Does your family love tacos? Have you ever tried making them with delicious cauliflower walnut taco meat? Let Glenda’s Farmhouse help you create a crumbly walnut meat substitute that appeals to vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.
Glenda’s Farmhouse is an Andersen & Sons Shelling brand. For more than a century, the Andersen family has been farming walnuts, prunes, and cattle in Vina, California (since 1904). We have merged with Western Nut Company and are expanding into new brands and other tree nut products.
We grow our walnuts in Northern California, in one of the world’s top English Walnut growing regions. Nestled in the northern Sacramento Valley near the Sacramento River, the climate and soil provide an excellent growing environment.
While providing our customers premium organic walnuts, we aim to support family farming and protect farmland. We farm and process our product using methods that enhance and care for the soil, air, water, energy resources, and overall environment.
Plant-Based Meat Substitutes
Eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat is proven to be healthier for our bodies. When done right, delicious alternatives ensure we don’t miss the meat.
The healthiest meat substitutes are plant-based, high in protein, and minimally processed. Nuts, lentils, beans, jackfruit, and mushrooms are tasty options in many dishes.
Raw walnut meat, for example, has a naturally rich and meaty texture that lends itself nicely to crumbling. It is typically made with nutritious cauliflower, mushrooms, and various spices and is an excellent choice for tacos, burritos, sausage-like pizza toppings, Sloppy Joes, nachos, lasagna, and more.
Make Your Own Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat
This recipe will make about 4 cups of taco meat and serve 6 to 8 people.
In a food processor, pulse together 2 cups California walnuts, 3 cups cauliflower florets, 2 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons lime juice until the mixture is evenly ground. It should have the consistency of rice. Preheat your oven to 375°F while spreading the mixture on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through to prevent over-browning.
Keeping Your Walnuts Fresh
Walnuts naturally contain fats and oil, making it essential to store them properly. Exposure to warm temperatures for too long will alter the fat and oil and turn the nuts rancid. Here is the best way to store walnuts to maintain their freshness and delicious, crunchy taste.
- Keep Air Out: Like many fresh food products, minimal exposure to air will help walnuts retain their quality. Store them in air-tight containers or sealed packaging in a cool, dry place.
- Control Temperature: Walnuts last longer when kept in the refrigerator at 35 F to 40 F. If you don’t plan on using your nuts right away, you can also freeze them for up to one year.
- Avoid Storing with other Foods: Walnuts can absorb odors from foods with strong odors, like onions, so store them at a distance in air-tight containers or place the original package in a resealable heavy-duty freezer bag.
Get in Touch Today
Walnuts are exceptionally healthy! We encourage you to make your next batch of tacos with cauliflower walnut meat and include more walnuts in your diet. Get in touch with Glenda’s Farmhouse at 530.839.2236 to learn more or complete our online contact form.