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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

Chicken Pasta Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar Green Herb Dressing #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healthyfood


1 1/2 c. uncooked pasta

1/2 c. steamed organic sliced carrots

1/2 c. steamed organic broccoli

1 lb. chicken breast

Dressing : 1/2 tsp organic herb spices

3 tbsp organic Apple cider vinegar

1/4 c. Organic olive oil

1 clove of garlic minced

Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta al dente. Drain and put in the freezer for 10 minutes. Chop the chicken into cubes. (I used roasted chicken from yesterday.) Steam carrots and broccoli till tender. I would use two different pots or times for these. Chop the broccoli when done. Put both in freezer for ten minutes. Make your dressing while your ingredients chill. Then mix everything together including the dressing. I added 1 tbsp at a time for the dressing. I had some leftover. This will make 3 or 4 servings great for a light cool summer dinner or lunch.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Lori's Ground Turkey Meatballs with Thyme, Oregano, and Crushed Tomatoes #healthyfood #yummyeats #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen


Today I made some meatballs out of ground turkey. Red meat hasn't been agreeing with me during this pandemic and my stomach is also uneasy to strong spices right now as well.


Lori's Turkey Meatballs

1 lb. Ground Turkey (I use no spice natural flavoring.)

3 cloves of minced organic garlic

1/2 a medium organic onion finely chopped

1 tsp organic oregano

1/4 tsp of organic thyme and a pinch

1 1/2 tbsp organic Olive oil

3 slices organic white bread

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp organic black ground pepper

1/8 c. Organic milk

24 ounces of unsalted organic crushed tomatoes

Place ground turkey in a large bowl. Put bread in toaster to lightly brown. Mince garlic and chop onion. Add to ground turkey. Also add 1/4 tsp thyme, Oregano, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Add 1/2 tbsp olive oil and milk. Break the toasted bread into tiny pieces and add to mixture. Stir together slowly to give the bread time to incorporate into the stuffing mixture. Once mixed through let it set while you put 1 tbsp  of olive oil into a large fry pan at medium heat. Roll 15 meatballs, almost 1/4 c. of ground turkey meatball mixture. Once the pan is sizzling add all meatballs and brown 3-4 minutes on each side. Add sauce, pinch of thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything and simmer for 2 hours. Serve over your favorite pasta. I suggest spaghetti or penne.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healthylifestyle #yummyeats #beans #holisticmedicine #oregano #thyme #rosemary #bayleaves #garlic

I love slow cooker soups. It makes my day so easy knowing I have healthy food ready for me at the end of it. I had been making a different recipe that I found of navy bean soup. I had always loved it. I actually like this better. And with the pandemic I have to eat milder so this was the answer while still getting my extra herbs in my body for healing and immunity. Didn't have parsley so added 1 tsp of oregano in full instead. Also, I soaked the beans overnight to rinse out any small amounts of pesticides that may have been on them. And of course use filtered water for the soup and the soaking of the beans.

Friday, July 31, 2020

One Skillet Ginger and Turmeric Chicken and Rice #chicken #turmeric #ginger #yummyeats #healthylifestyle #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

I had been looking forward to using ginger and turmeric in a recipe. And alas! I found it and made it today. Definitely use chicken broth. I made my own homemade this morning cutting out the bones from the thighs of quarters. Tastes yummy. My stomach thanks me and I feel good.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Lori's Tuna Casserole #tuna #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen #healthylifestyle #ocean

I wanted to make a tuna casserole with white sauce but hadn't been able to find the right combination that tasted the way I wanted it to. Today I think I finally did it, though I would have put and extra pat of butter and an extra clove of garlic into the butter sauce mixture - which I've added here. This reminded me of a dish at the sea.

2 cans tuna in water (drained)
1 c. recipe white sauce (standard is fine - though in this I sauteed garlic and onion into the butter first)
3 c. al dente pasta
1 c. steamed broccoli chopped
Butter sauce - 2 tablespoons butter and 3 cloves of garlic minced sauteed into the butter

Bread crumb topping
1 slice of bread toasted for bread crumbs and broken up into fine pieces
1 tablespoon of butter
Melt butter and brush over the bread crumbs once on top of casserole.

Put the pasta into a casserole dish. Add tuna. Add broccoli. season with salt and pepper. Stir butter sauce into the pasta mixing all the ingredients just until blended. Top with breadcrumb topping. Bake in oven at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

3-Ingredient No Sugar Crackers #yummyeats #women #sharing #knowledge #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

Just made these any flour 3-ingredient no sugar crackers. My choice of spice was turmeric. I can feel my digestive system thanking me. Yummy! Recipe at Oatmeal with a Fork food blog. I love the recipes this woman puts out. It's so nice to see women get together and share their spirit and knowledge to help each other.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Lori's Creamy Organic Potato Soup #organic #lorijeanfinnila #yummyeats #healthyfood

Lori's Creamy Organic Potato Soup

I made this really cool single serve soup today. I used one medium yellow potato, ¼ c. milk, dash of salt, a bit of onion, and ½ c. of homemade chicken broth. I used a green herb spice to put on top. I sauteed the chopped onion, I used about 3 slices of onion not too thickly sliced, in a bit of unsalted butter. Then I added the chicken broth, salt, and the potato sliced in eighths. I cooked until tender. Then mashed with my hand mixer. Added the milk and my sprinkles of my herb spice. Oh so yummy. This green herb spice appears to give me more energy.

I use all organic now or I get real sick.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Lori's B├ęchamel White Fish Casserole #BlessedSunday #yummyeats #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

I had limited items that are organic in the house as well as vegetables. I wanted to use my pasta where I had plenty of it, so I made this up.

Organic Thyme
Organic Yellow Onion
2 pieces of Tilapia (I used frozen thawed) about 1/2 lb.
Organic Pasta
Organic milk
organic unsalted butter
organic all purpose flour

I had a little bit of onion leftover, less than half a cup. I chopped that up and set aside. I put 2 tbsp of butter into a small pan with 2 tbsp of flour. I whisked that together at low heat until it was mixed. Then I stirred in 1/4 tsp of salt and slowly added the 1 c. of whole milk and whisked it until it thickened. I added some of the chopped up onion when I took it off the burner to add taste to the bechamel. I steamed/sauteed the fish in olive oil and thyme and sea salt until it was almost all the way cooked at low heat. I then used my plastic spatula to chunk it up. I added 2 ladles of my homemade chicken broth for the fish to soak up the juice. I mixed one cup of cooked pasta with the fish and rest of onion into my baking dish, then pouring the bechamel sauce over it all mixing it together lightly. I toasted 3 sliced of organic white bread overly and crushed in on top of the mixture patting the breadcrumbs with olive oil. I then baked it at 400 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. My confection oven works under heated, so you may work well at 375. That was my first choice.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Lori's Organic Flaxseed Egg and Coconut Oil Pancakes #yummyeats #healthyfood #lorijeanfinnilainthekitchen

My organic flaxseed egg and coconut oil pancakes.


1 tblspn organic flaxseed meal
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tblspn honey (didn't have organic on hand)
1 1/2 c. organic all purpose flour
1 1/4 c. Organic milk ( I used whole diluted because low-fat milk has synthetic vitamins)
3 tblspn organic unrefined coconut oil

First soak the flaxseed in 3 tblspn of filtered water for at least fifteen minutes.

Then mix flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. Whisk together coconut oil and  honey in a separate bowl. Then whisk in the milk to the honey and coconut oil. And then whisk in the flaxseed egg. Add these wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using a spatula to scrape the sides

Scoop desired amount into a greased pan - I used organic olive oil. Cook until bubbles show through the top on medium high heat. Then flip. Let it cook for a few more minutes. Drizzle some more honey on top. Yummy!

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