Sunday, September 12, 2010

Purple Taco & Nut Meat?

It's Sunday afternoon and I'm trying to fall into this vegetarian lifestyle with ease. So when I got a craving for lunch and didn't want the normal salad or stir fry, I turned to a raw vegan recipe that hits the spot and is packed with nutrients. Purple cabbage leaves filled with baby spinach, chopped green onions, cilantro and nut meat.
Nut meat? I'm sure some of you are wondering what nut meat is and I'm here to tell you that this is a fantastic alternative to soy and meat. Chopped raw almonds and walnuts are combined with spices to make a faux meat filling. It has a wonderful flavor packed punch and gives you the filling of something substantial when consuming raw vegetables which sometimes seem to leave you feeling hungry right after you ate.
1/2 Cup Whole Almonds, Raw
1/2 Cup Whole Walnuts, Raw
1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder
1/8 Teaspoon Chayenne Pepper
2 Tablepsoon Sundried Tomatoes (packed in oil)
1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (not OVOO)
1 Teaspoon Braggs Amino (Soy Sauce Alternative)
Put all ingredients in the food processor and give it a whirl. Process until then nuts form a course paste.
To assemble the cabbage tacos:
Remove the leaves from a red cabbage head
Cut out the touch pieces in the middle if it's too difficult to fold
Add baby spinach, chopped green onions and fresh cilantro. Fill with nut meat and enjoy!
Super Power Packed Lunch - No Carbs and full of flavor!

Healing Properties:
Purple Cabbage - 36 Cancer Fighting properties and loaded with Vitamin C
Spinach - Fiber rich, Vitaman A, B and C, Potassium and Calcium
Cilantro - Lowers Cholesterol, when mixed with Omega 3's like nuts it magnifies the power to heal viral and bacterial infections
Almonds - Vitamin E, magnesium, calcium and potassium
Walnuts - Mineral rich in maganese that helps support brain function, support liver function and cure heart disease.
Cumin - Helps the digestive system, eliminate urinary track issues and support the immune system.

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