I can't really digest ground beef, and i find that most beef (especially the kind i can afford to buy) is raised unsustainably or is full of nasty things i don't want in my body. I ate beef at my mother's house because she gets it A. from right down the road B. from really nice folks C. from a herd that is raised organically and treated with zero growth hormones and very limited antibiotics. Grass fed good stuff, that! Anything i can afford to buy, however: not so great. So instead i buy ground turkey meat. It's great for spaghetti, tacos, burgers, meat loaf, anything you please as a great alternative to beef. Season it accordingly and you almost can't tell it's NOT beef, especially when you're not much of a beef eater. Tacos are a great quick and easy week night meal, can be made rather fancy or simple, and hit all the major food groups for a satisfying and healthy dinner.
One side note: my husband recently got a job, yay! As a seasonal worker for Gathering Together Farms, an organic farm about 2 minutes from our house here in Philomath. He's working hard for long hours and little pay, but he's bringing home more than his wages. I'm very proud of my husband who's always willing to do what he needs to do to support our family, and proud of his desire to learn new things despite the muscle fatigue. We want to become hobby farmers, but he's a city boy from Houston. What better way to learn than on someone else's farm? Not only is he bringing home wages and valuable knowledge, he also brings home as much produce as he likes. Count me one happy wife! So far i've gotten a fridge full of organic cucumbers, a tub of roasted salsa, carrots and a bell pepper and much more yet to come. Last night's tacos were made extra special with that organic bell pepper and salsa, and tonight's salad will be sourced entirely from the farm. Love it!
- 1 package (1 pound) ground turkey meat, 97% fat free
- Colorado Spice Company taco seasoning
- 2 organic onions from MY garden back in Austin
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 Bell Pepper halved and sliced
- Handful of Bella San Luci sun dried tomatoes
- Salt and Pepper/ Kaffir Salt (Salt that's been ground with dried kaffir leaves)
- Shredded cheese and lettuce
- Tortillas (or not!)
Yum! Does your family enjoy the occasional 'taco night'? Do you have any special recipe to go by?
This post is also part of the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop!