Things I like Thursday: fab new recipes

Love some of the new things I’ve had in the last week! 

I made up this baby last week: Orange-almond tofu stir-fry

Baked tofu which was marinated with onion flakes, orange marmalade, red chile flakes, and garlic.  Stir fried with tons of veggies and a palm-full of slivered almonds.  It was SO good and very easy.  I estimated it was about 5P+.

Turkey, bean, and vegetable chili

Photo borrowed from WW site.

Things you will need.
1 pound Turkey, ground, 93% lean/7% fat, raw
1 medium onion, chopped
2 clove garlic cloves, minced or the appropriate amount of pre minced garlic
2 large carrot, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium yellow pepper, chopped
1 item medium bell pepper, orange-variety, chopped
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp paprika
2 tsp Durkee Ground Cumin Seed, or other brand 1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional (I used about a teaspoon)
29 oz fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
29 oz canned diced tomatoes, with mild green chiles

15 1/2 oz canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz fat-free canned refried beans

Spray a 12-inch sauté pan with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Brown turkey and break up the meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 10 minutes; drain and set aside.

Spray a large pot with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until soft but not browned, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add carrots, celery and peppers; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne; stir for 1 minute.

Stir in broth, tomatoes, both types of beans and turkey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring every 5 minutes, about 35 minutes total. Yields about 1 1/2 cups chili per serving.  8 servings at 5P+

Not-so-homemade or new

And last night’s dinner, which I didn’t make and wasn’t new, but I loved it just the same.  I had a birthday coupon to Zoes Kitchen, so I picked up dinner for us.  Greek chicken marinara for Dan and grilled chicken dinner for myself.   LOVE their food, we only have 1 in town and it’s not close, so I went the long way home to go get it.  This was Dan’s first time trying it and he liked his.   Added a pita and some extra veggies to mine (comes with greek chicken (4P+), rosemary white beans (3P+), and roasted veggies-1P+).




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