Stuffing-Style Turkey Meatloaf

I hope everyone had an awesome holiday and got all the goodies you wished for!! Now is that weird time between Christmas and New Years when I’m in limbo and feeling like a total blob, yet wanna get motivated for all the fab things we have planned in 2018! As I write this, I’ve got my ass parked on the couch in my fluffy robe looking at some leftover holiday mess that seems to creep back no matter how many times I attempt to clean it. The good news is, I’m bringing you my meatloaf recipe I made on Christmas Eve as promised on my Instagram post!

Let me begin my telling you I am SO NOT a meatloaf person normally, nor was I ever until I discovered THIS! I can’t take credit for the bread idea myself, but this is my version! It’s turkey meat, so much better for you than beef, and unlike other meatloaf I’ve tried before it is so so smooth!! So here it is…

  • 2 packages of ground turkey (antibiotic and hormone-free!)
  • 4-5 slices of bread (I use wheat bread)
  • 1 Large egg
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • A dash of hot sauce
  • A dash of liquid smoke
  • A pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • A pinch of cumin
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. Throw the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl
  3. Tear the bread up into small pieces and add it to the turkey mixture
  4. Add the egg, olive oil, cumin, salt, hot sauce and liquid smoke
  5. Chop the onion and add it to the mix
  6. Using your hands, mix all the ingredients together until you have a smooth mixture (I prefer gloves when I don’t want to get my fingers sticky).
  7. Coat a baking pan with butter or coconut oil spray
  8. Form the mixture into a “loaf” on the pan
  9. Cover it with foil or a lid and pop it in the oven for 1 hour or until it’s cooked through the center
  10. Remove the foil toward the end to allow your loaf to “brown” a bit on top if you prefer
  11. Slice and serve!!

Show me your healthy turkey loaf with your fav side dishes on IG @stephaniepiix #urbanmermaid💕😋


Don’t Be Afraid of Tofu!

Often times when I mention tofu, there’s at least one person who responds with, “EEeewwWWwww!!1!!!11!!” Understandable, but I always try to explain that there is more to the package full of soggy wet block sponge-thingy than meets the eye. Tofu is actually a VERY versatile (and delicious) addition to any meal, or it can be a tasty snack all by itself! The issue most people seem to have with tofu is that it has “no flavor,” and that’s where the fun begins! Tofu takes on the flavor of other ingredients, so I’m going to provide a list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

First off, though, there’s a way to cook tofu so that it firms up and loses that “soggy” BS. In this case, I recommend looking for the extra firm kind.

1. Remove tofu from package, drain it and place it on a cutting board or other hard surface, between two paper towels.

Adding something heavy on top helps to press more moisture out. 

2. Let it sit for at least an hour. 

3. Once you’ve gotten a good amount of moisture out, cut your tofu block into thin square or triangle-shaped slabs. You may also cut it into small cubes for a stir-fry type dish.

4. Toast your tofu in a large skillet over medium/low heat without using any oils or pan coating. This will evaporate the excess water and make the tofu more firm.

Don’t forget, you may also do this in the oven!

5. Once it has browned up a bit, you may add flavoring as you like and allow tofu pieces to simmer until the flavor “sticks”.

Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Some flavor suggestions I recommend are:

Barbecue sauce

Beef or chicken broth

Soy sauce

Peanut sauce

In this case, I’ve made a mixture of peanut sauce, BBQ seasoning mix and a small amount of this guilty pleasure:

Steak ‘n Shake seasoning! (They sell it up front by the register!)

Let it cool and add it to sandwiches, salads, stir fry, or eat it on it’s own…there’s plenty of possibilities! 

Feel free to add some of your favorite flavors in the comments!