No, it’s not game day. But I spent time today researching healthy game day food and then I came home with all of the cravings.
Buffalo turkey meatballs, oven baked pickle chips, and homemade sweet potato fries.
I took my Grandma to Olive Garden this weekend and had this great dish. And then I drove home in the rain and all I wanted was pasta again.
This is a really juicy tomato sauce- the next time I do it I will remove some of the seeds. Also I didn’t get enough tomatoes so I had to use a can of diced tomatoes and I probably should have drained those more.
This sauce has spinach in it, which is not traditional, but I ate tortilla chips and nothing else for lunch the other day and thought I could use some extra veg. Also if you cut up the spinach pretty small you will never notice it.
6 small tomatoes, cut into small chunks
1 can no salt added diced tomatoes, drained
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 onion, diced
Big handful of spinach, cut into small pieces
Bunch of basil, cut into small pieces
Pasta of your choice
Heat up a bit of oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and onion.
When the onions are translucent add tomato and reduce heat to let tomatoes simmer.
Once the tomatoes have started to break down a bit, add spinach and basil.
Simmer for another 10-30 minutes.
Cook pasta at some point. I feel like that is a given.
Confession time: I only made burgers so that I could justify the French fries that I ate with them. But I had a salad on the side and I hid broccoli in them so they’re healthy.
10 rosemary leaves
I clove garlic
1 stalk of broccoli
I package of ground turkey (this made 3 patties so you could double this recipe if you need more)
Also I made these in a frying pan (#apartmentlife) but if you’re doing it on a grill, use an egg in the mixture.
Take the garlic, rosemary, and broccoli and finely mince.
I bought a big bag of pears at Costco this weekend and have been trying to think of ways to eat them other than… Plain pears. On my way home today I thought about this recipe and it turned out really well!
1 large beet
Lots of spinach (washed and torn if you didn’t go the lazy route and buy baby spinach)
Goat cheese (you probably can’t have too much so just go with it)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp olive oil
1-2 tbsp water (depends how thick you want your dressing)
Slice the beets thin. I used a mandolin slicer.
Put in a pan and slightly cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover, and let simmer until beets are soft. Add water if needed.
Put spinach on plates and top with beets and pears. Sprinkle goat cheese on top.
In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour on the salad and serve!
I actually bought all the ingredients to make something completely different, and then on my way home I changed my mind. This is a favourite of mine and I make it 2 different ways (I will share both with you!) Tonight I used the dry seasonings. This is a great thing to make when you’re starving and also pressed for time. Because I only ever make enough to feed the Duggars (even though I am only cooking for me), this serves 6 medium bowls or 4 big bowls.
For DRY seasoning:
For NOT DRY (wet?) seasoning
There you have it!