So, the latest (I don’t really think I can call it a fad, since it’s a take on what our Stone-Age ancestors had access to over 2.5 million years ago…so they’ve kind of done it before it was cool) diet is a modern rendition of the Paleolithic Diet. Apparently, this modern version of what is assumed was an ancient nutritional plan shies away from the commodities brought by modern agriculture. According to Wikipedia this “diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils.” Although the anthropological data isn’t necessarily backing this hunter-gatherer’s nutrition lifestyle, the world of Pinterest is definitely in tune, cause there is a crazy amount of paleo recipes available.
So, when you see the original pin this one came from, you’ll understand why I wanted to test it. I mean, even though the gorgeous picture the original recipe provides is exponentially better than the picture I took with a potato (read: my phone camera), it still looks absolutely divine and scrumptious! However, the benefit of a 2girlsandapin review is that we’ll show you EXACTLY what you’ll end up with if you attempt to recreate a Pinterest recipe at home, without the benefits of gorgeous food styling and professional cameras (like I said, I’m literally doing this with my 5.0 megapixel camera phone).
So, without further ado, let’s dig in!
I don’t know if it was because I’ve been dealing with this flu or what, but when I saw this on Pinterest it instantly spoke to me! Problem was, I didn’t have any ground beef and I most definitely didn’t feel like going to the store. So, my trusted friend ground turkey came to the rescue! As you can see from the green badge this recipe got, it is absolutely delicious as prepared with turkey. I can only imagine it will be equally if not more delicious with beef!
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Out of all possible bar foods, hot buffalo wings are definitely among my top three (along with a good queso dip and potato skins). So, when I came across a baked ground turkey version of the same I was VERY excited, especially since my bar food guilty pleasure just got a LITTLE bit healthier! So, without further ado, let’s dig in and see just how promising these bad boys are!
I’ve been eyeing this recipe for a while now, but the quantities seemed just so massive that there would have probably been too much cheese for just me and my lactose intolerant penguin (read: just me), so I decided to hold off on it until either a pot luck rolls around or we host something ourselves. A few days ago I had the perfect opportunity to test it out – my significant other (also commonly referred to as my penguin, pants, or any mushy, lovey, make-you-sick-to-your-stomach-with-how-cute-it-is nickname you can think of) had a few of his college buddies come over for an evening of card gaming. Nothing fancy, like poker or anything, but something MUCH, MUCH nerdier, and therefore exponentially cooler in our books – Magic the Gathering (a super fun fantasy card game).
We greeted our guests with a disclaimer: “You will be Jelena’s guinea pigs for tonight! She will stuff your faces, but she needs your honest opinions on what you think about the food and all will be well!” Thankfully, after much hand-twisting they agreed
And thus, our story began!
Since we’re not huge red meat eaters in my household, turkey has become our go-to meat substitute for ground beef. If you season it right, ground turkey tastes almost exactly like ground beef to me. I’ve made really decadent burgers with it, meatballs, and lasagnas…but one of my favorite turkey recipes EVER is this turkey chili I found on Pinterest a WHILE ago and it also happens to be a repin from one of my favorite online recipe books – AllRecipes.com. Needless to say, I’ve made this bad boy COUNTLESS times before, but as is the case with most things, I’ve never reviewed it.
So, here we go!