First off- thank you all for your awesome feedback on yesterdays post. I'm glad I'm not the only who can't use a round brush :)
Today was a longggg one! I had a 5 hour meeting that started at 11:30 and ran wayyy through lunch. I didn't realize it was going to be so long and didn't eat much of anything before hand! I was a starvin marvin by the time it was over and hogged down a flat out wrap with peanut butter before running to teach Body Step. The lack of food left my brain fogged up and I didn't teach very well. Sigh- you win some, you lose some ;)
Given this, I was soooo excited for dinner. When I saw Allison's recipe for Turkey Quinoa Stew, I knew I had to make it! I made a few changes and was just thrilled with the result. It was really thick and yummy. AWESOME recipe Allison!!
1/2 package lean ground turkey (approx 0.5 lbs, or use fake meat crumbles or leave it out and add more beans!)
1/2 onion chopped
1 packet taco seasoning (or any fun spices you have on hand)
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
frozen corn and peas
1 15-oz can chicken or veggie broth
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or whatever spices you want!)
1 cup quinoa or quinoa mix
In a large pot, add olive oil, onion, and turkey. Cook until turkey is no longer pink. Add beans, veggies, and taco seasoning. Make sure you coat all the vegetables really well. Once all the meat and veggies are coated, add remaining ingredients. Bring the whole pot to a boil, then cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
I used this mix: