Make Your Own Tacos

Taco Night is always fun! I put everything on the table and everyone makes their own. My typical fillers are brown rice cooked with a 4-inch strip of Kombu (seaweed that will infuse much-needed minerals and a little salty flavor into your grains), black beans, sautéed onions and red peppers, chopped greens like romaine, spinach or kale, and of course salsa and avocado. This is one of those nights my daughter gets to enjoy flour. I buy her whole grain spelt tortillas (refrigerated section of health food store) and the hard-shell organic corn tortillas for my husband. Personally, I prefer eating all the yummy ingredients on top a huge pile of greens. It’s absolutely delicious! On taco night, everyone is happy!

  1. First, rinse your 1 cup brown rice and let drain. Then cook the brown rice in 2-1/4 cups water along with a 4-inch strip of Kombu (seaweed that will infuse much-needed minerals and a little salty flavor into your grains). Bring to a boil and then simmer for 40-45 minutes. Once cooked, add a little ghee (clarified butter sold in health food stores) and sea salt* for more flavor. (I’m all for making healthy foods taste as good as you can so kids will eat them!)
  2. Open a BPA-free can or tetrapak of organic black beans, rinse in a colander and let drain. Set aside.
  3. Cut your onions and red peppers and mince your garlic and sauté in a little ghee. Season with sea salt and fresh-cracked black pepper.
  4. Chop your lettuce, tomato, avocado and open your favorite jar of salsa.
  5. Brown your meat. I use either ground grass-fed beef or organic free-range chicken tenderloins. After cooked, you can sprinkle with some organic taco seasoning, but my daughter prefers it plain with just salt and pepper.
  6. Warm your tortillas in the oven.
  7. Place all of your ingredients in separate bowls or in a large sectioned serving platter and let everyone make their own!

Voila! Enjoy!

* I recommend Celtic Sea Salt. It’s nutritionally superior to Himalayan salt, lower in sodium and higher in magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and many trace minerals deficient in the modern American diet. Real salt is highly beneficial and necessary to good health, and it is very difficult to have too much (unless you are eating packaged, processed foods.)

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