basil lime turkey quesadillas: heart-stopping, childish laughter, kooza soul-lifting beauty.

I cannot describe how excited I was yesterday afternoon. The butterflies were only heightened when I went on lunch break and saw red figures gracefully prancing on the side of a Granville street building - Kooza was in the air.
Cirque de Soleil is in town for only a few more days. So Brendan took me to see it (I obtained a few photos of the inside before the show started, but then was [kindly] told to put my camera away). But first, we needed quick sustenance (there was only a short interlude between the end of work and the show!).
It wasn't a night for roasts or long-simmering stews. We had a time frame, and in no way were we going to be late for the show, so quesadillas were in order. Quick, protein filled, melt-y cheese, filled aromatic flat breads. 
Women who ethereally bend themselves into graceful shapes, small agile men who climb several stories into the air by just stacking normal wooden chairs, large-legged tightrope walkers who balance one another on their shoulders while performing spectacular acts, and a jumper who becomes weightless by throwing his body into the air, only to have it caught again by a magnificent spinning wheel. This is Cirque du Soleil, the nouveau,  moderne circus. And my oh my, it is spectacular.
Basil Lime Turkey Quesadillas

2 soft tortillas
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 tbs. fresh lime juice
2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil, divided evenly
1/8 c. fresh basil leaves
1/4 c. havarti cheese
50 grams peppered sliced turkey breast (or cook your own, this is the lazy-man's way)
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

1. Heat 1 tbs. of the olive oil in a frying pan. Add garlic, onion, lime juice and mushrooms. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fry until brown - about 3 minutes.

2. Remove the mushroom mix, and set aside. Rub one side of each of the tortillas with the other tablespoon of olive oil. Place one tortilla, oiled side down, on the counter. Layer cheese, basil leaves, turkey, and mushroom mix on top, with some ground pepper. Place other tortilla, oiled side up, on top.

3. Place frying pan back on stove on medium. Place quesadilla on it, and cover. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until brown. Turn over and cook the other side until brown. Serve with fresh salsa.

4. Pray. Eat. Enjoy. Dream about dancing, floating, and swinging with Cirque de Soleil (or just go watch a performance).