Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Super Sloppy Joes and Some Sludge

Thought I would drop in and show off a few of my eats/cooks from the last few days. Here's my fruit cereal from this morning...

I have been sticking with tons of fruit every morning since trying the raw/combining detox. That was just one of my many morning bowls :).

I picked this fresh from my garden the other day...
Which in turn produced these...
Yumma delicious and crispy...
I ate that along with a salad for lunch yesterday and my new favorite hummus dressing...
Its Trader Joe's Tahini Free and properly combined :)

For dinner I made pizza for the man and the little one using Trader Joe's ww crust, chicken, leftover roasted potatoes, pizza seasoning and lots of mozzarella....
I ate some AMAZING leftover Tex Mex Turkey Sloppy Joe over a bed of zucchini "noodles" with fresh steamed green beans and brussel sprouts...
Lunch today was a huge ass, juicy portabella sandwich on Ezek...
This x2

Another snack...
The sludge above is Averie's Raw Vegan Brownie Recipe. I didn't measure but threw in about 8 dates, 1/4 cup walnuts, dark chocolate cocoa powder a few squeezes of agave, and NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia (good stuff by the way). This was supposed to last a few days. But by accident the little one and I finished it off on one sitting. Man Averie, I don't if I can make this stuff anymore. It is that good!! Averie has a Vitamix so hers looks a bit different. My measly blender didn't make it as pretty but I can assure you it didn't effect the taste!!

Serves 6

  • 1 ear fresh corn
  • 8oz. extra lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. no salt added tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • ww buns/bread
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder dissolved in 2 tbsp cold water (I omitted)
  • 1/2 cup low fat jack cheese, shredded
  1. Cut kernels off cob and set aside
  2. In a large skillet, cook turkey. Add peppers and cook about 2 min. Add onion and cook about 4 min. Add chile powder, garlic powder, and salt, cook 1 min. Stir in tomatoes, corn, broth, tomato paste and soy sauce, increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 min.
  3. Add arrowroot mixture to sloppy joe mixture and stir until sauce thickens.
  4. Serve on buns and top with cheese.
Here's the mans...
Extra sloppy because I didn't have arrowroot. But it was also extra delicious!! There are so many things you can do with this. I think adding beans would make an awesome chili and it worked great over my zucchini noodles!! I know it was a lot of ingredients but it was super simple to throw together. Thank you CLEAN EATING MAG!!!

CONFESSION OF THE DAY: I feel bad for my fam. on days I feel like I have over eaten because I never end up making dinner on those days for some reason and they are left to fend for themselves. Today for example, too much raw brownie sludge = no dinner for fam.


  1. You grow your own butternut squash??? Man, those fries must be amazing!

    I have yet to find the TJ's ww pizza crust. They only have wheat (which isn't even mostly whole grain).

  2. Ok, I know you posted instructions on how you make your butternut fries, but I can't find it.....do you mind posting a link? I have a butternut squash that needs to become fries...haha

    That sloppy joe recipe looks great. I love recipes using ground lean turkey breast...got to try this one!

  3. Mmmm I love butternut squash fries... and TJ WW pizza crust.. a whole package for $1.. LOVE IT!

  4. I don't cook a big family meal near as often as I used to. I can always identify with your confessions....keep 'em coming.

  5. Hi Justine I am soooo glad you tried my brownie concoction and that you thought it was super good. That makes me so happy! It's always important when I recommend a recipe that others find it just as sinfully awesome as I do :) Yay! And yes, this is a case where a Vitamix is a big help, but clearly your food processor managed. And even the V struggles a bit b/c the brownies are thick. And I bet the Vanilla stevia would be awesome in there. I usually add so much vanilla to mine that I swear I get a vanilla buzz LOL. Glad you tried it and hope all your readers do too. Totally satisfies the chocolate craving monster for me!


  6. Aw, I can definitely relate to today's confession. Matt says he knows when I have been overeating when he asks "what's for dinner" and I say I don't care...ha! Oops.

  7. love all your food, perfectly combined and delicious~~~

    have you noticed any change already with the food combining?

  8. Confessions of a commenter: That's a good confession, I do the same thing. If I'm not *in the mood* for anything I just eat salad and scrounge together something random for the rest of them. Who says slices of mozzarella can't be the main course for kids?

  9. That is some fabulous looking squash out of your garden:) I just cut up a butternut last night--but I didn't grow it.

    I tend to have trouble cooking for my family a lot because I have to eat completely different than they do. My hubby and my daughter cook a lot so that I can make my food seperate. That is SO nice:)

  10. Tahini free hummus - really? Never seen that. I love tahini - does it taste really different without it?

    I have total squash envy right now - can't believe you grew those.

    Turkey and sludge both look tasty...I would have eaten all the raw brownies in one sitting without the Little One's help. :)

  11. I had thought about making those sloppy joes this week! This definitely seals the deal :)

    JR doesn't like the TJ's crust at ALL... so I can't ever have it. I really like it :(

    I think I may stay away from the sludge right now! Anything that sounds that yummy needs to be out of reach :)

  12. Portobello shroomies = LOVE! They're way too delicious!

    I'm pretty jealous of your bnut squash from your garden! We can barley get tomatoes to grow let alone those beauts :)

    Does that hummus taste like normal hummus?

  13. I adore TJ pizza crust! MMMM

    I too don't cook if I just can't... but I am the day worker and hubs is great about it.... some nights we snack and some nights we feast... no big! as long as you are together, being a family... who cares!

    we are only human!
    your fries look to die for! can we have THAT for dinner???

  14. those sloppy joes look super tasty! meh, it's goodfor them to fend for themselves once in awhile. lol

  15. Butternut squash fries sound delicious! And it's so cool that you grew them! Haha, love that confession :)
    <3 jess

  16. Your fruit cereal looks like heaven in a bowl. I have recently been eating a bunch of kiwis i realized that i dont eat enough of those little green guys :)

  17. Justine...Yeah the sludge looks really dangerous. I do the same for my poor hubby if I've blown my calorie allotment for the day. If I'm hungry I will still eat, even if it means going over, but then of course I feel bad. Grrr. Those nights there won't be a big shared meal - it'll leftovers and odds and ends :-)


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