Perfect Herbed Turkey Burgers

This is hands-down my favorite turkey burger recipe.  It’s great for parties, family meals, and even the baby likes it.  Please see the original article I wrote for the recipe!








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THE BEST CURRIED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP


Here’s a link to the original that post I shared over at the Daily HIIT.

I love The New Moosewood Cookbook, although I am not vegetarian.  It has some amazing recipes, & this soup is derived from one of them.  There are many butternut squash soup recipes (I already have another on my blog), but what makes this one different is the technique.  First, you roast the squash, which gives it a depth of flavor lacking in steamed squash.  Second, the recipe doesn’t call for curry powder.  Onion & garlic are sautéed with a combination of spices, which gives you control over your curry flavor.  Last, you have the option of having a smooth, pureed soup or retain texture by not pureeing the onion mixture at the end.   This has become my go-to curried butternut squash soup recipe.   It is vegetarian, exploding with beta-carotene, delicious, & of course, healthy.  If you try it, let me know what you think!

INGREDIENTS
Prep Time: 45 min
Yield – 4-5 servings (per the book…I say much more because I must make a less viscous version of the soup.)
3 cups
Cooked, pureed butternut squash (roast vs. steam)
2.5
Cups water (I use more, until I get the consistency I like)
2
Oranges, juiced (the original calls for 1 cup of orange juice)
1 Tbsp
Butter or oil of choice
1
Large onion, chopped
2
Medium garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp
Ginger powder, or about 2 Tbsp fresh, minced (I like fresh)
½ tsp
Ground cumin
½ tsp
Coriander
½ tsp
Cinnamon
¼ tsp
Dry mustard
1 ¼ tsp
Salt
To taste
Cayenne pepper
Optional
Lemon juice & yogurt for garnish
PREPARATION
1.  Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise, remove the seeds (Don’t throw them away.  You can roast them just like pumpkin seeds!).  Roast facedown on a baking sheet for 30-40 minutes.  If you are short on time, you can peel/cube the squash, then steam.  The flavor is a little different than if you roast the squash, but it is still good.  Once the squash is cooked, scoop out 3 cups of squash, & puree in a food processor with water until smooth.   Mix in the orange juice.   (I always use ALL of the squash, not just 3 cups.  If you do that, note how much squash you use, because you will need to use more water & seasoning accordingly.)
2.  In a skillet, sauté the onion, garlic, & ginger with all of the spices (except cayenne) until the onion is very soft (about 8 minutes).  Add a little water if the onion sticks, & stir often. 
3.  Add the onion mixture to the squash & puree together.  Heat the soup over medium heat, & add cayenne pepper if desired.  Adjust the seasoning if you want to.  Serve with a squeeze lemon juice or a bit of plain yogurt if you think it’s too sweet. 

Alternatives
1 – The original recipe calls for mushrooms (1/2 lb, sliced), which are added to the onion mixture after the first 8 minutes, cooked covered for 10 minutes.  I hate mushrooms, which is why I don’t include it in my version.

2 – I have added roasted sweet potato to this soup a few times.
Enjoy!
SUGGESTIONS
1.       Serve as is for a delicious side dish
2.      Do you have a baby?  S/he may like this soup (mine does).  
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How Much do you Know About Diabetes?

How many people do you know who have diabetes?  The chance is that you know at least one person living with the disease.  November is Diabetes Awareness month.  In light of that, here is an infographic to shed light on what it’s like to live with diabetes.  


Source: http://www.recallcenter.com/life-diabetes-diabetic-bloggers-want-know/

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SMART & SEXY: 8 WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES (from the Daily HIIT)

Check out this roasted vegetable recipe I posted over on the Daily HIIT.  It’s easy, cheap, & perfect for special occasions (or just middle of the work-week dinners).

SMART & SEXY: 8 WAYS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES


 

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Following Eat Right For Your Type?  Click here to jump to Dr. D’Adamo’s Typebase Index to see how the ingredients in this recipe work for you.
Do you want to learn more about the Blood Type Diet?  See the links I have posted in the left column of this site under the heading “Learn More About the Blood Type Diet.”
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1 POT TURKEY, RICE & BROCCOLI FAUX CASSEROLE

Fall = football, colorful leaves, & comfort food, right?  One problem…most comfort food isn’t healthy, & involves casseroles, which I don’t make.  Tonight I whipped up a 1-pot rice concoction out of what was in the fridge, & it was a hit with me, my husband, my baby, & even the cat was begging for some.  The picture doesn’t do the dish justice.  If you like turkey & rice casserole, give this lighter version a try.  While you won’t find cream-of-anything soup or cheese in it, you will find flavor & a satisfying, healthy, hearty meal.  What’s more comforting than that?


INGREDIENTS
Yield – 2 large servings
1 cup
Dry brown rice
3 cups
Liquid (I used vegetable stock.  Chicken or turkey stock would be good, or if you use water, add some salt to the recipe.)
2
Cloves garlic, minced
1
Small onion, diced
1
Large carrot, diced (~1 cup)
2
Celery stalks, diced (~1 cup)
½
Head of broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces (use frozen to save time)
½
Cooked turkey breast, diced (mine was leftover from a store-bought roast turkey breast from last night’s dinner, ~2 cups)
1 tsp
Dried sage
1 tsp
Dried thyme
2
Bay leaves
½ Tbsp
Butter, or use 1 Tbsp olive oil
PREPARATION
1.  Sauté the garlic & onion in the butter in a medium sized pot (I used a Dutch oven).  After a minute or two, add the celery, carrot, sage, & thyme.  Sauté for a minute or two.
2.  Add the rice, mix well, & sauté a minute or two
3.  Add the broth and bay leaves, & bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer, & add the turkey & broccoli.  Cook covered for 40 minutes, or until all of the liquid has been absorbed & the rice is soft.  (Use less liquid if you prefer drier rice.  This dish will yield moist, risotto-like rice).
SUGGESTIONS
·        Serve as is for a delicious main dish
·        Blend for a savory meal for baby (my 9.5 month old loved it)
·        Make a larger batch & dinner taken care of for a few nights
Thank you for leaving a comment, if you choose to.  I read each one, & genuinely appreciate your feedback!  
Following Eat Right For Your Type?  Click here to jump to Dr. D’Adamo’s Typebase Index to see how the ingredients in this recipe work for you.
Do you want to learn more about the Blood Type Diet?  See the links I have posted in the left column of this site under the heading “Learn More About the Blood Type Diet.”

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Easy Grilled Squash

Here’s a super-easy recipe for grilled squash that I shared over at The Daily HIIT:

Easy Grilled Squash

I made it with my favorite flank steak recipe.  Enjoy!
Thank you for leaving a comment, if you choose to.  I read each one, & genuinely appreciate your feedback!  
Following Eat Right For Your Type?  Click here to jump to Dr. D’Adamo’s Typebase Index to see how the ingredients in this recipe work for you.
Do you want to learn more about the Blood Type Diet?  See the links I have posted in the left column of this site under the heading “Learn More About the Blood Type Diet.”
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How Could I Forget Banana "Ice Cream"

Space in my freezer is prime real estate these days.  It’s packed full of milk for the baby, homemade baby food, & a little of our food.  I dared to throw over-ripe bananas in last week, which my husband asked me to use today.  I made banana “ice cream” by pureeing the frozen bananas in the food processor.  I forgot how easy & delicious it is!

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