Ground Turkey RecipesWritten by Rachel Paxton
Our family has recently made switch from ground beef to ground turkey. With ground beef more than $2 a pound, we had basically quit eating hamburger for quite some time. On a recent trip to grocery store I noticed that ground turkey was HALF price of ground beef, about $1 a pound. I decided to give it a try, and our family loved ground turkey. Honestly, you can't even tell difference in taste, and it is very low fat. There is almost no fat to remove from your pan. Here are some recipes our family adapted to our tastes:
1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced 1 lb. ground turkey 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1-2 tbsp. chili powder 1 28-oz. can of crushed tomatoes 1 15-oz. can of black beans, drained 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 can corn (optional)
In a large soup pan, cook onion, pepper, celery, and turkey in oil until turkey is cooked through. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, beans, and oregano, and stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add corn and simmer for 10 more minutes. Serves 6.
1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 lb. ground turkey 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 cup onions, chopped 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can tomatoes, chopped, reserve liquid 1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste 2 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning 8 uncooked lasagna noodles 1 (12-oz.) carton cottage or Ricotta cheese 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
How to Make a Great Tasting Cup of Coffee - It’s Not Rocket ScienceWritten by Kate Simpson
There is good coffee and absolutely abysmal coffee. Both may start with same elements, but one cup can taste completely different to another. Freshness is key to great tasting coffee. Here is play by play smackdown of how to create a fantastic tasting cup of coffee.
1.Use good beans. Go to a local coffee roaster and buy only enough coffee beans to last you a week. Buying fresh beans is one key to good taste. When you buy beans make sure beans are all relatively same size and same color for even grinding and flavor. If you buy beans from supermarket at minimum, check to see if beans are Arabica.
2.Use filtered water. Even if your coffee maker has a charcoal filter it is best to start off with filtered water to ensure there are no impurities like chlorine or minerals to alter real taste. Use cold water.
3.For best tasting coffee ensure you have a coffee maker which can brew up to 95 to 98 degrees Celsius, just off boil. This temperature is optimal temperature to get best flavor out of bean.
4.The grind. Only grind as much coffee as you are going to need for that moment. The finer you grind, more flavor you will receive. The grind has to be even to ensure even taste. If you are using a cheap coffee maker you should only use a medium grind to avoid over-extraction. However, grind to your equipment’s recommendations.
5.Use two level tablespoons of coffee per cup. If you are making more than 10-cups of coffee you should use strength meter on its highest position possible to allow more water to penetrate grounds evenly.