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Spicy Turkey BowlI love a meal you can make for dinner and then have enough leftovers to enjoy for a lunch as well. It’s like making two meals in one. This spicy turkey bowl cooks up in less than ½ hour. It is delicious as a stand-alone meal or enjoyed later in a lettuce wrap. When you’re looking for a delicious healthy meal spicy turkey bowls are a perfect option! This spicy turkey bowl recipe can be easily doubled. Feeds two with leftovers. I doubled the recipe and will have enough for two more meals.Spicy Turkey Bowl


Spicy Turkey Bowl




8 oz ground turkey

½ cup canned black beans, rinsed

¼ of a red onion, chopped

1 cup chicken broth

½ cup dry quinoa

½ cup salsa

Cumin – 1 tsp

Chili powder – 1 tsp


1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped

1 Tbsp pepitas




In a skillet brown the ground turkey. When the turkey is cooked add the black beans, chopped red onion, chicken broth, dry quinoa, salsa, cumin and chili powder. Simmer the mixture until the quinoa is cooked through. I cooked the mixture for about 25 minutes covered and then turned off the heat and let it stand for about five minutes. Depending on the variety of salsa you use and what type of chili powder you use will determine how spicy this dish is.Spicy Turkey Bowl


When serving top with 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro and 1 Tbsp pepitas.


We enjoyed this spicy turkey bowl for dinner last night and I can’t wait to enjoy the leftovers in a lettuce wrap for lunch!Spicy Turkey Bowl


Have you cooked with quinoa before? One of my go to recipes is a sweet chili glazed chicken with quinoa pilaf. The quinoa is combined with scallions, garlic and cumin and cooked in chicken stock with added currants. It is so good. I love finding new ways to enjoy quinoa. What is your favorite way to enjoy quinoa? I’m always looking for new recipes!

Turkey Burgers with Tropical SalsaOur grill has finally appeared from under the snow bank and although it may not be feeling like spring outside it is never to early to do some grilling. Enjoying these turkey burgers with tropical salsa will give you a taste of the warm summer weather to come. This recipe serves four people.


Turkey Burgers with Tropical Salsa



1 pound ground turkey

2 scallions, minced

¼ cup whole wheat bread crumbs

2 Tbsp minced celery

2 Tbsp salsa

¾ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp chili powder

½ peeled and cored fresh pineapple, chopped

2 kiwifruit, peeled and diced

1 scallion, sliced

¼ cup fresh cilantro

1 tsp grated lime zest

2 tsp diced pickled jalapeno peppers

2 whole wheat hamburgers buns, split and toasted

4 lettuce leaves




Combine the ground turkey, scallions, breadcrumbs, celery salsa, cumin, and chili powder in a medium bowl and mix well. Shape the mixture into 4 patties.


Cook the patties on your grill or use a heavy skillet and cook them over medium heat. Cook until the internal temperature in 165, about 5-6 minutes on a side.


Meanwhile make the tropical salsa. Stir together the pineapple, kiwi scallion, cilantro, lime zest and juice and jalapeno in a medium bowl.


To serve place the bun, cut side up on each of 4 serving plates. Top each bun with one lettuce leaf and one burger. Top evenly with the salsa and serve!Turkey Burgers with Tropical Salsa

Thanksgiving is over and one of the best things about Thanksgiving is the leftover turkey! I look forward to making this soup every year. You can also make it with leftover chicken as well. The first step is to make your own broth using the turkey carcass. I usually just cover the carcass with water, add a chopped up onion and a chopped up celery stick and simmer until the carcass is falling apart. Drain the broth, allow to cool. Refrigerate overnight and skim off the fat once cooled.

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Chill your broth to remove the fat.

Now you are ready to make your soup. This recipe can easily be doubled. Freeze any leftover broth that your don’t use in the recipe.

Beat Every Turkey Soup

3 Tbsp butter
1 celery stick
1 carrot
1 medium onion
1 cup up fennel bulb (optional)
1 ½ cup baby Bella mushrooms
2 cups of turkey broth
1 ½ cups diced cooked turkey
3 Tbsp flour
¼ cup cold water
1 Tbsp tarragon
1 tsp basil
½ tsp rosemary
½ tsp thyme
1 tsp onion salt
1 tsp celery salt
1 ½ cup light cream

In a soup kettle melt butter; sauté celery, carrot, onion, fennel and mushrooms.

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Saute your vegetables.

Add broth and turkey; simmer for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, mix flour and cold water; add to soup and stir until thickened. Add seasonings.

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Continue to simmer over low heat adding the light cream just before serving.

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Amazing Turkey Soup

Serves 6

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