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Paleo Turkey Chili

4 Jan

For Christmas, my amazing sister bought me “OMG that’s Paleo?” by Juli Bauer, otherwise known as PaleOMG.  She’s an amazing blogger and also an amazingly creative chef.  I’ve made so many of her recipes and tweaked them to be my own.  For this recipe, I took her Smokey Bacon Chili recipe and changed a couple things.  The original recipe is also delicious, feel free to make either of them (or both), just make it, you won’t regret it!

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • about 6 slices of thick cut bacon, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • (optional) 1/2 sweet potato per person

Turkey Chili

 

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, cook your cubed bacon
  2. While the bacon is cooking down, chop your veggies
  3. When the bacon starts to crisp, add your veggies to the pot
  4. Let cook for about 5 minutes and add the ground turkey and spices, mix it up good
  5. Allow the turkey to cook for about 15 minutes and add the tomatoes and tomato sauce
  6. Mix well and let it all together while cooking on low stirring occasionally
  7. I eat this over 1/2 of a sweet potato (which i poke holes in and microwave to cook) or have had it with poached eggs for breakfast.  It’s so good you’ll want to eat it with every meal!
  8. ENJOY!!!

Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

4 Jan

Many of you know of my borderline addiction to soup and making soup.  I’ve been wanting to open a soup restaurant just don’t have the financial backing to do it…yet!  Last night was the perfect night to make soup here in New England, with a Nor’easter having just dumped a big pile of snow on us and temperatures in the negative numbers, what else are you supposed to have for dinner?!?  I posted a picture of the soup on Facebook so decided to put the “recipe” on here.  Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cartons of chicken broth (no sugar added)
  • 2 tablespoons Asian garlic & chili sauce
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 medium size carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery sticks, sliced
  • 1 package baby bella mushrooms, diced
  • 2 leeks, cut in half and sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • salt & pepper to taste

Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Instructions:

  1. Start out by pouring half a carton of chicken broth into a soup pot along with 2 tablespoons garlic & chili sauce and the juice of 2 limes
  2. Cut your chicken breasts into chunks and add to the broth and cover
  3. While your chicken is cooking, cut all vegetables and put to the side
  4. Allow the chick to cook for approximately 10-15 minutes until completely cooked, then remove chicken from broth and set aside
  5. Once the chicken is removed, add the remaining chicken broth, all vegetables and any spices to the broth
  6. When the chicken is cool enough to touch, shred it with your hands and add it back to the soup
  7. Allow to cook on a low to medium heat until the carrots and celery are tender.
  8. ENJOY!!!

Spicy Tuna & Zucchini Cakes

14 Dec

This recipe came to me while on the elliptical at the gym this week. I had a piece of tuna marinating in the fridge overnight and had no clue what I was going to have with it when all of a sudden, this popped into my head! They came out delicious and are pretty easy and quick to make. Definitely one of my favorite things I’ve made, I hope you enjoy it! Following this recipe will make about 6 small to medium sized pancakes, you can enjoy them as a meal or a side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 tuna steak
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons garlic chili sauce (found in the Asian aisle at the grocery store)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (ish) chopped scallions

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Instructions:

  1. Start out by combining the lime juice, garlic cloves and the garlic chili sauce ( I use the Magic Bullet blender to mix). Marinate the tuna steak in the mixture overnight
  2. When you’re ready to cook, put coconut or olive oil in a skillet and heat to a medium temperature
  3. Dice the raw tuna and put it in a large mixing bowl, add a little of the marinade to keep the flavor
  4. Shred the zucchini and add it along with the chopped scallions and egg to the tuna
  5. Mix everything together with your hands to thoroughly combine everything
  6. Make mixture into small pancakes and put in the skillet. Cook until golden brown then flip (about 5-7 minutes per side)
  7. ENJOY!!!

Spicy Veggie & Turkey Burger Soup

7 Dec

I make this soup when I have extra veggies in the house that I don’t want to throw away.  I’ll list what I used for this specific batch of soup (because it came out freakin amazing!) but feel free to use whatever  veggies you like!

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Ingredients:

  • Package of Ground Turkey Burger
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 cup baby carrot cut in about 4 pieces
  • Bundle of asparagus
  • 1 leek
  • 1 cup brussel sprouts cut in half
  • 2 cartons of organic chicken broth
  • 1 jar of hot salsa (make sure to check ingredients, no added salt or sugar)

Instructions:

  • This recipe is super easy!
  • In a soup pot, combine chicken broth, salsa and veggies (except onion) and let simmer on low
  • In a skillet, cook onion and turkey burger together until turkey burger starts to brown
  • Add burger to your soup and let simmer for about 30-45 minutes until veggies are cooked thoroughly
  • ENJOY!