BAD ASS VEGAN aka John Lewis joins #LunchBreakLIVE showing you how to make a Bad Ass Beautiful Mess of a meal with quinoa, jalapeño, plantains and guacamole! See John at the POC: Animal Rights, Advocacy & Food Justice Conference at UCLA on Sat Oct 21 Website:
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RECIPE: BadAss Vegan aka John Lewis’ Bad Ass Beautiful Mess


  • quinoa (4-6 servings) (prepare according to package directions)
  • sweet plantains
  • 1 onion, diced (can be used as a garnish or sauteéd)
  • 10 oz guacamole, prepared or homemade
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • sea salt, to taste


  1. Cook quinoa on the stove according to package directions
  2. Place sweet plantains, unpeeled, in a 350 degree F oven for 30 min or until tender
  3. Place guacamole, jalapeño and garlic in a blender using the low setting.


  1. Place the quinoa in a bowl, pressing the center down with a spoon.
  2. Place guacamole into the center of the quinoa
  3. Cut the plantain peel and scoop out the plantains, carefully placing them around the guacamole
  4. Garnish with raw, diced onions and enjoy


BadAss Vegan’s BadAss Beautiful Mess


BadAss Vegan’s BadAss Beautiful Mess


John Lewis aka BadAss Vegan, Jane Velez-Mitchell and her Rescued Dog, Foxie