New Recipe & Product Review!

by Meg on January 29, 2012

Happy Sunday one and all! SmileHow’s everyone’s day been? Maybe a little less snowy than mine perhaps?

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The weather really isn’t pleasant in London today. The flakes are coming down like it’s nobody’s business! Driving conditions are terrible; I actually went sliding for the length of two houses today while driving back from the mall with Chelsea. It was so scary. I really don’t like driving to begin with, actually, so when I went sliding down the street today I got quite shook up. Unfortunately, the poor driving conditions resulted in a cancellation of my usual dinner date with my two good friends! I was thoroughly looking forward to cooking a new recipe with them tonight, but I guess it will just have to wait until next Sunday now!

I was planning today’s post on sharing the new recipe that my friends and I were going to make tonight, but since our dinner date has been cancelled, I had to think up of a new idea for a post…

Seeing as how I am always busy in the kitchen, I have countless recipes in my folder that I intend on sharing with you all at some point in time, so I picked one and am excited to share it! Smile

I chose to share my recipe for turkey muffins today because I think it is an extremely appropriate recipe for a Sunday seeing as how Sundays mark the end of a weekend and the beginning of a new work/school week for many of us.
Turkey muffins are something I always have on hand for myself throughout the busy school week, so if you use Sundays as your “food prep” days before the busy week begins – I hope you try out this recipe!
Lately, I have noticed that many bloggers have been testing out Jamie Eason’s recipes that she has posted on Bodybuilding.com. So, you may be familiar with her recipe for turkey muffins already; however, the recipe I am about to share is my own variation Smile

Easy Turkey Muffins

1 package ground turkey (or chicken)
1/3 cup jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
mustard powder
garlic powder
onion powder
pepper

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Place all ingredients in mixing bowl.

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Mix all ingredients together until evenly distributed within the ground meat.

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Roll into handful-sized balls and place in muffin tins

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Bake in oven at 400 degrees F for 20 – 25 min. or until internal thermometer reads 165 degrees F.

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Enjoy warm or let cool and freeze for later on in the week! (I usually defrost mine in the microwave when I am on break from classes!)

See easy peasy, right!? Smile They are fun, too. You can switch up the add-ins for each different batch you make! Currently, I have the jalapeño flavour that I just shared with you and a spinach and sundried tomato flavour in my freezer right now SmileI like them because they are a quick snack when you need to fuel those muscles throughout the day! Smile

When I made these tasty little guys, I used a new kitchen product that my Mom and Dad bought me for Christmas! Smile

Silicone muffin trays!

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I actually got an entire set of silicone baking wear for Christmas and love it. These silicone products are really nice to use because your baking slides out of each muffin mold easily with very little or no oil/grease at all (the turkey muffins do not require greasing!). I also liked the shape of my muffins after using the silicone muffin tray and they didn’t stick at all! When I washed the silicone products by hand, they were easy to clean, so I thought that the next time that I used them, I would put them into the dishwasher to see how they would clean (they are dishwasher safe!), but the dishwasher was unable to get them clean, so I had to wash them by hand anyway.
Overall, I like my silicone baking set that I got from my parents Smile I am planning on making a lentil loaf with the cake pan sometime this week!

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The baking set came with a variety of different molds and I can’t wait to give each a try! SmileSo far I have only used the muffin tins and the silicone liner (which is not pictured).

Seeing as how I haven’t been as productive as I was yesterday in the homework area, I should get going and do some of these thousands of readings that I have to do for my classes…
However, before I go – I have been reading and commenting on a lot more blogs lately, but the majority of my comments have been put into spam lately(!?), so go check your spam because you might just have a little comment waiting from me Smile hehe!

Have a wonderful night friends!

See you all tomorrow!
Meg
xoxoxoxoxo

Have you ever used silicone baking molds?
Do you use Sunday as a “food prep” day?
If you were to make these turkey muffins what would your add-ins be?

{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

Emma January 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I used to have silicone heart-shaped cupcake trays, they were so cute! I loved making heart cookies in them.

Cool version of turkey muffins! Do they hold together well even without eggs and oats?

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Meg January 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM

yes! :) they work very well :) this is the only way I have made them

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Alexandra January 29, 2012 at 11:09 PM

OMG I just got done making a batch of turkey muffins too!! Weird! :D
I put spinach, mustard, salt free seasoning blend, whole eggs, and wheat bran in mine– i was all out of pico de gallo, but they turned out tasty anyways ;)
Btw I’m so jealous of those silicon trays, they look so much easier than regular tins haha

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Meg January 29, 2012 at 11:26 PM

they are really nice to have :)

your combo sounds good :) wheat bran!? that would be a good addition!

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Juliane January 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I need to try those muffins! I have taken a liking to spicy foods, would love to try it with the jalapeno! I also love herbs, I will also try a basil-pesto batch yummyyyy

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:31 AM

mmmm i love spicy foods too hun <3

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Ahh that’s so scary that you slid while driving! I’m SO scared of that happening. Glad you’re alright! <3

I'm so happy you posted your turkey muffin recipe – I've always wanted to try them! :D

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:31 AM

really!? :D aw well i am glad i shared :)

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Jill January 30, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I think oats would be a good addition to the muffins (complex carbs). I don’t food prep…but I’m not physically active like you. But I never know what I’ll want at the moment and don’t like to think too far ahead about food.

Do you look specifically for organic or hormone-free ground chicken/turkey? I cannot find any of that stuff, and think I’m just gonna have to buy the Presidents’ choice stuff anyway.

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:32 AM

no i don’t buy either

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Jill January 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Thanks . I’m just gonna go ahead and buy the regular stuff…I think worrying about “organic” and all that is just making me obsessive and teetering on orthorexic territory.
My body wants the meat…so I need to just buy it!!

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Caitlin January 30, 2012 at 12:36 AM

The turkey muffins are just my style! I adore ground turkey, we eat turkey burgers about each and every single week in my house. The muffins are a good idea for when my dad is out of town because in the winter he is the only one we will send to grill outside in the cold :-P

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:32 AM

hahaha aw your poor daddy!

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Kris | iheartwellness.com January 30, 2012 at 12:39 AM

EEEEKKK!!! Look at that snow!!!! I kinda wish we got snow like that in Vancouver…sigh…only on the mountains ;)

What a fab idea with the turkey muffins!! I’ve never baked with silicone thangs, but they sound super handy and easy to use!!

xxo

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Kris! we got more since I took that picture! like another 6 inches!

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health January 30, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Yum those turkey muffins looks good! I love meatloaf, but I’ve never made it muffin style. That’s such a good idea because then it comes out in the perfect amount! And I’m glad to know that silicon bakeware is nice…I’ve wanted to try it!

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:33 AM

I know! I love them because they are nice portion sizes :)

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Christina @ The Athletarian January 30, 2012 at 1:12 AM

I have the EXACT same muffin tin!!!!!! I haven’t used it yet though! I love the idea of jalepenos in the muffins…definitely going to try that!

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:34 AM

they are so good babe :) let me know how you like them

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 30, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I would be SO scared to drive on the snow too! Be extra careful!! Those muffins look AWESOME. I will definitely be making some in the near future :)

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Oh driving is so scary babe :( We got even more snow since I posted this! The roads are terrible!

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Jenn's Adventures January 30, 2012 at 1:42 AM

ooOoooOoooh, I’ve never tried silicone baking molds! Might have to start with the muffin mold! =)

I definitely used to be a Sunday “food prep” day girl, but since I’ve been in limbo it’s been impossible. I’m actually looking forward to getting back into that routine!

I can’t believe how much snow you’re getting!! I’m definitely not a fan of driving in those conditions, so it’s a great excuse to stay warm & cozy inside;)

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Ahhh yes, I wish I could have stayed in my cozy home tonight, but i had to go out AGAIN for a student council meeting!

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Sable@SquatLikeALady January 30, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Ooooh — my husband would LOVE the turkey muffins with jalapenos :D I think he actually has some unused turkey in the freezer — hmm!

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Really!? :) Well if you try them let me know how he likes it with the jalapenos :D I love them!

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Allison (Allison's Delicious Life) January 30, 2012 at 2:32 AM

I love how you used muffin tins for this! I was going to make meatballs soon. Maybe I will make muffins instead!

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 3:10 AM

ooooo that would make me so happy :D hehehehe tell me if you do and how you like them <3

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Andrea D January 30, 2012 at 2:56 AM

YUMMM those turkey muffins look good!! I have been meaning to get some because I finally found where they keep them at costco!! Are they spicy with the jalapenos???
UGH this weather was horrible today… after the gym I headed home and have just been doing homework all day… I havent actually looked outside really to see if its still bad haha.

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 3:11 AM

yeah, the jalapenos add some kick for sure ;)

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Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats January 30, 2012 at 3:25 AM

Yum! I love spicy food so the jalapeno addition sounds awesome! It is going to be interesting to have my own kitchen again soon. :)

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

i love that you love spicy food :) another reason we would be amazing friends ;)

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Cheryl @ eatplayluvblog January 30, 2012 at 3:28 AM

“Meat muffins” was on my to do list for the weekend! I think great minds and tummies think alike.

I also meant to find you at charity ball and i hope you had so much fun! I hate that my phone is not working for a01920192019021 reasons! :( i didn’t find you, my blog is boring, and i can’t tweet near as much as i wanna.

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

your blog is NOT boring <3 i dont read boring blogs and i still read yours :D

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig January 30, 2012 at 4:14 AM

Those muffin trays sound amazing. I hate scrubbing baking trays! Did you fix the spam problem in the end??

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

yes! i had to send them an email. there was no phone # on their site or anything! but he just got back to me today and said he thinks he fixed it! hahaha

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Kate @ Chasing It January 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

turkey muffins!! I remember seeing these when you gave us a tour of your kitchen!! the sundried tomato flavor variety sound like fun – I’m more of a carb-snack girl but I think my mom and I would have fun with these for a dinner thing!! And that baking set seriously looks amazing….you have no idea the pains I go through to clean my normal metal muffin and bread pants. UGH such a waste of my time!! And if I didn’t have to spend money on cooking spray (who even knows what they put in that stuff anyways!) that would just make my life! I bet I could find something like that at Ikea…you know when I get my own apartment I will be all over that!!

oh as per blog, thought I’d let you know that I changed my URL since I totally didn’t realize it’d mean no one could get to it anymore haha fail, but here is the new one!
http://chasingrunningdreams.blogspot.com/
xoxoxo!!

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

omg! thanks for updating me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 love u

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fitpeanut January 30, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Goshhhhhhhhhhh, it seems really cold… freezing, snow…

Those turkey muffins are a great idea ! probably yummy (never tried it), and convenient . Do you eat it for a meal or a snack ?

I think that a great snack, but my co-worker will think I’m weird if I eat turkey muffins as a snack ^^

I have some silicon baking molds, and this it really useful :) I love it !

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 6:41 PM

i eat them for snacks usually :) they are just easy to have for at school ya know?

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Ali Mc January 30, 2012 at 4:42 PM

i have never used silicone baking stuff but it looks like it’d be super easy to use and clean and store :) I am sold!!!! thanks for the review.

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Yolie @ Practising Wellness January 30, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Oooh…turkey burgers are definitely on my to-make list, they look absolutely delicious! :) I would add in fresh sweetcorn, red onion and spring onion…that’d be yummy! Maybe some sundried tomato too. But I have no clue about tastes or flavours – I like colour though, lol! :-P Eeek, poor you with the sliding, so glad you’re okay! <3 xyx

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

those are great flavour combos :) i have put mushrooms and red onions in them before, too. so good! the mushrooms made them taste so rich!

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Miranda @ Miranda's Munchies January 30, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I would love a set of silicon baking wear! They didn’t have any at the store when I registered for our wedding (when I got the majority of my kitchen stuff), but I’m totally putting it on my x-mas list. But that’s a long time away…
Those muffins looks great!

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Meg January 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

i got them at canadian tire, so look there :) xo

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Kasey @PowerCakes.blogspot.com January 31, 2012 at 4:09 AM

YUM!!I love turkeyyy ! I make burgers all of the time – it’s so yummy with DILL added! It’s my new obsession!

<3<3

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Spirit animals February 2, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog. Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? Thank you

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Meg February 2, 2012 at 3:11 AM

no :) just go to hostgator and if you are good with the technical stuff you will be able to do it for sure! :) just go to hostgator :) ;)

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Meg February 2, 2012 at 3:11 AM

p.s. if you don’t even have a blog yet start with wordpress! sorry forgot to mention that :) (hostgator is if you want to be self hosted!)

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