How to Uplift Your Meals with Medicinal Mushrooms and Adaptogens
A quick, easy and medicinal meal laced with adaptogens.
I've always been taco obsessed. I personally love easy, delicious, nutrient-dense, and colorful dishes that I can just whip up at home. And I mean, a perfectly made corn tortilla with vibrant veggies, along with a full-bodied sauce is just perfection -- in my world.
Ok, first thing's first, have you ever thought of the origins of tacos?
Tacos go way back.
It’s still a bit of a mystery! But a professor who has spent much time researching the topic theorizes that tacos were invented by Mexican silver miners in the 18th century. (s) Tacos became popular throughout Mexico and were introduced to the US by Mexican immigrants in the 19th century. Authentic Mexican tacos tend to have simple ingredients such as corn tortillas, meat, lettuce, a small amount of cheese, and lime. (s)
These inspired, veggie-heavy tacos with adaptogen-rich sauces are similarly served in a corn tortilla for the perfect handheld meal or snack.
Why use Adaptogens?
Many adaptogens are nutrient-dense powerhouses. They increase the power of the veggie carriers you choose, and it's just another clever way to intake your super herbs. For those of you scared of the flavor, not to worry, it's actually a perfect disguise and you won't even notice you're eating your plant medicines!
Use any of the medicinal mushrooms you have handy, and play around by dusting them frequently into your food. You'd be surprised how much more substantial, hardy and nutrient dense your meal will come out to be.
Benefits of featured Adaptogens: Suma + Cordyceps.
Known As "Para Toda" (Which Means "For All Things")
Used As An Energizing "Heal All" In Traditional Chinese Medicine For Centuries.
Used For Fatigue, Exhaustion, Protection Of The Liver, Improving Kidney Function, Alleviating Respiratory Illnesses, And Enhancing Libido.
Prescribed For Those With Excessive Stress, Debility, Weakness, And Lacking Strength (Mentally And Physically).
Improves Energy, Endurance, Stamina, Appetite, And Disrupted Sleep Patterns.
Hepatoprotective (Liver Protective)
Can Help Protect The Kidneys
Improves Lung Function
Improves Athletic Performance
Boosts The Immune System
Prevents Cancer Progression
Increases Fertility And Libido (Known As Himalayan Viagra!)
To learn more about more mushrooms, read here.
with nutrient dense adaptogens that support your immune system and beyond!
By Sarah Kermalli of @sculptedkitchen
Ingredients + Method
1 medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets
MARINADE FOR THE TACOS:
2 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of Anima Mundi Herbals Cordyceps
1/2 - 1tsp of Anima Mundi Herbals Suma
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 Tbsp of plant-based milk/olive oil
1 cup of pineapple, chopped
1/4 cup of pickled/or regular red onions
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of onion powder
Blend. Pour in a bowl and toss and coat your cauliflower florets. Bake for 20 mins, switch to 'Low' and broil for 2 minutes until the top is brown and tender. Leave aside. You can also stir fry them if you'd like, and avoid the oven all together.
1 cup chopped pineapple
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup finely diced onions
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch of salt
An inch of jalapeño pepper (or more if you like it hot!)
Combine in a bowl. Leave aside.
1 small avocado
1/4 cup of cilantro
1 cup of unsweetened plant-based yogurt
1/4 cup of lime juice
1 tsp of Anima Mundi Herbals Cordyceps
1/2 tsp of cumin powder
An inch of jalapeño pepper
2 garlic cloves
1/2 - 1 tsp of Anima Mundi Herbals Soma Elixir
Blend inside a blender or use a handheld immersion blender. Leave aside
You can make it into a taco or a bowl!
Place guacamole on the bottom, top with salsa, beans, cilantro, pickled onions, and cauliflower taco. Garnish with creme! Enjoy!!!!
Jalapeño pepper slices Guacamole
As a mom, I've had to figure out infinite ways to sneak in herbs and vitamin goodness to my kids. And now I do it to just about everything that gets whipped up in our kitchen.
Speaking about mushrooms...
...here's a fun little guide on some of our favorites. All of which we carry at our online and in-store shop! Our mushrooms are 100% organic, locally grown in Washington state, using both mycelium and fruiting body. They are steam extracted powders making them bioavailable for efficient digestion, with ZERO binders, fillers or extractors!