Nutritarian Taco Night

Yes…some things you’ll never be able to make the same and when you do they just don’t taste right.  I have great news though…you can have a taco night and things are pretty good!

I love Mexican food…I love the flavours and when we recently had a Mexican Fiesta at home I didn’t want to be stuck eating  just a salad so I got to work and made my own stuff for nutritarian tacos.  Since I was already making so many different fillings for the meat eaters I didn’t want to have too much more to make so I used Yves Cuisine Mexican flavour ground round.

It was all awesome!

Here are some ideas for you if you’d trying to figure out how to have your own taco night.

Shells – whole wheat tortillas, lettuce leaves, even whole wheat pitas will work or skip the shell and make a taco salad with all the other items below!

Veggies – Tomatoes, lettuce, corn and whatever other things you like in your tacos

Meat – Veggie meat – you can opt for a commercial one if you’re pressed for time or make your own…there are great recipes for lentil or nut based taco meats.  If you make your own you can cut down on sodium even more.

Guacamole – I make mine with avocados, chopped red onion, chopped tomatoes, cumin, lime juice and a dash of chipotle hot sauce…no specific measurements though..just wing it until it tastes rights

Cheese!! – ok, I know there are commercial cheese substitutes however I have a hard time paying so much for something that just doesn’t taste too good to me.  You HAVE to try this nacho cheese recipe.  It is tasty, economical and nut-free! I love it an it shreds up very well.  Take a look at the picture of the “cheese” shreds.

Refried beans – I love this recipe.  So easy and no added fats or oils.  

With all these items you can have a lots of fun eating a similar meal with others if it’s taco night for a group.

  

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Tasty Thai Veggie Noodle Salad

With an abundance of zucchini I knew I had to make zucchini noodles or zoodles as some people call them. I also wanted to try the Thai Seasoning from my friends at Truly Organic Foods. This lead me to create a sauce to go with my veggie noodle salad. It was great! I love the sweet and mildly spicy taste of the Thai seasoning. I can see this mix being a great quick add in to veggie stir fries and I love that it has no added salt. 

You may be wondering why I sprinkle just the carrots with salt and drain them. I do this so that the texture contrast isn’t so large. This softens the carrots a bit.

 

Tasty Thai Veggie Noodle Salad

Salad Ingredients

2 medium zucchini, julienned or cut with a spiral slicer

2 large carrots, julienned – sprinkle with salt and let drain a bit, rinse well before using.

1 red pepper, julienned

1 orange pepper, julienned

2 green onion sliced thinly

 

Dressing Ingredients

2.5 tbsp raw almond butter

2-3 tsp Thai Seasoning, to taste

1 mejdool date or some date paste, agave, or honey to taste

1.5 tbsp coconut aminos

Puree or mix the ingredients if using anything other than a date.

The dressing will be thick but that’s ok.
Right before serving smoosh the dressing into the salad and enjoy.