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My Favorite Taco

This has to be my all time favorite taco! I had bought a box of taco shells in the grocery store last week and thought to myself “I haven’t had tacos in months! I haven’t had homemade tacos in I don’t remember when.” Well I suppose technically I’ve never had a homemade taco but I am far to lazy to actually use masa flour to made my own corn tortillas and then fry them. I bought everything I needed that day to make tacos at home, ground beef, taco shells, jalapeƱos, onions, I even bought a small jar of hot salsa. Then I went home, cleaned, did laundry, and was so tired at the end of the day that I just made a sandwich. A week passed and I forgot all about tacos. Then one day I was looking around the kitchen trying to get inspired to make something when I noticed the box of taco shells.

I was also feeling very lazy and I didn’t want to get to involved in some big project. Then I had the idea of putting a vinegar based carrot slaw on the tacos to give them a bit of an acidic bite and even more crunch, feel free to read the Carrot Salad recipe to see how that turned out. I also didn’t want to make some involved taco seasoning recipe either, I was feeling very lazy and just wanted to eat dinner soon. I looked around the spice cabinet and found some leftover homemade Chili Powder, I had just about a Tablespoon and decided that it would do. So I ended up making the Carrot Salad as the taco shells were baking and the meat was browning, all and all it didn’t take very long.

That first bite of the taco was amazing! It was everything I had hoped for. Crispy, crunchy, acidic, and taco-y if there is such a word.

Now I know that after looking at the nutrition that the Potassium in this recipe can be a little high depending on how many tacos you eat which is why I have provided the nutritional information for a taco without the Carrot Salad.

Don’t forget to look at our Chili Powder recipe for an easy salt-free Chili Powder!

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Carrot Salad

Image and Recipe idea courtesy of The Nourishing Gourmet

I was in the kitchen pondering what I could make for dinner when all of a sudden I had a brilliant idea. I am not going to tell you the full scope of this idea but I will tell you that this amazing recipe is what goes on top of it, you’ll just have to come back to find out.

Carrot Slaw is what I originally wanted to put on top of my idea but after a few minutes of searching on Google I discovered that the worlds idea of Carrot Slaw involves a LOT of mayonnaise or sour cream and that’s not the direction I wanted to go in. I wanted something vinegary, sharp, and that had a bite to it so it could stand up to the main dish I planned on pairing it with. After altering my search criteria I stumbled upon the joy that is carrot salad and this amazing recipe which I fell in love with.

It has gone through only slight modification.

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Dinner Rolls

I was sitting around thinking about dinner when it hit me: “I cook one thing and I eat just that one thing.” It could be a pork chop and I would just have the pork chop by itself and that’s all. That’s when I decided that night I would have an actual meal, not just dinner. I thought about it some more and I decided that all I needed to do was add a salad or a vegetable side-dish to my plate and some sort of bread. Just for the record I love bread, not just eating it but I love everything about making bread by hand. After a little thinking I decided that the easiest thing to do was make dinner rolls, which is something I have never done before. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet it took me all of about ten minutes to figure out the basics of roll making.

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