It’s no secret that I like food. All types….healthy, not so healthy…I embrace them all. When something tastes unhealthy but really isn’t, that’s the best of both worlds.
Those two worlds collided last night when I made the cover recipe from the most recent issue of Cuisine at Home magazine.
Lightened up Bolognese sauce? Sign me up!
It was filling, fabulous and easy to make. I made only a few changes to the recipe to add more flavor.
Lightened Bolognese (8 servings)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb. ground turkey breast
8oz bulk Italian turkey sausage (I used Italian chicken sausage)
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup diced celery
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 cup 2% cottage cheese
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 can Italian style diced tomatoes in juice (28 oz) -
1 cup dry red wine
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp each dried oregano and basil
1/2 tsp each kosher salt and red pepper flakes
1/2 cup low fat cream cheese
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high. Add turkey breast and sausage breaking into smaller chunks; cook until browned.
Process onion, carrot, celery and garlic in a food processor until minced; add to browned meat. Cook vegetables until softened, 5 minutes. Process cottage cheese in food processor until smooth, 2 minutes; stir into meat mixture in sauté pan.
Stir in tomato paste, cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, wine, vinegar, oregano, basil, salt and pepper flakes. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer sauce for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cream cheese, stirring until melted, then stir in parsley.
Per serving: 255 cal, 10g total fat, 12g carb, 26g protein (6 PointsPlus)
Last night’s dinner wasn’t as exciting but enjoyable nonetheless. I had to take my son to an event at his school so I had pulled out another container of Ellie Krieger’s Four Cheese Mac & Cheese from the freezer to reheat with some broccoli slaw:
Looks weird but it tasted great! After getting the kids to bed, I had some tangerines for a snack:
This morning I had an apple with a sprinkle of cinnamon for breakfast:
I had a hair appointment in Orange County and was meeting my friend Dina there. We stopped for breakfast first. I had an egg white omelet loaded with veggies and sliced tomatoes and wheat toast on the side:
So freaking good. I ate every bite. (duh!)
After our hair appointment (I feel like a new person), we stopped for a quick lunch. Chinese chicken salad:
It was the most unique Chinese chicken salad I had ever eaten. It had broken up pieces of uncooked ramen noodles to give it a crunch, along with dried peas and several kinds of nuts. As weird as it sounds, it was actually quite good! Again, I ate it all. Is that ever surprising?
I made the treck back to San Diego, stopping along the way at Trader Joe’s to buy some more fruit.
Before I leave you, I’d like to thank Mellisa for honoring me with the Stylish Blogger Award! In accordance with said award, I will fill you in on 7 random bits about me:
7. I used to take flying lessons. I even fly by myself! I stopped flying because one day my engine died at 6500 feet. Fortunately, we were able to make a safe landing with no engine on a private airstrip that we found. I felt like it was time for me to put flying on hold.
6. I was born on my dad’s birthday: December 16th. It’s quite a celebration at our house. :)
5. I can list the states in alphabetical order.
4. I have never broken a bone in my life.
3. I’m an organizational freak. My closet is organized by type of clothing, then by color. I write lists like there’s no tomorrow.
2. I can touch my tongue to the tip of my nose.
1. I have never seen movies that should be seen in a person’s life. For example: ET and Top Gun.
There you have it folks! I’m sure you were riveted. Now I must pass along this award to some more deserving ladies!
Pasta: Red or White sauce? Meat or no meat?
I love a good bolognese, and I agree- love when something that's healthy doesn't taste like it is!ReplyDelete
1. YUM on the recipe!ReplyDelete
2. CONGRATS ON YOUR AWARD LOVE! =)
3. ahhh thank your for passing it along to me <3
4. YOU FLEW!?!?!? omg! so freaking jealous. now i'm jealous that you and my husband know how to fly a plane!
5. I've never broken a bone either =) go us!
Have you tried pink sauce? That's my fave. I love red sauce, and I love white sauce too, but I can't eat much of either of them. Red sauce with a touch of sour cream, or heavy cream, is the perfect balance between the two! :-)ReplyDelete
that looks DELISH and I love your facts!!ReplyDelete
Sophia....yes! I love pink sauce! How silly of me to forget about it!ReplyDelete
yyyymmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyy very nice dish... nice blogReplyDelete
Keep Visiting Dear Friends....Thanx
First of all congrats on your award, love the facts and thanks for passing it along! I'll have to start thinking of my own! :)ReplyDelete
That bolognese looks and sounds amazing. Did you know that Ellie Krieger makes a fettuccine bolognese, it's delicious! Here's the link just in case;
Have a great weekend!!
Sorry it took me so long to see this Melissa - way behind on returning comments. Thank you for thinking of me and for sharing all those tidbits about yourself. Flying = scary! I love the cuisine at home magazine - bolognese looks delicious! (red sauce w/ meat!)ReplyDelete
I made this bolognese sauce a few weeks ago and we loved it. I made the light alfredo sauce too - it is great. I still have the vodka sauce to try.ReplyDelete