Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Turkey, kale, and beans


So I've mentioned we're in a bit of a routine with dinner...ground turkey and beans, repeat, repeat. But I ended up with some kale in the fridge, and decided to make that addition as well. Game changer. This was an awesome bowl of food!


Turkey, kale, and beans
 (adapted roughly from a sparkpeople recipe)
1 package ground turkey (I think the kind we buy has a little over a lb in it)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cups chicken stock
1 package onion soup mix
1/2 stick of butter
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 bunch of kale, stems removed and then cut into bite sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste

I cooked this all up in one pot...my big stock pot..less mess!
Brown turkey over medium high heat
Add chopped peppers/onions
Add broth, butter,  and onion soup mix
Add beans and kale
Let heat through/simmer 10 minutes or so.

Um..that's it...no really. You can eat it now. All in all, kinda healthy. You can opt not to put the butter in it, I did b/c I like that rich flavor. And if you don't want it as soupy, don't add all the chicken broth...I wanted enough for the kale to soften a little though.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Blueberry Scones



Blueberry Scones (adapted from Annie's Eats)

1 frozen stick of unsalted butter-grated on a box grater
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
2 cups AP flour (plus more for rolling)
1/2 cup sugar (plus more for sprinkling)
2 teaspoons baking power
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp lemon zest

3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Oven at 425

Combine dry ingredients (including zest)
Whisk together sour cream and heavy whipping cream-set aside
Toss dry w/grated butter just until the butter is coated (you don't need to cut it in since the butter is already all grated)
Add milk/sour cream mix. Combine.
At this point you are going to have a sticky 'biscuity' looking dough.
Add the frozen blueberries, and enough flour to make it less sticky.
Your hands will get dirty, but knead it a bit, just to incorporate the blueberries into the dough, add bits of more flour if you have to.
Once you've gotten the dough to hold into a decent lump/ball, turn it out onto a parchment lined baking sheet and press it into a 12x8 (or so) triangle.
I cut mine into triangles, but didn't separate, and sprinkled with sugar.
Into the oven for 10 minutes, then rotate and let it go another 13 minutes.
Remove and let cool for a few while you make the icing..

In a bowl add lemon juice to powdered sugar and mix with a fork until you get a good drizzle consistency (which shouldn't be as loose as water, but should come off the fork easily).

Remove scones to cooling rack (over another piece of parchment, b/c you are about to drizzle). Drizzle with icing and let cool.

As tempting as these babies are, they are MUCH better room temp after about an hour than they are right out of the oven. Trust me.

Despite the fact we are trying to watch our diets around here, I watched myself inhale two of these with my morning coffee! Yum!

If avocado is wrong..

I don't want to be right.

Do we see a trend here folks? That's 3 avocado recipes in a row. I wish I could tell you that while I am not blogging I'm coming up with all sorts of new and delicious foods. Well, I am..sort of. I'm not posting alot because we're watching what we're eating and most of our meals consist of ground turkey and beans. Husband is hooked on it. And that's all it is really..ground turkey, browned, then add a can of rinsed black beans. Sometimes I'll put taco seasoning in it, sometimes ranch powder, but that's about it.
The other night when I made it, I used taco seasoning...then made up a rough salsa (onion, tomato, red peppers, and avocado) then ate it on TOP of a whole avocado..salted liberally. And it was all sorts of amazing and delicious.