Do new recipes scare you too?
Updated: Feb 5, 2020
As I continue on my quest to find thee most flavorful, simplest, antioxidant packed, low inflammation recipes for the Back 2 Bliss Back Pain Protocol recipe list & meal plan…..I just had to STOP to share this one with you.
My cousin, who is an internal med doctor in Las Vegas - and has a vegan lifestyle - shared this with me a few months ago and I finally got up the ‘courage’ to try it.
Honestly- I have to admit - it takes courage for me to make a new-to-me recipe.
In my head this is what I hear:
“It will take too long”
“New is scary”
“Looks too hard - stick with the easy recipes you know”
“I’m not sure if I will like it”
And pretty much EVERY time I actually take the plunge and make a new recipe (whether I like it or not) my brain says:
“That didn’t take as long as I thought”
“New is exciting”
“It wasn’t as hard as I thought the recipe looked”
“How would I have known if I liked it if I didn’t even try?”
So before you even read this recipe and have the same apprehensive thoughts that I had….just try it -- OR use this as motivation to try a different recipe that you have been putting off to try because you have thoughts that don’t serve you.
Lentil Tacos with Mango Guacamole:
(Makes 4 servings)
Mango guacamole Ingredients:
2 ripe avocados, cubed
1 ½ cup ripe mango, cubed
14/ cup red onion, diced
½ cup cilantro, chopped
Juice of a lime
½-1 tsp himalayan salt (to taste)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 roma tomatoes, diced
2 cups cooked lentils
4 leaves of kale (4-6 cups) torn into smaller pieces
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp himalayan salt
8-12 small corn tortillas (warmed in the oven, stovetop, or microwave)
Place the guacamole ingredients in a bowl and mash until desired texture is reached (I use a fork or potato masher)
Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a large skillet on medium heat
Add tomatoes, cook until they are tender/mushy (approx 5 min)
Stir in the lentils and kale. Cook until kale is tende (approx 5 min)
Stir in the seasonings and add more salt if necessary
Fill each tortilla with lentil filling, then top with mango guacamole
**Enjoy & let me know what you think!