Last year we were encouraged by Life Church to do a 6 week fast of our choice in order to clean out our systems and to really consider our goals for the year. We realized this fast would force us to become extremely creative with our recipes. You would not realize how much processing goes on in most of the foods you will find here in the U.S. After input from some friends, we decided to do the Daniel Fast. For those of you who don’t know what that is, you are pretty much vegan and also can’t do artificial sweeteners or anything with msg; also you can’t have any bread that has used yeast to make it rise. What you take in must remain pure (and no additives or chemicals) for the most part.
Adapting a few recipes, I perfected this yummy Cous Cous Taco recipe to exactly our liking. We love it because it makes you feel satisfied after eating, but you also feel good about your body. There are no feelings of regret or like the food is ‘sticking to your bones.’ It feels like you are taking in exactly what your body asked for. Creating recipes like this has changed our lives. And while we are not 100% vegan, the Daniel Fast certainly made us more aware of what we are putting in our bodies.We encourage you guys to try it out! Eating right will truly make you feel good inside and out.

Ingredients
1 c. Cous Cous
3 Peppers
3 Tomatoes Skinned
1/2 Onion
1/2 c. White raisins
1/4 c. Sunflower seeds
1 c. Spinach
1/4 c. Fresh parsley

Directions:
Step 1: Bring water to a boil, stir in cous cous, remove from heat source, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Add oil and chopped onion to a large saucepan. Cook until onions are translucent.

Step 3: Next add cous cous and chopped peppers, tomatoes, spinach. Cook until cous cous is golden brown. Stir occasionally so the cous cous does not stick to the pan.

Step 4: Add raisins, sunflower seeds, parsley and whatever seasoning you prefer. I like to use curry powder or mexican spices. Have fun and expierment with different flavors.

Step 5: Serve on hard or soft shell tacos with salsa, mixed greens and guacamole. Enjoy!

Photos by Kaleb Nimz

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14 Comments on Cous Cous Tacos by Kaleb

  1. Becca
    June 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm (7 years ago)

    These look delicious! I bet they would be great with quinoa, too!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  2. Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom
    June 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm (7 years ago)

    This looks fantastic! I’ve been trying to incorporate more clean foods into my diet. Thanks for the inspiration.
    xoxo

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  3. Design_Fluff
    June 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm (7 years ago)

    This food looks so freaking yummy!

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  4. Connie | Daydream In Color
    June 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh wow! That looks so good! We are currently going a “clean” cleanse too. It’s definitely been hard to figure out what to eat! I’ll need to try this.

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  5. The Jayneses
    June 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm (7 years ago)

    Those look delicious! I did the Daniel fast for lent one year and boy was it difficult for me. I’m super impressed with your creativity!
    thejayneses.blogspot.com

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  6. Cristina Carrera
    June 21, 2013 at 7:36 pm (7 years ago)

    Awesome idea using couscous in tacos. Everything you said is so true. The first time I did the Daniel fast I really learned to get creative with healthy, whole foods. I didn’t go into it from a health perspective, but that was a welcome bonus.

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  7. A.
    June 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm (7 years ago)

    It’s seem delicious : I’ll try that some day soon 😉

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  8. Rachel Bethke
    June 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm (7 years ago)

    yummmm!!!! great vegan recipe! I am tagging it for later 😀

    xoRachel
    The Year of Slow Fashion
    Forked In Tofu

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