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A hearty spaghetti and meat sauce dish without all the fat!

Posted in cooking and recipes, ground turkey, Italian, Tudy on December 9th, 2009 by tudy – Be the first to comment

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One of my favorite meals growing up was my mom's version of spagetti and meatballs. However, my mom's version didn't involve meatballs, it was all about the fabulous meat sauce she made. The secret to the sauce was the cinnamon she added: ) Well I basically took her meat sauce and made a few changes that made it much lower in fat without losing any of the flavor. I simply ommitted the butter and substituted ground turkey for the ground beef. I also boosted the vitamin content by adding some fresh sliced mushrooms to the sauce. If you don't like mushrooms feel free to add your favorite vegetable, like peppers or corn!… continue reading A hearty spaghetti and meat sauce dish without all the fat!

A great Thanksgiving leftover: Italian wedding Soup

Posted in cooking and recipes, ground turkey, Italian, soups, Tudy on November 27th, 2009 by tudy – 38 Comments

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Thanksgiving has come and gone and I am sure we all ate our hearts out, but now comes the question of what to do with all that leftover turkey. One of my favorite soup recipes has always been Italian Wedding Soup. I like it so much because it is usually very hearty but doesn't leave you feeling weighed down. Normally the meatball is made of a beef and pork mixture, but I always make mine using ground turkey because it contains less fat and is healthier for you. So feel free to use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey or buy some ground turkey from the super market! blog 010

spice up your night with a hot bowl of chili

Posted in American, cooking and recipes, ground turkey, Tudy on November 9th, 2009 by tudy – 1 Comment

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One of Joey's favorite meals in the winter time was eating chili on Monday nights while watching football. So tonight I decided to surprise Joey by making chili along with cornbread (watch for the recipe tomorrow) so he can enjoy the big game! However, I of course decided to make my chili alot healthier than your traditional chili. I used lean ground turkey instead of ground beef and added corn and sliced red bell peppers to boost the vitamin content. One of the things that makes chili so easy to make healthy is you can pretty much throw any vegetable in there and it is masked by all the  spices so its really easy to boost your… continue reading spice up your night with a hot bowl of chili | 1 Comment

Moussaka that’ll make ya’ talk’a

Posted in casseroles, cooking and recipes, Greek, ground turkey, Tudy on October 20th, 2009 by tudy – 5 Comments

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So tonight I decided to make a lighter version of a traditional Greek dish called moussaka and it surprisingly turned out fantastic! Moussaka is very similar similar to lasagna except the noodles are substituted for fried eggplant and you also use a custard bechamel sauce in addition to the meat sauce.  To make the dish lighter, I just sprayed the eggplant with cooking spray and baked it, instead of  frying it in oil. To continue lightening up the dish I only used 1 tablespoon of butter in the custard bechamel sauce instead of using a 6 or 7 tablespoons and used lean ground turkey instead of ground beef. Joey's aunt makes this dish… continue reading Moussaka that'll make ya' talk'a | 5 Comments

stuffed artichokes 2 ways!

Posted in cooking and recipes, ground turkey, vegetarian on September 23rd, 2009 by tudy – 3 Comments
People always seem a little intimidated by artichokes but they really aren't that difficult to work with. There are just a few simple steps you have to follow and you have yourself a meal so beautiful, that you almost don't want to eat it! blog 005 blog 017blog 009 Tomato and Breadcrumb Stuffing (Enough for 4 Artichokes) 4 cups chopped tomatoes 2 teaspoons minced garlic 3 tablespoons chopped basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon olive oil Juice of 1 lemon Combine all ingredients together and stuffing is complete. Ground Turkey and Pine Nut Stuffing 1 pound lean ground turkey 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts 3/4 cup diced… continue reading stuffed artichokes 2 ways! | 3 Comments