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Girls Night In: Fiesta Style

Girls Night In: Fiesta Style

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Although I'd love to be hosting my girlfriends on my patio right about now, the sun isn't quite out of hibernation yet - and it's still raining. All. The. Time. But the weather didn't stop me from planning a cozy girls night in. In fact, neither did my cleanse! So if you're curious to know how to throw a cozy girls night in, fiesta style - and "Wild Rose Detox" friendly, then you're in luck!

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I needed to think of a main dish that was not only cleanse-friendly, but appetizing, too. I thought about making curry, or simple chicken and veggies, but that sounded boring to me. So, I decided to turn our girls night into a Mexican fiesta - tacos, guac, jalapeños and all. Throw in a few boardgames, good music, and you have the perfect girls night in. And lucky for you, I've included all of my recipes below!

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Cajun Fish Tacos

  • 4 mahi mahi filets
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chipotle seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 limes, for garnish
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • Corn tortillas
  1. Mix all of your dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Drop the fish into the dry mix, and rub the spices in. Make sure you fully coat every piece!
  3. Cut and dice your remaining veggies and toppings.
  4. Grill your fish for 3-4 minutes each side, or until cooked. 
  5. While the fish is cooking, sear your corn tortillas with a dash of avocado oil in a separate skillet.
  6. Top with guacamole, red onions, and jalapeños. Mango and corn are always a good idea too! Mmm mmm. 
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Homemade Guacamole

  • 3 large ripe avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped (seeds and pulp removed)
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Hot sauce (omit if on the Wild Rose)
  1. Mash avocados with a fork, but don't over mix - chunky guac is best!
  2. Add salt, lime juice, and remaining ingredients. Do a little taste test to make sure you're not missing anything.
  3. If you're making this ahead of time, use plastic wrap to store the guac in the fridge (without air) until it's fiesta time. 
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Smoked Cauliflower Tacos

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Corn tortillas

I also decided to make yam fries on the side, so for those, you'll need:

  • 4 yams, sliced 
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp chipotle seasoning
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
     
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  1. After chopping your veggies, spread out the cauliflower, corn and yams on separate baking sheets. Sprinkle and toss with the spices and avocado oil.
  2. Roast everything at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, or until crispy.
  3. In the meantime, lightly sear your corn tortillas in a skillet on each side.
  4. Top each tortilla with your cauli-corn mixture, and add your desired toppings. Great options are salsa, guacamole, and of course, Cholula. Gotta have the Cholula! 
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At my topping station, I included diced mangoes (omit on WR), jalapeños, corn salsa and fire roasted tomato salsa (omit on WR)... because we all know the toppings are what make your tacos!

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Typically, I'd be serving margaritas, or festive cocktails to suit the food... but my girlfriend and I opted for La Croix (my fave) and wine for the rest of the girls. We had a great time catching up, playing board games and indulging in some juicy raspberries for dessert.

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And there you have it - a festive girls night in, with delicious, healthy (dairy free, gluten free) whole foods. Let me know if you try any of these recipes in the comments!

Happy fiesta-ing,

xo

Linnea

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