Sometime a couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon this website called Taste&Create. It’s a really cool site that pairs you with another food blogger and then you have to make any recipe you choose off of their site. I thought this would be a great way to start meeting some other bloggers :)

I got assigned a partner last week and her name is Michelle, from the blog On and Off My Plate. After reading through lots of her recipes, I came across one for a lovely looking turkey muffin and thought it would make a perfect simple dinner for my non-beef/pork/shrimp eating boyfriend. Let me tell you, trying to have variety in dinners that are composed exclusively of turkey/chicken/fish is pretty hard. I realize I have the option of cooking vegetarian too, and often do, but it’s nice to have some animal protein in the meal. This recipe on Michelle’s blog seemed perfect.

The recipe was simple enough. Michelle had adapted the recipe from the one she based it off of, and I liked a lot of her substitutions. So I made my own recipe combining hers with the original. It was delicious :)

On a side note, I didn’t win that contest on Food52 for my tart :( I really thought my recipe was creative and different…but the two finalists were both sweet tarts, and mine was savory, so maybe that had something to do with it. Also, the judges commented on how easy the finalists’ tarts were to make…though it didn’t say anywhere in the rules that they preferred tarts with few ingredients. If I’d known that the judges were looking for that, I wouldn’t have made something so complex! I could have easily come up with something else. Anyway, sorry to vent but I was totally disappointed :( This was my first contest really, though, so I’m gonna keep trying!


Mini Curried Turkey Loaves

Adapted from On and Off My Plate
makes 9 mini loaves (serves 4-5)

1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup milk/milk substitute
1/2 cup quick oats
1 garlic clove, minced
1-2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup raw spinach, roughly chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1.3 lbs lean ground turkey (or whatever size it comes in)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 muffin pans or a loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine egg, milk, oats, garlic, curry powder, cumin, salt, pepper, spinach and onion. Mix well. Add Turkey and mix til thoroughly combined.

Divide meat mixture among 9 muffin cups. Fill remaining cups with water so they don’t burn while cooking.

Bake for 30 min if making muffins (40-50 for a loaf). Serve with Tsatziki sauce (recipe below).


Tzatziki Sauce
Recipe by Me

7 oz. 2% Fage (or other) Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1-2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients in bowl til combined. Serve with Mini Curry Loaves, above.

 

5 Comments

  1. ohh this looks really good. i saw nate posted it on fb and wanted to check it out. do you think it would work with veggie meat or tofu? :)

    • Hey Laura! Thanks for stopping by :) Hmm, I don’t have much experience working with veggie meat, but I don’t think it would work with tofu. It needs something that would solidify when it cooks and I don’t know if veggie meat does. Perhaps just add another egg if you use a vegetarian protein? If you do try it, be sure to let me know how it turns out.

  2. Yum! I love the idea of making this in muffin cups. I am actually testing a similar recipe this week – Mediterranean spiced turkey burgers with homemade tzatziki! Yes I plan out recipes way far in advance. Welcome to my OCD life.

    And as far as the contest goes, don’t let that get you down! I have been witness to the amazing ways your blog has grown just in a few months. You are getting more comments, your pictures are great and your new logo is so cute! My Dad is always reminding me to focus on the blessings. It’s so true!

    :)

    • I thought I replied to this when you posted it but it must not have shown up :(

      Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for your sweet words! I’m so glad you’ve seen an improvement in my blog :) Hopefully it will only get better. And you’re right…focus on the positive. I’m gonna keep trying on the contests!

  3. This looks delicious!! I love tzatziki! I have never heard of Taste and Create…sounds pretty fun though! :)

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