‘From the book of’ Fridays- Raw Taco Gorilla Wraps

8 Sep


Yes I know it’s no longer Friday…better late than never? Oops! It’s been a rainy weekend where I just want to stay inside and watch Sleepless in Seattle & When Harry Met Sally. A day spent with Meg Ryan is a good one in my books.  I must say I LOVED this raw recipe from Beauty Detox Foods by Kimberly Snyder. It took me 5 minutes to make and has simple ingredients you can get anywhere. I often buy Yves or Gardein ‘ground beef’ when I want to make tacos or a mexican dish, now I know walnuts work great too! If you are a vegan who prefers not to buy analog meats because they are so processed, walnuts are a good alternative as they are rich in vitamin E and Omega 3’s.

I have posted the recipe below as it is available on Kimberly’s website, so I think it is ok to share 🙂

Raw Taco Gorilla Wraps

Yield: 6–8 wraps

*Organic if possible
2 cups walnuts
1 Tbs. cumin
1/2 Tbs. coriander
2 Tbs. low sodium Tamari
1 tsp. chili powder
Collard greens, washed with stems trimmed about 2 inches from bottom of leaf
DIRECTIONS: Put the walnuts in a food processor with the blade in place, and process until chunky. Scrape the ground nuts into a bowl, and mix in the cumin, coriander, chili powder, and cayenne. Add the tamari and mix again. Take a collard green with the dark edge facing down on your cutting board. Trim off the stem and up about two inches into the leaf. Place about ¼–1/3 cup of the nut meat mixture in the middle of the leaf. Top with some salsa. To assemble, roll up burrito style. Fold one of the long ends in, and then both the end pieces, and then the other long way, tucking in firmly. Place with the folded edge down on your cutting board, and slice firmly into two pieces on the diagonal.
– See more at: http://beautydetoxfoods.com

*I only used 1/2 tsp chili powder, (if you like really spicy foods use 1 tsp) and some gorgeous chard I picked up at the Kingsland farmers market.

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The must check out Vegan MoFo blog right now is Seitan Beats Your Meat. IT’S MAD MEN THEMED!!!! Yes you read that right! Veg cookbook author Kelly Peloza  is the mastermind behind this awesome blog. You have to check it out, even if you aren’t a fan of the show. The pictures are amazing and the whole thing has a fun 60s vibe. Recipes Kelly has shared so far: pastrami sandwiches, french toast, vegan ham and an old fashioned, heaven!

Enjoy your weekend, and if you have time, maybe watch some Mad Men while you eat french toast:)



5 Responses to “‘From the book of’ Fridays- Raw Taco Gorilla Wraps”

  1. GiGi September 8, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    That filling looks hearty and a terrific replacement for regular vegan taco meat. I would totally try that and in a collard wrap too. Thanx for posting. Looks like we might have similar taste buds from across the globe 🙂

  2. Lindsay September 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    Yum, I love collard green wraps and need to try these!!

  3. oksud518 September 9, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Reblogged this on kecoo and commented:
    Ideas for lunch

  4. marystestkitchen September 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    MMmm yum! This looks great!

  5. Caeli @ Little Vegan Bear September 17, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    Beautiful! I love the idea of raw tacos!

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