Monday Menu Plan and a Korean Taco Recipe June 29, 2015
In food news last week we continued to supplement one meal each day with a smoothie/drink thing from the Nutribullet. My husband reports more energy, less sugar cravings, and better sleep. I report less sugar cravings, and more energy too. I already sleep well so… My daughter reports yumm!
Now wanting to keep a good thing going I remembered a while ago I had read an article about juicing the same greens over and over can have a negative effect. Witnessing such a thing happening to my mom (with other foods not greens) I concur that too much of a good thing can backfire on you.
The Blender Babes (don’t judge the name they have good info) have a great article on rotating your greens to avoid a toxic build up. I recommend taking a look and even making a little list for yourself so you can be sure not to OD on SPINACH!
In other food news a dear friend asked me for my Korean Taco recipe. It’s actually not my recipe but from over at the Food Network . I did tweak it a bit to accommodate my food allergy and our tastes. I use coconut aminosas a soy sauce alternative. I find it’s not as salty (I was able to eat soy until I turned 26). You can usually find it in healthier grocery stores such as New Seasons, Whole Food etc. If not you can find it on Amazon. It has a few other health benefits but I use it to substitute for soy in my favorite Asian style dishes. It’s a delicious dish that my family is only too happy to see on the dinner table. I think it’s fairly easy too.
But before I share that recipe with you here is my menu for the week.
Monday: Meatloaf from the Freezer
Tuesday: Chicken Coconut Curry
Wednesday: Korean Tacos (see recipe below)
Thursday: Makeover Porkchops
Friday: Hamburgers and the rest potluck
Now here’s my recipe…
Tweaked (Soy-Free) Korean Tacos
- 3 lbs beef short ribs off the bone
- 1 cup coconut amino acids
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 6 cloves garlic
- 2 tbls fresh ginger grated
- 3 cups Napa Cabbage shredded
- 1/2 cup carrots shredded
- 3 tbls cilantro chopped
- 6 each green onions chopped
- 2 each limes juiced
- 1/4 cup coconut amino acids
- 2 tbls rice wine vinegar
- tbls extra virgin olive oil
- Pita Bread
First thinly slice your beef and make the beef marinade. Blend the marinade in a blender to mix it and marinate your meat with half of it. Marinate your beef from 3 to 24 hours. I usually marinate about 6 hours.
The other half or your marinade goes in a pan and cook it slowly to reduce it by half.
For the slaw shred all ingredients and put in a bowl. Set aside.
For the dressing mix all the ingredients together whisking in the olive oil last and set it aside
Heat your skillet to high and cook your marinated meat 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Heat your flat breads. I heat these quickly in a cast iron skillet, cooking on one side until heated through.
To assemble place a handful of the slaw in the middle of your flat bread, top with meat and drizzle with both the dressing and a some of the reduced marinade.
What’s on your menu?
- Find more menus to inspire you from other bloggers at Organized Junkie.
- Read some Menu Planning articles for tips on planning your weekly menu
- Need delicious easy recipes for your family? Simplified Dinners is your template for fresh easy recipes every day.
Linking up with…AnetinTime’s Linkup about South Korea
Hey Kemi! Thank you so much for sharing our “why it’s important to rotate your greens” post! The Korean Taco recipe looks DELICIOUS! We’ll have to try it! 🙂 HAPPY BLENDING! ~ Tarashaun & Team Blender Babes
Thanks for sharing this recipe! One question: what exactly is “coconut aminos” and where can I find it? Everything else looks pretty straightforward, and this looks so yummy!! Can’t wait to try it.
Hi Wendy. Thanks for pointing that out! I’ve edited the post to answer your questions. I’m allergic to soy so I usually use Coconut Aminos in place of soy sauce. If you can eat soy sauce it’s much cheaper and is in the original recipe. If not Coconut Aminos are a great alternative. Let me know how you like it 🙂