(Contains oil) INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup aquafaba / 1/4 tsp ground mustard / 1/4 tsp salt / 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar / 1 Tbsp sweetener / 3/4-1 cup neutral oil Suggested sweeteners are brown rice syrup, stevia, cane sugar or maple syrup. Suggested neutral oils are sunflower or avocado. Olive oil has a distinct taste, but if you like the taste of olive oil mayonnaise, it will work.
PREP TIME 5 min / COOK TIME none / NEED blender / MAKES 2 cups
When I first came to Mexico, I learned to love agua de jamaica, a delicious beverage that was a little bit tart, usually sweetened and served cold. Many years later, I learned that agua de jamaica was made from dried hibiscus flowers. Recently, I have learned that this delicious drink has many health benefits, even medicinal uses, and that after they are boiled and strained, the flowers can be used as a meat substitute in tacos and other dishes!
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||1.279mg||85.00%|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||0.099mg||6.00%|
Hibiscus tacos / Tacos de flor de jamaica (Recipe)
Source: Doctors Health Press
There are physiological arguments for a whole food plant-based lifestyle, as well as credible ecological and deeply spiritual considerations, but I’m going to limit this discussion to just one self-interested reason: it feels good.
I want to preach and shout and cry out, “Why didn’t I do this years ago? How is it possible that EVERYONE isn’t doing this?” This is a common reaction of people who finally cross over from animal-based to plant-based. However, if you’re not ready for it, you would probably think I’m nuts if I did that. I would have thought so too. A few weeks ago, I thought vegans were mostly teenage girls looking for attention or fanatics in weird religions. There may be a few of those, but there is a growing number of diverse, energetic, healthy people that reflect a different reality.
I read a little book more than forty years ago that…
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