I have a confession to make. I've never made tacos before and I've probably only had tacos a handful of times. So, when I found out that the Recipe Redux Challenge this month is to recreate tacos, I was drawing a blank for ideas.
The one time that I do remember eating tacos is about 2 years ago at a restaurant and they were fish tacos. I used that as inspiration and created these Tandoori Salmon Tacos.
I decided to take it to the next level by making the tortilla from scratch! To my surprise, they weren't that complicated and oh boy were they worth it. I followed the recipe for white tortillas by Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I wanted to perfect white tortillas before I moved on to whole wheat tortillas. I will be trying the whole wheat version soon!
This is a very basic taco recipe but you can always amp it up by adding more toppings. You can top it off with sour cream or even my Pickled Mango (YUM!).
While walking down the juice aisle, have you ever stopped for a moment to read the labels of your family’s favorite juices? It can quickly become confusing – from concentrate, not from concentrate, 100% fruit juice, cranberry cocktail, fruit beverage. This edition of “Simple Swaps” will help you better understand juice labels.
After fruits have been juiced, the freshly pressed juice has two fates:
1. The fresh juice can be heated and condensed to make a final concentrated product. This is what you see in the frozen juice section, but it can also be reconstituted with water to make juices that are from concentrate found in the juice aisle. These fall within the "from concentrate" category.
2. On the other hand, juice that is "not from concentrate" has only been pasteurized and packaged. These can also be labelled as 100% fruit juice. This means that things such as added sugars, water or flavourings have not been added to the final products.
A few weeks ago, I shared a picture of persimmon on Instagram and told my followers that I never tried persimmon before. I got a lot of comments telling me I was missing out and had to try it ASAP! I headed to the grocery store as soon as I could (read: when my fridge was empty), and picked up some persimmons. Boy, was I in for a delicious surprise!
If you haven't had a persimmon before, they kind of taste like a plum but a little more exotic. I absolutely loved this (new) fruit and decided to start recipe-testing with it. The result was this delicious Persimmon Almond Overnight Oats.
Overnight oats are one of my favourite breakfasts, mostly because you can prepare it the night before and wake up to a delicious meal. Last year, I shared a recipe for Strawberry Chocolate Overnight Oats and it ended up being one of the most popular recipes on my blog!
When I was biting into my persimmon, the first thing I thought of was how much I would love to have this as a part of my breakfast! I also l...