Friday, January 22, 2010

Turkey Tacos!

Happy Friday blog readers! Did you have a good week? I had a pretty good Friday, but it's even better now because I am in my favorite spot on my couch, catching up on Grey's, drinking coffee and waiting for Danny to bring dinner home to me. How can it get better than that? I just came back from Whole Foods, Apple, J.Crew and Starbucks...a lovely Friday afternoon. 

I spent a whole bunch of money at Whole Foods on things like dark chocolate chips for baking, whole wheat flour, spelt flour (not really sure why, but why not, right??), chobani (on sale..score), frozen acai, some Larabars and many more items. Why do you always spend about 3x more than you think? Or is that just me? I also picked up some wild salmon burgers to throw onto my lunch salads, so I'm excited to try them this week. 

I've been kind of obsessed with my spiralizer and using it to make "spaghetti". I've been throwing it on top of (or below) everything lately, salads, hummus, veges. I haven't really been using it as a substitution to carbs at all (because I LOVE my whole wheat bread....and there's no getting rid of that...). I've been using it as more of a topping or enhancer to my meals. 

So good....

Anyways, on to a recipe. In my quest to give up (or mostly) processed foods, I have stopped buying packets, as in packets to make salad dressing, tacos and fajitas. When I went to make tacos the other night I realized I had never made it without a packet. So after sticking my head in the spice drawer I pulled out: red pepper flakes, cumin, black pepper, sea salt, cayenne pepper and chili powder. 

I had lean ground turkey meat defrosted. First, I heated up about 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and browned 2 cloves of minced garlic and 1/2 a white onion. After it was browned I lowered the heat and threw the ground turkey in the pan. I put in about 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth. I let the meat cook on medium and stirred it every couple of minutes. When the chicken broth dried up I added about 1/2 cup of water and added the spices. I wish I measured everything, but sad to say I didn't. I sprinkled an even amount over the top of each spice (cumin, black pepper, sea salt, cayenne pepper and chili powder ) I added just about 3/4 tsp of red pepper flakes because I didn't want it to be that spicy.  Stir everything around. Once it is cooked through, give it a taste and see if you need more of anything. You can always add more, but can't take away! 

I wasn't surprised that not using the packet was way better, like way, way better. So give it a try and give up those processed foods with me. 

We wrapped the turkey meat in some whole wheat naan and added some mexican cheese. We just can't get away from that naan, it is just SO good with EVERYTHING! If you haven't made it, you MUST try! 

I am looking forward to many things this weekend, including, couch, relaxing, yoga, coffee, friends time, city time, dinner date time, etc. What are you doing this weekend?? 


Angie said...

turkey tacos sounds good, i chipped my tooth today! did i mention ive never had a anything,and was a hygienist, it was super serious! LOL But my dentist fixed it already. The weekend will be better though

Jess - Healthy Exposures said...

Ooh, I bet those tacos were great, especially in the naan! I need to make Tacos sometime soon, and will definitely reference this recipe - I like to use my own seasonings and such, too.

And I so end up buying way more than I think when I grocery shop! I love going up and down the aisle looking at all the new crazy products, haha. If I had a Whole Foods or TJ's near me I would be even more dangerous. Spelt flour is really good, though! I made some awesome spelt scones based off of a Clean Eating mag. recipe, and love homemade Spelt bread. Let me know how you like it, or if you'd like me to get you the scone recipe!

Also - glad I'm not alone about the burnt toast & eggs thing, lol.

redkathy said...

I so agree spicing yourself is always way better than those packets. Never heard of naan, so I checked it out. Man that looks really good and so perfect with this taco! Nice idea.

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