Clean Taco Salad

  This was too good not to share! 

It’s Tuesday which means it’s Taco night in this house!

What you will need:

  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning (Epicure)
  • Pico Picante Seasoning (Epicure)
  • Shredded Cabbage
  • Any vegetables you want. I went with Tomatoes, Red Pepper, Red Onion and Celery
  • Mashed Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Jalapeno

Epicure spices are great, first you can understand all the ingredients in the bottle and they are low sodium! 

Instead of having mine in a taco shell or wrap I decided just to have a salad. However, my Hubs and Nephew had theirs as a wrap and loved it! 

Alright now to cooking:

  1. Brown the Ground Beef with the Taco Seasoning (about 2tbsp) and the Pico Picante Seasoning (about 2 tbsp as well. The Pico Picante Seasoning is spicy so just adjust the amount to your heat level.  Taste as you go until you get it to the right flavour! 
  2. In a bowl combine the shredded cabbage and vegetables with the chopped cilantro, Jalapeño and lime juice. Again taste as you go (I threw in a little sprinkle of the Pico Picante Seasoning just to tie it all together!)
  3. Plate your salad with the ground beef on top and mashed Avocado! 


Kale, Bean & Spicy Italian Sausage Soup

A couple of weeks ago I was driving home from work, listening to the radio, minding my own business and the weather and news comes on…”Tonight the temperatures will drop to -44C!” I almost drove off the road! So immediately I think…”I’m making soup tonight!”

So I get home and start looking to see what I have in my cupboard. In all honesty its been a pretty cold winter and both my hubs and I are both getting over a cold, so soup for dinner has become a very popular choice for us!

So what you need:

Beans – I had a can of PC Blue Menu Six Bean Medley (chickpeas, dark red kidney beans, black-eyed peas, white kidney beans, romano beans, baby lima beans)
Diced Tomatoes
Baby Bok Choy
Vegetable Broth
Chili Pepper Flakes
Italian Spicy Sausage

I know it is probably better to make your own broth and not use canned vegetables but I used what I had on hand.

SO take a big pot and took a little bit of oil and saute my carrots and celery. Once they have softened I put in the broth and also put in some freshly chopped garlic! God I love garlic! Once that gets going I throw in my diced tomatoes and juice, beans (make sure you drain and rinse them first), chopped Kale and chopped Baby Bok Choy. Once this is back to simmering I then take my Italian Spicy Sausage and add that to the soup.

Side Note – I get my Italian Spicy Sausage from the local deli that makes them in house. These I had bought for another recipe and didn’t use right away so it was perfect to use them in this. I slice mine into smaller bites and then add them to the soup to cook.

I then add in Salt and Pepper and Chili Pepper Flakes for some kick!