I love me some tacos.. Mostly I love any spice related to mexican food. Cumin, chilli powder, paprika, garlic , cilantro… I can go on and on. There is so much flavour in all these spices so I used them A LOT to enhance many of my dishes without having to douse everything in a tone of butter or oil. Not to mention all the killer health benefits all these spices hold. Together they are antioxidant loaded, anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, cholesterol lowering.. I can go on and on.

Here is a super simple and flavour packed recipe to try out soon. Instead of using the traditional white corn or flour tortillas, I used romaine lettuce as the taco wraps. They are the perfect size and shape to hold the filling, ad a nice light crunch, and allow us to eat more of the good stuff. This works great for a dinner party with friends as it’s very simple to put together. People can even make their own and top with their condiments of choice. Everyone’s happy!



  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken or veg broth
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup corn. (Can be canned but when in season like now why not just cook up a fresh ear and flake off kernels.. yummy!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • Plenty of cilantro, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of your favorite salsa (I like Garden Fresh Gourmet, found in refrigerated section of your grocery store)
  • pinch of smoked paprika (optional.. but my favorite spice for topping finished meals. Everyone should own this!)
  • 8 large Romaine lettuce leaves


  1. Brown turkey in a large skillet until no longer pink. Remove turkey from skillet and keep covered on a plate.
  2. Pour just enough broth to skillet to cover bottom.
  3. Add minced onion and garlic and sauté, until onions are softened. About 5-6min
  4. Add cooked turkey back into skillet, along with dry seasonings and just enough broth to allow spices to blend with turkey. mix well.
  5. Add corn and sliced mushrooms. Mix well. Again!
  6. Simmer on low for 20 minutes to allow all flavours to meld together
  7. Meanwhile wash and dry the lettuce leaves
  8. Place meat in the center of leaf and top with cilantro and smoked paprika
  9. Serve with salsa on the side and/or other condiments of choice (dallop of plain yogurt, olives, guacamole, little cheese etc.. the possibilities are endless!)

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All those great flavours simmering together…