I’m just gonna come right out and say it: these tacos are totally dreamy.
Ben is rather easy to please when it comes to tacos; wrap anything up in a tortilla (corn, low-carb, even lettuce) and he’s one happy dude. Me, on the other hand, I need the right ingredients. Not just anything makes a good taco; there has to be the right balance of flavors and textures.
There’s something special about a warm, tender mahi filet encased in bright coriander seeds and smoky cumin. To be clear, it’s important to use the spices in the form of whole seeds, as written in the recipe. Don’t substitute the ground stuff. If the thought of that annoys you because supermarkets charge over $5 for those little jars, then do what I do and find an Indian grocery store, where you can get big bags for less than $3. (Hint:you can stock up on other important ingredients, like chickpea flour, whole dried beans and lentils, and nuts too!)
Once you’ve got that combo down, and combine it with a crunchy slaw of crisp jicama and sweet pineapple, trust me, you’ll wonder why you ever ate another fish taco.
As if you need any more convincing, check out the nutritional stats and ingredient list and you’ll discover that these are surprisingly low in fat and sugar, and gluten-free and dairy-free too.
Head over to Clean Eating Magazine for the full recipe!
Now, I hope you’ll stick around for a couple other cool things I have to share…
First, should you desire more gluten-free, dairy-free, or other allergen-free recipes for yourself or your kiddos, you’ll want to check out a very cool iPhone app created by my friend Kim at Cook IT Allergy Free. The Cook It Allergy Free iPhone and iPad apps allow you to select from hundreds of gluten-free, kid-friendly recipes and further customize them to meet your needs. Can’t eat eggs or dairy, perhaps? A simple touch will give you a choice of tried and true substitutions. Furthermore, you can select and customize a set of recipes for the entire week, and the app will spit out a personalized grocery list even organized by aisle! How’s that for a time saver? The app is interactive, too: feel free to give feedback on which substitutions worked best for you, and in turn improve the experience for others.
Maybe you’re thinking, “that’s cool, but my family can eat gluten, dairy, soy, etc. What do I need this for?” Food allergies are on the rise, and most likely, your child has some classmates who can’t enjoy all the same foods that he or she can. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to prepare meals and snacks that everyone can enjoy when your child’s friends come to play? If you’re not used to preparing food for special diets, a simple, handy guide like this could be your new best pal.
Kim has even included a video to show you how easy it is! Seriously, you’ll want to check this out.