“To have courage for whatever comes in life…everything lies in that.”
– Teresa of Avila
Hello, sweet friends…
I hope you are doing well…
This week marks seven years since Joe and I made the move to a small beach cottage along the Oregon coast…
looking back I realize now that this move was a h.u.g.e leap of faith for me…
But taking a leap of faith meant that I fully surrendered to all expectations. It meant that I allowed myself to start anew and feel completely free.
Along the way I came to realize that who I am is at the root of my soul…and could never be held back by fear.
Taking this leap of faith brought an exciting new adventure…
whilst simultaneously introducing a simpler way of life…
When we first moved to the Oregon coast my husband would often be my sous chef with meal prep. This was one of our first meals together… I hadn’t ever heard of ’Jackfruit’ and discovered it was a great replacement for shredded meat! If you haven’t discovered this great substitute perhaps you can find yourself some jackfruit and give it a try!
- ▢ 2 20 oz cans of young jackfruit in water or brine, rinse and drain
- ▢ 1 ½ cup onion, finely diced
- ▢ 2 tbsp olive oil
Flavorful Barbecue Sauce
- ▢ 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ▢ ⅓ cup water
- ▢ 2 tbsp tomato paste
- ▢ 1 tbsp soy sauce, or Bragg’s liquid aminos
- ▢ 1 tbsp agave nectar
- ▢ 2 tsp lime juice
- ▢ 1 tsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, optional
- ▢ 1 ½ tsp chili powder
- ▢ ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ▢ ½ tsp cumin
- ▢ ¼ tsp salt
- Rinse and drain the jackfruit. Cut up the jack fruit chunks into thin slices, starting at the firm outer edge of each piece slicing inward toward the core.
- Sauté diced onion pieces in olive oil over low heat until clear. While the onions are cooking, go ahead and mix up your sauce for the jackfruit in a small mixing bowl. Once the onions are ready, add minced garlic, sliced jackfruit and flavoring sauce to the onion pan.
- Stir everything together, and then use a potato masher to further breakdown the jackfruit. Simmer over medium/low heat for 5-7 minutes, adding a few tablespoons of water for moisture during cooking process if needed.
- Add a spoonful of pulled jackfruit to warmed soft or hard tacos. Top with shredded cabbage, lettuce, diced tomatoes, and a drizzle of vegan sour cream! Or whatever else your heart desires…enjoy!