Leftover Turkey with Pistachio Pesto and Arugula Sandwich


Thank God it's the weekend. I actually had to work yesterday. All my fault, really. I left no vacation time at all for the Christmas holidays. But that's OK, because it's a very quiet time at work during the holidays, so it's good for catching up on work with no interruptions. Now if you're like me, you probably have lots of turkey leftover from Christmas and as much as my dear dog would love for me to give her all the leftovers, I know it's probably not good for her, though she would stand … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs

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As promised, here is another sweet potato recipe. Sweet potato turkey meatballs. Don't even ask how I came to make these meatballs. Ok I'll tell you. My husband wanted to eat some meatballs, but when I looked in the freezer the only meat I had was a package of ground turkey. In the fridge I still had a huge baked sweet potato, so I thought what's the worst that could happen, let's combine these two and see what happens. Well just like with any meatballs, I threw in some onion, some garlic, … [Read more...]

Healthy Turkey Meatballs with Marinara Sauce


Yep! Yet another meatball recipe! I'm sorry, I can't help it. I love my meatballs. But these meatballs are special. They are healthy turkey meatballs. At only 250 calories including the marinara sauce, it's a winner for those trying to lose a pound or two. How can you say no to that. Now I like to make things easy on myself and I buy the marinara sauce, because although I love to cook and bake, I don't like to be stuck in the kitchen all day. However, feel free to make your own marinara sauce … [Read more...]

Turkey, Hummus and Veggie Wrap

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It's Sunday, which means it's the last day of my vacation, back to work tomorrow. But that's OK, it was a great week, got lots of rest so I'm ready to start the new year at work. One of the great things this week is that I was able to cook and prepare lots of healthy meals, like this wrap. I cannot begin to tell you the amount of flavor in this wrap and it comes from the fresh veggies, hummus, which I love and the fresh lime juice I squeezed on the veggies. This turkey, hummus and veggie wrap … [Read more...]

Turkey Pesto Panini


Ah, paninis! I love a good panini! It's the perfect lunch. A good panini is full of flavor, a good panini will satisfy your taste buds, and fill your tummy. I love making paninis over the weekend for lunch because it's quick and allows you to have more time doing the things you love and enjoy doing over the weekend. So as I was surfing the web, like I usually do, to find a good panini recipe, this recipe caught my eye because of the pesto, and I just so happened to have some pesto I … [Read more...]

Popcorn Turkey

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Have you ever had the popcorn chicken from KFC? I have once and I liked it. I'm not usually a big fan of KFC, I just find their chicken too greasy. But I do love the popcorn chicken, so I thought I'd try and make some myself, only I tried it with turkey breast instead, well simply because that's what I had in the fridge. The batter I made was super simple too. Basically I just mixed flour, milk, eggs and my favorite spice, Emeril's essence. Cut up the turkey in very small pieces, then toss … [Read more...]

Turkey Bites

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I love turkey breast and it's a very healthy and lean meat. I like to buy the boneless skinless turkey breast and use it instead of chicken, I think its flavor is much better. Now these turkey bites are to die for. They are so flavorful and just simply delicious. My husband and I (and the dog) could barely hold back long enough to take pictures. To make them really tasty I used lean turkey breast which I cooked in butter, yes butter, everything tastes better cooked in butter. Then I added hot … [Read more...]

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

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I did not make a turkey for Thanksgiving this year, but I did make these turkey meatloaf muffins, in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Trust me when I tell you these turkey muffins are delicious and super moist. The reason they don't dry out is because they have mushrooms in them and lots of other goodies like onion, garlic, garlic chili sauce and butter. They are also weight watchers friendly at only 4 points per muffin, so you can't beat that. I served these muffins with a nice simple salad of … [Read more...]

Kung Pao Turkey

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Have you ever had one of those days when everyone gets on your nerves at work and it seems like anything that can go wrong does? Well today was one of those days for me, very busy day at work, full of meetings and lots of things going wrong, hardly had any time for a coffee break. Everybody seems to want the world from you, especially in software development, well you can do anything with software and my reply back to them is yes, we can do anything, given enough time and money. Not the answer … [Read more...]

Turkey and Mushroom Rolls

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These turkey and mushroom rolls were so successful at my house, they were gone in no time. The beauty of these rolls is that are made in eggroll wrappers and are baked. I love cooking with eggroll wrappers and wonton wrappers because they are so versatile, you can really fill them with anything and are just super delicious. Of course you can fry them, or you can bake them, it all depends if you care about the extra calories or not. I chose to use mushrooms for these rolls because I just love … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

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If you've never cooked with couscous before, don't get turned off by it. Couscous is just small beads of pasta made from semolina. It's very popular in countries like Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, and lots of Arabic countries. Traditionally, it is served with meat and vegetable stew. It cooks very quickly, so it's perfect for a hectic night when you want a quick and healthy dinner. If you cook couscous properly it's very light and fluffy. Luckily, in most western supermarkets, couscous is … [Read more...]

Turkey Tacos

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Yesterday, for no reason at all except maybe to make my dog happy, I roasted a big old turkey. Yep, on a very hot day I decided to have my oven on for a few hours. Silly of me I know, but yes, my dog was very happy, and she'll be very happy for the rest of the week. I do have a lot of turkey left over though. Remember, it's just my husband and I, and my dog, so there's only so much turkey one can eat. I don't want it to go to waste either, so sometimes I have to be creative and come up with … [Read more...]