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Organic Grass-Fed Ground Turkey
I bought some organic grass-fed ground turkey at Whole Foods and decided to make a couple of meals out of it for the week.
First Recipe, Stuffed Cabbage:
Peppers ( I used a mix of red, yellow and green)
Instructions, simply steam the cabbage leafs until tender and then quickly place them in cool (or ice cold) water. Mix the remaining ingredients together to create your ground turkey mixture. Then simply stuff the cabbage leafs, and place into a pot with about half a jar of tomato sauce. Then pour the remaining tomato sauce over the cabbage rolls and cook on low for about an hour/ hour and a half.
I figured while I was already cooking ground turkey, I minds as well use the rest of the meat and make turkey meatballs!
And, I also made some chicken stock with kale, and placed that in my freezer containers. This way when I need it I can just pull out the perfect portion. While it may not look all that appetizing, it is delicious!
Happy Holidays! It is that time of year for holiday events - aka ladies day out with their manager.
These types of events tend to freak me out and we all know why. Not all restaurants are Nicole-friendly and if they are, ordering can be painful and difficult to explain - but you have to be a team player and get involved in these events.......... so here we go. Things I do before attending a new restaurant:
1. I call and ask to speak with a manager. I try to discuss the gluten-free allergy and get a feel for their understanding and importance of contamination
2. I use Facebook to communicate some of my additional food preferences/ allergies.
3. I review the menu 1,000+ times trying to see where I could ask for modifications and not just be served a piece of lettuce.
Day of the event:
2. Arrive at the restaurant. After being seated, I excuse myself from the table and find a manager to speak with. I explain all of my allergies and what I am looking for and together, the team and I…
This was my first time to this particular venue but found it to be a nice little gem tucked into a corner of Philadelphia's pockets. While it was a bit on the "chilly" side for me - most attendees found the temperature to be comfortable.
I arrived early and found it to be a bit on the hectic side. In a private room, attendees were enjoying their VIP dinner by Vegan Chef Lenka, while additional volunteers seemed a bit scrambled to set up the donated vegan appetizers, light meals, and desserts.
I gladly jumped in and offered my assistance. As a team, the tables were displayed and everything was ready for their general admission guests 7:00pm arrival.
In review, of how the tables were arranged, I could see that there was clearly some glut…
To all my vegan folks in the Philadelphia area - come out next Saturday to join the Philly Vegan Gala- A Celebration for the Animals. Ticket prices range from $50- $250.
Come celebrate with us and learn about The Humane League's groundbreaking efforts to reduce animal suffering! Hear from inspiring speakers, enjoy delicious drinks and mouthwatering vegan appetizers and desserts, bid on amazing prizes in our silent auction, and learn all about what your support of The Humane League means for animals! Our Gala returns to Goldilocks Gallery this year. Nestled between Old City and Center City, mere steps from the Liberty Bell, Goldilocks Gallery occupies a space like no other in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. An enormous, loft-style complex houses its white-wall gallery, performance venue, and two floors of artist/production studios. Additional information, including guest speakers and VIP ticket information, can be found at their website - https://donate.thehumaneleague.com/philad…