Tacos year round

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This past year, my go-to food has been tacos with a variety of fillings such as beef, turkey, salmon or cod with  veggies, cheese and a sauce. Either soft or hard tacos individually or together makes me happy. On this particular occasion, it took me three hours to determine what I wanted to eat. Finally, I thought I’ll make tacos since I know I always have a taco kit around. I decided to use whatever ingredients I could find that’s a good combination. I came up with:

Ingredients:

Soft tacos
Cooked ground turkey
Cannellini beans
Fresh lime juice over ground turkey
Scallions
Parmesan cheese
Hot taco sauce
Avacado optional
Sour cream optional

Directions:
Put soft tacos in a hot pan over medium heat. Add the above items in the  center of each taco. Heat tacos until all items are hot and cheese is just melted through. Top with sour cream and/or additional toppings.

This impromptu dinner was fresh, delicious and satisfying especially with red wine or preferred adult beverage.

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Orzo Salad for any Summer Occasion

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Ingredients:

6 cups of boiling water or vegetable or chicken stock
Salt to taste
1 box of orzo
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 lemon (zest and juice )
1 whole cucumber peeled and diced
1 carton of cherry tomatoes quartered
1/2 cup of red onions finely diced
1/2 cup of feta cheese
Black pepper to taste
Fresh dill as garnish

Directions:

Cook the orzo in seasoned boiling water for 9 minutes only. Drain orzo and drizzle with olive oil. Toss orzo to incorporate the olive oil. Place orzo in an ice bath. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to mix the salad. Add more salt and pepper to taste and any preferred additional items from above. Serve at room temperature or warm.

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