Creating relationships with people can sometimes be a challenge, other times the creating can come easy and be an enjoyable process. The same can be said about creating relationships with things or places, I am not saying for your to form attachments to things or places, just creating healthy relationships with what is around you and things that are important to you. Sometimes it is a new home, new job locations, a new car, new gym, your bedroom, your kitchen... Of course I had to mention the kitchen, one of my favorite relationships I have:). Not everyone shares this same feeling about their kitchen or different rooms in their house, creating space you love, giving rooms in your house a reason for being and a place you can feel good in. This is what home is, a sanctuary you feel comfortable in and that speaks to who you are and what you like to be surrounded with.
One of the things I work on with my clients is creating a relationship with their kitchen and with food. There are a lot of people who have unhealthy relationships with food, as a result causing them to eat poorly, making wrong choices for themselves and their bodies. Having a not so healthy relationship with your kitchen also contributes to poor eating, also the desire to spend time making healthy food options for yourself, and spending some time in the kitchen creating. Food prep doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. If you can understand what your kitchen can do for you and how you can make it a room in your home that you enjoy spending time in, then the healthy relationship has already started.
Spending time with yourself connecting, creating and educating can change so much in your environment and home, better connection with self and home can also help you create and maintain healthy relationships with others. It is all interconnected, environment, home, health and you!!!! Start creating those relationships that matter in your life, it will take some work but well worth the time put in, to last a lifetime!
2 bell peppers red, yellow or orange (two different colors), sliced
½ onion, sliced
1 lb red potatoes, diced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
½ cup chopped cilantro
1 Avocado, sliced ( you can make guacamole, if that is too involved then you can smash the avocado and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder)
2 tbsp olive oil (a little more for roasting potatoes)
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
Pinch of red chili flakes
Chopped yellow onion for garnish
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Place cubed potatoes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in oven and baked stirring several times, until fork tender, about 30 minutes.
While the potatoes are roasting, heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Once the oi is hot add the sliced onions, let cook for about 3-5 minutes. Next add the bell peppers and cook until tender.
Remove the onion and bell pepper from the pan and set aside.
Add the sliced mushrooms to the same pan and cook until their juices start to release.
Place the bell pepper and onion back into skillet with the mushrooms.
When potatoes are done take them out of the oven and put them into the pan with the other vegetables. Remove from the heat and add the spices, stir well to combine. Place back on the heat and stir until well incorporated and heated through.
Heat your corn tortillas and place vegetable mixture inside each tortilla and top with avocado and chopped cilantro (garnish with chopped onion if using)
You can also add any salsa you wish or hot sauce!!! Fresh squeezed lime juice as well over the top.