November 30, 2011

Recipe Find - Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers


I've had this on my list of "need to make" for a long time.  They are tasty, easy and dee-lish!

Brought to you by my iPhone!
(The camera ran out of batteries at the exact moment The Cyclist & The Munchkin were chopping down our tree.  Fail.)

You will take some frozen spinach & thaw it out...




1lb of ground turkey.....




Some Feta cheese (Yum!)...




A slightly beaten egg....
(nice photo. not.)




...and throw them all together...




and moosh them up....



...and make some of these...



Check out those patty skilz.  
The Cyclist is the usual patty-maker, but he was not available.
Can you tell I'm proud of myself?
He didn't even re-do it when he got home.




You're going to grill that patty up...




and while it's cooking you can cut up your fixin's....




And Viola!  A super tasty dinner treat!




The whole recipe can be found here.

Here is a photo of the official finished product as made by Eat Live Run:
Photo:  Eat Live Run

ENJOY!

By the way.
My posting skilz are apparently not as good as my patty skilz lately.
Can I blame it on my dead camera?
I have been hammering away my Ironman AZ photos...Ironmom deserves nothing but the best!
So, be looking for Ironman AZ, Disappearing Pumpkin Cookie Chews & more, soon!
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November 23, 2011

Tasty Eats in Tempe

I'm working on putting together my Ironman AZ post, but until then, check out my Yelp reviews for a couple of places we ate in Tempe....

NCounter - Yelp review here
Fuzzy's Taco Shop - Yelp review here
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November 20, 2011

Swim Start

Everyone should see an Ironman swim start at least once...



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Location:N Scottsdale Rd,Tempe,United States

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November 19, 2011

Iron Surprise


Plane ticket $200
PTO -8
Surprising your mom to watch her race Ironman AZ...priceless!








Race day is tomorrow. Look for updates and a full race report in the coming days!

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Location:W Baseline Rd,Tempe,United States

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November 18, 2011

Marinara #2 - Da Super Basil


Circa late 90's when I was working for a very big military insurance company, we got new computers.  For some time there was a debate over whether or not we would get "the Internet" at our work stations.  I say "the Internet" in quotations because back then it was new and curious.  They were worried we would waste our work time "surfing the web".  Us?  No!  Of course not.

Riiighhht.
One of the first videos I ever got was of Super Greg Da Numba One.


Super Greg is of course Sacha Baron Cohen of Ali G & Borat fame.
But back then, nobody knew who he was unless you knew Super Greg.
The original video that I saw had awesomeness of him posing by his rad red sedan...
...oh the memories!
In fact, I named my first post after Super Greg.
He is pure awesomeness people!  At its finest.

Anyway, are you wondering what this has to do with marinara?
So am I.

In honor of Super Greg, I have named Marinara #2 "Da Super Basil".
Cause' it's super and has a lot of basil.

Here we go!

Garlic much?



4-6 cloves depending on how garlicious you are....
mince it...


How about a carrot?
Don't tell The Cyclist.





He thinks it's weird to put carrot in marinara.
Even though it's pretty standard.
And a nice way to add sweetness without adding extra sugar.

Chop it.


Yellow onion?





Yes please!
Chop it.




I had some red onion, so I chopped it up too....





Meanwhile this guy is waiting.
Just waiting.
Waiting for something to drop.





Don't tell his Dad or he'll be busted for being in the kitchen.

Heat up your big ole' sauce pot...
...once it's hot add some olive oil.





3 tablespoons.

BTW, do you like that artsy tablespoon?
Apparently that's what happens when cheap stuff gets too hot in the dishwasher.
Awesome.

Then throw your garlic, onion & carrot in and saute....


I was wondering....





I'm not.
I'm intrigued by them though.
I used Shady Lady tomatoes for this batch because I got a big ole' bag of them for cheap at the Farmer's Market.
*note lone green tomato

I had 2 vine-ripened guys left in my fridge...




...so I used them too.

Surprisingly, those Shady Ladies looked great on the inside...





(is there a lesson here?)

Remember that green tomato from above?
Here is what it looked like on the inside....





I didn't use it.  Not much flava.

Add all your chopped tomatoes to the garlic/onion/carrot mix and cook em' down...




Meanwhile, since it's finally Fall in Northern California,
go and cut all the remaining basil off of your plants....




...it's Da Super Basil, remember?





2 cups of basil leaves....

Add them to your cooking tomatoes....



...while you're at it, you might as well use up the rest of your Dorot basil too.





I had 4 cubes (4 teaspoons) left.
I used it all.

Once everything is nice and cooked down, throw it in the blender...




Viola!

The finished product,
a super hearty super basil marinara....




Yum!

Entire recipe is below and available on Tasty Kitchen.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

4-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 regular sized carrot, chopped
1 small onion, chopped (yellow or red)
3 tablespoons of olive oil
5 tomatoes, chopped (I used 3 shady ladies & 2 vine ripened, it equaled about 6 cups)
2 cups of basil leaves, loosely packed
2 teaspoons sea salt
10 shakes/turns cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon of dry basil
1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

How to:

Mince garlic.  Chop onions & carrots.  Chop tomatoes.
Heat large saucepan.  Once hot, add olive oil, garlic, onions & carrots.  Saute until soft.
Reduce heat to low.  Add tomatoes and cook until they are breaking down.
Add basil leaves and continue to stir until they wilt.
Add sea salt, cracked black pepper, dry basil & Italian seasoning, stir.
Pour everything into the blender and blend.

This made about 40oz of swauss.

**I've shared this recipe at the following sites - follow the links for more great and tasty recipe ideas.

Kelly The Kitchen Kop - Real Food Wednesdays
The Kings Court IV - What's Cooking Wednesday
The Gluten Free Homemaker - Gluten Free Wednesday
The Tasty Alternative - Allergy Free Wednesday
This Chick Cooks - Whole Food Wednesdays
Dining with Debbie - What's on the menu Wednesday
Lady Behind the Curtain - Cast Party Wednesday
Food Renegade - Fight Back Friday
ann kroeker.  writer.  - Food on Friday's
Food Trip Friday
Real Food Freaks - Freaky Friday
The Healthy Home Economist - Monday Mania
New Life on a Homestead - Monday's Homestead Barnhop
Simply Sugar & Gluten Free - Slightly Indulgent Tuesday's
All the Small Stuff - Tuesday's At The Table
Real Food Forager - Fat Tuesday
Growing Home - Teach Me Tuesday
It's a Keeper - It's a Keeper Thursday
Frugal Follies - Frugal Food Thursday
Cybele Pascal - Allergy Friendly Friday
Life as Mom - Frugal Friday
Balancing Beauty & Bedlam - Tasty Tuesday
Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms - Melt in Your Mouth Monday
My Sweet & Savory - My Meatless Monday
Hey What's for dinner Mom - Just Another Meatless Monday
Midnight Maniac - Meatless Monday's

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November 15, 2011

Thangs

In case you were wondering.....but maybe you weren't....but I'll tell you anyway.

I've been missing from the blogosphere for the last couple of days!  But.  I learned how to add code and the nifty little buttons to the right.  Now you can link my Facebook page, Twitter and RSS feed just by pressing the button.  I felt like the sidebar was getting cluttered so I fixed it up.  I have to send a big THANK YOU to Alicia for this post which was so incredibly helpful.  Now that I think I am a super code writer, those buttons will probably change up until I find some that I super like, but the basics are good for now.

Also, I have made another change on the little bloggy.  When I started this shindig, I made a conscious decision that I would not use this space to be negative.  There is too much of that in the world.  This is a happy spot.  I do enjoy reviewing things though, so initially when sharing recipe's I called them "Recipe Review(s)" and put them under the "Recipe Review" tab up above.  But, since I'm not really reviewing, but more sharing a good find, I've changed the tab and the titles to "Recipe Finds".  From now on that's what I'll be calling it when I share a recipe from someone else on the blog.  I will continue to use Yelp to do actual reviews, good and bad (but trust me, it has to be really really bad for me to actually put it in writing).

Did you see the Farmer's Market Live post?  This was a brilliant idea of friend & fellow blogger Eek! - Slurpees in spandex.  I'm going to do these as often as possible.  If you live in the area you can get a peep of what's at the market that morning.  Sweet.  Thanks Em!

Have you seen Pinterest?  It's nifty.  You can see what I'm pinning by pressing the button to the right....


I'm beginning to forget who Old Lady and the Computer is.


Oh yeah.  So, I don't promise to stop nerding out but I do promise to get back to real blog posts.

Until then!
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November 13, 2011

Farmer's Market Live

Here is some of what you can get at the Sac Farmer's Market this morning.....
Thank you Slurpees in Spandex for this great idea!






































































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