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Grilled Turkey Tacos

Turkey is an excellent alternative for eating beef. To be completely honest there is not much of a difference between the taste of either of them. So why not go with the healthier alternative? Courtesy of: Ontario Turkey.

“This is a very satisfying turkey based taco, with enough density of high quality calories and flavors to make a complete meal at lunch or dinner.  Some of the healthy fats come from the nutrient rich avocado.  You can reduce the carbs and fat grams by using lettuce leaves in place of the grilled tortillas, or, use lower or fat free tortillas.”

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) each, ground cumin, oregano and chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1mL) sea salt
  • 3 tablespoon (45mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (50mL) fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 lb (500g) boneless, skinless Ontario turkey fillets
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 2 tablespoons (25mL) cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1mL) salt
  • 2 cups (500mL) shredded cabbage
  • 8 6-inch (15cm) flour tortillas
  • Garnishes: sprigs of cilantro, lime wedges, avocado slices
 
Directions
  1. In resealable bag, combine cumin, oregano, chili powder, salt, olive oil and cilantro, rubbing to make a paste.
  2. Add turkey fillets and shake to thoroughly coat turkey. Let sit for 30 minutes and up to one day.
  3. In another bag, combine red onion, carrots, jalapenos, vinegar, sugar and salt. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and up to one day, tossing occasionally.
  4. Grill turkey over medium high heat until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Toss carrot mixture with cabbage. Divide turkey and cabbage mixture over warm grilled tortillas. Garnish with cilantro and avocado and serve with lime wedges and coarse salt.


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Millet n’ Veggie Breakfast Tacos from Eating Clean

Spice up your morning with a breakfast taco that can be styled two different ways. All too often, a grab n’ go granola bar doesn’t quite meet each level of the food pyramid. If you’re looking for an ideal jumpstart to your morning – try this recipe for Millet ‘n Veggie Breakfast Tacos from Amie Valpone, editor-in-chief of the new cookbook Eating Clean. A filling combo of veggies and grains, these Millet tacos can be expected to serve 4. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

Millet ‘n Veggie Breakfast Tacos: Two Ways

Serves 4

An excerpt from Eating Clean:

This filling combination of whole grains and veggies will keep you satisfied long until your next meal.

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 7.25.16 PMIngredients

  • 1½ cups cooked millet
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 gluten-free whole-grain tortillas (corn-free)
  • 1 recipe Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard or Portobello Mushroom and Red Pepper mixture (see
    below)
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage1 large ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions, thinly slicedSea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Cumin Cashew Cream Sauce, optional
  • Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce, optional

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine the millet, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Stir to combine and set aside. Make one (or both) of the Flavor Options. To assemble, warm the tortillas on a baking sheet in a 350°F oven or in a dry skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Place the warm tortillas on a platter or on individual plates. Divide the millet among the tortillas. Top each with either the Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard or the Portobello Mushroom andRed Pepper mixture. Top with the cabbage, avocado slices, scallions, and salt and pepper to taste. Finish with a dollop of the Cumin Cashew Cream Sauce and/or a drizzle of the Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce, if desired.

Flavor Options:

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SWISS CHARD :

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and diced butternut squash (1⁄4-inch cubes)
  • ½ bunch Swiss chard, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the squash and sauté for 7 to 8 minutes. Addthe remaining ingredients and cook until the chard has wilted, about 2 minutes. Keep warm.

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM AND RED PEPPER:

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 large portobello mushroom, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into long strips
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch chipotle powder
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced radish, for garnish

In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms in a single layer. Cover and cook for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the bell pepper, cumin,salt, black pepper, chipotle powder, and remaining oil, if needed. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through, stirring often. Garnish with the radish. Keep warm.


amievalpone1Meet the chef! For more about Amie, her new cookbook Eating Clean, and this recipe, you can find Amie on our Chef Spotlight Page. Additionally, you can keep up with Amie on her Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for more inspiration! 

 


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Paleo Shrimp Tacos

Looking for something a little sweet, spicy and crunchy? This recipe for shrimp tacos is Paleo approved and on track to be an end of the summer favorite. If you’ve been apprehensive to jump on the seafood taco bandwagon you may be surprised to know that they pack a powerful taste! In particular, this recipe calls for Sriracha and chili flakes so those who stay away from spicy foods may also want to lessen the amount you use. As always, this recipe only makes about five tacos so double or triple as your need requires. Happy cooking!Bang-Bang-Shrimp-Tacos-4

Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Makes 5

Ingredients

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce (recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha

Sweet Chili Sauce

  • 3.5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1.5 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • pinch of salt

Tortillas

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Tacos

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, for frying
  • 1 cup nappa cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of salt

For step-by-step directions and more visit the original recipe as published on Wicked Spatula. Want more? Follow Wicked Spatula on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.