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Wonderful Taco Recipes To Try At Home

Wonderful Taco Recipes To Try At Home

If you are looking for a meal to make that is quick, easy, and delicious, you can’t go wrong with tacos. Most people tend to buy the taco kits at their local grocery stores. But, this is a meal that you can really get creative with, and after a while, you will likely come up with your own favorite recipe and you won’t need to use the kits at all (unless of course you happen to be craving the flavor that you can only find in a taco kit). Here are some delicious taco recipes you will want to try.

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

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    Did you know that you can make awesome tacos in your slow cooker? This means that making them is going to be easier than ever. You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious taco filling, and then you simply put it into heated shells and serve. Cook chicken with beer, salsa verde, and your own favorite spices, and you have a terrific meal the whole family will love.

    2. Steak, Poblamo, and Mushroom Tacos

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      Here is a really interesting take on the traditional taco recipe. Instead of a taco shell, you will be using small chunks or strips of lean steak, and filling it with mushrooms and poblano for something really different and delicious. This is an awesome taste sensation that you just have to try.

      3. Breakfast Tacos

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        Have you ever thought about having tacos for breakfast? All you have to do is substitute traditional taco fillings for breakfast ingredients. Fill the shells with scrambled eggs, veggies, hash browns, and cheese, and you have a healthy and delicious breakfast that will be a nice change from cereal and toast, and it costs less than going to a restaurant to have a traditional breakfast that would include the same items.

        4. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

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          Everyone loves Jamaican jerk chicken, so just imagine how delicious it would be in a taco shell. These are made using two shells, one hard shell and one soft. It is best to put the ingredients inside the hard shell, coat that shell with cheese or a bean paste, and then stick the soft shell to the outside of the hard one.

          5. Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

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            Sweet potatoes have become hugely popular, and can be used in just about any dish, including tacos. This particular dish combines sweet potatoes, goat cheese, and black beans for a unique flavor and texture. You can use either a soft or a hard shell, depending on your preference.

            6. Fish Tacos

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              Another interesting take on the traditional taco is the fish taco. Instead of ground beef, use flaked fish (any kind). Don’t forget to add some fresh mango-margarita salsa to give your tacos an extra flavor kick. Chipotle sauce is another option, and it will add a bit of spiciness to the dish.

              7. Flatbread Tacos

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                Who says you need to use taco shells to make tacos? Another option is to use flatbread (flattened dough made with flour, water and salt), and it will take your tacos to a whole other dimension. The flatbread will give tacos a unique texture, and you can add traditional taco fillings, or go for something different, such as a combination of chicken, bacon, and chipotle cream sauce.

                8. Veggie Tacos

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                  Vegetarians can enjoy tacos too, and there are plenty of ways to turn this dish into a vegetarian one. If you do want a meaty texture in the filling, use tofu, which will soak up the flavors of all of the other items that are cooked with it. Add some zucchini, mushrooms, and onions for a delicious, meat-free meal.

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                  Last Updated on December 9, 2019

                  5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                  5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                  Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                  Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                  Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                  1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                  Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                  This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                  In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                  The result: no more mental stress.

                  2. Unplug

                  Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                  How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                  It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                  Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                  3. Easy on the Caffeine

                  Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                  Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                  4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                  That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                  How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                  While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                  5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                  This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                  The result: mental stress will be gone!

                  So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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