January 3, 2011


I may be doing poorly on my sweets resolution, but I'm making progress on eating more raw foods! I find it's much easier in Florida; it was a lovely 78 degrees yesterday, which left me craving a fresh, energizing meal. As much as I love a hearty soup or pasta dish, there's something about raw foods that make me feel so incredible; I feel lighter, refreshed and just plain good. That feeling I'm left with is why I know that eating more raw meals will be a welcome addition to my life.

I knew exactly what I wanted: raw tacos. After hitting a local Latin food store and scoring avocados for 2/$1.00, I got to work creating the healthiest tacos I've ever eaten.

Raw tacos

- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp nama shoyu
- 1/2 jalapeno, de-seeded
- 1T cilantro
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne

- Pico de gallo
- 1/2 avocado, cubed
- Romaine heart leaves

- Add ingredients (walnuts through cayenne) in a food processor and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. It should hold together well and look similar to ground beef.
- Make a taco by adding a scoop of walnut meat to the inside of a romaine leaf, then topping with pico de gallo, avocado, and whatever else you desire.

Serves 2

This recipe is great because it's so quick and easy to put together. It's also pretty inexpensive, if you can find cheap avocados and disregard the insane price of raw walnuts. I served it along with some raw Mexican rice, which was mighty tasty, but not exactly where I want it yet. I'll share the recipe once I perfect it.

Oh, and the pico de gallo was made by tossing together 1 chopped tomato, 1/4 of a chopped large onion, 1 minced garlic clove, the zest & juice of 1/2 lime, some cilantro, salt and pepper and letting it sit in the fridge for at least an hour. Simple and fresh.

Now, I think it may be time for some macaroon making.

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  1. those are cheap avos!!! i can't wait to see the macaroons. have fun! :)

  2. @Christina

    Being down here makes me realize how freaking expensive Mass is. My inner cheapo is loving this.

  3. Looks great to me. I've seen some similar recipes and I just haven't tried them yet.

  4. I love ethnic grocery stores! Definitely cut out the middle man and get straight to great produce for great prices! And these tacos! Whoa they look delicious!

  5. *claps excitedly* Having just bought myself a Vita-Mix with Christmas monies, and started to experiment with raw foods pre-Chrissy, I to am looking forward to experimeting more with such dishes. Thank you for providing me with an easy savoury meal to have a go at... particularly as it's summer here in Australia, and perfect weather for such a creation!