It’s starting to feel HOT, HOT, HOT down here in the Carolinas! We’ve got 67* and climbing. And sun!
I went for a glorious run at 11:30. I ran for 60 minutes on the dot – door to door. I LOVED breaking a springtime sweat. My legs were just starting to get tired when I came home – I probably could have gone a few more miles, but an hour was enough for today.
For some reason the thought of a Taco Salad popped into my head and I got really excited about it in the shower when I thought about how many ingredients I had to put on it.
Including some tortilla chips, jalapeno style!! At the Food Should Taste Good website, looks like you can get a $1 off coupon!
These were delish. Corny with a hint of spice. And I loved the red color.
We didn’t have any black beans so I opened a can of pinto beans – only to remember we had ground beef to use up in the fridge! D’oh!!! So I mixed them together. This was about 1 oz of beef, 1/4 cup pinto beans, 4 mini peppers and a cup of cabbage all cooked with cumin and chili powder. Toppings included 1/4 cup cheese, avocado, a big dollop of greek yogurt and a bed of baby spinach.
With a seltzer. The taco salad was quite filling, but it’s almost an hour later and I’m already feeling a little empty. This could mean an earlier snack so hopefully I won’t spoil my dinner!
I might go get my haircut. I’m undecided! It’s SO nice out that I’ve got my laptop near the patio door instead of typing at my desktop in the dark shadows.
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) says
Mmmm taco salad. Me like.
Enjoy your Friday!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion) says
what a gorgeous salad! i’m keeping my fingers crossed for the forecasted spring temps here tomorrow 🙂
great job on the run!
Happy Friday Kath!
I can’t believe it has gotten so warm! I remember a picture of you with layers and gloves from a couple of days ago!
Juli (Peanut Butter and Juli) says
Taco Salad with jalapeno chips? Yes please!
Enjoy your beautiful Carolina day!
incredible photos- impressive display!!! my husband would love that meal; he’s a mexian food lover for sure! enjoy the SUN-SHINE :>
Missy (Missy Maintains) says
Yum that looks amazing!! I think it is the huge avocado chunks! I am craving some Mexican!
That is a GOOD looking salad! And those chips sound delicious!
The weather is even starting to warm up a bit here – go figure!!
DAAAAMN what a salad – loaded with holy yum goodness!!
Oh Yummy Kath – Both to the salad and the weather!!
Marisa (trim the fat) says
Beautiful salad!!! Those chips look yummy!
Looking forward to an outdoor run this weekend, too 🙂
Ooh, envious of the gorgeous weather and that yummy taco salad! Happy Friday!
Ooh that looks so good!
Michelle Hisae says
Yum! Now I have a dinner idea! There aren’t many choices as far as Mexican food goes here in the Northeast like I’m used to (Southern CA), so I gotta recreate it at home sometimes.
there’s something about spring that ALWAYS makes me crave mexican food! love it.
I’m loving the weather too!! I’m in Maryland and it’s 62 and sunny right now. And the best part is that it’s supposed to last through the weekend!! Your salad looks so yummy too!! I’m planning on spending as much time outside as I can get in this weekend!
Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says
I LOVE taco salads probably my favorite!! Enjoy the sunshine! 🙂
Allison K says
yum..I love Mexican food.mmmm Spring, mexican food..now all you need is a margarita!
That DOES sound good and those chips look delish! Enjoy the sunny weather 🙂
I love taco salad! Thanks for the idea, I was totally wondering what to make for dinner tonight!
Love the taco salad! I need to try those chips to!
WEEKLY BITE says
Great looking salad!! We’re finally getting some good weather in DC too!
Wow, love the color!
Sarah (lovINmytummy) says
Those chips aren’t the only thing that’s corny around here. 😉
It’s warm here too, not quite as warm, I wish i was able to soak up some sun but I am not near a window in my office, it’s killing me.
Love your taco salad look so colorful and delicious!
Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says
Kath, you always manage to concoct some great meals in the shower! 🙂
Lovely salad. I love anything Mexican!
Have a good weekend, and enjoy the warm temps and sunshine.
Amazing lunch Kath!
And it’s 68* here too!!!
I definitely have to find those chips this weekend!!
Glad its warming up by you – our weather today might actually melt the small pile of snow lingering at the end of my driveway.
If it isn’t melted by the time I get home, I think I am going to pour boiling water over it!
I like how your seltzer matches the color scheme of your lunch!
Awesome taco salad 🙂 Add a little corn & some mango, and it would be over the top!
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Oh She Glows says
GREAT looking lunch…I am craving a taco salad something fierce now!
I know what you mean about blogging by the patio..I blogged outside today it was wonderful!
have a great night!
Love the bright taco salad!
FRIDAY dance! love your salad, yummy 🙂
That’s a risk you have to take (and always lock your doors!). Not to say that fraud doesn’t happen, but I try to gauge by the professionalism of the email, signatures and email address. You could always get a PO box or have things sent to your workplace.
I like that taco salad! I haven’t had one of those in SO LONG!
It was 67F in MI too – we tied the record high today!
Taco salads are an absolute fave of mine! I gave up chips (tortilla chips being the main point in this) for Lent… so I’ve been avoiding mexican food because I know it’ll be secondary nature to reach for the chips ahhh!
Crazy jeal at your weather too!
You should work in sales. Those sweet potato chips looked SO GOOD yesterday, that I had to go ahead and buy them today. I was NOT disappointed. How do you get them to send this stuff straight to your door!?! That’s a good gig.
Mara @ What's For Dinner? says
GREAT looking salad!
I’ve updated my recipes page on my site, I’d love it if you took a look and let me know what you think since you’re such a blogger authority!! Thanks!
It’s didn’t make it to 67 degrees in Ohio, but it’s MUCH warmer and absolutely beautiful. I’m glad you enjoyed your run.
Yum! I just had a Mexican dinner tonight as well… Soft-shell black bean taco.
Wow! What crazy weather! You were just talking about the snow and now it’s 68*! It got to 45* here in Wisconsin. I can’t wait for spring to finally stay!
I’m pretty new at this blog and I just wanted to say how inspiring you are Kath! I’m sure you’ve heard this all before, but it’s so refreshing to see a good example of how to eat healthy, but without being afraid to give into temptations every once in a while. I recently recovered from anorexia, so your blog is especially helpful for me to compare my own choices to and give me some good ideas of how to keep on track and have a comfortable relationship with food. Keep it up Kath! 😀
Thanks Heather !!
I am completely loving the warming up weather. YAY Spring!
I love a good mexi meal. Your taco salad looks delicious!
I love taco salads! I made mexican-style lasagna for dinner tonight – I just adore the flavors and ingredients of Mexican food.
This looks so good! I bet the pinto beans and ground beef together were delicious. I want to make it!!
OOh! Those chips look tasty and beautiful, to boot.
I may just have to make this for my lunch today… it looks SO GOOD! I love the jalapeno flava!!