Sunday, June 23, 2013
Well, hello! Welcome back. Hahaha! I've been lax in posting lately. We went off to San Francisco to visit family and while I was up there, I chose to spend my spare time catching up on Game of Thrones (season 1!) instead of posting.
Now I'm back. I just made some Nut Tacos = Raw food for my family last night. D chose to wrap her tacos in red cabbage, and G and I had two tacos. One with kale leaves as wrap and the other with red cabbage as wrap. Both are quite delicious.
Ingredients for nut tacos:
1 c. soaked nuts (can use almonds, walnuts or pecans)
1/2 c. raw sunflower or pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 bunch of cilantro
2 tsp tamari sauce
1 tsp finely chopped jalapeno pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or chile powder
3 Tbs water (for moisture)
Put all above ingredients in a food processor and blend until good texture.
Then you will need:
1 to 2 heads Romaine or Boston lettuce (or red or green cabbage leaves or spinach leaves or kale leaves or nori sheets)
1 medium chopped tomato
1 diced avocado
1 handful of fresh pea or bean sprouts
1 lime - for its juice
Scoop nut meat onto lettuce leaf, add tomato, avocado and bean sprouts. Sprinkle with lime juice.
Makes for a very beautiful and delicious meal. Errrm...I did not have any tomatos or lettuce leaves or pea/bean sprouts so I made a red cabbage slaw to go with our tacos. We had the red cabbage slaw over the weekend at Yank Sing and it was really good. Luckily, a search on the internet brought up the recipe! Again, I loves the Internet! The recipe linked here does not show lemon zest, but our salad was topped with lemon zest and I think that is what makes the dish extra special and flavorful.
For the nut meat portion, I also did not a) soak my walnuts nor b) have any cilantro. So, instead I added some chopped red onion to the mix to give it a little bit of kick and moisture. It turned out quite yummy!!