Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 24, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Going Vegetarian…….

Build meals around protein sources that are naturally low in fat, such as beans, lentils, and rice. Don’t overload meals with high-fat cheeses to replace the meat. Combining protein and fiber at meals will help you feel fuller longer. This rice bowl, for example, gets protein from the chickpeas and fiber from the brown rice and root vegetables.

Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes

October 11, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes including recipes like; Lentil and Root Veggie Soup, Chicken with Tomato-Balsamic Pan Sauce, and Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Carbonara. Find these recipes and much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes
Find healthy, delicious herb and spice recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Lentil and Root Veggie Soup
French green lentils and black lentils hold up well to long, slow cooking without becoming mushy. Save the rinds from used-up blocks of Parmesan in a resealable plastic bag or tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. They give soup broths a rich, savory flavor………

Chicken with Tomato-Balsamic Pan Sauce
Fennel seeds give this tomato and balsamic sauce an extra kick, but if you don’t have them on hand, try using cumin or coriander seeds, or 1 teaspoon of a ground herb or spice. Serve this easy chicken breast recipe with whole-wheat spaghetti or crusty bread to sop up the sauce. Save the unused chicken tenders in an airtight container in your freezer for up to 3 months. Once you have enough, thaw them out for another use……..

Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Carbonara
Carbonara, traditionally bathed in eggs, gets a vegan makeover using roasted and pureed butternut squash instead to make it ultra-creamy. A topping of ground almonds, garlic and sage gives it texture and an herby, savory flavor in place of the cheese and bacon……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Herb and Spice Recipes

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Easy Turkey Samosas

January 27, 2017 at 6:17 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is – Easy Turkey Samosas. I wasn’t sure exactly what a Samosa was so I found it on wiki which said; A samosa is a fried or baked dish with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, macaroni, noodles or minced meat. Pine nuts can also be added. There you have it! This one is made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey, several Spices and Eggroll Wrappers. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the site. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2017!



Easy Turkey Samosas

Samosas, made popular in Southeast Asia, are hitting restaurants across the U.S. and we’re not surprised. This recipe features a savory filling wrapped and fried crispy. Try them as an appetizer or entrée tonight!


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (1-pound) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground chili powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
12 eggroll wrappers
vegetable oil for frying

1) In large skillet add oil. Cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Add onions, cumin, coriander, chili powder, and salt. Stir in cilantro leaves and cool completely.
3) Brush edges of wrapper with water. Place 3 tablespoons of turkey mixture in center of eggroll wrapper. Fold top corners over filling creating a triangle at the top. Fold point of triangle down and fold bottom corners over top of triangle to seal.
4) Heat oil to 325°F in large deep sided skillet or Dutch oven. Place samosas in hot oil, in small batches and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Calories 270
Protein 19g
Carbohydrates 30g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Fat 8g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 480mg
Saturated Fat 2g

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 21, 2017 at 7:39 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , ,


Lentils are delicious and good for you. When cooking them, make sure to add a few teaspoons of oil. It will prevent the pot from spilling over, and actually helps in the cooking process.

Soup Special of the Day! – Lentil Turkey Soup

December 18, 2016 at 6:20 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Lentil Turkey Soup. Made with leftover JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Turkey along with garlic, onions, rutabaga, lentils and rosemary. For the Turkey you can use any OVEN READY™ product. You can find this recipe along with all the other Jennie – O recipes at the Jennie – O website! Enjoy and Make the Switch!



Lentil Turkey Soup

Try this recipe with any OVEN READY™ product.

This Lentil Turkey Soups is a delicious way to cook with leftover holiday turkey. Simmered with garlic, onions, rutabaga, lentils and rosemary, it’s a dinner for under 500 calories per serving.


1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups chopped carrots
1½ cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped rutabaga
1¼ cups dried brown lentils
2 quarts low-sodium or homemade chicken or turkey broth
1 rosemary sprig
2 bay leaves
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired
2 cups cubed leftover JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Turkey
2 tablespoons lemon juice


1) In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook 5 minutes or until onion is softened, stirring occasionally.
2) Add carrot, celery, rutabaga, lentils, broth, rosemary, bay leaves and salt and pepper, if desired. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, covered, 40 minutes or until lentils and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
3) Stir in turkey and lemon juice. Remove and discard rosemary and bay leaves before serving.

PER SERVINGJennie O Make the Switch
Saturated Fat1g

Healthy Winter Soup Recipes

January 19, 2016 at 6:32 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Warm these cold days of Winter with a piping hot bowl of Soup! From the EatingWell website it’s Healthy Winter Soup Recipes. From Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup to Potato-Leek Bisque, you’ll find them all here at the EatingWell website. Home of healthy and delicious recipes.



Healthy Winter Soup RecipesEatingWell2

Warm up with our healthy winter soup recipes.
A piping hot bowl of soup is the ultimate comfort food during the winter months. Soup doesn’t have to be rich and creamy to be satisfying, though. Our healthier winter soup recipes, including recipes for vegetable soup, chicken soup and more easy soup recipes, are healthier versions than traditional soup recipes. Try our Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup or Potato-Leek Bisque for a hearty soup dinner.



Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup
Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that’s satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side…..

Potato-Leek Bisque
It’s hard to believe how rich and creamy this potato-leek soup is even though there’s not a drop of cream in it. Croutons topped with anchovy, olives and leek are a crunchy, savory foil to the soup. But skip them if you like and incorporate all the cooked leeks into the soup instead…..

Very Green Lentil Soup
Lentils seem to go with just about anything, and here they play well with a collection of greens and some cumin and coriander to add a gentle spicy note to this soup recipe. The result is a hearty winter soup with layers of flavor. Both French green lentils (available in natural-foods stores and specialty markets) and more commonly available brown lentils are delicious in this soup. The French green lentils hold their shape better when cooked, while brown lentils will start to break down a bit. Recipe by Anna Thomas for EatingWell……..



* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Winter Soup Recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 10, 2014 at 6:37 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
Tags: , , , , , ,

Thank you to Kim for passing this one to me!

Lentils are delicious – and great for you! When cooking them, make sure to add a few teaspoons of oil. It will prevent the pot from spilling over, and actually helps in the cooking process.

Blog at
Entries and comments feeds.

On The Bias

Delicious technique-driven recipes to make at home

Homemaking with Sara

From scratch recipes, and tips for making a house feel like a home.

Adventures in every day life...

I take pictures | I cook | I quilt | I knit | I create


Learning made Easy

Blue Vegan

Compassionate Living

She Lives Naturally

Lifestyle Blogger on her journey to self-sustainable living


Come as you are to find practical inspiration for your good days, your hard days and everything in between

Cooking With Alfred

Cooking Without All The Fluff

Jackfruitful Kitchen

vegan - plant based - gluten free

Let's Eat!


Tasty Recipes

Amazon affiliate website

Plate It Safe - Home


Cooking Improv

Making new dishes from the old recipes

Raising Bakers

Faith, Family & Food


Explore, Cook, Enjoy!!! Rediscover and share some known, some unknown recipes, food stories and experiences.


Recipes for a Healthy Soul...