Ohhhhh Yummy. I talk a lot about meal prepping. Actually, it’s more “sauce/dressing prepping.” When you have delicious dressings and sauces prepared, it makes meals easy peasy to make. The sauce/dressing can turn a very basic meal into restaurant quality. When you have the sauces/dressings pre-prepared and awaiting your simple meal, it makes sticking to your healthy eating plan so much easier. Firstly, because it doesn’t feel overwhelming and secondly, because the dressings and sauces I create are (I think) better than any you will find at a restaurant. And best of all, they support an nourish your body.
The below meal took me ten minutes to make. Can you believe that? I promise it’s true. It is because I had the “Garlic Cashew Sour Cream” prepared and waiting in the fridge. It actually only takes all of 10 minutes to make ,and it will serve as sauce to many meals in the week. You won’t get sick of it because it is sooooooooo yummy.
For this recipe, I also coated my green lettuce leaves in my “Parsley Cream Dressing,” which is totally optional, but you really should try sometime even if not for this meal. It makes a delicious salad dressing.
Feel free to use whatever soft tacos you desire. I like the coconut ones pictured below (the real coconut) However, if I’m honest, I don’t love them. What I like about them is they are so good for you being comprised of only coconut flour, cassava, coconut oil and sea salt. That’s it! When I make this recipe again, i think I may try the coconut wraps which can be found here. One of the secrets to a tasty soft taco or tortilla is coat them in coconut oil and give them a little pan-fry on the stove at a low heat.
Mushroom Tacos with Garlic Cashew Cream
- 1 packet soft tacos or coconut wraps
- 3 portobello mushrooms sliced for chips (as shown below in picture)
- 5 tbsp yeast flakes
- 5 tbsp nut milk or milk of choice (preferably unsweetened)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- a big handful of sliced cherry tomatoes
- 3 cups green salad leaves
- olive oil to dress a salad or use "Parsley Cashew Cream Dressing"
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1/3 cup of Garlic Cashew Cream
- chili sauce (optional)
How to cook Mushroom Tacos with Garlic Cashew Cream
- Slice mushrooms into strips roughly 1/4 inch.
- Pour nut milk into a shallow bowl that is just big enough to lay one of the mushroom strips in. Dip the mushroom strip in the milk. Cover both sides in milk.
- On a separate flat plate pour the yeast flakes with sea salt mixed through. Coat the soaked mushroom strip in the yeast flakes. The nut milk helps the yeast flakes stick without having to use oil or egg. Place the coated mushroom strip on a lined baking tray.
- Repeat the above two steps until all mushroom strips are covered.
- Place the baking tray in a 350F /180C preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes. The mushrooms should have a slight crisp and be tender to bite.
- When the mushrooms are cooking prepare the toppings for the tacos. Either dress the salad greens with a splash of olive oil or "Parsley cashew cream". Slice the tomatoes and avocado and make sure your "Garlic Cashew Cream" sauce is ready to go.
- When the mushrooms are nearly done heat your soft tacos/tortillas as per package directions. If you are using coconut wraps then you don't need to heat them.
- Lay a hot taco/tortilla on a plate. Decorate in any order with mushrooms, salad and sauce. You can add chili sauce if you desire.
- Eat and enjoy
Cooking and meal prepping get easier and easier the more you do it. I understand it can feel overwhelming to begin with, but if you truly want to change your health you have to start making your own meals. When we cook for ourselves and loved ones we are in control of what goes into our food and what stays out. Something magical also happens. When you start to cook your own food, a deep connection to your body is formed. You start to put two and two together seeing the direct link between the foods you eat and their affects on your body.
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