Taco with a Twist!

With the weather getting cooler, thanks to one of our favourite food bloggers, Keren from Passionately Keren we have the perfect healthy comfort dish to warm you up.

There’re a few reasons why Keren loves Mexican food. With its bold flavours, its the kind of food that punches you in the face with a strong taste and then makes you come back for more. It’s sexy and daring. It’s passionate.

One of Keren’s favourite Mexican foods is taco. It’s tasty, easy to make and it’s great for parties!

Traditionally, taco is made with meat but Keren makes hers with tempe, walnuts and chia seeds. These make the taco highly nutritious and their unique texture gives the taco that ‘meaty’ and chewy taste, even though it’s completely plantbased.

You can find tempe (also spelled tempeh) at your local supermarket, health food store or an Indonesian or Malaysian speciality grocery store. You want to get raw tempe, as the cooked version is often flavoured and not as firm as the fresh type so it might be difficult to grate.

Why you should try it

It’s not only that this superfood tempe taco is easy and quick to make, it’s also nutritious, delicious, and high in protein. The added chia seeds provide a boost of omega 3 and they also help thicken the taco’s ‘meat’ mixture in next to no time.

The leftover ‘taco meat’ can also be used to spice up salad or sandwiches for lunch the next day, if you can manage not to eat it all in one sitting.

The key is to a good taco is a good taco seasoning. You can get it at the store or you can make it your self. If you’re a big taco fan, Keren recommends making it yourself because it’s so easy to do and you can customise it to suit your preferences 

You just need to get all the spices, mix them together and then store the mixture in an airtight jar to keep its freshness.  The best thing about making your own taco seasoning is that you can adjust the taste to your liking. You can make it as hot (or as mild) as you like, you can add more of the spices you like, maybe reduce the salt, or add more pepper.


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