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Inside Out Stuffed Poblanos

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One of my awesome readers mentioned they’d like to see more recipes that weren’t chicken, so I thought I’d share this one!  With Autumn quickly upon us, this recipe is just perfect for those cool evenings and the flavor is fabulous!  I found that Poblanos were far too delicate for me to make stuffed peppers with them, but this turned out amazingly well!

Printable on the bottom of this post.

Ingredients

  • 5 Poblano Peppers
  • 2 c Chopped Onions
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 c cooked brown rice
  • 1 c corn
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1/4 c Lime juice
  • cheese, if desired
  1. Line cookie sheet with foil. Broil peppers for 6 minutes, turn over and broil 6 more minutes.
  2. Sauté onion with garlic, set aside.
  3. Cook ground turkey, drain.
  4. In a food processor or blender, combine ½ of onion mixture, tomatoes, cumin and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
  5. In a large bowl, mix 1 ½ c rice, ½ onions, gr beef, corn and part of the tomato mixture. Mix in some cheese if desired.
  6. Spray baking dish with non-stick spray, slice and seed peppers then spread them across the bottom of the pan.
  7. Spread meat mixture across peppers, top with tomato mixture.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

*if you’d like to add cheese on top, add it about 4 minutes before the peppers are done.

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Originally posted 2016-09-12 11:12:53.

Coriander Carrots: Sweet, Healthy & Delicious!

Carrots were not always my friend, as a child I was convinced they were evil. Haha.  It is so great that nowadays kids aren’t as intimidated by healthier foods!  These Coriander Carrots are everything a carrot should be: healthy, sweet, and delicious!  While they’ll go with any or even no diet, I love that they are paleo friendly.  They bring a sweet flavor without anything that could be considered unhealthy !  IMO that is a perfect combination!

Sweet & Healthy Coriander Carrots

I’ve doubled the recipe, as my tendency is to want to have them to snack on the next day.  They only increase in their yumminess overnight!  Of course, I always wish I’d doubled my double. haha.  Can you tell I’m crazy about Coriander Carrots?  Of course, I’m also crazy about any recipe that is super easy and not too in depth!

Coriander Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp crushed coriander seeds *see note below*
  • 2 lbs baby carrots, sliced into 4 strips or chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 tbsp bacon grease (or butter)

Directions:

  1. Heat large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add coriander and cook 30 seconds or until toasted.
  3. Add carrots, water and grease (or butter).
  4. Coriander CarrotsCover pan and cook covered, untouched, for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove lid and cook an additional 3 minutes (or until liquid is gone), stirring when necessary.

 

While these go great with almost any meal, I love pairing them with my Herb Roasted Chicken or this amazing Spiced Tenderloin.

Please come back and let me know what you paired them with or any changes that worked for you!

***Note, I’ve found that the easiest way to grind the coriander seeds is to utilize an old pepper corn grinder.  Bonus: the container won’t waste away in a  landfill!  (Shout out to the amazing marketing people of the 90’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!)

Beef Cabbage Stew & Daregal Fresh Frozen Herbs

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I received a sampler of Daregal Gourmet fresh frozen herbs to review as a part of a Blog Friendly PR campaign. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

My Thoughts

I LOVE using fresh herbs, the flavor is so much better than dried and is much easier to get out!  The only problem is, much like the cilantro in the picture above, we never manage to use them all before they go bad.  I hate wasting good herbs and money!  Daregal Gourmet Amazon store provides fresh frozen herbs that are frozen so that you get the fresh herbage without having to worry about them ruining!

Chief Zoo Keeper utilized some of the herbs in some dishes that he normally uses dried herbs in and was super pleased with the result.  They were also used in the recipe below.  The flavor of the herbs brought much more to the meal than the dried herbs had used.  It was like using fresh herbs, only we weren’t worrying about them ruining!  I am particularly pleased with the cilantro and the garlic.  The cilantro because I love it and don’t get to have it very often, as Chief isn’t a fan.

We always have bottles of minced garlic on hand as the Louisiana in my husband means there is garlic in almost everything.  We don’t use fresh because it’s just not very convenient and we were convinced that the minced garlic was the same, until now!  I’m now hoping that they sell the garlic in bulk because the flavor was so much more amazing!  The flavor was spot on for fresh garlic and it made the dish way better!

Conversion

To convert your recipe to frozen, use a 1:3 ratio.

For every 1 measure of dried, use 3 of frozen.

The Recipe: Beef Cabbage Stew

 Beef Cabbage Stew

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Italian Beef Cabbage Stew
This is an amazingly good soup! Your whole family is sure to love it! You can add in kidney beans and corn also. It's great all on it's own but it also goes well on macaroni noodles or rice!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Brown ground meat and drain.
  2. Place meat in a stew pot, add in onion, celery, carrots, garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth and herbs.
  3. Boil for 30 minutes then turn down to a simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Add in cabbage and green beans. Simmer an additional 30 minutes and enjoy!
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Herb-Roasted Chicken

Herb Roasted ChickenI just love this recipe!  It’s amazingly simple and tastes spectacular!  You can even prepare the chicken ahead of time and then toss it in the oven when you get home from work or practice.  Although I have to admit I haven’t tried doing it that way.  Be sure and let it rest at least ten minutes so that the juices will soak into everything.  I typically toss in vegetables to roast while it is resting to complete the meal.  We’ve had no complaints from children or adults and that in itself is a small miracle.  The kids didn’t even demand ketchup!  Also, it’s healthy so it’s a total win in my book!  After a few people said that they are totally difficult I really had to try it and attempt to prove them wrong, I think I did a decent job.

  • 1 3-31/2 pound whole broiler-fryer chicken
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

 

  1. rinse inside of chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Skewer neck skin of chicken to back; tie legs to tail. Twist wing tips under back. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with melted butter; rub garlic over chicken.
  2. In a small bowl stir togerher basil, salt, sage, thyme, and lemon-pepper seasoning; rub onto chicken. If desired insert a meat thermometer into center of inside thigh muscle, not touching bone.
  3. Roast, uncovered, in a 375 degree oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until drumsticks move easily in their sockets and chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from oven. Cover; let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

I would love to hear your thoughts, additions and changes!  I know that we are all always seeking improvement in our cooking and to make dinner even better!  I have a slightly different Herb Roasted Chicken Recipe that’s also amazing, I’m not sure which one I love more.