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Gluten-Free Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe

*Post sponsored by Real California Milk, but recipe and opinions are my own.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Home of the acai (Brazilian berry), churrascaria (bbq), and caipirinha (adult
beverage). The one snack I always look forward to eating when I visit one of my favorite vacation spots is
pao de queijo aka cheese bread. Although I typically try to eat low carb, I like that these buns are gluten-
free and contain high-quality protein from the asiago and romano cheeses.
Here’s my recipe that I make when I’m missing my days eating in Rio.
Ingredients:
3 cups tapioca starch or tapioca flour
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup Real California Milk
3/4 cup Real California Milk Asiago cheese
3/4 cup Real California Milk Dry Jack cheese
1 egg
3/4 tbsp salt

pao de queijo

Directions
1. Simmer vegetable oil and milk in a pan on low heat until warm
2. In a separate bowl, mix the tapioca flour, egg, and salt.

3. Gently pour the warm vegetable oil and milk mixture into the bowl while slowly mixing all the
ingredients together
4. Add in the cheeses and continue to mix evenly
5. With the dough mixture, roll 2-3 inch balls with your hands.
6. Place on to a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper
7. Bake for 8-10 min at 325F until they are a golden color
8. Let cool for 10 min and enjoy

For more information on the essential nutrients that cheese provides (and your body needs), like high-
quality protein, calcium and B12, check out this LINK.

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Skip the Hot Sauce and try this Spicy Mexican Tortilla instead

[Post Sponsored by La Tortilla Factory. All of the opinions and recipe are my own]

Don’t you hate it when you want spicy Mexican food but you’ve run out of hot sauce? That’s the worst! Luckily, I’ve recently discovered a tortilla that has a slight fiery kick to it called Non-GMO Hand Made Style Smoky Chipotle by La Tortilla Factory. Not only does it add some heat to my tacos, but these are also these tortillas are tender and thick similar to the authentic ones you would eat in Mexico. Check out my recipe that I started cooking in my recent video parody (Click HERE) for Abuelita Is Unimpressed’s video.

Here’s my recipe below:

Ingredients

  • 3 small bell peppers (red, orange, yellow or green), sliced about 1/3 inches thick
  • 12 pieces of medium size deveined shrimp (unfrozen)
  • 2 tbsp. fajita mix (cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin, sea salt, brown sugar, salt, & garlic powder)
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 4 Non-GMO hand made style smoky chipotle tortillas
  • 1/2 cup of guacamole or avocado to add a creamy texture

Directions

  • Place sliced bell peppers into a medium heated non-stick pan (adding oil is optional). Cook until the bell peppers are tender and slightly browned, which will be about 8-14 min.
  • Mix the fajita mix and olive oil with the shrimp until evenly coated
  • Sauté the shrimp on a low heated non-stick pan (adding oil to the pan is optional) and cook throughly for about 5-8 min.
  • Heat up the smoky chipotle tortillas on a non-stick pan or comal for about 1 min on each side on medium heat (Optional).
  • Place bell peppers and shrimp on each tortilla, add guacamole for taste (Optional).

Enjoy!

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Where to eat delicious healthy Tacos in LA

It’s Taco Tuesday again! Yes! And this time, I’m not cooking.

Typically, I steer away from taco trucks because all I can imagine is that everything is deep fried and greasy. But not Trejo’s Tacos! Danny Trejo, film and tv star, collaborated with few others passionate foodies, to create healthier Mexican cuisine. You know this is totally up my alley and what I love sharing with all my friends. What makes his cuisine healthier is that Trejo’s Tacos offers vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. For all those gluten-free folks… you can eat tacos with corn tortillas… because those are gluten-free! To spread the love these yummy dishes Trejo’s Tacos expanded it’s accessibility via food truck; now I don’t have to deal with as much traffic commuting across town from my office by the airport to Hollywood.

To see what I ate, check out the pictures of the tacos I tried at this media preview event. And special shout out to my buddy Michael Walsh, founder of Eating Around So Cal, for inviting me to this event.

Rainbow Cauliflower Tacos

Rainbow Cauliflower Tacos – Vegan Option for Taco Lovers
Health tip: Cauliflower does contain protein and is low in carbs.

Grilled Chicken Tacos

Grilled Chicken Tacos – idea for those who want meat protein that’s light

Carnitas

Slow roasted pork – Carnitas

Pulled Beef Brisket

Pulled Beef Brisket

Hortchata

Creamy smooth horchata
Health Tip: made with almond milk instead of rice milk for lower carbs for a lower carb drink.

Tinger & Danny Trejo

Danny and I taking this pic after discussing healthy eating and world domination… ok… maybe just the healthy eating part 😉

Where to eat delicious healthy Tacos in LA2020-09-04T12:34:21-07:00

Yes… It’s Taco Tuesday again!

What do you think of when you’re craving tacos? I think of the savory flavors of the meat and the crunchiness of the taco shell. All good stuff. But then, I think about how full and heavy I am going to feel afterwards, especially when you wash those down with a few cervezas (beers).

So my first thoughts were…

1. How can I make a healthier taco that has lots of flavor?

2. How can I keep the crunchiness that I love?

Answers… use taco meat spiced with hot sauce, salsa, or whatever makes you mouth water. And then wrap it with romaine or butter lettuce as the “taco shell” and add in lots of red or green cabbage. Bammmm…. you get the yummy tacos like the ones you see in the pics. It’s a great way to fell full, but not heavy and sleepy afterwards. Click HERE for the recipe link that you can try!

Would you try this healthier version of my Mexican Fish Tacos? Just comment below and let me know what you think 🙂

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What else can I make with the cauliflower tortilla?

Apparently, you can make a guiltless low carb cheese quesadilla? Yes… that’s right… a tasty one as well.

Hopefully after reading that last post, you’ve all mastered the art of making the perfect cauliflower tortilla. If not, click on this LINK for the recipe. And if you have…. now you’re ready to make this easy and affordable quesadilla. Basic ingredients are grated cauliflower, egg whites, and low-fat cheese. By replacing one cup of flour for grated cauliflower, you’re reducing your caloric in-take by ~400 calories! For me, I’d rather use those calories for a churro or some other Mexican dessert.

Wanna try this guiltless recipe? Click HERE and let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments below.

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