All posts filed under: Lunch

Tomato Pie

I love tomatoes but somehow until yesterday, I had never eaten tomato pie. We gathered a ton of tomatoes from the garden this week so I pretty much had to make a tomato pie. As I drove to the grocery store, I had this overwhelming feeling of guilt because I had written “9-inch deep dish pie crust” on my list. I always make my own crusts and apparently, my brain did not want to live with the guilt and allowed me to completely forget to buy one. So, I had to make one and it was easy and turned out great. I had a little extra dough so I made a mini pie in a ramekin. Eat this hot or cold. Top with Tabasco, or red pepper flakes for extra spice. Serve at brunch or with a salad for dinner or eat if for lunch or breakfast. I looked at a lot of recipes. Tomato pies come in all forms and variations, recipes calling for basil or onions or garlic or no cheese. I ended modifying one from Eclectic Everyday. Ingredients …

Mexican Sweet Potato

So easy and delicious! You can use ground beef or ground turkey with taco seasoning. I make a homemade taco seasoning. Both the Gimme Some Oven and Rachel Cooks recipes I have used in past recipes are great. This would also be a great vegetarian recipe if you substituted the meat with a crumbled black bean burger. Make ahead of time, reheat, and top with desired toppings for easy lunches or dinners. Ingredients Yam or Sweet Potato Shredded Sharp Cheddar Ground Beef or Turkey or Black Bean Burger (crumbled) Taco Seasoning Sour Cream Salsa directions Prepare ground beef or turkey with taco seasoning. (I made my taco seasoning and prepared the ground beef beforehand and then just warmed it up.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a fork to poke holes on all sides of sweet potato. Microwave sweet potato for five minutes or use potato button on microwave. Cut open sweet potato and carefully stir up contents. Line a baking sheet with foil and place sweet potato on foil. Place ground meat and shredded cheese …

Ground Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

A long time ago, I modified a southwestern stuffed pepper recipe into a more diet friendly version. This time, I switched from lean ground beef to ground turkey, nixed the cheese, black beans, olive oil, and prepackaged taco seasoning, and added light sour cream and salsa. You could make these on “meal prep day” for a week’s worth of filling, healthy, microwavable lunches. For the taco seasoning, I have used recipes from both Gimme Some Oven and Rachel Cooks. Personally, I like more red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and onion powder. Ingredients 1 lb Ground Turkey 1/2 Cup Chopped Onions Taco Seasoning 1/2- 2/3 Cup Water 3 Bell Peppers, halved and seeds removed Toppings Light Sour Cream Chunky Salsa  Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut three peppers in half and remove the seeds. Place on baking sheet. Brown the ground turkey in a pan. Once it is fully cooked add the taco seasoning and 1/2 cup of water.  You may want to add more water depending on how much meat you have. Allow meat to simmer until seasoning and water is absorbed. Add chopped onions …