View Full Version : Ways to eat taco meat without the lettuce?
04-05-2008, 05:06 PM
I love raw tacos/buritos but I hate paying $3 for 0 calories of lettuce leaves which only 2 out of 10 work as a taco/burito wrap, and they are loaded with pesticides anyway (the organic ones are even smaller/worst).
So I'd really, really like some ways of eating taco meat and salsa without silly lettuce leaves. I don't like collard leaves either. I would like it to be something wrappable, but it could simply be a way of eating it differently.
If it comes to that, I could eat it as is in a bowl mixed with salsa, but I'd like a way to eat it by hand.
04-05-2008, 05:13 PM
I put my walnut taco meat in red cabbage leaves. They're sweet and crunchy. It reminds me of eating one of those taco bowls. Cabbage leaves are very low in pesticides, because the inner leaves are protected from coming in contact with sprayed pesticide.
You could also have it on flax crackers. Flax crackers are high-calorie and cheap, too. If you don't have a dehydrator, I can post my method of makign flax crackers without a dehydrator. It's really quite easy.
04-05-2008, 05:24 PM
Thanks for the flax cracker idea, and I do have a D. This reminds me of one of Matt Amsden's recipe, the tostada made of his onion bread with taco meat, cheese and salsa on top. I was also looking for ways to eat his onion bread more often, so this would solve 2 problems (onion bread ideas, taco meat ideas).
04-05-2008, 06:21 PM
Does anyone have recipes for flexible burito/fajita wraps that are grains and avodaco free? I have 2, but one has grains and the other avo...
04-05-2008, 06:26 PM
You could try substituting the avo with a banana.
This website has live food tortillas. Maybe you could look at the ingrediants and create a recipe. Ive heard these tortillas are very delicious although I havent tried them personally.
04-05-2008, 06:34 PM
How about Alissa's pizza bread (wrap)?
04-05-2008, 07:15 PM
Romaine lettuce leaves ususally yield several good "sheels" and the smaller inner leaves taste great in a smoothie.
A second the flax cracker idea or even on a RAWRITO style tortilla, YUMMY:p
Also taste good with cauliflower inside a nori wrap, with some red bell pepper
04-05-2008, 09:13 PM
I just remembered someone had once recomended me rice paper for raw buritos, well I just found some and had 2 raw buritoes in rice paper, it's great except I find the texture goes weird after a few minutes.
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