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One of my families favorite meals is one of my ‘stuff’ meals.  Where I put a bunch of ‘stuff’ together and see if it works.  This one REALLY does.  It is SOOO good.  Tonight I made it and added extra ‘stuff’- good for you ‘stuff’- and tricked the kiddos and hubby in the process as they still loved it!

First things first- get a good prep chef to help out!

My prep chef!


  • Sweet Italian Turkey (Jenny’o); cut into small pieces
  • Gluten free rice
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Fresh bell peppers (one of each color)
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Earth’s Balance vegan butter spread
  • Liquid amino’s or gluten-free soy sauce (a new addition-the liquid aminos!)
  • Fresh garlic
  • Hemp & chia seeds (new addition!)

Directions (whole time in prep and cook takes about an hour but check out the short cuts below):

  • Start rice per directions (usually takes an hour total)

    Yes this is my 2-year-old. Next to the stove. Well monitored. She LOVES to help me cook.

  • Start the rest of dinner when rice has been cooking for about 20 min
  • Chop peppers/veggies/pineapples
  • Cut turkey meat into small pieces
  • Start frying the meat (you do not need oil or anything for the meat); drain natural juices when cooked
  • Using the liquid amino’s (thanks Katy!) add to another pan and a clove of fresh garlic; when hot add the peppers and fresh vegetables
  • When everything is done add rice to the pan of turkey, vegetables, pineapples and a table-spoon of earths balance, a table-spoon of liquid amino’s and put fire on high.
  • Add a table-spoon of hemp seed and a table-spoon of chia seeds; mix together.
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes and serve.

I made a fresh salad too using tomatoes from my garden and yummy avocado’s!

Yummy salad!

Short cuts (not as fresh but still yummy-I use some of them when I need to):

  • Canned unsweetened natural pineapples
  • Frozen fresh vegetables
  • Uncle Ben’s 10 min brown rice
  • Garlic in a jar (I really don’t like this as much but an option)


Thanks SIL Katy for recommending liquid aminos- I LOVE IT!

Hemp & chia seeds. I just started using them (thanks Maria!); I add to my yogurts, salads and where ever I can sneak them to the family. They have soo many benefits but I can honestly say in the 6 days I have been using them I feel a difference!

Dinner done!

Cheers!  Goes great with a glass of Pinot Grigio grapes!