Hola! Well… I love fajitas. Always have. But they can be a bit risky when you’re fat fighting, so often I have to go without for long periods of time. Until, that is, I was convinced to pop into Aldi. Now. I’m not a snob, but…. I cannot abide that store. It’s disorganised and messy, and plays havoc with my brand of OCD.
They have some amazing(ly random) non-food stuff on sale. And it just so happens that on this particular day, they had fajita sizzlers, those little keep-your-tortillas-warm things, and…. moulds to turn your wraps into bowl-type thingies. I’d seen this done before, but always thought it would be complicated… and here Aldi were offering to sell me moulds that would do the trick for me! I figured that if a normal sized wrap were to be turned into a bowl, I could fit a LOT more stuffing in there, thus cutting down on the number of wraps required (lets call them tortillas, because I’m not OK with calling a wrap a wrap if it isn’t gonna wrap anything) and thus save on fat club naughties.
Plus, it would look kinda impressive.
So here’s a nice little party centre-piece for you to try… the fajita spice blend is just my own mix of what I thought might be appropriate… it tasted pretty authentic to me.
I’ve never made any secret about the fact that my favourite restaurant in the whole wide world is Wahaca. I love their Mexican street food so much that I bought their founder’sbook, and it’s amazing! Every recipe made my mouth water, and the way it’s put together is nothing short of beautiful.
I’m also facing the conclusion of my second week of fat club, and wondered if I could adapt something to fit in with the Slimming World ethos, without skimping on flavour.
This recipe started life as Thomasina Miers’ Summery Spinach and Feta Tacos, and the filling remains pretty true to her recipe. All I’ve really changed is the cooking and serving methods (and of course the name, ever so slightly!).
The feta and fresh mint in this recipe did make it as Summery as the original title implies, and I found it delightfully tasty! Served up with some paprika & garlic sweet potato wedges, two of these wraps were enough to fill me up, and totalled 13 syns (that’s Slimming World’s points system, and I’m allowed up to 15 a day). See the Tidy tweaks section for ways to bring that down even further!