Plant-based eaters know what it’s like to feel left out at the dinner table. Having to go hungry for your beliefs often instills empathy for others with dietary restrictions. It’s the reason many vegan offerings pay attention to nut, soy, and gluten products present in their own creations. This sensitivity is on full display at Siete Family Foods, a family-owned Mexican-American food company specializing in plant-based dips and gluten-free tortillas and chips.

Their inclusive approach seems to be working. Recently, Siete Family Foods accepted a bountiful amount of outside funding from the Stripes Group, an equity and venture capital firm who invested $90 million into the plant-based Mexican food manufacturer. The Stripes Group is the brand’s first institutional investor, and CEO Miguel Garza said that it will probably be the brand’s final infusion of outside funding.

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The Stripes Group has a long history of success in the food industry, having also helped to jump-start GrubHub/Seamless, Blue Apron and Califia Farms. Time will tell if Siete Family Foods will have the same impact, but one thing’s for sure – vegan food is a fast-growing industry, and the more inclusive plant-based brands can be, the more likely bright thing are in their future.

Your Own Plant-Based Mexican Food! 

Of course, you don’t need $90 million to make delicious plant-based Mexican food.  Try there recipes, courtesy of the Food Monster App.

Crispy Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Source: Crispy Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos 

These Crispy Thai Roasted Cauliflower Tacos by Angela Simpson are an explosion of flavors and textures that will leave you wanting more. The crispy Thai cauliflower is mellowed by a tasty slaw and the whole taco is tied together with a delightful avocado-lime sauce. These tacos are sure to be crowd pleasers.

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Mushroom and Garlic Tacos

Source: Mushroom and Garlic Tacos

The best way to make a good thing better is to turn it into a taco. In this recipe, tender mushrooms and jalapeño, are wrapped in a soft flour tortilla and topped with fresh cilantro. This Mushroom and Garlic Tacos recipe by Alejandra Graf will also teach you how to master the art of preparing the tastiest mushrooms.

Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos With Crisp Apple and Chipotle-Lime Drizzle

Source: Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos With Crisp Apple and Chipotle-Lime Drizzle 

Let’s call these fall tacos – seasonal butternut squash, freshly picked apples and a little spicy chipotle-lime dressing to kick it up a notch. This Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos recipe by Emily Brees is so satisfying and simple to whip up on a weeknight.

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Want more tasty Mexican recipes? Be sure to download the Food Monster App where there are over 15,000 recipes at your fingertips to explore your plant-based diet!