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Hearty Happy Tummies! February 21, 2011

Posted by doinglaundryinheels in Cooking, Food/Dining, Health and Fitness, The SK Plan.

Fear not faithful foodie followers, the SK PLAN has not ceased to exist, it was simply simmering underneath the rest of life’s not so tastey endeavors!

Behold my latest, two favorite recipes! So yummy, nummy and fun to make, I couldnt help but share. For many of us, single or attached New Yorkers, cooking is something we enjoy but not always something we have time for in this 24 hour day we’ve been given. Below are my alternatives for both practicality and fun without losing the taste!

About a month ago I was having a horrid day at work and just needed a hug, just as I thought this, in the echoing cave of my mind, my favorite co-worker asked “Do you want some tortilla soup?”…She offered me the rest of her warm, hearty goodness, it was a hug in the form of beans, turkey and spice! The instant I got back to my desk I BBMed her asking for the recipe and in seconds it was in my inbox. It’s basically glue and glitter, make a glue picture, throw some glitter on it, TADA art! It’s a bunch of cans and meat all simmered together to create a stew like soup that’ll last a week if not more. I froze half of it for an emergency meal!

1 lb Ground Beef or Ground Turkey (chicken if you prefer or no meat)
1 packet of Taco Seasoning
1 can Corn
1 can Kidney Beans (For double recipe use 1 can light and 1 can dark beans.)
1 can Black Beans (even for double recipe.)
1 8oz can of Tomato Sauce
1 Large can (28oz) Diced Tomatoes

Cook meat and season with package of Taco Seasoning. If you like it spicy add some red pepper flakes. (Creole seasoning also an option)

Dump the rest of the ingredients into a large pot – including the juice from the cans. DO NOT DRAIN the cans. Add in cooked, seasoned meat. Cook and then let simmer a couple of hours. You can eat right away if you’re in a rush but it’s best to let it sit.

I was advised to serve with shredded Mexican cheese, a dollop of sour cream and scoop with tortilla chips!
(This recipe serves about four…four happy tummies.)

The next thing I waited nearly a week to try was from The Martha! It was soooo yummy, I was making it while on the phone with mom and sent it to her asap!!! My nutritionist told me to eat potatoes since I was having trouble with vegetables. Off I went to find a meat and potatoes kinda meal without it being an actual meat and potatoes meal. I found Mini Honey-Mustard Meatloaves with Roasted Potatoes and let me say it took under an hour to make but was fun to cook, easy and did not require that many ingredients. I was skeptical when it came out of the oven but what a surprise when it hit my taste buddies! YUM!
(I used regular breadcrumbs and it came out just fine; also added a bit of rosemary seasoning to the potatoes just because I knew I liked it and they were fabulous!)

As I said, I quickly sent both of these to my parents because I just couldn’t keep this healthy with a POW taste to myself!

Enjoy Foodies!



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