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February 10, 2014

Quinoa Kale Patties

Filed under: Appetizer, Food, Healthy, Prep2eat, Quinoa — Tags: , , — prep2eat @ 10:19 am

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My first attempt at Quinoa Kale Patties did not produce a perfect look but were so tasty I prepared them once again.

I was trying to cut down on the number of egg yolks so used only egg whites. I now realize a yolk or two would help the binding of the mixture to produce prettier patties.

Below is the link to the exact recipe:

http://www.cherylstyle.com/showcase/healthy-kale-quinoa-patties-recipe/?utm_source=facebook

I will definitely continue to make these healthy, full-flavored patties as a side dish or appetizer. Can’t wait for more, Mmm.

Easy prep, quick cook, huge flavor…try some soon!

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January 20, 2014

Stuffed Peppers

Filed under: Chicken, Food, Food blog, Healthy, Meals, Peppers, Prep2eat, Quinoa, Turkey — prep2eat @ 8:17 pm

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Photo above by “The Souper” at Prep2eat

Inspired by Foodnetwork’s Guy Fieri, I followed his recipe for Turkey & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers and thought why not enhance the mixture with Chicken Sausage with Spinach & Cheese? Yes, the sausage addition put this dish over-the-top on the flavor scale. 

Here is my photo of the Chicken Sausage with Spinach & Cheese:

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Here are some more photos of the recipe process for my Stuffed Peppers. Included in the mixture is ground turkey, chicken sausage, quinoa, kale, garlic, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, Panko crumbs mixed with grated cheese.

 

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Some ingredients for my Stuffed Peppers

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Heating up Chicken Sausage with spinach & cheese already in the sausage. As the cheese melts from the sausage, it flavors the fat from the sausage therefore no additional oil is needed to brown the ground turkey.

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Adding garlic and red pepper flakes to the browning ground turkey.

 

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Above is Quinoa and fresh, chopped Kale added to the browned ground turkey. Low-sodium chicken broth (or white wine) was added to the cooked ground turkey to add liquid to the cooking mixture.

 

 

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Filled peppers are topped with a mixture of Panko crumbs & grated cheese, ready to be baked in the oven until brown on top.

 

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Finished peppers above. A lot of mixture was left over for the three peppers I had in the refrigerator at the time. I put the leftover cooked mixture in a container to keep in the refrigerator. The quantity of mixture from the original recipe by Guy Fieri would have filled 4-6 peppers. My recipe with the added chicken sausage made the original recipe stretch to several more peppers. 

This recipe came together easily with organization of ingredients and cooking utensils. Prepping the ingredients before beginning the cooking process made the cooking process flow with very little stress.

The presentation of this meal-in-a-pepper is an excellent buffet item for an informal gathering of family and friends.

 

Here is the link for the Stuffed Peppers by Guy Fieri of The Foodnetwork:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/turkey-and-quinoa-stuffed-peppers-recipe/index.html

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