Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I love Asian food, whether it be truly authentic, fusion, or with any other modern twist, it’s all delicious in my book!  I’ve shared quite a few ethnic-inspired recipes on the blog, but I do believe this is my first of this type.  These Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps are easy to make and so delicious that you’ll want to keep eating more!

If you’ve ever been to P.F. Changs, you know how popular their lettuce wraps are!  Heck, even if you haven’t been, you most likely have still heard someone rave about them!  I haven’t had them in so long, but I make a few different versions of my own.  These Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps are a bit healthier spin on this popular dish.  You can serve them as an appetizer, side dish, or even for the main meal, which is what I do often.  They are super quick and easy to make so this recipe is one of my go-to recipes when I know I won’t have much time to cook.

Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps

For me, sesame oil is a must whenever I create a recipe that’s Asian-inspired.  In these Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps, I brown the turkey in a good bit of the oil so that it really comes through in every bite!  For veggies, I use diced water chestnuts (Jaxon despises them) and carrots (Jaxon loves them – see what I tried to do there!).  I’m not a big fan of onions, but you could go ahead and finely chop one up to add in if you like them.  I did sprinkle the turkey with onion powder while it was cooking.  I have no idea why I like onion powder so much but despise onions? I even like the smell of it!  Strange, I know.

The sauce…ahh the sauce.  It’s so good.  I used hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, lots of garlic and ginger!  Just about every staple ingredient you’d imagine for this type of dish.  Hoisin sauce has a ton of flavor.  I didn’t think I had made quite enough as I was mixing everything together, but it turned out perfectly.

Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps

After picking out about 7 little pieces of water chestnuts, Jaxon gave up and polished off two wraps without a single complaint.  I drizzled on some siracha and had three myself, not including all the extra bites I had to take of the filling – you know, to make sure the flavors were just right!

I’m not saying these are an imitation of any other popular lettuce wraps out there.  But, what I am saying is that they are good.  They are quick and easy to make.  And, if you have kids, they just might like them too!

Let me know what you think if you give these Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps a try!

Enjoy!

 

FUN FIND!

Does anyone else get tired of trying to break up ground beef with a spatula or is it just me??


Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps
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Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Sesame Turkey Lettuce Wraps
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  1. Heat a large skillet over med-high heat. Add the sesame oil and ground turkey. Sprinkle on the onion powder and cook until the turkey is browned. Drain and return to pan.
  2. Stir in the water chestnuts and carrots.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic and ginger. Pour into the pan and stir to thotoughly combine.
  4. Serve by filling lettuce with the mixture and top with siracha, if desired. Enjoy!
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Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles

Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles

A couple weeks ago I bought a waffle maker.  I had one years ago, never used it, and gave it away.  It was bound to happen that I would eventually want one again!   I got this Cuisinart Waffle Maker and finally got to use it a couple nights ago when we decided on making Chicken and Waffles for dinner!  I had a bit of a challenge to develop a recipe that was both gluten free and low carb, but I did it!  These Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles turned out good enough that even my 8 year son ate them without complaining!  He’s always my best indicator of a successful recipe!

I would HIGHLY recommend using whole flax seeds and grinding them up yourself.  You can do this in a clean coffee bean grinder!  I read a long time ago that if you eat flax seeds whole you don’t get as much benefit, and, that if you buy them pre-ground up, they aren’t as beneficial either!  Like I said, it was a long time ago and it could be wrong, but I just found that crazy and ever since I read those little tidbits of information, I buy flax seeds whole and grind them myself right before using them.  You’ll see in the pictures that some of those little guys escaped the blades and made it into my waffles whole, but that’s okay with me too!

The batter may be runny at first, so let it stand a few minutes before baking.  However, it will thicken considerably if you let it stand too long (found that out the hard way!).  You may have to add milk to thin it again if that happens.  My waffles cooked best on the second highest setting and took around 6 minutes to cook.  This will vary with different waffle makers.

Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles

Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles Batter

Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles

Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles

*fruit not suitable for most low carb dieters, shown as a gluten free option only*

The waffles will have a whole grain taste and texture to them.  I made one batch with vanilla and cinnamon, and one batch plain.  I found both to be super yummy with butter.  You could also use sugar free syrup if you’re watching your carbs, or regular syrup, jelly or fruit if not.

My intention with recipes of this nature is to develop food that people on restricted diets or living certain lifestyles can enjoy without the guilt and/or sickness that can come along with it.  While these Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles will never be exactly like the carb and gluten filled original versions, I do hope you find them delicious and that they help satisfy a craving or two!

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Low Carb Gluten Free Waffles
Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles
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Low Carb Gluten Free Waffles
Low Carb Gluten Free Flax Seed Waffles
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  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. Let stand a few minutes to thicken. If batter becomes too thick, add extra milk to thin it.
  2. Cook in a waffle maker until done to your liking (mine took about 6 minutes on the second highest setting).
  3. Serve with desired condiments.
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Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic

Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic

Not too long ago I shared with you guys my recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Crust!  Now, I’m going to tell you one of my favorite ways to transform that crust into a delicious white pizza!  I’ve definitely used red sauce on cauliflower crusts before, but it does tend to make it soggy and harder to pick up.  This recipe for Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic does not have a sauce, so if you use my Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe you should get a great final result!  You can also use a regular pizza crust you’ve made or buy one pre-made at the store.

All the flavors in this Spinach Ricotta Pizza work really well together, but pizza is such an individual thing.  Why do you think pizza companies let you pick and choose what you want on yours?  It’s like no two people want the exact same pizza…half pepperoni/half cheese anyone?  I feel like pizza recipes are just a base for you to build upon and make your own, including this one.  If you want more mozzarella, add it.  Less?  Don’t put as much. I went light on the spinach and put big globs of ricotta cheese on mine because the first time I had ricotta cheese on a pizza, it was just like that.  I want lots of ricotta in each bite!!  You can also mix the two cheeses and spread them onto the crust!

I’m going to tell you in the recipe below the exact measurements I used for the pizza you’re about to see. I would recommend just using it as a guideline to make a pizza YOU will love!  Trust me, my feelings won’t be hurt of you don’t make yours exactly the same!  I’m already thinking of multiply ways I want to switch it up myself!

Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic

Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic

Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic

Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic

Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic

Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic

Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic

I am also including directions for how to roast garlic in the notes below the recipe.  Once it’s roasted you’re going to mince it up and mix it with some olive oil, then brush it onto the pizza crust before the toppings and/or dab it on top of the toppings.  If you don’t have time to roast the garlic, you can use regular garlic, but the flavor will be slightly different.

Leave a comment and let me know if you make this Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic as is, or if you modify it.  If you have more suggestions, comment away!   I’m all about it!

Enjoy!

Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic
Spinach Ricotta Pizza with Roasted Garlic
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
  2. Add the minced garlic to the olive oil. Using a silicone brush, spread the oil over the crust of the pizza. Top with the spinach and mozzarella, Drop spoonfuls of the ricotta cheese all over the top of the pizza. Alternatively, you can also mix the cheese together, spread it over the crust, and top with the spinach.
  3. Bake for 5-7 minutes.
Recipe Notes

To roast garlic, cut off the top 1/4" off the head of garlic.  Drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil.  Bake at 400 degree F for about 40 minutes, until form tender.  Store the extra in oil the refrigerator if you plan to use it within the next few days, or without the oil, in the freezer.

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