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    Get Your Groove on With Walnut Tacos

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    25 mins

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    Sharon123's Note:

    From the Thrive Kitchen launch, held at vegan chef Matthew Kenney's culinary school and restaurant M.A.K.E. in Santa Monica, California. Thrive Kitchen is a spin off of Vega's "Thrive Forward" website and part of their "Vegucation Series", which is a free educational resource for those wanting to lose weight, regulate their diet, and/or learn more about plant based living, exercise, sustainable food sources, and more. The recipe was adapted from Kitchen Cures by Peggy Kotsopoulos. Enjoy!

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    For the filling

    For the taco seasoning

    For the sauce

    • 1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts (or raw cashew nuts)
    • 1/2-1 chipotle pepper packed in adobo sauce
    • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from a jar of chipotle peppers)
    • 1/4 cup water

    For the taco shells

    • 1 head bibb lettuce, leaves separated (OR corn tortilla-Sprouted grain or gluten-free organic recommended)

    Optional toppings


    1. 1
      Make the taco seasoning:.
    2. 2
      Stir all ingredients together well in a small bowl. Store in a tightly sealed jar.
    3. 3
      Make the taco filling:.
    4. 4
      Soak the walnuts in water for about an hour. Drain thoroughly.
    5. 5
      Process soaked walnuts to the texture of cooked ground beef/turkey.
    6. 6
      With the processor running, pour in the olive oil. Scrape into a serving bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning*.
    7. 7
      Make the sauce:.
    8. 8
      Blend all sauce ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Scrape into a serving bowl. (Start with half a chipotle pepper, taste, and add more to increase spicy heat to your preference).
    9. 9
      To Serve:.
    10. 10
      Spoon some of the walnut mix into a lettuce leaf.
    11. 11
      Spoon some of the sauce over the walnuts and top with toppings of your choice.
    12. 12
      Note: You will not need all the taco seasoning for one recipe. Reserve extra seasoning for future use.

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    Nutritional Facts for Get Your Groove on With Walnut Tacos

    Serving Size: 1 (279 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 674.9
    Calories from Fat 596
    Total Fat 66.2 g
    Saturated Fat 7.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 368.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.5 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 13.0 g

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    adobo sauce

    adobo sauce

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