This summer, make use of your kitchen in your Phoenix apartments to change up your cooking routine. Consider heading to your local farmer’s market, whether you do so alone or with friends and family, to stock up on some much-needed, fresh groceries. The great thing about the turn of the seasons is that there are so many new fruits and vegetables available for you to enjoy.
Here’s a list of some vegetables in season this summer: radishes, cucumber, beets, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, garlic, corn, and rhubarb.
And here’s a list of fruits in season this summer: apricots, plums, cherries, blackberries, nectarines, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, passion fruit, melon, lemon, and limes.
Again, use your local farmer’s market to stock up on the freshest, healthiest produce there is. In addition, look at this site if you need ideas for inspiration when it comes to coming up with recipes for your delicious produce.
Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa, From Taste of Home:
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 teaspoons lime juice
8 taco shells, warmed
Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Brown chicken. Add water, sugar and seasonings. Cook 4-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, gently mix avocado, corn, tomatoes and lime juice. Spoon chicken mixture into taco shells; top with avocado salsa. Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
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