I was dog-sitting for my neighbor today & when she came to pick up her pup she asked what my plans were for the evening. The look on her face when I replied “making raw tacos” was priceless, I wish you could’ve seen it. You see, we’ve never had the “diet discussion,” so I can only imagine that she thought I was making “raw beef” tacos. When I explained to her that I was making “vegan tacos” with “raw walnut meat” she looked even more perplexed. Bless her little heart. Some people just don’t understand.
I actually prefer “walnut meat” to the processed soy alternative. My Mom & I learned make a killer raw quinoa & walnut meat at a cooking class last year, which is our new go-to. This “meat” is just as yummy, but actually much simpler to prepare – raw (un-soaked) walnuts, cumin, chipotle powder, nama shoyu, & olive oil, pulsed in a food processor & viola – raw walnut taco meat! I also made the raw salsa & cashew “sour cream.” Even though I have a Vitamix, I found the cashew cream sauce more challenging to make without having soaked the cashews prior. Nevertheless, it turned out just fine. I used savoy cabbage leaves as my taco shells, fastening the tacos with a toothpick so they would stay together. This was my first time ever having totally raw tacos, & I must say I am hooked. The walnut meat, salsa & cashew sour cream have so much flavor that a tortilla shell is certainly not missed. The crunchy cabbage shell is just a vehicle for the goodness that lies inside! Besides, I had 3 tacos & I’m not feeling the belly bulge. No food coma here, which is awesome since I’m about to put on my dancing shoes & boogie-woogie to some disco tunes.
Enjoy the supermoon tonight, everyone! It’s a great time to let go of what is holding you back & set some new intentions.