Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wonderstruck Cranberry Chutney

The Best Bootlegged Cranberry Chutney Recipe Ever
2 c Whole cranberries
1 1/3 c Sugar (not so healthy, but needed else the cran tart you to death. Turkey can’t save you!)
1/2 c Dried chopped figs
1/2 c Dried cherries, strawberries, cranberries, and/or blueberries
5 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Water
2 tbsp Chopped red onion
1 tbsp White rum (apple juice can be substituted.)
1/2 tsp Curry powder
1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Fresh grated ginger root
Bring all ingredients to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium and cook 18 minutes or until thickened.
Let cool before serving.
Chutney can also be used as garnish on cream cheese dolloped crackers or as condiment on leftover turkey sandwiches.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Kalico Turkey Loaf

I wanted a turkey meatloaf with more flavor and nutrition, which is moist and kid-friendly. First run at this was pretty darn good. 


1 20 oz package ground turkey
2 eggs
1 pkt Trader Joe's chicken stock concentrate, or a few tablespoons of chicken stock
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup finely diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 lg clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes (or 1 tsp tomato paste
1 Tblsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup bread crumbs (or half oatmeal)
1/4 dry sprouted lentils "cooked"
Salt and pepper to taste


Saute onions and bell pepper in olive oil until soft, add garlic and thyme and cook a bit more. Add sun dried tomatoes, carrots, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock concentrate, salt and pepper. Stir well until heated. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Mix eggs together, add ground turkey and lightly mix. Add lentils and veggie mix and mix together, again, handle lightly. Add crumbs until consistency is correct for forming a loaf.

If desired top with a bit more bread crumbs for a crusty top, or with Ketchup or a mix of Catsup, mustard, Worcestershire and/or Siracha sauce. Do you write "Catsup" or "Ketchup"? Do you know the difference?

Bake at 350 for an hour for one large loaf, 30 min for two small loaves.

This recipe has nothing at all to do with Hawaii. I took this photo of a wild turkey on the Big Island near Waimea, and since a photo of meatloaf of any kind is pretty disgusting I thought I'd share this instead. Gobble it up!