Today's game plan: Do things that make me happy and support de-stressing. Pronto!
Smile. At strangers. At myself. In the mirror. It doesn't matter as long as your smiling.
Dance. Thank you Pandora for the 80's channel. Nothing really highlights my dance moves quite like Cindy Lauper. (and can you really NOT smile while dancing to 80's music? These two go hand in hand).
Breathe. I recently got into yoga and couldn't be more happy about my new found love. "Breathing in, I know that I'm alive. Breathing out, I smile to my aliveness" -Thich Naht Hahn
This plan got me through the day, in one piece, without ANY flailing at all! It was enough to break my pizza craving and motivate me to cook. Dont forget, we gotta keep the cells happy! My cells love grain-free, dairy-free burritos (tacos?) with cilantro lime cream sauce. (and they hate pizza... darn them!)
With hot sauce
Without hot sauce
To make the tortillas, I used this recipe. I have had LOTS of trial and error making grain-free tortillas, and this one is by far (by FAR!) the best. It is a little time consuming, so normally I make it up ahead of time. I always have leftovers too, and they're good for sandwich wraps, or basically anything that you would use a regular tortilla for.
(my husband and I couldn't agree on whether these were burritos or tacos)
1/2 lb grass-fed ground beef
1/4 zucchini, diced
1/4 red onion, diced
2 stalks of collard greens, diced (or any leafy green, thats just what I had)
5 mushrooms, diced
Taco Seasoning (makes enough for 1lb of meat):
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/4 teas garlic powder
1/4 teas onion powder
1/4 teas crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teas oregano
1/2 teas paprika
1 1/2 teas cumin
salt and pepper
Saute vegetables until soft, remove from pan and place in bowl for later. Brown ground beef until almost cooked. Add 1/2 of the taco seasoning and the veggies back to the pan. Put just enough water to cover the veggie/meat and stir in seasoning. Cook down until water is mostly gone. Stuff the tortilla shells with meat/veg mixture and cover in cilantro-lime cream sauce.
Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce:
1/2 cup cashews (soaked for 4+ hours)
1 cup loosely packed cilantro
2 teas lime juice
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp water
1/4 teas cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
Combine in blender or food processor and blend until creamy. Top your burrito with anything that makes your heart happy! Enjoy!