Quinoa and Turkey Chili

If you are unfamiliar with Quinoa here is a good page to guide you.

I came up with this recipe while searching for ways to add quinoa to my dishes. Quinoa is so bland that they only way is to mix it with something else and give it some flavor. This was an easy way to have a complete meal, just add some veggies or a salad on the side.

Feel free to adjust ingredients as I’m not too good at measuring.

Ingredients

1 lb of lean ground turkey
16 oz of organic vegetable broth
1 small can of tomato sauce or one 6 oz tomato paste
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup of Quinoa
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can of black beans (optional) rinsed and drained

Method

In large skillet heat oil and add turkey with all the spices and chopped vegetables, brown and cook. Add in all the liquids and quinoa. Cover and cook for 15-30 mins stirring frequently, until most liquid has been absorbed and quinoa is cooked.

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Coconut Shrimp

Coconut shrimp has to be one of my favorite dishes. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try this recipe. Better late than never! I will definitely be making more of these. To see original recipe go here.

Ingredients
3 large egg whites
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and de-veined with tails left on
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut (maybe more)
Coconut oil, melted

Method
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
Whisk egg whites with the salt, pepper and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.

-Take the shrimp from the egg whites, letting the excess drip back into the bowl and place on the plate coconut flakes. Toss to coat. Put the shrimp back into the egg whites then into the coconut mixture again, tossing and pressing the coconut onto the shrimp to coat well.

-Place the shrimp on the prepared baking sheets. Brush with melted coconut oil.

-Bake for 6 minutes, turn shrimp over, spray other side with cooking spray and cook for another 5 – 6 minutes or until the coconut is golden brown and the shrimp are bright pink.
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