Vegan Tostada Making Party
It is tostada day with America’s youngest yogi on today’s show, Tabay Atkins and his Mom Sahel. For Vegan Day, they have collaborated with GlobalFire.Earth and Sailesh Rao’s Climate Healers for a delicious whole foods plant-based dish! These tostadas are bursting with colorful flavor and are sure to bring so much joy to your family table. Let’s see how Tabay and his mom create this simple yet powerful meal!
Who Is This Magical Young Yogi?
Tabay Atkins is the youngest certified yoga teacher in America and a vegan chef.
He got his 200-hour Vinyasa certificate at the age of 10 and became a 500 hour certified vinyasa teacher at the age of 14. He is now 15 years old and has 12 specialty yoga certificates. Tabay has joined his mom, Sahel, on her long list of specialized yoga teacher trainings from all over the world. Tabay splits his time living on both Maui, Hawaii, and Orange County, California.
Tabay is certified in:
Yoga for Autism Spectrum
Circus Yoga Ring 1 and 2
Tween and Teen Yoga
Yoga 4 Cancer
Up to date, Tabay has given 100% of all the money he has made, to help people who have cancer.
He teaches all over the world for events, at schools, retreats, conferences, private classes for celebrities and at people’s homes, at beaches and parks, for birthday parties, at hotels, and classes via zoom.
Tabay’s journey with yoga started when his mom was just 2 weeks cancer free and he was just 6 years old and she got into a 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training. After having cancer and going through intensive chemotherapy treatments, she could barely walk on her own. She was broken down physically and emotionally. Tabay was by her side during her training and noticed how much yoga helped make her feel better, both physically and mentally. In just a short couple of months, she was able to walk again on her own and was happier and healthier than even before she had cancer. He knew right then and there that he had found his dharma and wanted to become a yoga teacher so that he could help heal others the way he saw yoga help heal his mom.
He has since been on numerous television shows, radio shows, magazines, and newspapers, teaching for Deepak Chopra and hundreds of his guests, celebrity clients, featured on the cover of the Yoga Journal Magazine, and so much more.
Tabay and his mom soon after became vegan, and have since started sharing their culinary skills with people around the world by teaching vegan cooking classes, both in person as well as on his online yoga and vegan cooking subscription series, tabayatkins.com
Tabay has accomplished so much in his young life, including graduating from High School 3.5 years early, at the young age of 14, with straight A’s, and a 4.0 GPA.
Tabay’s passions are teaching and practicing yoga, cooking and baking, building legos, collecting rare and old coins and dollars, traveling, skateboarding, playing the piano, boogie boarding, paddleboarding, kayaking, skiing, and snowboarding, hiking in nature, and spending time with family and friends.
His dream is to continue teaching and sharing yoga and veganism all over the world, to write a cookbook and a book about his journey with his mom, to have a vegan cooking show, and to continue to inspire people, and spread love, peace, happiness, and good health to as many people as he can, and to continue to help cancer patients and survivors.
The mantra that Tabay lives by and shares by ending all of his classes is:
“Think Good Thoughts
Speak Kind Words
Feel Love, Be Love, and Give Love”
Wow-what an AMAZING young man. Tabay has accomplished more in his 15 years on this planet than most of us do in our entire lives! I am so impressed with this young man, and we just love it when he and his mom join us on #LunchBreakLIVE!
Vegan Tostada Love Has Arrived!
This vegan tostada recipe looks incredibly easy to make with so many colors of the rainbow used, therefore, it must be filled with all kinds of plant-based nutrients! A good crunchy tostada is a heavenly dish, topped with all sorts of deliciousness in every bite. I love lots of hot sauce on my tostadas…maybe some avocado and plant-based sour cream. Let’s see what Tabay and his mom chose for their ingredients!
Are You Ready To Make This Tostada Recipe?
I am so ready to make these tostadas. I love a good plant-based meal with a crunch! And this vegan tostada recipe is perfect…it is healthy, uses whole foods as the ingredients, but certainly doesn’t lack in flavor. They even used pomegranate as a topping, something I never would think to use on a tostada! So much Yum! Tabay and his mom always cook up the best meals for us on #LunchBreakLIVE. Healthy meals with unique flavors. I am posting the recipe below so you can make this magical meal at home. And if you are looking for other great vegan recipes, we have plenty to choose from so be sure to check those out too. Until next time…keep cookin’!
- *beans or lentils of your choice we used brown lentils, red kidney beans, garbanzo beans
- *iceberg lettuce
- *radishes we used watermelon radishes
- *green onions
- *picked red onions
- *pickled red cabbage
- *balsamic glaze
- *hot sauce
- All the above is optional for building your own tostadas
- 1.) Heat up your lentils/beans on the stovetop (we added a little veggie broth to the beans while heating them).
- 2.) Heat up your tostada shells (air fryer - 370 degrees for 4-5 minutes) or (oven 375 for 3-5 minutes)
- 3.) Chop up all the toppings
- 4.) Mashup your beans/lentils (we mashed up the lentils but kept the kidney beans and garbanzo beans whole & added them as part of the toppings).
- 5.) Build your tostada (beans/lentils, then mashed avocado, quinoa, and any other topping you’d like).
- 6.) Enjoy!
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Donna Dennison is an UnchainedTV writer, graphic designer, video editor, and IG contributor. Donna is also a creative in the film industry.