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Stuffed Cabbages with Tricolored Quinoa and Ground Turkey

Stuffed Cabbages with Tri colored Quinoa and Ground Turkey

Stuffed Cabbages with Tricolored Quinoa and Ground Turkey

With my youngest, Alex the Athlete home for the holidays but still working hard daily on the Winter Training Packet for the Sports Team, and my eldest, Sooky, the Stylist working all kinds of busy days at the Salon, it seems that everyone is particularly eager to enjoy really healthy meals for dinner.

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So, now there is Quinoa among the most popular of the newer mainstream healthy foods well liked at my house.

Did you know that 2013 is the Year of the Quinoa, observed by the United Nations? It is true.

It took me a bit of time to get the pronunciation down properly given many words in English tend to be pronounced as they are spelled and Quinoa properly pronounced like “Keen-Wa” just didn’t seem to flow easily, though I think it sounds lovelier.

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One of the fun food shopping destinations with Alex and me when she arrives home is Trader Joe’s. We always seem to find some interesting selections as part of our dining preparations and this works well since we value our meals together.

This time before Alex arrived home I made an earlier purchase at Trader Joe’s of their Tricolor Quinoa so one evening we added some chopped and sauteed sweet peppers and onions into the side dish. The flavor of the cooked mixture in the Tricolor Quinoa seemed like it would be a good fit for stuffed peppers or cabbage, last night I decided on the cabbage. Being in the healthy flavors mode I thought the ground turkey would be great instead of using ground beef in the combination.

I used both water and chicken stock for cooking the Tricolored Quinoa and used the rest of the stock as part of the stuffed cabbage cooking liquid. Using tomato sauce in the mixture and, also with the cabbage water and stock worked very well towards creating the stuffed cabbage cooking liquid.

The tomato sauce flavor mellowed into all of the other flavors, and the end result, served with a dollop of sour cream topped off the overall exceptional flavor.

As I write this Post the temperature and chill is gathering, the wind is whipping and producing that sound like old man winter is on his way and my thoughts drift to dreaming of a White Christmas. In addition, dreaming of enjoying something else comforting and warm, like Stuffed Cabbages with Tricolor Quinoa and Ground Turkey served with a big dollop of sour cream.

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  • Hi, I'm Peggy. Welcome to our Shared Table at Spiced Peach Blog!
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