Quick Dish: Ground Turkey with Mushrooms & Herbs Over Pasta

Here is another quick dish favorite of mine. Beware; this is so good it is hard not to eat too much! Serve the turkey over whole wheat or brown rice pasta with steamed veggies. IMG_0574



  • 1 pound of lean, ground turkey
  • 1.5 cups of brown mushrooms (or any mushroom of your choice), sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 bundle of cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 bundle of parsley, chopped
  • 4 sprigs of thyme, leaves pulled off
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 -3/4 cup of white wine (or broth if you prefer)
  • 1/3 of a cube of healthy bouillon such as Rapunzel (omit if you are using broth instead of wine)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large pan.
  2. Add onions and garlic, sauté for a couple of minutes
  3. Add mushroom, sauté for a couple of minutes
  4. Add turkey, saute and brown for a couple of minutes. You will have to separate the turkey with a stainless steel spatula during this cooking stage.
  5. Add wine and bouillon or broth and herbs. Set a little bit of cilantro & parsley aside as a garnish
  6. Cook on low heat with lid on for about 5-7 minutes until turkey is fully cooked
  7. Garnish with cilantro and parsley and serve over pasta.

Mid-Week Meal: Turkey Burgers with Sesame Soba Noodles & Steamed Veggies

Turkey Burgers with Sesame Soba Noodles & Steamed Veggies

This is a healthy, quick and very tasty meal that you can easily put together in 20 minutes. It makes for a great meal to be made during the workweek when you don't have much time and energy to cook. I love using soba noodles, they are largely made of buckwheat, a grain that contains chiro-inositol which appears to help with blood sugar regulation. Additionally soba noodles cook in just 3-4 minutes and are really tasty.


Olive oil spray, toasted sesame oil, soba noodles

  • 3 oz turkey per person, all white meat
  • 1.5 cups of veggies of your choice: I am using broccoli and carrots in this instance
  • Soba noodles
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Bragg's amino liquid or soy sauce
  • Salt, pepper, paprika* (*optional)
  • Olive oil spray


  • Start with putting a pot of water on the stove, boiling it for the soba noodles
  • Mix salt, pepper and paprika (a tasty spice for meat, poultry and egg dishes) into the turkey meat and form patties
  • Spray grilling or frying pan ( I like using a cast-iron grilling pan) with olive oil, heat up on medium heat, put patties on and cook them, turning them after about 8 minutes, until fully cooked through.
  • Cut and put veggies in steamer and cook until done.
  • Add salt to boiling soba noodle water and cook noodles for 3-4 minutes, until al dente
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  • Drizzle cooked and drained sooba noodles with toasted sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds(optional, but very tasty)


  • Drizzle steamed veggies with bragg's amino liquid or soy sauce (optional)
  • Serve and enjoy!

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