The Taco Cleanse
Authors: Jessica Morris & Molly Frisinger & Stephanie Bogdanich & Wes Allison · Subject: Cookbooks
The Taco Cleanse is a hilarious send-up of cleanse fads will prevent or reverse taco deficiency with 75 seriously tasty vegan recipes. And it’s taking the country by storm! From foodies to celebrities, everyone loves The Taco Cleanse.
The typical cleanse deprives you of your favorite foods. The Taco Cleanse, on the other hand, rewards your body with what it naturally craves, like tacos al Pastor, refried beans, and guacamole. The Taco Cleanse is an inexpensive and easy path to increased deliciousness, hunger reversal, and overall contentment: Eat tacos for every meal, adding margaritas as needed. It’s that simple. (And if that doesn’t sound simple, see chapter one: “What is a taco?”)
Begin with a breakfast taco, the most important taco of the day. Even if you do nothing else, your mood will brighten in just 24 hours. Keep eating tacos and within a week your outlook will be noticeably improved. After 30 days, cleansers report lasting benefits—you will too!
- Make your own flour, corn, and waffle (!) tortillas
- Baja Slaw, Beer Battered Portobellos, Tequila Sausage
- Creamy Jalapeño Salsa, Radiant Chipotle Sauce
And much more!
About the Authors
Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger, and Jessica Morris live in Tacotopia (Austin, TX). They introduced the Taco Cleanse at the 2013 Vegan Month of Food by eating tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 30 days.
“One of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month in Cookbooks” – Food & Wine
“The empowering, guilt-free, and soul-satisfying journey you’re about to take your body and mind through will be not only supremely delicious (as tacos are involved) but also life-changing.” — Laura Beck, Vegansaurus
“Pretty much the best, hottest cleanse of all time.”—Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of Post Punk Kitchen
“The Taco Cleanse is the only cleanse you’ll ever need.” — Jezebel
“It should come as no surprise that the newsworthy, tortilla-stockpiling Taco Cleanse out of Austin, TX not only tops my own list of memories, but everyone else’s.” — Veganmofo.com
“This book is hysterical, and the recipes are excellent. I preordered the book, so I couldn’t look inside before I bought it, but when I received it I was able to start making recipes from it that night with what I have on hand in my vegan pantry. Jackfruit is hard to find in my area, but Amazon now carries that as well, and it’s well worth ordering it. The tortillas are simple to make. There are recipes for fillings (tofu, tempeh, jackfruit, winter squash, beans, bulgur, rice, vegetables, nacho cheese, etc) and creative ways to put them together. Since different fillings are used in more than one taco, leftovers are easy to use. There are also some drink recipes, and even a couple of taco-themed puzzles. Overall, the book is so much fun that it makes you want to play along and do the cleanse, rather than pulling the book off your shelf every now and then. Lastly, the authors encourage you to post your taco adventures on social media, and they will interact with you.” – JAL, Amazon
“I normally hate cleanses. They make you sound like you’re dirty inside. That’s pretty depressing. And you do them in January, when the weather is cold and you want to be eating warming stews of fatty beef, mashed potatoes and anything with cheese. And why a taco cleanse? Just travel to any dodgy street food stand in Guadalajara and order one with “verduras, todos frescas” and you’ll have a cleanse to remember. So why this book? You get to eat tacos, admittedly vegan, but tacos. Once you hide something in a taco, it might as well be tempeh as mystery meat, you’ll never be able to tell. Some of the ingredients are not found at regular groceries So you’ll have to go to some specialty store to find jackfruit and yeah, tempeh. For those of you not in a rural backwater such as myself, you’ll be good with Wegmans or Whole Foods. Alas, here, the crinkly kind of cabbage is in the exotic fruits and veg aisle. There are also exercise tips. When you remove an avocado pit and it inevitably squirts across the counter onto the floor, under the baseboards, don’t swear. That’s bad for your chi. Instead Embrace this karmic event and stoop down and do Avocado Yoga as you retrieve it from under the fridge. Highly recommended. This is one cleanse book that will make you smile as you toss it onto the “been there, not doing that” pile.” – Joanna D., Amazon
“This might be my new favorite cookbook. The recipes are delicious, and the book itself is hilarious (and smells amazing). My favorite thing about this book is how much the recipes vary. Breakfast tacos, traditional tacos, waffle tacos, dessert tacos! There’s something for everyone. Five stars.” – Lisa Rimmert, Amazon