Cauliflower Tacos

By Rose Elder

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I was telling my mother about todays post. And she was like: Ok, so, the cauliflower is the wrap? No mom, they are simple cauliflower tacos. So the cauliflower is a spread in the taco? No mom, the cauliflower is used instead of the protein! So for anyone that likes to have meatless Mondays this is a great option for you. This is also a fun way to add more vegetables to your diet! I mean it, they are so tasty and you feel full after eating them as well.

Here the recipe, this makes 4 tacos, so double the recipe if you need more:

Ingredients

  • 1 head or organic cauliflower
  • 2tbs olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 habanero chile (you can also do jalapeño)
  • 1 tbs of lime juice
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • shredded cabage
  • bunch of cilantro

 

Directions

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Cut the head of cauliflower into little florets. Cover them with the olive oil and pinch of salt. In a cast iron pan (very important, specially to add flavor), cook them at 425 f in the oven for 50 minutes tossing them half way. They shouldn’t be mushy.

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Cut the habanero chile very small and mash it into the avocado. Add the lime juice and salt. You can also use your immersion blender instead. Set aside.

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Cut the onion and cilantro and mix it to the shredded cabbage. Set aside.

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Heat up your tortillas in a griddle. Spread a thick coat of the avocado mix on the tortilla. I would even spread it a little bit more than I did so when you bite at the top of the taco you not only bite into the cabbage mix.

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Add the cauliflower and top the taco with the cabbage mix. You are done with a super simple, healthy and delicious meal.

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Happy Monday everyone!

Chez Georges, Paris

One of my favorite places on earth is and will always be: PARIS.

I know it might sound like a cliché and not a very original choice, but I have been coming back to the City of Light since I was a young four-year-old. There is this je nais se quoi about its busy streets, packed sidewalks, smelly subway and cigarette smoke that I seem to enjoy.

My last visit to Paris was with Adam, my husband, we spent a short week discovering “new” (to us anyway) breakfast spots, bars and restaurants, as well as visiting the old. Adam and I have our birthdays very close in dates, three days apart, so we decided to visit Paris for my 30th birthday and his 34th. One of the places I always long for is a small, hidden restaurant, “Chez Georges”. I thought this would be the prefect spot to celebrate Adam’s birthday. I was right — he still talks about it. Unlike the expensive and exclusive restaurant Arabelle, at Hotel Plaza Athénée, Chez Georges is a small eatery that Parisians visit mostly on their lunch hour on weekdays. This hidden restaurant hosts business locals every “après midi.” The place is nothing special — it’s a long, crowded and slightly dark place with mirrors along the walls — but the traditional French food is decadent, and the smells of the meat, vegetables and red wine surround the small space. The waitresses are also part of the whole “French” experience — the kind you only see at the movies: Motherly ladies wearing long skirts and long aprons — very friendly, luckily because the menu is exclusively in a hard-to-read, handwritten French. Our waitress recommended the profiteroles for dessertProfiteroles, cream puffs with warm dark chocolate sauce on top;  everything you can imagine and then some. Sorry about the not-so-great photo, it was clearly taken with our phone, most were.

In your next trip to Paris, make a small space in your schedule and have a meal at Chez Georges. We didn’t make a reservation so it can be a last-minute plan as well.

Chez Georges 1,rue du Mail, 75002 Paris, France (Opéra) 01 42 60 07 11