Yummy Tostadas

As a family, we have been trying to eat healthier and man, a meal like this feels like we are totally getting there. I have given up eating dairy and gluten not because I'm allergic, but because my body feels terrible afterwards. {bloat, headache, brain fog, and tiredness} This is not to say that I have sworn off gluten and dairy ... I'm still in the "maybe I can have one plate" phase. Sometimes I'm ok, most of the time I am not. So I tend to stay away. My family doesn't have these issues and they were craving something new and exiting for dinner. I made tostadas. I had 2 bites because tostadas. If you are looking for a twist in your weekly menu, this is a great meal to throw in the mix. It is neither gluten or dairy free, but it is delicious.

Recipe: Bella's Tostadas

1 lb Grass fed Bison

1 Packet GF, No MSG Taco Seasoning

1 Cup Low Fat Mexican blend shredded cheese

2 Banana Peppers

1 Tomato (large)

3 Scallions

Avocado Drizzle:

1 Avocado

1/2 lime

Handful cleaned cilantro

EV Olive Oil .. Salt .. Pepper

8 Tostadas (I use these)

In a pan with a TBSP of olive oil, brown bison. Drain. While draining, chop then saute banana peppers. When soft, add meat back in with contents of spice packet and 1 cup of water. Mix. Cook until water is thickened and almost all absorbed.

Heat oven to 350 F - Put tostadas on baking sheet and heat for 10 minutes. Remove.

Chop tomato + Scallion. {While tostadas are in oven}.

Assemble: Add a spoon or two of meat mix on tostada. Sprinkle with cheese. Drizzle with Avocado sauce. Garnish with tomato + scallion.

Avocado Sauce (make ahead): In a blender or nutribullet, add chopped avocado, juice of 1/2 lime, cilantro, salt + pepper to taste. Blend until smooth. If you need more liquid add more lime juice or water a few drops at at time.

My family enjoyed this meal so much they asked me to make it again soon. I'm working on a version that works well with my dietary restrictions.

As a photographer, Bella Cirovic is curator and keeper of life's most sacred moments. Her clients have said she has a way of capturing them in instances of magic and whimsy and that her steadying presence helps them feel at home in their skin.

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She witnesses stories while living her own healing adventure. Bella's photography and video work have been featured in magazines, print, books, and documentary films, including 2017 Manhattan Film Festival pick, Bright Lights by Jen Lee.

An impassioned lover of nature, Bella works with earth and plant medicine for  purposes of deep soul examination, sacred ritual, and ceremony. From this passion her enchantment​ with perfume blending was born. She now offers her handmade talismans and treasures in the form of anointing oils, elixirs, space cleansing mists, and oil concentrates in her soulful online boutique. She considers herself a light bringer, a companion for the journey who adds a playful and trusting energy to the circles she is invited to or a part of.

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