Ground Turkey Quinoa Skillet

Last night I made a great dinner! I know I’m due for a kitchen catastrophe soon because I’ve been having a lot of luck lately…

I originally found the recipe at Carrots N Cake but then followed the recipe to this link. I’m beginning to think CNC and I have the same taste buds. I love everything I make from her blog!

This was a GREAT recipe for Passover. Apparently quinoa has stirred some debate this year regarding whether or not it’s kosher for passover. Here’s a article from the NYTimes about it: Is Quinoa Kosher for Passover?

Ground Turkey Quinoa Skillet


  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • .5 cup chopped onion
  • 1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1 4-oz. can chopped chilies - I used half of the can
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1.5 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin


  1. Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet
  2. Rinse quinoa in sieve/colander.
  3. Add tomatoes, chilies, quinoa, water and spices to ground beef mixture and simmer (uncovered) for about 25 minutes. (If water evaporates too quickly, cover pan for remainder of cooking time.)
  4. Serve Mexican Ground Beef Quinoa Skillet.

I also made a side of asparagus. The asparagus went on a cookie sheet. It was drizzled with EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, honey, S/P.

and we had a side of wine…

For dessert I had like half a lb of strawberries and honeydew drizzled with Hershey’s syrup…

Andrew and I were discussing the health benefits to honeydew. I wasn’t sure if there actually were any because it is so sugary and not very vibrant. Well I was wrong!

Health Benefits of Honeydew


Today I’m going to bootcamp this morning per usual. Philly pup is getting a haircut and I’ll go to Panera to do some work.

Enjoy your day!


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I've always been somewhat concerned with getting physical activity and eating healthy. My parents were always doing active things with my sister and I growing up and cooking good foods for us. I work out 6 days a week and recently began to get serious about it! I'm just learning how to cook and so far it's been fun. I enjoy hanging out with my husband, my family, and my puppy in Tampa. I got my undergraduate degree in Finance but after two years in the corporate world I have decided to go back to school at USF to become a teacher. It has been the best decision of my life, aside from marrying my husband! I travel to Orlando and Boca Raton frequently to visit the in laws. I'm always up for new challenges and am always willing to try something once. From running in my sneakers to walking the beach in my sandals - I'll share all my adventures with you. Enjoy!
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