I love to eat out. A lot. Trying a new restaurant is pretty top on my list of favourite things to do. But I also love to cook, to play with recipes and remix ingredients so when Sobeys asked me to get involved with the Better Food For All mission I was stoked. The challenge, go out to some of my favourite restaurants, pick a dish and find a way to remake it in my own kitchen.
The one rule I try to stick to when I’m at home is that any meal I whip up be as healthy as possible. Though I thought it would be fun to remake truffle parmesan fries from Bymark (it’s a meal, swear), I decided to head over to my ultimate healthy food spot, Fresh. Fresh has been around in Toronto since 1999 serving up the most delicious vegan cuisine long before it was cool to be vegan. Its founder, Ruth Tal, has become a dear friend of mine and puts so much care and passion into her menus that I knew paying homage to this Toronto mecca was a must.
So what would I remake from her killer new menu that was healthy yet satisfying, good for the whole family and accessible enough that you could get all of the ingredients from your local Sobey’s? TACOS! Obviously tacos. Though it’s a toss up between the squash tacos and the jalapano lime ones as to which are my fave, because this is a healthy food mission I chose the latter.
I didn’t do much to mess with this genius dish because you really shouldn’t mess with perfection. To make it even more nutrient packed I added avocado (because what is a taco without avocado) replaced the whole wheat shell with a corn one and added some julienne carrots at the end for a little added crunch. You can also eat it without the shell all together!
Though this recipe has a few parts, they are all worth it and don’t take too long. The tofu can be marinated a day ahead removing a step the day of which works for a busy mumma like me. Plus all of these mini recipes can be consumed alone or in conjunction with other recipes because they’re so damn delicious! Jalapeno lime dressing, I swear you can put that **** on anything! You can also use the vegan mayo without the adding the jalapenos and cilantro for a great mayo alternative.
So after further ado,
Jalepeno Lime Tacos