Spring Gazpacho

Serves: 4-6 people
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:
12 medium size vine ripen tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 English cucumber, peeled and cut into small dice
I pack (8oz) currant tomatoes, wash, remove tops and quarter
1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into small dice
¼ 1easpoon fine ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 ½ tablespoons fresh chives, small diced

Directions:
Wash, core and quarter the vine ripen tomatoes. Add the vine ripen tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Add quartered currant tomatoes, diced cucumbers, diced mangos and minced chives to the pureed tomato mixture and stir until well incorporated. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Enjoy cold with crusty bread or crunchy croutons.

Spring Gazpacho

Turkey Chili

Serves: 6-8 people
Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
1 pack (1.25lbs) Lean Ground Turkey, Foster Farms
1 medium size white onion, small diced
1 medium size green bell pepper, small diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 5 large cloves)
15-oz can of dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15-oz can of light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15-oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
15-oz can of tomato sauce
6-oz can of tomato paste
2 (7-oz) cans of fire roasted diced mild green chilies
3 tablespoons Ketchup
1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
1-½ tablespoons Chili Powder
2-teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:
Place a medium size stockpot over medium high heat, add and cook the ground turkey, onions, bell pepper and garlic together for 5 minutes. Once the turkey and vegetables have cooked, add in all other ingredients and reduce the heat to low and let the chili simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with brown rice, corn bread. For a festive approach to your family dinner make it a chili party by having a number of chili toppers, such as shredded cheese, chopped red onions, green onions, cilantro, tortilla chips, and sour cream. If you have chili leftovers it’s great in omelets too.

Turkey Chili

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Low Fat Turkey Chili

Serves: 6 People
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 pack (1.25lbs) Lean Ground Turkey, Foster Farms
1 medium size white onion, small diced
1 medium size green bell pepper, small diced
2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 5 large cloves)
15-oz can of dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15-oz can of light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15-oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
15-oz can of tomato sauce
6-oz can of tomato paste
2 (7-oz) cans of fire roasted diced mild green chilies
3 tablespoons Ketchup
1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
1-½ tablespoons Chili Powder
2-teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:
Place a medium size stockpot over medium high heat, add and cook the ground turkey, onions, bell pepper and garlic together for 5 minutes. Once the turkey and vegetables have cooked, add in all other ingredients and reduce the heat to low and let the chili simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with brown rice, corn bread. For a festive approach to your family dinner make it a chili party by having a number of chili toppers, such as shredded cheese, chopped red onions, green onions, cilantro, tortilla chips, and sour cream. If you have chili leftovers it’s great in omelets too.

Low Fat Turkey Chili Recipe

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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Serves: 4-6 People
Drink Paring: Pinot Grigio
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
1 Whole Cantaloupe
2 Lemons
1 Small Japanese Cucumber
¼ Cup Tap Water (Or Substitute with Milk or Cream)
¼ Teaspoon Salt
¼ Teaspoon Pepper
Mint for Garnish

Directions:
Peal and cube cantaloupe into small pieces and set aside in a bowl. Zest one lemon and set aside. Now juice both lemons and place into a blender along with the water (or milk/cream for a creamier option). Add a few pieces of cantaloupe to water at a time into the blender and puree until smooth. Peal, de-seed and dice the cucumber into small pieces. Pour the soup into bowl, add cucumber and lemon zest to the soup. Set aside and let chill in the refrigerator. Garnish with mint. Serve as appetizer or light refreshing summer lunch.

Cantaloupe Soup Recipe

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

Serves: 6-8 people
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
1 medium to large size Kabocha Squash
1 large sweet white onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk (can substitute with light coconut milk)
3 cups low sodium chicken stock
1-teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 kiffir lime leaf minced finely (optional)
Bag Mounds Coconut flakes (optional)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut Kabocha squash in half, scoop out seeds and stringy insides. Place the squash, cut side down, in a baking dish with a little water. Cover and roast until tender, approximately 35 to 40 minutes. While kabocha is baking, caramelize onions in a pan with olive oil. Once the onions are soften and lightly caramelized, add minced garlic to pan and cook for 3 minutes. When the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop it out of its skin and place in a food processor or blender along with the cooked onions and garlic, coconut milk, stock, salt, and pepper and process until smooth. Place blended soup into saucepot with the minced Kiffir lime leafs and reheat to desired temperature. Serve with your favorite bread. To add some pizzazz to your next holiday party try adding some toasted coconut flakes to the rim of the soup. Follow coconut-toasting instructions on side of the Mounds bag and add water or lime to rim of bowl to get flakes to stick.

Tip: If the soup is too thick, add additional stock until it reaches the consistency you desire. This dish is sure to make you a top chef his holiday!

Kabocha Squash Soup