Cauliflower Tacos

These cauliflower tacos are the perfect way to shake-up Taco Tuesday or this week's Cinco di Mayo celebrations. You'll love the flavors!

I am a huge fan of cauliflower. It’s a really a flavor chameleon because any spice that you toss into cauliflower is absorbed. Because of that, I decided a vegetarian taco might be a fun idea using cauliflower.

These cauliflower tacos are the perfect way to shake-up Taco Tuesday or this week’s Cinco di Mayo celebrations. Let me know if you give it a try!

Cauliflower Tacos
Serves 4

You will need:
– 8 corn tortillas
– 1 cup water
– 1 head of Cauliflower
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 2 teaspoons cumin
– 2 cloves garlic minced
– 2 radishes sliced
– 1/2 cup shredded mild cheese like Colby or Mexican cheese mix
– 2 avocados sliced
– Salsa
– Plain yogurt

To prepare:

Clean and steam cauliflower in a cup of water on medium heat for about 15 minutes until soft.

Drain cauliflower. In a bowl break apart the cauliflower toss with salt, cumin, garlic, and oil.

In a pan, saute the cauliflower over medium heat until browned.

In another pan, heat the tortillas until soft and top with cheese until cheese is melted.

To assemble:

Place tortilla on a plate, top with cauliflower, avocado slices, radish slices, salsa, and a dollop of plain yogurt. Serve warm.

For another tasty veggie taco, check out these Crispy Quinoa ones.

xx Annette

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Spicy Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Rice Bowl

Today’s recipe was created by Sydney, my son’s girlfriend. She is studying to be a dietitian at The University of Texas in Austin. You can imagine we have a lot in common. When I told her about Juice January, we had a long discussion about nutrition and the benefits of eating clean. Sydney and I wound up in the kitchen making lunch. Full disclosure, I had no idea how to prepare tofu. Sydney said she would show me how to make a cauliflower rice topped with curried tofu. Of course I took her up on her offer. We had a fun morning putting together this Spicy Cauliflower Rice bowl. What a perfect recipe to share during Juice January. Thanks Sydney for sharing this recipe; I finally feel like I know how to work with tofu.

Spicy Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Serves 2

Preheat oven to 375 F

You will need:
– 1 block of firm tofu
– 3 tablespoons of olive oil
– 1 cup carrots
– 4 cups cauliflower
– 1 1/2 cups snow peas
– 1/2 small onion finely diced
– 1 large garlic clove minced
– 1 tsp tumeric
– 1 tsp ginger
– 1/2  tsp ginger
– 1/2  tsp chili powder
– 1/2  tsp salt

To prepare:

To prepare tofu: Place tofu on a paper towel or dish towel, wrap and then place a heavy book on top of the tofu and press gently, Allow to drain liquid for 15 minutes. Set aside.

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In a food processor fitted with a blade, place cauliflower into the bowl and pulse until cauliflower becomes the consistency of rice.

Once the tofu is drained, cut into 1 inch cubes. In a medium frying pan, add oil and toss the tofu cubes with the curry powder and fry on both sides about 10 minutes. Place the cubes on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place into a 375F oven. Bake for 10 minutes until tofu is crispy. While the tofu bakes, in the same pan, saute the onion, garlic, carrots and snow peas, about 10 minutes. Set aside veggies and in the same pan, toss the cauliflower rice with spices and saute for 10 minutes until cauliflower is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

To Finish:

Place rice in a bowl top with tofu, veggies and serve.

Optional toppings*

*Fresh Basil
Sriracha

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Mid-afternoon Energizing Smoothies

Energizing Smoothies

This is the last post for Juice January…we did it!!!  21 days…it went super fast right? You have hopefully learned a couple things. One thing you have definitely learned is that the goal of drinking a smoothie or a juice is to make sure you’re drinking the rainbow. These 2 mid-afternoon energizing smoothies are a great pick-me-up in the afternoon. I love them both and switch them off everyday.

TIP: I actually make them ahead and put them into the freezer in individual cups and bring them to work with me. They thaw by the time I am ready to enjoy them. Make a few extras and have them once a day, even though you’re technically finished with your cleanse.

You did a great job! Happy Juice January! I hope you enjoyed 21 days of clean eating…keep it up until next year…xx

Berry-Almond Charger

You will need:
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen strawberries
– 2 1/2 cups (625 ml.) almond milk
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen raspberries
– 2 Tbs. honey
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen blueberries
– 1 cup kale
– 1 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1 cup (250 g.) Greek yogurt

To prepare:
In a blender, combine the strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, yogurt, almond milk, honey, and vanilla  and puree until smooth. Makes about 6 cups.

Berry-Mango Energizer

You will need:
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen strawberries
– 2 cups (500 ml.) fresh orange juice
– 1 cup (125 g.) frozen raspberries
– 1 Tbs. honey
– 1 cup (185 g.) frozen mango chunks
– 2 cups spinach

To prepare:
In a blender, combine the strawberries, raspberries, mango, orange juice, and honey and puree until smooth. Makes about 4 cups.

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Beet Juice, my basic and go to recipe

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This beat juice recipe is one I have used for the last 5 years during my juice cleanse, so it’s now become a basic. It’s a really simple recipe that is a great go-to for breakfast, or any time that you need a quick juice. It only has a few ingredients, and it’s delicious to boot!

Beet Juice
roughly 2 servings

You will need:
– 1 beet
– 1 apple
– 3 carrots

To prepare:
Put everything in your blender and blend. This makes about 2 servings, so divide it if you want.

I would love to hear about how it’s going and what you’re juicing.  I don’t know about you, but I am feeling great! xx

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Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

blueberry ginger smoothie

Great minds think alike, right? So when my friend Camille Styles posted this recipe last juice January, I flipped for it. Now I’m adding it to my roster for this cleanse.

I love it especially for breakfast. Try this Blueberry Ginger Smoothie.

She’s right, your lips might be Smurf blue, but it’s winter, so what the heck? Blue lips are expected in January.

Thanks, Camille! Happy juicing!

xx

 

 

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