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Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms

Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms

Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms (Serves 1) You can cook fabulous food from scratch in less than 30 minutes. In fact, I can make Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms in about 20 minutes, but I’ve been practicing. Here are some of the secrets of preparing fresh food from scratch fast. One, buy turkey breast cutlets that are ready to use right out of the package. I find 4 cutlets to...

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Ground Turkey, Radish Greens, and Radishes with Onions and Extra Mixed Greens

Ground Turkey, Radish Greens, and Radishes with Onions and Extra Mixed Greens

Ground Turkey, Radish Greens and Radishes with Onions and Extra Mixed Greens (Serves 1-2) Fresh radish tops are prickly, but wilt down nicely and swallow smoothly when eaten. I cooked a bunch of fresh-from-the-farm radish greens with radishes and some ground turkey to make a nice meal. I added half an onion and some extra greens to round out the mix. Dressing the dish up with a big handful of nuts and some dried cranberries works too (even...

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Ground Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Onions with Dried Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts

Ground Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Onions with Dried Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts

Ground Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Onions with Dried Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts (Serves 1) One of my favorite breakfasts is a stir-fry of onions, ground turkey, and baked sweet potatoes. Chopping and cooking the onions takes about 5 minutes. Browning ground turkey takes about 5 minutes. Baking a sweet potato takes me 90 minutes, but I usually have one ready to go in the refrigerator, so I just skin it and add it to the mix, which takes...

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Ground Turkey, Bell Pepper, Chard, and Onions

Ground Turkey, Bell Pepper, Chard, and Onions

Ground Turkey, Bell Pepper, Chard, and Onions (Serves 1) After restarting my life as a cook in 2010, I used ground beef regularly and tried ground veal, pork, and lamb, but neglected to make anything with ground turkey for a long time. In February of 2011, I made Ground Turkey Chili with Green Olives. It was very good, but I dropped ground turkey again for months. More recently, I have been cooking with ground turkey every few weeks....

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Ground Turkey, Cabbage, and Onions with Walnuts

Ground Turkey, Cabbage, and Onions with Walnuts

Ground Turkey, Cabbage, and Onions with Walnuts (Serves 1) A one pound pack of ground turkey can be divided to make two quick, one-serving meals. To keep my time-to-eat quick, I prepare cabbage and onions in advance by cutting a whole head of cabbage into bite-size strips and one or more onions into bite-size pieces. Both keep nicely in airtight containers in the refrigerator for a week. When you are ready to eat, you cook onion, turkey,...

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Roasted Spatchcocked Turkey

Roasted Spatchcocked Turkey

Roasted Spatchcocked Turkey (Serves 15-18) Glenda and Lou at The Coffee Pot in Alpharetta, Georgia roasted a turkey breast on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving that was so good, I went directly from eating theirs to buying myself a turkey so I could have it again on Thursday. They shared with me three things they did to make their turkey taste so good. They splashed a little apple cider vinegar on before cooking, spiced the turkey with jerk...

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Hammered Turkey with Rainbow Chard and Mushrooms

Hammered Turkey with Rainbow Chard and Mushrooms

Hammered Turkey with Rainbow Chard and Mushrooms (Serves 4) I developed an entire career from something I learned incidentally in 1995, so incidental learning is important to me. Pounding chicken flat and thin with a meat hammer before sautéing it quickly in a hot skillet is a cooking technique we practiced in a basic knife skills class offered by the Salud Cooking School of Harry’s Farmer’s Market. The use of a meat hammer was...

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Green Chard and Dried Cranberries with Leftover Ground Turkey

Green Chard and Dried Cranberries with Leftover Ground Turkey

Green Chard and Dried Cranberries with Leftover Ground Turkey (Serves 1) Green chard looked especially fresh when I was shopping at Whole Foods recently, so I brought my first bunch home. The difference in taste between green and the more colorful Swiss chard escapes me. Maybe you can tell them apart if you have a more sensitive palate than me, but I am happy to get whichever one looks best when I am shopping. I like to pair freshly wilted...

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