Super Tender Turkey Flax Meatballs

I love mini meatballs. They are super yummy to build a bowl around and very versatile. These are so moist and delicious! They practically melt in your mouth.

Turkey Flax Meatballs

1 pound of organic ground turkey, mixed white and dark meat, NOT all white breast meat or they will be dry.
2 T ground golden flax. I buy mine as whole seeds and grind in my blendtec blender and freeze what I don’t use immediately.
1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower rice
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp sea salt, I use Redmond Real Salt
1 T hemp heart gomasio (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400.
Mix all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl until well blended.
Use a Tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop the mixture and roll by hand into small meatballs.
Brown them in oil in an oven safe skillet (stainless or cast iron).
Transfer the skillet to the oven to finish cooking the meatballs. They are done when a thermometer inserted measures 165. How long that takes will be a result of how big they are and how much browning you did stovetop. For me it is about 10 minutes.

I like to make these on a food prep day and then transfer them to a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen I transfer to a large stasher bag and keep in my #freezerstash.

SanRe Organic Sunscreen and Skincare

I was on the hunt for a super clean facial sunscreen and had tried quite a few that just did not cut it. Turned my face white, went on chalky or sticky, too oily…you know what I am talking about. Undeterred I went searching for more options on one of my favorite websites, the EWG’s Skin Deep database. It is an amazing resource that rates products Continue reading

Trash Can Composting

We used to donate our kitchen scraps to a local farm, then later to a botanical garden. At some point I decided I wanted to use them to make my OWN compost, but I wasn’t eager to invest in a pricey 2 bin system. Somewhere way back, I read that you could compost in a trash can. That intrigued me, so I improvised this system and did some additional tweaking Continue reading

Watercress Soup

Lately I have been making a new version of soup based on my Creamy Cauliflower Leek Soup base. It is delicious and I love the addition of watercress, which is a nutrient powerhouse, and is naturally anti-histamine. This version is made in my Instant Pot, but can also be done stovetop if you don’t have one. I use water as the liquid, but you can certainly opt for broth. Meat broth or juices are often problematic for me due to their high histamine content, but they do make an even tastier soup, so if you tolerate them, GO for it! Continue reading

Pyrex Glass and Silicone Lids

I like storing leftovers in glass or stainless steel to avoid plastic chemical nasties. I have a large collection of Pyrex storage containers and they honestly get used every day! I prep my workday salads in the 6 cup and my on the go hot meals in the 3 cup rectangular storage dishes. I had a combination of their basic blue simply store lids and the solid grey or clear and red plastic “no leak” lids from purchases over the years. The plastic lids degrade over time, cracking and peeling at the edges and sometimes warping making them ill fitting, but the bases…well I may be handing those down to my future grandchildren some day, since pyrex glass lasts for YEARS! So when I discovered that their new Ultimate lid system made of glass and silicone is now sold separately as a replacement lid, well I counted up every one of my bases and ordered new lids for them all. And let me tell you, these new lids deliver. Continue reading

Clean and Green Household: Spray Cleaner

In my quest to reduce exposure to toxins anywhere I can, I had been struggling to find a household cleaner. Not only am I sensitive to lots of chemicals, but I am really triggered by many scents and fragrances…are any of you with me? I know anyone with mast cell or histamine issues like me will totally get that!

I had been seeing Force of Nature Clean all over instagram in accounts of many people I follow and respect and finally decided to give it a try.
About a week after I started using it I had an AHA moment. Continue reading