View Full Version : Need some help in the Mexican area....
09-02-2006, 02:17 PM
I need some help....I got the salsa, I got the guac., I even have the wraps.....but I haven't been able to muster up a faux taco meat....in all my science experiments in the kitchen I just can't get there......does anyone have some good ideas?
09-02-2006, 02:41 PM
Well, this isn't "totally" raw because I use the steel cut oat groats in my co-op (although you can get "truly" raw oats from like Alissa's site) but I have taken (and sorry, no exact measurements) oat groats, walnuts (or you can use almonds) and processed in the food processor until coarsely ground. Then I added a little soaked/drained sundried tomato and some organic taco seasoning (from co-op in bulk section) or you can make your own seasonings with cumin, chili powder, cayenne, onion and garlic powder and sea salt. You don't want the mixture too mushy.
It reminded me of the soy-based TVP I used to use to make cooked tacos when we were eating cooked vegan.
I found this in my file:
2 c carrots
1/2 c red onions
1 1/2 c minced celery
1/2 c minced parsley
1/4 c minced scallions
1/4 C lemon juice
2 t. Kelp
1 t. dulse
1 Tb. bragg's liquid amino
pinch sea salt
1/3 C carrot juice (more if needed)
1C mushrooms sliced
**use Champion juicer & Blank screen.. put in almonds, carrots, onions & mushrooms
**Stir in remaining ingredients
now add enought carrot juice for consistency you like
09-02-2006, 03:32 PM
I use pacans in ther processor add some sea salt, cumin and chili powder
09-02-2006, 03:41 PM
Alissa' meatloaf recipe is great as a burger or taco meat.
09-02-2006, 03:49 PM
I've heard that ground up walnuts with spices make a good "ground beef". Make sure your spices are raw though. I'd order them from the frontier co-op. :)
Sharon in Colorado
09-02-2006, 04:24 PM
Well, this isn't "totally" raw because I use the steel cut oat groats in my co-op (although you can get "truly" raw oats from like Alissa's site) but I have taken (and sorry, no exact measurements) oat groats,
Rawkinlocs did you do anything to the oat groats like roll them or powder them before-hand?
09-02-2006, 04:31 PM
Rawkinlocs did you do anything to the oat groats like roll them of powder them before-hand?
Un-uh...just used them whole. Now what I'm trying to recall is whether or not I soaked the groats. I "think" I may have soaked them for no more than about an hour 'cause again, you don't want the mixture to be totally mushy or like a pate'.
Sharon in Colorado
09-02-2006, 04:40 PM
Thanks...sounds like a nice idea for a lower fat option...tee hee.
09-03-2006, 11:31 PM
Raw meatballs with chili seasoning.
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