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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Salad

This will be my first recipe on this site. Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Salad, this is super quick and you don’t have a whole lot of ingredients (6 total). You can watch the video to watch me do it, or just follow the text version here. Literally only 3 steps too!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon dijon or polish mustard (more to taste)
  • 1-2 cups Mayonnaise (I call it mayo)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Combine everything in a bowl
  2. Mix well
  3. Serve by itself, on bread for a sandwich (I prefer sourdough), on top of flowered tomatoes, in a wrap.
  4. Enjoy!

Yep that’s the entire recipe, but go make it your own, I’d love to hear what you do!

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in American, Recipes, Vlogs

 

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My thoughts on recipes

Recipes are not guides, they are pointers. They are great to learn to cook with, but you don’t learn to actually cook without tossing the recipe books out the window and just jamming around in the kitchen. Some of this is based on my struggles with finding all the ingredients a recipe calls for. Sometimes there’s a cheaper or healthier alternative.

So this is my work process with recipes.

  1. Read recipe
  2. Ask “Is there anything I can modify change?”
    – Add or modify the vegetables in it?
    – Add savory, sweet, sour, spicy tastes?
    – Modify or change out, or remove meat?  (Chicken instead of pork, potatoes instead of chicken, etc.)
  3.  Ask “What do have I access to & can afford?”
    – Regular mushrooms instead of shiitake mushrooms.
    – Jalapeños instead of chili peppers
  4.  Ask “What do I have on hand that I can use in this? (aka use what ever is in the fridge!)”
    – This works amazing for curries, stir-fry, & hash.
  5. Go cook something!

You might start with a stir-fry and end with something similar to curry, or start with an omelette and end with hash.

Also, ignore this advice if your baking… I’m horrible at baking, maybe because it depends specific qualities of ingredients.

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2011 in Blogs, Recipes

 

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