via Instagram Tonight, I made this for dinner. I didn’t feel like making Turkey Empanditas, which was what I was originally planning on cooking. I needed to use the ground turkey, so I made this instead. Ingredients 1 lb. ground turkey 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp. Italian seasoning 2 cans diced tomatoes (no salt added; with basil, oregano, garlic) 1 zucchini (cut into chunks) 1 can tomato paste 1 can pineapple chunks (save some of the syrup/juice; rinse the chunks off) 1 tsp. honey (opt.) 1 pound macaroni dash of salt (opt.) dash of pepper (opt.) Cooking Instructions Heat olive oil on Medium or Medium-High heat in skillet. Add ground turkey and allow to brown. Add Italian seasoning while turkey browns. Add chunks of zucchini and stir. Cook for about three minutes before adding tomatoes. Stir again. Cook for another two minutes. Stir in tomato paste and cook three more minutes. Stir in honey before adding pineapples and the reserved syrup/juice. Add salt and pepper. Bring to boil, then turn down the heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Cook pasta. Once pasta has been cooked and drained, mix the sauce in well. Serve. Notes You don’t have to put the actual pineapple in, if you’re not a big pineapple fan. The syrup/juice is what gives the flavor the right kick. According to my family, Parmesan, cheddar, and mozzarella all taste pretty good with it. Nutritional Details Serves: 8 Calories: 307 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 87mg Potassium: 605mg Total Carbs: 41g Dietary Fiber: 5g Sugars: 19g Protein: 18g Vitamin A: 13% Vitamin C: 37% Calcium: 4% Iron: 18%

Recipe: Turkey, Zucchini, and Pineapple Macaroni

We ate this for dinner tonight and it was actually pretty good, even though I made it up as I went along. Ingredients 1 bag frozen cut leaf spinach, thawed and rinsed 1 lb. ground chuck 1 jar pasta sauce 1 can diced tomatoes, no-salt added, with basil, garlic, and oregano 1 can black olives, rinsed 6 tsp. Parmesan cheese 1 box thin spaghetti (whole grain), cooked 1 cup mozzarella Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pasta per box instructions, drain and set aside. Brown the ground chuck, drain and set aside. In a large bowl, mix pasta sauce, tomatoes, and spinach. Add in ground chuck, stir. Add 2 tsp of Parmesan cheese into sauce mix. In 13″x9″ pan, spoon in half spaghetti. Pour half the sauce mixture over the spaghetti. Spoon remainder of spaghetti over sauce mixture and pour the remaining sauce over pasta. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan and the mozzarella on top. Cook in oven for 60 minutes. It makes about 10 servings.

Recipe: Baked Spaghetti

This is my Mamama’s Beef Stroganoff recipe. Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 cup sour cream 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded Cooking Instructions Brown ground beef with onion, pour off any fat. Stir in cream of mushroom soup. Cover and let it cook until it begins to boil. Mix sour cream and cheese in a bowl. Lower heat, then stir the cheese mixture into the beef. Let cook five minutes or until cheese has melted thoroughly. Serve with egg noodles or toast.

Recipe: Mamama’s Beef Stroganoff