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Turkey Chili that Tastes Like Beef

Turkey Chili that Tastes Like Beef

Yes, Turkey Chili can taste as hearty as Beef  My recipe for Turkey Chili was an experiment.  Could I make a chili as satisfying as a beef chili but using turkey? Often I find ground turkey lacking a lot of flavor for my palate and usually prefer the heartier flavor of beef over either ground chicken or ground turkey. My addition of low sodium soy sauce in this recipe picks up the umami flavor for that heartier taste more like a beef chili. The exact soy sauce I used is by Lee Kum Kee.  This soy has become my new go to because it isn’t as salty as other low sodium brands I have used and the flavor is deep and rich. This is a great recipe for a beginning level cook too. Quick, very simple to make, no need for take out and will reheat very well as most stew type dishes do.   Cutting cholesterol for better health? Go leaner with the ground white meat only turkey. Another option is to substitute ground white meat chicken in this recipe would work well also for watching cholesterol. If you use all white meat ground turkey the cholesterol is less

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For Better Nutrition Be Bold!

For Better Nutrition Be Bold!

Is losing that extra poundage you’ve gained during the last 2 months of feasting a New Year’s Resolution? So here we are…it’s the first Monday of January 2016 and many of us are deciding to kick up health the “diet” we blew over the holiday season. Do not beat yourself up mentally if you’ve gained this past holiday season. It’s the long term eating of better nutrition that will make the difference for you. Here’s some of my ideas on that. Remember variety is good for you mentally and physically.  Good healthy starts in your mindset. Today is the first day of the rest of your soon to be healthier life….don’t think “diet” think health. If you deny yourself the foods and flavors you love you will binge.   The key to losing and keeping it off is to love what your eating and yes smaller portion size too.   Trust me….I know how it is to lose a LOT of weight.  Without weighing and measuring food I took a new and healthy approach years ago and lost well over 100 pounds on my own.  No surgeries or diet pills.   Weight loss starts in you mind!!!  It’s what is

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Is the Super Woman Complex Dead Yet?

Is the Super Woman Complex Dead Yet?

Are you trying to do it all and over stressing? Are you trying to be a super woman or superman? All of us lead busier lives than our parents ever did! So how does this affect our home life? Hectic! Feeling stressed out? It is still possible to plan and cook healthy from scratch meals quickly but it just takes a little more thought, organization and planning ahead. I had the super woman complex for too many years, and quite honestly that is an understatement!  Just a tiny bit about me:  I have run multiple corporations — at the same time, while working on a variety of charity projects and also sat on board of directors (mostly children’s issues). I am the proud Mom of four marvelous children – two human and two furry. Some ideas for planning organization and planning ahead One of my favorite “kitchen tools” over the years had been a stand alone freezer which I no longer have now that I am living in NYC. The freezing ideas I’m sharing will still work. So many things can be made ahead and even frozen for quick weeknight meals.  I love love love entertaining friends and family!  Drop

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Experimental Food Ideas – Irish Eggs in a Well

Experimental Food Ideas – Irish Eggs in a Well

Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment with Food! Irish Eggs in a Well All recipes were creative projects at some point in time! Last week I was looking in the refrigerator not sure what I wanted to eat for breakfast.  So, I decided to be a little creative!   Creative Breakfast Food Ideas So, what food is in the fridge that might help with the creativity today?  Eggs, and leftover steel cut oatmeal. My favorite oatmeal is McCann’s steel cut Irish oatmeal. It takes a little longer prep time but definitely worth the extra time, about 25-30 minutes and I give it rest time also.  I make it as per the tin’s instruction, which makes 4 servings, and will have 3 servings left for other days unless I have people here to help eat it. This oatmeal is fine leftover too, so no big problem with that!  I actually had less than one portion left so what to do, what to do? Get creative! In a small frying pan, I melted a bit of butter (only use real products), added the cold oatmeal to heat it through.Once heated through I made a hole or well in the center and let the

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The Secret Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe from the Corse Family Farm

The Secret Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe from the Corse Family Farm

Do you love passing down recipes? The Secret Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe from the Corse Family Farm is a passed down family recipe. This is the memory tugging from childhood kind of recipe.  Aren’t those the best? There is a lot to be said for passing recipes down to the family and friends.   So much of the pleasure in our lives can come from childhood memories sitting around the table and the traditions we have developed with our families.   There may be other recipes similar in idea to what we remember growing up but, they are never quite right to our taste buds memories. Why did I start food blogging? One of the reasons I started blogging recipes, is to make sure mine are passed on to my children, future grandchildren and friends.  My grandmother taught me to make some of her specialties and if she didn’t pass the recipes on to me, they would have been lost for eternity. I would compare recipes to hearing that song that always brings back memories. he recipes we’ve indulged in growing up are a part of our history.   Watch Abbie Corse make her dad’s favorite muffins: Apple Oatmeal Muffins

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