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If you are one of those people who lives for summer and is bummed to see it fading away, we’ve got a great recipe this month that will allow you to hold on to your favorite season that much longer. These Sweet n’ Savory tacos combine our Triple Berry Fiber Power granola with avocado, arugula and quinoa to give you a tasty and filling entree! If you make the recipe, be sure to let us know how it came out for you!

Sweet n’ Savory Soft Tacos

Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Bakery On Main Triple Berry Granola
  • 8 large gluten-free tortillas, warmed
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt (or dairy-free yogurt)
  • 1 cup arugula lettuce

Directions

  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed. The germ will be visible when the quinoa is cooked.
  • Remove from heat and add olive oil, sesame seeds, scallion and granola; mix well to combine.
  • Lay tortillas on a flat surface; fill with cooked quinoa mixture.
  • Top with diced avocado, yogurt, arugula and scallions.
  • Roll tortillas or eat open-faced.
  • Serve warm.

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Hello folks! I was in Chicago this past week and I had some terrific gluten free food at Hub 51, a local hot spot in Chicago.

Their gluten free menu is pretty extensive and is almost the same as their regular menu, I was pleasantly surprised! It was tough deciding what I was going to eat because of all the options, which is unusual in itself.

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I did have to pass on one of my favorite beers (Fat Tire) but that is okay I had a delicious Malbec which was more than satisfying with my slow roasted pulled pork tacos. (I’m a straight sucker for tacos, as you have probably realized.) Since I have previously reviewed taco’s before (Rocco’s Tacos), I felt “obligated” to try something else at the restaurant. So I went with the Shrimp Ceviche which my server recommended. I have never had ceviche before but let me tell you it is freaking delicious! (and also quite beautiful, see below)

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The Ceviche was made with fresh key west pink shrimp, avocado, lime, orange juice, cilantro and jícama. Jícama is something that I had never had before and it was really nice. Crunchy but sweet and very watery if that makes sense. It is essentially part of the bean family and is commonly known as a Mexican yam or turnip.

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Clearly, I wasn’t satisfied… 😉

Here is a look at the tacos. The presentation of the food was noticeably splendid. You could really just tell that they took care in each dish and that is something worth noting.

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You could tell the place was a local hot spot as I said because it was packed! The entire time I was there it was full, and I thought I was going to a late dinner at 9. Nope, I was wrong. The atmosphere with the dim lighting and music playing was perfect for a place to meet and have a few drinks after work.

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Check out this odd painting they had near the front door. Kind of cool!

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Last but not least I loved there “Bill” holder. Mostly because it contained my name and was kind of funny.

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Let me just say, if you are eating in Chicago and the weather allows it, eat outside. What a great city for people watching!

For Better Living,

-Bill

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