• Cream of Zucchini Soup - with recipe
    Soup,  Veggies

    Cream of Zucchini Soup, Fast & Easy

    Just made this soup, literally a half an hour ago, and it was fast, easy, and really quite nice. I’ll be making this again. Got the husband seal of approval :).  I had this super huge zucchini that came in off the garden. It was a bit of a surprise when I found it there – it had kinda been hidden under the leaves and so it stayed there and grew, and grew, and grew until I finally discovered it. Just a day after I picked it from the garden, the skin was already beginning to yellow and it had gotten super-hard. I was worried I had lost it. What…

  • Turkey Meatballs with Chutney Sauce
    Chicken

    Turkey Meatballs With Optional Chutney Sauce

    Haven’t tried this yet, but intend to do so shortly. From my cookbook I had since the 80s – Microwaving Poultry and Seafood. 1 lb ground turkey 1/4 c oats or oat flour 1 egg, beaten – or equivalent egg whites 1 tbsp fresh parsley 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/8 tsp pepper Optional Chutney Chili Sauce 1/2 c chopped onion 1 clove garlic 1.5 tsp chili powder 8 oz tomato puree or tomato sauce 1/2 c chutney Mix meatball ingredients and shape into balls. Cook either by baking in oven, frying in coconut oil (use least amount of oil possible), or in microwave at 70% for 7 – 13 minutes…

  • Greek Meatballs with Optional Tomato Sauce
    Chicken

    Greek Meatballs (Chicken)

    Made this around April 23, 2014. Very nice flavor. Husband gave it the thumbs up. Good addition to our weight management recipes. Didn’t make the sauce. From my old cookbook from the 80s (ah, the 80s….) “Microwaving Poultry and Seafood”, published 1986 1 lb ground turkey 1/4 chopped onion 1 egg, beaten (or equivalent egg whites) 2 tbsp oats or oat flour 2 tbsp fresh parsley (or equivalent dried) 1 tsp chopped jar garlic 1tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4  tsp allspice (I omitted) Combined all ingredients, mix well. Form into balls. Bake in oven til cooked or fry in coconut oil, using as little oil as possible. Altertnatively,…

  • Apricot Wild Rice Recipe
    Side Dishes

    Apricot Wild Rice

    Another delicious recipe passed down to me by my Aunt Bea, after one of her always enjoyable dinner parties back in the early 2000s. ½ c. uncooked wild rice 2  tbsp. butter 2/3  c. chopped dried apricots 1  celery stalk, sliced 2  green onions, chopped 1½ tsp. dried thyme 2 c. chicken broth or beef broth 1 c. uncooked white rice 1  tbsp. grated orange zest ¼ c. slivered almonds toasted Prepare wild rice according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a medium size pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add apricots, celery, green onion, and thyme. Cook about three minutes or until just softened.  Add broth.  Increase heat to high. …

  • balsamic glazed turkey loaf
    Chicken,  Clean Eating,  Main Course,  Meatloaf

    Balsamic Glazed Turkey Loaf

    Good diet-compliant food, would make again. First made on 10-22-2013 Update: This is definitely good, but Check out my other Balsamic Basil Turkey Loaf that I like even better… (the glaze/ sauce is lighter and less sharp, and I prefer that). 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup finely diced sweet yellow onion 1 cup diced red bell pepper (omitted and subbed couple pinches red pepper flakes) 1 pound ground turkey 1 tsp sea salt (optional) 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp ground cumin (a little less) 1/2 tsp fennel seeds (sub a couple good pinches ground caraway) 1 large egg, beaten (or sub…

  • garlic and vinegar kale chips
    Healthy Snacks

    Garlic and Vinegar Kale Chips

    Garlic and Vinegar Kale Chips  (Sept 2013 – Yum!) Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Toss the kale with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of garlic and parsley seasoning, or your choice of seasoning on top. Give the kale another toss to coat the kale in seasoning. Spread the kale  evenly across a baking sheet.  Sprinkle extra seasoning on top. Note: Another recipe says you can bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 300 degrees – could try that too.