Thursday, March 13, 2014

More Paleo Tacos/Spices

First, I'll say things are going well. Still not tracking and my weight is holding steady (122.8... Would probably have been down a little but I over indulged in some chocolate last night - but for the most part, diet and exercise have been spot on!).

We have a busy weekend starting tonight, though it's only Thursday! Tonight is a friend's birthday get-together, Friday night we are seeing Book of Mormon at the theater, Saturday we have a get-together for my family and Sunday we are finally getting to go see our new niece!!

So, with all that AND not tracking, I have to be a little careful!

Anyway- tacos!

Still had plenty of romaine lettuce left, so we decided to use them while fresh and crispy. 

Used a TON of spices to jazz up some ground turkey meat to give it a Mexican flare. Also chopped up some garlic to cook with the meat for more flavor.

Sautéed onions, mushrooms and peppers for a topping (also had fresh tomatoes for a topping!).

Tossed some tomato salsa on top and another yummy dinner (and EASY dinner):

Spices used: cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, black pepper and a bit of cayenne.

As I said in the comments yesterday- I am pretty new to the world of spices! My whole growing up, food was pretty bland (the main spice used was pepper... Usually we just covered things in cheese or ketchup hahaha).

As I discovered nutrition and the importanance of cooking for health, I started to experiment. When I would eat out or eat at someone's house, I'd ask about the spices. I'd watch cooking shows. I would just go to the store and buy a bunch of spices and try them out (sometime successfully, sometimes not).

Now that I know the flavors that I like the spices I need to achieve those flavors, it's really easy to spice my food.

Experiment, practice, practice :)

I think anyone and everyone can be a competent cook. It's a skill like driving - we all can do it, some better than others, but it's really about how much you practice, pay attention and care.

Time to get moving... Though the icy snow world outside isn't super inviting haha :)

Namaste <3


  1. Adding this to my easy recipe index as well..haha!! I'm in a serious cooking mood these days, so thanks for the ideas! And yeah, practice, practice it is with the spices!

    I'm so ready for this winter to be over!! Icy snowy world, please move on! ha! Have a good day!

  2. Good tips on the spices :)
    Agreed-this is the longest winter ever!