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Mediterranean Meatloaf - Joy Bauer
You may feel like Joy Bauer is living in your home. I certainly do and she would make a great guest and we would be eating healthier and more delicious meals. I am doing second best and simply cooking her recipes and we are a happier family.
My husband loves meatloaf and I tolerate it. When I eat it, I like it but I wouldn't just make it if hubby didn't consider it a favorite.
I saw a photo of this Mediterranean Meatloaf in Joy's book, Slim and Scrumptious. The picture showed this turkey mixture loaded with veggies and it was pretty with all the colors shining out. I made it that night.
Mediterranean Meatloaf (adapted from Joy Bauer)
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 cup packed chopped spinach
cup diced roasted bell peppers (in a jar) I must include these more often.
½ cup shredded zucchini
¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, diced (another winning addition)
¼ cup diced celery
2 shallots, finely diced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 egg beater (the recipe called for 2 egg whites. Egg Beaters are made up of almost all whites so I decided to use them instead.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place all ingredients into a large bowl.
Mix together thoroughly so the veggies spread out throughout the meatloaf.
Put into a large meatloaf pan or shape and put on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
It says, "thai" so I have to like the Thai Chicken San Choy Bau that we are making this week in our Donna Hay Wednesday group. It was a bit spicy and the chopped chicken was a nice change of pace. Kayte selected this recipe from On the Shelf on page 124. I tried it with the greens and it was very good and then I put it on spaghetti and it was spectacular. My toddler granddaughter even liked it. Must have been the hot sauce. I used romaine for the greens and I subbed in red pepper and added some Sirracha to spice it up to make up for the real chilis. Do check out the other cooks' dishes at our Wednesday with Donna Hay site.
Another week, another vegetable for our Power Food group, a bunch of women who strive for healthy eating with the most delicious dishes. Each blog is inspiration . Each week, we choose a recipe based on the power food which comes from the book, Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of Whole Living magazine. Brussels sprouts like broccoli and cabbage are cruciferous. This group offers a unique composition of antioxidants that may provide several health benefits. Brussels sprouts are low in calories and offer protein, vitamins and minerals to help build a healthy human. My first issue with brussels sprouts is that it took me years to spell it correctly. Each time, it came up, in writing, and I admit, that was not too often, I would stare into space asking myself does brussel get an S, at the end or is it sprout that gets the S. For some reason, I could not remember that both end with that S. I am happy to tell you, I overcame thi
Another week, another vegetable for our Power Food group, a bunch of women who strive for healthy eating with the most delicious dishes. Each blog is inspiration . Each week, we choose a recipe based on the power food which comes from the book, Power Foods, 150 delicious recipes with the 38 healthiest ingredients from the editors of Whole Living magazine. That week, we concentrated on carrots. I like to check out our vegetable, not only for health benefits, but also for the names of their sisters. Carrots are related to parsnips, fennel, parsley, anise, caraway, cumin and dill. I didn't have a clue about many of these. I, have never seen carrots of other colors or at least, if I had, I didn't know, they were carrots. I am going to a good produce store, looking for purple or red carrots, to start my search. It is fun, shopping when purposely looking for new vegetables. I have definitely expanded my horizons. When, I was thinking about what to make with carrots, I