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Chicken/turkey soup and something completely different

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:12am
Saute yellow onion, shallot and garlic, add some ground turkey. When turkey is no longer pink add chicken broth. Add 3 or 4 cut up parsnips. (they are far richer in vitamins then their family member carrots and pack a potassium punch). Toss in a few radishes and 3 or 4 large handfuls of arugula. Simmer all for about 30 minutes. The parsnips give it a very nice flavor, many add this to soups, but in my humble opinion not enough of it. When it is the main veggie, the soup becomes nice an thick from the starch in the parsnip, and takes on a deeper flavor.

Here's something different;
Watermelon and beet salad.

In a bowl mix some sliced watermelon and thinly sliced beet. Then add just a pinch of feta or a few pieces of thinly sliced whatever cheese you have around. Not too much, just a sprinkle. Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar. Go ahead impress your healthy eating friends with this one ;-)

In case you have never made beets before; peel the beet, cut into slices and boil for about 6 minutes. I put mine in the freezer to cool off and then sliced them to add with the cold watermelon.

"Change is inevitable........except from vending machines"


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