Fun in the Kitchen

Happy Friday!  It is raining and cold here in Altanta which I kind of like because it gives me time to catch up on blogs that I love and maybe even cook/bake something this afternoon to enjoy this weekend.

Speaking of cooking, I have tried a ton of new recipes this week all of which were approved my my husband which is a huge win because I loved them too!  The new year has really inspired me to get more creative in the kitchen.  I like to make hearty dishes this time of year because they make me feel warm and cozy.

The first thing I made was an Easy Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry from Gena Hamshaw at The Full Helping.  If you have never been to her site, go there now!  Her recipes are easy, healthy, and delicious.

This curry did not disappoint!  I served it over brown rice, but it would be good by itself!

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I was craving Mexican, so I made a ground turkey fajita salad.  I actually posted it on my Facebook page because it was THAT good!  If we went out for Mexican, we would have been drowning in sodium.  It may have tasted good, but we both don’t like to feel waterlogged after we eat. When you cook at home, you can control how much salt goes into your food.

To make it, I sauteed an onion and a red pepper in grass fed butter. Then, I added 1 pound of organic ground turkey. Once it was cooked all the way through, I added the salt free fajita spice blend that I got at Whole Foods Market (you could use any Mexican seasoning you like). Lastly, I added a can of no salt added black beans. I put everything on top of a bed of salad mix (which also had EVOO on it), followed by some salsa, and, of course, avocado!  So yum!  I just had the leftover ground turkey mix in a wrap with salsa and avocado for breakfast.

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Lastly, I did some baking yesterday.  When I was in middle school and high school, I used to churn out a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip or M&M cookies at least once a week  Therefore, baking is in my blood.  Now, I use things like coconut sugar and coconut flour when I bake.

After listening to a talk from my friend, Landria Voigt, at The Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine, I was inspired to do 3 things: add more protein and fat into my diet and start baking again!  She has an awesome blog call stiritup.me with delicious recipes!

We love blueberry muffins, so I gave her Blueberry Breakfast Muffins a try.  They were so good!  The recipe makes 6 small muffins, and they were gone in 24 hours.  The one mistake I made was using frozen blueberries which made them a little soggy, but the flavor was right on!

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Tomorrow morning, I am planning on make these!  I really hope I don’t burn myself out on cooking, but I have the energy to do it so I am going with it.

Have you tried any new recipes this year?  If so, share them below!

Have a great weekend!

 

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