The tacos that made my mother crazy n.n

I feel so honored that such a great cook as my mother had gone absolutely mad with my vegan version of tacos…

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I love the blend of tastes you get from this recipe combining the 6 flavors in ayurveda but also I love that people don’t even have an idea that they are not eating meat in this tacos.

Ingredients:

3 medium size potatoes

1/4 onion

A handful of walnuts and a handful of almonds without peeling.

Fresh cilantro

Salt (to your liking)

1 cup of oatmeal (non sugar)

1/2 cup of wheat bran

1 clove of garlic

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Preparation:

Wash and peel the potatoes, cut them in pieces and boil them with the sliced garlic.

While they boil, slice the onion into cubes, the cilantro, the walnuts and the almonds and reserve.

When the potatoes are done, dispose of the water excess and mash them.

Then add a little salt along with the sliced onion, cilantro, walnuts and almonds, add the oatmeal and the wheat bran.

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Mix it all together. And finally add a little of condiment sauce (here in mexico it’s called maggi sauce) it’s a seasoning sauce made out of soy and it looks a lot like soy sauce, just saltier.

You can serve the preparation as “hamburger” or dumplings, you can give it shapes and cook it, fried in a pan.

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Or you can just have it raw. For the tacos I decided to serve it raw on a blue crispy heated tortilla and top it with alfalfa and broccoli sprouts and a slice of avocado.

To go with them, a green salsa with fresh cilantro, or xni-pec salsa.

DSC06275 copiaThey had such a positive effect on my family’s tummy that they have asked me to do them practically every day XD.

This vegan tacos are great for every dietary lifestyle and they are also good for every body type.

They are light, easy to digest and a very balanced meal since they incorporate all of the 6 tastes in ayurveda.

Sweet, Sour, Salty, Pungent Bitter and Astringent. Each of the tastes has a specific body function and since the recipe has them balanced, Vata-Pitta-Kapha mind-body constitutions can indulge freely.

 

 

Lights at night in a park in Mexico

I always like to go to this place called “Parque Las Palapas” in Cancun, it’s a place for gathering of families and it just reminds me of the town part of Cancun, it’s a very local place, opposite to the hotel zone and beaches, makes a lot of contrast and I like it because I common elements to mexican culture in different parts of the country like Mexico City or Chiapas, there is always this folklore represented in bright colors and lights.

Nights in the town are like traveling in time, like going back to a time when everyone gathered at the square and enjoyed the time and the place, there’s people selling food, a local church, kids playing, families, crafts for sale, groups gathering to read and write, music playing at restaurants close by.

I guess there’s a place like that in every corner of the world, so I’m glad to share this one.

A cart selling lamps crafted for decoration
 
 
A cart selling all sorts of rosaries in different colors and materials
 
A food cart selling the local version of a crêpe “Marquesita” and next to it a cart selling food that reads “Super Churros Santos” next to the church.
 

I like the way that because they are next to the church they use creative names like that “Super Holy Snacks” translation for Super Churros Santos.

by: Kristina Guerrero