"IN THE BEGINNING"
Hello, I am one of the founders of Guru Tacos, and I would personally like to share my experience and why we opened this company. One night at a party at my house in Mexico I met this Mexican woman that started talking to me about being vegetarian. She was Mexican. I looked at her and told her “are you crazy" a Mexican vegetarian I have never heard of such a thing, we eat meat. Carnitas, carne asada, fish tacos to mention a few. So she invited me to try her Meatless Mexican. The food was absolutely delicious. The meat they made was so close to real meat that I figured I did not need to kill another animal to get the taste that I crave. The only reason I would kill an animal would be out of liking to kill, and that was not what I was about. I just liked the taste of them. So shoot forward a few months and I too was now a Meatless eater. I stopped eating animals, and that woman is now my wife. In 2004 she took me to her Ashram to meet her Guru (hence Guru Tacos), who at the time was over 80 years old and I was just about to turn 40. During one of the morning exercises this man was kicking my ass, as I craved a cigarette. It left me intrigued that if I transformed my life I too, at that age, can not only be self-sufficient, I could be living a great life. Also, while there I saw persons that have been vegetarian for years and they were nice and plump with nice healthy cheeks and bellies. They looked happy like Santa Claus Haha.
During my time in Mexico and as a Meatless eater, I met my mother in law (Rosalinda Guerrero) who was an absolute master at cooking Mexican Meatless as she had brought up all her kids (five of them) eating this way. My wife and her brothers have never in their lives tried animal meat. Another person that was influential in the products in Guru Tacos was Nacho Contreras (My wife’s uncle). This absent minded professor type stumbled on how to make the best “wheat meat” in all of Mexico, a secret that he for some unknown reason has passed onto me. So, together with this meat and Rosalinda’s excellent recipes we have chosen to share or authentic Meatless Mexican experience with the world.
We hope you will enjoy it!!