Season 2007 Episode 11.17.07

#0056 - Behold, The Perfect Taco

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Taking a savory break from our sweet escape to ice cream land, we've concocted a great antidote to those pesky taco cravings. Crunchy, flavorful, and packed with delicious whole-food nutrition:Behold, The Perfect Taco!!!Thanks to Jeffrey Rowland, Tanja's favorite online comic artiste for today's blackboard quote. Stop by his site for the comix, stay for the werewolf vs. unicorn t-shirts!Perfect Taco WrapsMakes 6-8 tacosPepita filling:1C fresh tomato, chopped1/2C pumpkin seeds (pepitas), soaked1/4C yellow bell pepper diced1/4C sun-dried tomatoes, soaked1 small chipotle (smoked) pepper, soaked or 1/2t chile powder1/4 - 1/2 C soak water from tomatoes and chipotle pepperSmall clove garlic, minced2T shallot1T cumin1t corianderSalt (we used smoked salt) and pepper to tasteRomaine lettuce leaves for "shells"Add all ingredients except the pepitas and bell pepper to a food processor and blend into a smooth sauce, adding soak water to achieve thick, saucy consistency. Add pepitas and bell pepper and process to coarse, meaty texture.Mango salsa:1/2C mango, diced1/2C tomato, diced1/4C fresh cilantro, minced1Tshallot, mincedJuice of 1 lime1t jalapeno, minced (optional)Sea salt to tasteSour Cream:1/2C Cashews, soaked2T apple cider vinegar1t agave syrupTeeny clove garlicJuice of 1 lemonSea salt to tasteBlend, blend, blend the lot in your food processor ’til smooth, add filtered water as necessary to get creamy consistency.moreless

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