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Thursday, December 13, 2012

I keep meaning to post about some of the new foods and recipes I'm trying, but I never seem to take the time. Since I'm up at 2:30am and avoiding working on a paper, now seems like the PERFECT time to kill with a recipe post.

Last week I tried three new recipes and I'm definitely repeating two of the three!

First, the no-repeat recipe: Healthy Mousaka. I occasionally make a lasagna that uses thin sliced eggplant instead of noodles. I Iove that recipe - I've even had my hubs make it for me as a birthday meal at least once! This was like that recipe...but somehow unsatisfying. I think partly I don't like it being in such a big pan, and partly I don't like spending calories on the white sauce. Oh well, live and learn.

Second, a Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf. OMG, I'm in love! I made some modifications (used the Italian seasoned turkey, forgot the eggs, steel-cut oats), so I made it a slightly different recipe. This is at the high end of my calorie ranges for a meal, but it fills me up with a ton of protein and fewer carbs. And on a higher cal day, I can add a side of veggies and just overwhelm myself with veggie goodness. It also holds up well in the fridge to take to lunch later in the week or have for a quick dinner.

Third, Beef & Broccoli. I loved this dish at a restaurant near where I grew up and every restaurant since then has RUINED it with a too sweet, too sticky sauce. I modified a recipe by removing the sugar and corn starch so that the sauce is more like a broth. And it is everything I ever wanted. I made the recipe without rice so that I can adjust that depending on my calorie needs for the day, but it's been great with a 1/2 c of white rice.

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And, lucky you, you get a bonus! This is somewhat new for me (like in the last couple months), but is a modification of an epicurious recipe. It got me to try parsnips, which I'm now in love with.

Leek & Parsnip Soup with Lump Krab - I use the fake crab because it's not like I'm made of money. I never thought of myself as the kind of person that would like this crazy pureed-vegetable soup stuff, but with the Krab it's out freaking standing. Give it a shot if you find some parsnips. (Beware: Diakons look like parsnips to the untrained - aka, me - and are totally something different.)

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    They all sound good. Definitely have to try them. Thank you for sharing them.
    2015 days ago
    All those recipes sound amazing except the soup. I'm not sure about parsnips. I'm curious, though. Maybe I should give them a go.

    Hope you made progress on the paper!

    2015 days ago
  • STODD251
    I'm liking the sounds of the Spinach and Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf. I've experimented with turkey meat loaves before, but this seems like a delicious variation.
    2015 days ago
    "Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf" sounds very yummy.
    I recently experimented with my own meatloaf recipe.
    I cut the bread crumbs in half and for filler I used dried minced oninion, I finely grated carrots and broccoli, and also added some finely chopped spinach and diced tomatoes!
    It was rather good!
    I think next time I will try it with ground Turkey.

    2015 days ago
    thank you for sharing this information with us. I might try one of these!
    2015 days ago
  • CARMEN327
    I want to check out all these recipes! I make lasagna with tons of roast veggies, bechemal sauce and just a sprinkling of cheese. It never occurred to me to try it with eggplant.
    2016 days ago

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    2016 days ago
    I think I'd be most inclined toward the Krab and turnip soup, as I am on a very low carb diet.
    2016 days ago
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