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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quinoa Turkey Meatballs, Market Salad - Arugula, Peas, Radish

FOOD:
Quinoa Turkey Meatballs, Market Salad - Arugula Peas Radish, Whole Wheat Pita
Quinoa Turkey Meatballs are a high protein, light and healthy recipe. Quinoa Turkey Meatballs store well and are perfect for quick, satisfying meals. Ground turkey, turkey sausage and turkey breast are go-to items for making batch dishes. For a family, couples or singles, batch cooking is so practical; because, you can freeze portions (homemade frozen food) and refrigerate some for tasty, low cost meals during the week. 

Quinoa Turkey Meatballs
Radish Union Square NYC

1lb Ground Turkey
1 cup cooked Quinoa
1 cup sauteed Onions
2-3 cloves minced Garlic
2 large Eggs
1/3 cup chopped Fresh Parsley
Herbs and Spices to taste (get creative with choices)
1/3 cup cooking oil (prefer Olive Oil)
Saute onions in oil till golden; mix in garlic; cook for 2-5 more minutes.
In a mixing bowl, add ground turkey, quinoa, 2 eggs beaten, parsley, herbs and spices, sauteed onion and garlic. With forks or fingers, thoroughly mix all ingredients together. Form meatballs and cook in oiled skillet until lightly browned. Make sure the meatballs are completely cooked. For large batches, increase ingredients in proportion.


Market Salad - Arugula, Fresh Peas, Radish
Arugula Union Square NYC

While walking through Union Square Farmers' Market, in downtown NYC, picked up inexpensive seasonal produce straight from local farms - Arugula, Radish, and English (shell) Peas.

Toss together well washed arugula, shelled peas and thinly sliced radish with a few wedges of stem tomatoes. Quick and easy.
This is a nice summer salad with a peppery bite from the arugula and radish. Good with Oil and Vinegar to keep things simple.
A Lemon Vinaigrette (fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper) on this salad pairs perfectly with the Quinoa Turkey Meatballs, giving the light meal a nod to Mediterranean cuisine.

English Peas Union Square NYC
Enjoy,
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photos: wbj

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2012

SUMMER IN FULL SWING
4th of July
photo: wbj

Fireworks, BBQ, Burgers, Hot Dogs and Icy Beers

Enjoy,
Cooking Lounge