4. Transfer the mixture to an oiled baking dish, spray with a little cooking spray and bake for 25 minutes, mixing halfway through.
  5. Let’s prepare your Tzatziki while the mushroom are in the oven. In a bowl, mix together yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic, and lemon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Time to assemble the gyros! First, spread some tzatziki in the center of the pita breads, add arugula, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and top with feta cheese and more tzatziki if desired.
  7. Fold in half and enjoy!
  8. Make sure you hashtag #DinnerWithTayo, I would love to see your dish.

The Best Plant-Based Beef Patties You’ll Ever Eat

Looking for a tasty and healthy alternative to traditional beef patties? Try this Plant-Based Beef Patties recipe! Made with simple ingredients like plant based ground beef, and spices, these vegan patties are packed with protein and flavor. Whether you’re a vegan or just looking for a healthier option, these plant-based patties are a delicious and satisfying meal option. Plus, they’re easy to make and perfect for meal prep. Don’t let the steps intimidate you, the best feeling comes after you take the first bite into the patty once they are ready. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a flavorful and nutritious meal today.



  • 2 ½ C organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder 
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 C salted butter
  • 1 C unsweetened Almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  • 1 lb. plant based ground beef
  • 2 Tbsps Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • 2 bunches fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp browning
  • ½ teaspoon vegetable bouillon base
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional if you want it extra spicy)



  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, sugar, curry powder, turmeric, parsley, and thyme, whisking them all together until combined.
  2. Add the butter and combine together until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  3. Pour the milk into the dry mixture and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. NOTE: You can use one hand to stir together here. (Add 1 Tbsp of milk if the dough is still dry)
  4. Form the dough into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap and flatten it slightly and place in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.


  1. In a bowl, add the ground beef, salt, black pepper, onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, ginger powder, and red pepper flakes, mixing everything together until meat is coated in seasonings. 
  2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil, heat for 1 minute. Add the minced garlic and scotch bonnet pepper, cook until fragrant and translucent. Add the ground beef mix and stir until the meat begins to change color a bit. Add in thyme sprigs, continue to stir (and breakdown the meat with a wooden spoon) to ensure that it cooke through well and becomes small pieces. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable stock, browning, beef stock, red chili flakes , and let the meat continue to simmer for another 20-25 minutes or until the beef is cooked through fully and brown in color.
  4. Once ready, set aside and let this cool down.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place on a lightly floured surface, rolling it out (see picture above). Cut into medium circles.
  3. Lightly brush water one one half of your dough (this will help the dough close together when folding). On the other half of the dough, add 2 Tbsps of the beef filling and carefully fold the dough in half (see picture above) Using a folk, press around the edges down and using a fork. Repeat until all patties are made.
  4. Bake in the oven 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and the crust looks crispy.
  5. Once done, remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Enjoy
  6. Make sure you hashtag #DinnerWithTayo, I would love to see your dish.

The Ultimate Spicy Honey Chicken and Bacon Sandwich

Looking for a sandwich that’s packed with flavor? Look no further than the Spicy Honey Chicken and Bacon Sandwich. This mouth-watering sandwich features juicy chicken, crispy bacon, and a spicy honey glaze that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. With a perfect balance of sweet and spicy, this sandwich is a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for any meal of the day. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a satisfying dinner, the Spicy Honey Chicken and Bacon Sandwich is a must-try recipe that you won’t be able to resist.


  • Chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Roasted Bell-pepper strips
  • Bacon strips
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Spinach
  • Brioche Hamburger bun

Smoky honey BBQ mustard sauce

  • 2 Tbsp sweet baby ray BBQ sauce (or barbecue sauce of your choice)
  • 1 Tbsp honey-dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Season both sides of the chicken thigh with all your spices and honey.
  2. Set the air fryer to 350°F and air fry the chicken for 20 minutes. after 12 minutes, flip the chicken to the other side for the remaining time frame. If you don’t have an air fryer, you have two options, 1: you can also bake it in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 375°F. 2: Heat up a skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil, cook the chicken uncovered for about 20-25 minutes ( 10-12 minutes on each side).
  3. Prepare the bacon on the side and set aside when it’s done.
  4. In a small bowl combine barbecue sauce, honey dijon mustard, and paprika then set aside.
  5. In a small skillet melt 1 tsp butter and slightly toast your brioche bun on each side.
  6. Build your chicken sandwich. Spread the honey BBQ mustard sauce on the bun, add spinach, cheese, chicken, bacon, and roasted bell pepper strips.
  7. Make sure you hashtag #DinnerWithTayo, I would love to see your dish.

Oven-Baked Chicken Quesadilla


  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Chicken bouillon and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 6 (10-inch burrito size) flour tortillas
  • 6 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
  • Guacamole, pico de gallo or salsa, for serving (optional)


  1. Season both sides of the chicken with chicken bouillon, garlic, and pepper.
  2. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook on both sides until fully cooked through about 6 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board.
  3. Cut the chicken into pieces.
  4. Brush the top side of tortillas with melted butter. Add cheese, chicken, and onions. Fold top half over, repeat with a second tortilla. Transfer the Quesadillas on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake the Quesadilla at 375 degrees for 5 minutes or until golden brown on the outside, then carefully remove from the oven.
  6. Cut each quesadilla into 2 or 3 wedges. Serve warm with desired toppings of your choice.
  7. Enjoy and don’t forget to share your photos on social media and hashtag, #dinnerwithtayo.

Cajun Shrimp and Chicken Rice


  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • Pack of chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • cajun seasoning
  • Oregano


  1. Rinse and clean the shrimp and chicken with water and then pat it down. Cut the chicken in pieces. Seasoning both with cajun seasoning and oregano.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the shrimp until it’s pink and opaque and remove it from the skillet, set aside.
  3. Cook the chicken for 6 minutes or until its tender. Remove it from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, stir in garlic, half of the cajun seasoning, and the rice. Stir in chicken broth, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring 1-2 times throughout. 
  5. Stir the shrimp and chicken into the rice, cover and cook for 3-5 minutes on low heat. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired and serve. 
  6. Don’t forget to share your photos on social media and hashtag, #dinnerwithtayo.