Last night I made Sweet & Spicy Tacos Infused with Grapefruit, served in a fresh red cabbage roll on a bed of sprouts with homemade salsa on top. This meal is absolutely incredible. The flavor sensation is hard to beat. My taste buds were in heaven last night. As I write, I ask myself "why did I eat the extra one as a late night snack?! I want one!" They're so good, I'll be keeping this recipe handy for sure.
I honestly don't eat very much grapefruit, I bought one on a complete whim. It's been in the fridge and I wasn't sure what to do with it. Something told me to add it to the meal. I must have tried to put the grapefruit back 3 times, not trusting it would be okay, but I listed to my spirit and added it even as in my head I was very fearful it would ruin the meal. I came to terms that at worst, I could modify the seasoning. I added the grapefruit, I added 1 tsp of agave. I mixed it together for about a minute, tasted it and said "Oh my god, it really is good!" as if in disbelief! Faith is funny that way. I think we can learn faith lessons all the time, even in the kitchen. If you are ever cooking, and you feel inspired to add an ingredient you wouldn't normally add, give it a try, it be the best meal you've had in a long time. My best meals are created in that moment.
Want some? Here is how you can make them!
Take 1/4 of the onion plus an extra slice, 2 cloves garlic and a couple of serrano peppers and pulse in food processor until finely chopped.
Pre-heat a tbsp or two of oil in a medium-sized pan over medium high heat, add the chopped garlic and onion mixture and saute for 1 min or two.
Crumble the tempeh with the food processor or your hands and add to the dish.
Begin to add seasoning and mix throughout, reduce heat to medium-low.
Take 1/2 of the peeled grapefruit and squeeze the juice into your "taco meat."
For the salsa, take the balance of the onion, garlic, serranos, add in 2 ripe tomatoes, the juice of 1 lemon, handful of cilantro and add salt, cumin, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
Take a head of cabbage, carefully peel back a cabbage leaf, place fresh sprouts or lettuce on the bottom, add the Sweet & Spicy Taco mixture, and scoop the fresh homemade salsa on top!
Serve hot, roll them up to eat! They surprisingly stay together very well and make a low-cal, corn free alternative!
Makes a filling, healthy and low-cal dinner for 2! Increase quantity as needed.
For dessert my husband made the most amazing ice-cream! He even gave me his recipe and is letting me share! Here you go!
Best wishes for a fabulous weekend!
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