Gluten-Free Taco Meatloaf


Happy Monday All! I am going to start this week with something savory for a change.

I have made this taco meatloaf a few times now and it has been a crowd-pleaser every time. The main comment is that the lettuce adds such a refreshing quality.

And we love tacos at our house. Sometimes we have a taco salad night once a week at times. But I am also a person who loves to switch things up and an adventurer who loves to experience foods in new ways. I saw some mini taco meatloaves on my Pinterest. I had to take and tweak them to a Brittany-approved transformation. Just typing this now, makes me want to make it again.

Maybe try something new for your Taco Tuesday tomorrow.

Gluten-Free Taco Meatloaf

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Tortillas

IMAG4156.jpgWho doesn’t like tacos?

I’ve played with different tortillas in the past. My first experiment was shaping bacon into the shape of a taco shell. But I’ve also used cauliflower and zucchini. A few years ago I made ones plantains and ones with sweet potatoes. I’ve made spinach ones for wraps. And a month ago I made kale ones (again for BLT wraps).

So I set out to revisit the sweet potato tortilla. Something super simple.

It was pretty mush mashed sweet potatoes and tapioca flour. My husband (the chef) did an awesome job helping me cook and flip them.

My own personal verdict is that I liked them MORE than the ones I’ve made in the past. The tapioca added a nice little stretchiness to the tortilla, so I could pulls and wrap it up nice and tight.

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Sweet Potato Taco Bowls


So I have been majorly slacking on posting and writing!I do have a back-up of recipes waiting to come your way, however. Like this gem. Man this is one of the best things I have made recently.  I have a thing for sweet potatoes (and bacon). I think if I planted sweet potatoes and raised pigs I would be set. I am learning however, that I am not the only one in love with sweet potatoes. Our summer farmer’s market has started up again and I have the opportunity to talk to some rad human beings. Chatting with my friend Kelly, we both bonded on the sweet potato lust. So as I was playing in the kitchen with the idea of a sweet potato pizza crust, I also remembered the taco bowls pans I have. While I had extra sweet potato puree, why not give it a try? I was really happy with them, when I packed them up for dinner Friday night.

You know what else I love? Working for my meal, so it can truly refuel me! On this particular Friday, I finished my market baking early. When my boyfriend, Zach, suggested we go to the new bike park in town, I was totally down. I am a firm believer in signs. I had heard at least five times about this Griffin Bike Park in just a week’s time. When my aunt mentioned on Thursday that they were indeed open, I immediately text Zach that we needed to go. So when that space became open on Friday, it was perfect timing (we are big believers in timing). They are still building it. But some of the trails were indeed done and ready for us to ride! It was cool and overcast, we beat the night rain, and we had the park to ourselves. If you live in Terre Haute or the area, I highly suggest giving it a try. I am usually a hiker, but trading walking trails for biking trails was indeed fun. And it pushed my comfort zones. After crashing my bike when I was little, most of my life I have had a slight phobia with them (hence the irony of me riding everywhere now). But I let go and went for it. And it was a lot of fun!! Granted sometimes we found ourselves in front of a ramp. Like this one:

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Taco Tortilla Bowls


So I have this wonderfully giving and attentive boyfriend. He loves to take care of me and shower me with gifts. He pops up frequently with surprises.I can’t tell you how many times I have opened the door to him declaring, “close your eyes.”

A few weeks ago one of these encounters brought about a set of tortilla bowl pans. Finally weeks later I have been put them to good use. Yesterday was a wonderfully beautiful day in Terre Haute. When I hit the trail I was struck with inspiration. In my head I began building and envisioning a taco. Once I straddled my bike and hit the trail again, I biked straight to the store to grab a plantain. Shot a text to the man friend while I was checking out to let him know he should probably come to dinner at my apartment.

20150811_212520Excitement. There is something absolutely blissful about thinking something up and then creating it. I think that is why I love baking so much. It is like a supreme high to me. An electric energy that has me brimming to create MORE (for instance after this I sketched a design for a Never Never Land wall mural and a Yogi Baker logo for a back drop).  Continue reading “Taco Tortilla Bowls”