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Why I Decided to Make Indian Spiced Tri-Tip Tacos with Tangy Tomato Sauce

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When I decide my menu for the week, I go thru a very selective process.  Questions such as the following start popping up in my not so big brain.

Spicy Indian Tri Tip Tacos with Tomato Sauce

  • Is it healthy?
  • Will the kids eat it?
  • Can I prep in advance?
  • Will it be costly?
  • Am I familiar or have access to the ingredients?
  • Does it match my mood?
  • Is it seasonal?
  • Is it easy enough for a weeknight meal?
  • Do I like the ingredient list?
  • Do I imagine it tasting good when I am reading the recipe?
  • Is it worth my time, money and effort?
  • Will I learn something new?
  • Do  I feel excited preparing this dish?

Yes, you might think I suffer from a  strange disorder…. my husband thinks so even though he enjoys cooking too.   I wonder that at times too…

But for me, it can be a fun and exciting process.  I enjoy reading recipes, studying ingredients, and discovering new methods of cooking. Well, I have to say it’s not a requirement that all of the above conditions are met, but I am pretty critical and at the same time indecisive.

What do you expect?  It’s an advantage of being a girl.  I might decide to make a dish, then later change my mind.

Lately I have been trying to cook  more vegetarian, or healthier dishes, but I had to cancel my original plan of attack  and try these spicy taco-truck style tacos from the Food Network Lunch Truck challenge.

As the new season for Food Network Star began, I was originally a fan and still a fan of my friend’s close friend Doreen Fang.  She’s a fun foodie personality that reviews and talks about her dining adventures around town. You can find out more about her by visiting her blog http://diningwithdoreen.com.  I was pretty sad to see her leave the show on the second episode, but still support her by voting for her on the food network site.

But as we all know, the show must go on… As she left the show,  my love grew more and more for Aarti.  After Doreen, she has become my favorite this season!  I love all the dishes she makes in each episode and her beautiful smile on the show.  If I had to pick , I would want Aarti to be the Next Food TV Star.

So if you must know why I decided to make these tacos… I would say that Aarti inspired me to make tasty Indian tacos.   I want to say that I am so happy I made them… these are amazingly tasty.  The minute you take a bite, you can’t help but go ummm… sooooo goood.  I had more than I should have for dinner and so did my family and my guests.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we did it!

I did make some tiny changes based on my personal taste buds.  Click here for the original recipe: Aarti’s recipe

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  • http://twitter.com/SpicyPerspectiv Sommer Collier

    YUM! The sauce sounds incredible!

  • http://twitter.com/torviewtor Torviewtoronto

    Looks delicious

  • Rinet

    Wow…I love tacos…I want to make this! It looks delicious.

  • http://MyTastyHandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thanks so much Sommer! I was surprised with all the flavor. I usually like other condiments with my taco, but this was just good the way it is.

  • http://MyTastyHandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thank you!

  • http://MyTastyHandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Yes, you would really like it. One suggestion would be is to prep the meet the night before.

  • Squeaky Gourmet

    YUM! I love Aarti as well this season!

  • http://twitter.com/recipesnoop Recipe Snoop

    I always love new and exciting taco recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    I like that sauce, and the tacos look great :)

  • http://MyTastyHandbook.com Adelina Badalyan

    Thank you Magic of Spice!

  • http://tasty-trials.blogspot.com/ Karen

    Hi Adelina, Got here through Foodbuzz.
    I have been going through a major Indian food phase, but I don’t usually make it at home. These tacos are a great idea!

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