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Chipotle orange pork tacos. I’ve been on a Mexican food kick lately, can you tell? Well, I had bought a big ‘ol pack of corn tortillas for the huevos rancheros and only used about 6, so I decided to make some tacos. And, since I LOVE slow cooked pork, I decided to try a new twist on a slow-cooker classic. This recipe did end up being a tad more expensive than I had anticipated but it makes a serious amount of meat. I’ll probably only use half for the tacos and then freeze the rest. Chipotle Orange Tacos chipotle orange pork tacos Total time Total Cost: $19.13 Cost Per Serving: $1.59 Serves: 12 Ingredients 4-5 lb. pork roast (shoulder, boston butt) $9.881 medium onion $0.5812 oz. can frozen OJ concentrate $1.737½ oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce $1.291 Tbsp + 1 tsp minced garlic $0.482 cups water $0.002 whole bay leaves $0.20¼ cup cider vinegar $0.231½ tsp soy sauce $0.05 12 6″ corn tortillas $0.781 med red onion $0.611 med avocado $0.991 recipe pico de gallo $1.91½ bunch cilantro $0.35 Instructions Step By Step Photos.

Quinoa black bean tacos. Shhhhhh…. They’re VEGAN! I decided to experiment a little more with vegan food in 2013. Now, before you get your panties all in a bundle, hear me out. I’m an omnivore and probably always will be. I eat everything, animal and non-animal, but that doesn’t mean that every meal has to include both. I see vegan food as a challenge (I LOVE challenges) and a good way to incorporate more fresh food and fiber into my diet. Also, I’m only really interested in food that just happens to be vegan, not strange ingredients or concoctions that are meant to replace animal products. Quinoa is great because it cooks up quickly, can be seasoned with just about anything, is highly nutritious, and has a really fun texture.

Here are some other fun toppings for your tacos: pineapple, mango, jalapenos, corn, or sauteed mushrooms (okay, now I’m just thinking about all of the things that I like to put on my burritos at Izzo’s). Quinoa Black Bean Tacos quinoa black bean tacos Total Cost: $7.71 Cost Per Serving: $0.96. Braised Pork Tacos | New South Food Co. Last weekend I took the afternoon away from the kids to visit the Le Creuset store which opened at The Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta in Woodstock. I have several Le Creuset pans which I’ve received as gifts over the years and always looking for a new piece to add to my collection. I was greeted by Cody the manager and Carol the assistant manager. As it turns out Carol is also a food blogger at A Cup of Mascarpone. It’s great to meet new people with a passion for food. Le Creuset pans heat evenly and retail their temperature. The enamel coating makes cleanup a breeze and of course the assortment of amazing colors are always a topic of conversation.

I’ve used and abused my Le Creuset pans over the years and they still look brand new. As you can tell I’m a huge fan of the pans and company and excited Le Creuset agreed to sponsor a giveaway for a 3 1/2 qt. braising pan in the winners choice of color! These traditional Tagine roasters have a unique lid which returns moisture to the braiser. Slow Cooker Sweet Pork Barbacoa. Let me begin by saying, I never thought I’d be dedicating a post to sweet pork. Ever. I used to hate the stuff. My husband loves it, so when we first got married I was still in the try real hard to impress him phase, so I tried making several different sweet pork recipes. Every time it was so hard for me to choke it down, because it was like eating a piece of candied pork inside a taco. It was far too overly sweet, not sweet in a good way at all. It was a weird kind of sweet. This is one of the easiest recipes ever! There are many uses for this pork, which are listed in the recipe.

Note: these are my tacos without 85% of the toppings I add =). Slow Cooker Sweet Pork Barbacoa Ingredients Directions Place pork roast in a slow cooker. Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Tacos. Share on Pinterest Everyone, I am becoming the healthiest eater ever! Ha yeah right =)! I ate these incredible Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Tacos for dinner then I ate a big brownie with cream cheese frosting right after. I will never be able to omit the sweets from my life. It’s also highly unlikely that I will ever be able to do with out the comfort food classics like pizza and lasagna. With that said though, I do try and have a balanced diet and eat healthy for the most part. My Mom went to visit my brother in Arizona and she had mentioned to me how my sister-in-laws mother made the most incredible vegetarian tacos while she was there.

I made a few changes to the recipe. Share on Pinterest Share on Pinterest Share on Pinterest Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Tacos Ingredients Serve with: corn or wheat tortillas chopped lettuce Monterey Jack, cheddar or cottage cheese diced avocados diced tomatoes hot sauce Directions Heat olive oil in a large non-stick saucepan over medium high heat. Breakfast Soft Tacos. Okay. Okay. I get it.

Mexican cuisine for breakfast is pretty amazing. I mean, the king of Mexican breakfasts, huevos rancheros, is a pretty awesome dish, in my opinion. But, to be honest with you, in the mornings I usually fix up a nice vegan shake (I like this brand-no endorsement here. So enter the breakfast taco. And I have a confession to make. And, as far as these tacos go, you can make them completely to your own liking. A breakfast of champions, no?

Breakfast Soft Tacos Servings: 2 (about 4 tacos) Ingredients One 15-ounce can refried beans (I used a nonfat, vegetarian version) or make your own 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 2-3 green onions, chopped 3 eggs, lightly whisked 4 6-inch tortillas (I used a flour version here, but feel free to use whatever kind you like) For toppings: queso fresco, salsa, cilantro, Greek yogurt, salt and pepper, etc. Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Source: Adapted from Cooking Light.