Turkey Chili

This is where the multicooker shine! Cook your beans under pressure, sauté your veg and meat and then bring them all together to slow cook for one tasty chili!

  • 1 lb dried pinto beans
  • Salt
  • Bay leaf
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 onions, sliced thin
  • 2 poblano, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp Chile powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 larger beer
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes with chilies

Place beans, 6 c water, 1 tsp salt and bay leaf in the multicooker. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes and allow to release. Drain and remove the bay leaves.

Turn you multicooker to sauté. Add turkey and cook until browned, breaking up with a spoon. Remove from cooker. Add onions, peppers and garlic and sauté until soft. Add spices, Turkey, beer and tomatoes, cook for 5 min. Stir in beans and cook in slow cooker mode on low for 6 hours.

Garnish with cheese, sour cream, salsa and/or hot sauce.

Serves 8 – 10

Zuk Spirals with Garlic Tahini Dressing

This dish is perfect for summer! I love the angle hair setting on my spiral cutter! Another winner from Patricia Wells!

  • 1 lb zuks, spiral cut
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c Garlic Tahini Dressing
  • Espelette pepper or Aleppo

Garlic Tahini

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c tahini
  • 1/4 c whole milk yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine in a blender. And chill if not using right away.

Toss zuks with salt and place in colander to drain for 15 minutes. Then gentle squeeze out any excess water. Place in a bowl and toss with 1/4 c tahini dressing and sprinkle with Espelette or Aleppo pepper.

Serves 4.

Warm Kale and Quinoa Salad

This is so good and makes great leftovers!

  • 2 c Quinoa
  • 2 c water
  • 2 c baby or shredded kale
  • 1/4 c pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 c raisins or dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium pot add quinoa and water and bring to a simmer. Reduce to low, cover and cook for 10 – 12 minute. Fluff with fork and add kale and cover allowing the kale to steam.

Stir in remaining ingredients and serve.

Serve 4 – 6.

Red Lentil Coconut Curry

This dish is so yummy! Just the right amount to sweet and heat – the curry sauce adds a little tang!

For the curry:

  • 2 c rice, cooked and warm
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 inches ginger, peeped and minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c red lentils
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 c red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 c baby spinach

Cilantro Chutney:

  • 1/4 c diced onion
  • 2 c cilantro
  • 1/4 c golden raisins
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt

In a large skillet sauté onions over medium heat for 5 min. Add garlic and ginger and sauté 1 min.

Add lentils, tomatoes, coconut milk, 2 c water, red curry paste, tomato paste and salt. Simmer 15 – 20 minutes until the lentils are tender. Stir in spinach and remove from heat.

For the chutney:

Place all ingredients in a blender and smooth.

Serve lentils over rice and top with sauce.

Serves 4.

Wonton Soupg

These mushroom wontons are so yummy. I packed the soup with tons of veggies for a filling and hearty winter soup.

Wontons:

  • 4 oz shitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 c shredded carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 3/4 c tofu, crumbled
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 pack wonton wrappers

Broth

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 c shredded cabbage
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegan oyster sauce
  • 4 c veggie broth
  • 2 c water
  • 1 tsp salt

Toppings:

  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Sliced dikons

To make wontons:

In a food processor combine mushrooms, carrot, garlic and green onions and pulse till minced fine. Add tofu, salt, paprika, sesame oil and vinegar to minced veggies. Stir to combine.

Fill a small bowl with water. Place 2 tsp mushroom mixture on wonton wrapper, dip finger in water and run on edge of wrapper, fold to seal. Place on a plate and cover with a damp cloth, repeat until all the filling is used.

In a large pot add sesame oil, onions, ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and oyster sauce, cook for 2 minutes. Add broth, water and cabbage and cook for 10 minutes.

Bring a medium pot of water to boil, add wontons and cook 2 minutes.

Place wontons in bowl and cover with broth.

Freeze ahh extra wontons.

Serves 4.

Skillet Taco

This is a quick and easy one skillet meal! I used vegan meat, but use beef or turkey if that’s your jam. This one is inspired by What Gaby’s Cooking with some vegan modifications.

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 3 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 lb vegan or ground meat of choice
  • 1 packet Taco seasoning
  • 1 14oz can fire roasted tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 c frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • Vegan shredded cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Black olives, sliced

Combine onions, peppers and oil in a 12 inch skillet and cook over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in “meat” and seasoning and cook until brown or heated through. Add tomatoes, corn and beans and cook over medium heat for 19 minutes, stirring a few times.

Scoop into bowls and top with cheese, avocado, green onions and olives.

Serves 4 – 6.

Cucumber Avocado Salad

This salad is so good – cucumber and avocado play so well together!

  • 3 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large avocado, chopped
  • 4 Persian cucumbers, sliced thin
  • 1 c arugula or spinach

Combine oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a small jar.

Place remaining ingredients in a bowl, toss with dressing and serve.

Serves 4.