If you guys haven’t heard me lately talking about manifesting what you want in life and receiving it, it’s the new mantra I’m living by. Seriously, what you put into the atmosphere you will get back in return. I’m a firm believer of good karma and radiating good energy to receive good energy. Likewise, I believe that if you have a dream, you should go for it because you’ll never know unless you try.
A few weeks ago, for example, I was walking home from work and thought of how badly I wanted tacos. If you guys follow me on social media, you’ll know my love for tacos has run deep for the past three years but ever since I started eating more paleo and discovered Siete Foods tortillas, I eat tacos 3-4x a week. Only moments later, I walked up to my front stoop to find a box of them on my front door step. #bloggerdreams turned into #reality. Manifesting your dreams? Heck yes.
From that day forward, I kept daydreaming of opening up my own taco place in the future – with healthier options, including paleo and/or dairy-free items. Sidenote: While I’m not paleo and I don’t label myself to a diet, I love eating plant-based and paleo (meat and seafood heavy with no dairy or gluten primarily).
I then had a realization… why not partner with one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago – Kitchfix – to create a paleo taco that could be sold to the public for a limited time, co-created by the chefs at Kitchfix and myself?
Well, friends, IT HAPPENED. I couldn’t be more excited to have partnered with Kitchfix to create an item on their menu ready to order for next week! These are my Paleo Sunrise Tacos (or I like to refer to them as Tacos in The City – what my blog name would be if I started it right now ;)).
I’ve been friends with the Kitchfix team for almost a year now and they are seriously some of the most wonderful human beings inside and out. Not only do the have the same values and views around fresh, organic and sustainable food as I do but they are the sweetest team, too!
If you’re not from Chicago or if you have no clue what Kitchfix even is… let me tell ya real quick – before I get going on the tacos.
Kitchfix was started by founder Josh Katt in 2012 after he was helping cook meals for people recovering from cancer. As something close to my heart, I absolutely love this. My old roommate showed me Kitchfix our freshman year of college and I remember her telling me “you would love them so much!” Fast forward a few years and here I am, going into their Gold Coast storefront (which opened only 2 years ago!) to grab food more than I frequent Whole Foods.
They have one storefront in Chicago which essentially includes grab and go food, items from local and national companies that are grain, gluten, dairy and soy free (mostly paleo, too), a smoothie bar and tons of coffee options. The best part is that every week they have rotating meals that you can order in different sizes and have delivered to your house or picked up in store. They offer Whole30 meals as well!
Aside from these tacos, my favorite meals they offer are: grass fed beef chili, curry chicken salad and their almond crusted chicken strips with sweet potato fries (to die for).
So if you couldn’t tell – their meals are insanely fresh, wonderful and include some of the best produce around Chicago. Now onto these tacos…
I stopped into Kitchfix’s headquarters two weeks ago to whip up the ideas and basis for my tacos with the team and it was so much fun brainstorming, especially when they had similar ideas and loved the options I offered like using cauliflower rice, pasture-raised eggs and superfood ingredients.
We taste tested a few tortilla shells made with a variety of gluten-free ingredients like almond and coconut flours, two different hash options (one with mushrooms and one with bacon) and taste tested two amazing dairy-free sour cream options. It was my first time in an industrial kitchen working with a chef and team to create something that was unique to me and something based off of a recipe I make in my kitchen almost every week for breakfast: gluten-free tacos with scrambled eggs, salsa, veggies, some form of meat and a dairy-free sauce.
After an hour in the kitchen, we found our favorite pairing and the Paleo Sunrise Taco was born.
The details and ingredients of the taco are so minimal, as like I said it is totally something I would make in my own kitchen:
A unique turmeric-infused tortilla shell encapsulates delicious Gunthorp Farm’s bacon, diced peppers, onions and sweet potatoes, cilantro, and scrambled eggs. Served alongside is a mild red salsa and a lime cashew “sour cream”.
I cannot WAIT for you guys to try it if you live in Chicago and if you don’t… FLY HERE AND TRY IT!
You can order it here under the “Breakfast” options. They’re only $9.95 for 2 DELICIOUS paleo tacos I think you will truly love.
Let me know what you guys think and stay tuned for more collaborations in the future with Kitchfix because I can’t get enough of ‘em! 😉