|"...The taco cleanse isn't about perfection...it's about being awesome."|
Dear Taco Journal,
Today I spent a few hours in the kitchen, cooking up some staples so I'll be ready to embark on my new journey tomorrow--a three day Taco Cleanse! Even though I've done juice fasts before, for some reason, I feel SUPER nervous about this cleanse. I know I should focus on what the authors say, "...the taco cleanse isn't about perfection...it's about being awesome." But, I'm still pretty worried that I'll do something wrong, or accidentally fold my tortilla too many times.
I KNOW I'm worthy of receiving the benefits of a high-taco diet. When I go to sleep tonight, I'm gonna try to keep this in my thoughts until I fall asleep.
|I think the best way to set yourself up for success on a taco strong diet, is to keep lots of fillings and toppings stashed in the fridge. Then when you're in a rush, just grab a portable tortilla and you're gold. |
So much quicker than cleaning a stupid juicer.
Dear Taco Journal,
"I decide what I eat, and today I choose tacos."
I'm so glad I stocked up on organic corn tortillas, it made hopping on the taco train pretty easy this morning. I put a scoop of Fruity Salsa on a toasted corn tortilla with some avocado and was extra careful to just fold the tortilla in half once. Almost immediately, I felt a bit light headed. So crazy that one taco is so strong!! I think I can get the handle on tacos-all-the-time, at least I hope so. I really want to see some results...
I've already decided what lunch will be, so I can start getting excited about it--Mighty Migas topped with Cilantro-Avocado Tranquility Sauce. Oh god. I'm freaking out 'cuz the recipe specifically states the migas need to be eaten with flour tortillas to get all the transformational benefits. Breakfast has me feeling sorta buzzed and tingly, I hope this feeling lasts a while!
|Hello Mom? If you're reading this, you might want to try one of these Mighty Migas tacos with Cilantro-Avocado Tranquility Sauce and Apple Fruity Salsa. I'm posting the recipe for you below.|
Abundant Potatoes to top some Ion-Charged Refried Bean tacos.
I chanted my taco mantra the entire time I diced these potatoes!
The better I feel, the more I realize I need to have a taco-talk with my mom about her "lifestyle choices," I sorta think she's been eating too many burritos lately.
|If you follow the instructions in the taco cleanse manual and eat Mighty Migas on corn tortillas, you will benefit from two superfoods--corn tortillas and flour tortillas! (I swear, after dinner tonight I felt like I could go out dancing all night!).|
What started out as a way to use up leftover corn tortillas has become a staple of brunch tables. Migas tacos are transformational because they contain two superfoods: corn and flour tortillas. If you've been afflicted with collywobbles or gripe, try eating at least one migas taco a week. Because your homemade corn tortillas are probably too delicious to leave any leftovers, tortilla chips stand in here.
What You Need:
♥ 1 tablespoon cooking oil
♥ 1/2 cup chopped onion
♥ 1 jalapeno, sliced into rings
♥ 14-18 ounces firm tofu, drained
♥ 1 teaspoon salt
♥ 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
♥ 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
♥ 1 cup crumbled tortilla chips
♥ 1 cup seeded, chopped tomato
♥ 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
♥ 1/4 cup unsweetened plant milk or water
♥ 1/2 cup vegan cheddar, optional
♥ 8 Flour Tortillas
What You Do:
Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion and jalapeno for 2 minutes, or until the onion starts to soften.
Crumble the tofu into the pan and sprinkle with the salt, cumin, and pepper. Cook until the tofu is dry and browned on at least one side, about 10 minutes. Try not to stir too often as this prevents browning.
Add the rest of the ingredients, including the cheese if you're using it, and stir thoroughly. Cook until the tomato softens and the liquid is completely absorbed.
Serve in the flour tortillas.
Recipe from The Taco Cleanse: The Tortillas-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life, copyright ©Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger, Jessica Morris, 2015. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold.
Dear Taco Journal,
Today is supposed to be the last day of my intense high taco journey. I feel a bit anxious about incorporating non-tacos into my diet tomorrow, so I think I might continue to cleanse for another day, and then maybe ease into some other kinds of tortilla based meals on Saturday mixed in with taco leftovers. Maybe a tostada on a soft tortilla would be OK (so I can bend it if I start feeling bad?). I'm gonna be really disappointed if I can't sustain this feeling. After I practice some taco yoga tonight, I'm planning to check in with myself to see if this is the right transition for me.
|All the things that make me feel like the best person I can be!|
On the menu today is Ion-Charged Refried Beans on toasted corn tortillas with Abundant Potatoes and Bright-Eyed Buffalo Sauce. I'm hoping this combination will propel me in the right direction. I still have some leftover Fruity Salsa from yesterday, so depending on my energy center, I might add some of that too.
|I know this might be considered TMI for a public taco journal, but tonight after dinner, my urine smelled like Ion-Charged Refried beans--a really great indication of intense detox. I'm thrilled!|
***The winner is Rie Chan!***
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