Pure comfort…

FRENCH ONION TURKEY MEATLOAF OR French Onion Soup Turkey Meatloaf – ’cause all the flavors are in there.  Yes, they are. This takes a little longer because you do have to caramelize the onions, but it’s so, so worth it.  Just for the smell in your house alone!  You need two medium onions (about 1…

Might not be pretty…but it IS pretty good!

OLD-FASHIONED GLAZED MEATLOAF (First…let me apologize for the hunk ‘o meatloaf-on-a-plate.  Good grief.   I had served dinner to Hon and he ooed and awed over it so I then felt like I should have taken a photo so I could post the recipe.  That was all that was left.   Don’t worry.  It’s really,…

Take out? Not.

ORANGE CHICKEN In case you thought this was a thing of the past…think again!  No sugar added, high in protein, fill-you-up goodness that will stand up to the restaurant stuff any day of the week. A pot of Jasmine rice for your family and a crisp green salad with toasted almonds is all you need….

Valentine’s Dinner…show a little love!

PECAN CHICKEN KIEV This has been one of my most popular recipes and for as elegant and yummy as this is, it’s very quick to put together.  For a special someone…for a dinner party…for yourself with a favorite TV program…it’s a winner! I’ve paired it with some fresh green beans, roasted with minced garlic and…

Start to table…under one hour…

ITALIAN SAUSAGE SOUP Fast, hot, easy…your family will love it and it’s a great way to sneak some veggies past the kids.  (Okay…you can see the veggies, but they’ll want to eat them!)  Serve with garlic bread for the family and a quick Caesar  Salad for an “Italian” meal that will be a hit. This…

Go a little Greek…

GYRO-SPICED MEATBALLS and TZATZIKI Time for some solid, dense protein?  Need a lunch or dinner that’s full of flavor and super filling?  Something new and different?  Here ya’ go… You can make meatballs, patties, or loaf….or even crumbly fry this off in a pan. The secret is to fry, bake, or broil the meat until…

Freezing? Warm up with creamy, protein-filled comfort!

CURRIED WILD RICE & CHICKEN CHOWDER I love this chowder – thick, rich, without being full of fat and calories.  Chicken chunks paired with chewy wild rice – just a touch, enough to give the illusion without too many added carbs…easy and filling.  The ingredients list is long, but it’s quick to put together! Serve…

Moroccan Chicken Stew

MOROCCAN CHICKEN STEW with ALMOND PESTO Thick, hearty, sort of spicy-sweet…this stew is very filling and maybe a little different than you’re used to. Serve it on top of couscous made with chicken broth and lots of black pepper for you family. This is very good topped with the Almond-Cilantro Pesto, but traditional store-bought pesto…

Just another turkey chili…or is it?

TURKEY QUINOA CHILI It’s not the same old, same old!  The addition of nutty, nutrient-rich quinoa, not only stretches the meat, in a budget-conscience time but spikes the protein grams, as well.   Add that to the zucchini, sweet orange bell pepper, and two kinds of beans ……it equals loads of flavor! Filling and hearty,…

Again with the stuffed mushrooms…

ITALIAN SAUSAGE-STUFFED MUSHROOMS Two or three of these little wonders and a mound of fresh, mixed greens…the perfect lunch. They also reheat beautifully in the microwave. And what’s the best thing?  No simple carbs…no bread crumbs, no flour.  Just meat and cheese – make them a perfect high-protein choice. ~~~~   Vegetable cooking spray One…