Every once in awhile, some of my favorite creations come from desperation, lack of time, or in this case, pure laziness. I like to start my week with a meal that is packed with nutrition, easy to put together and to reheat. This simple ragú is just such a dish, using quick cooking, lean ground turkey and some frozen organic kale and butternut squash. Kale and butternut squash are two of my favorite vegetables, but both require a bit of patience and time, when prepping them fresh. I was really happy with the chopped kale and butternut squash cubes that I found in the frozen foods section. They were delicious and quick additions to my skillet meal. I served this on top of smoked basmati rice, but it would be just as good on quinoa, brown rice or whole grain pasta. I seasoned the mixture with my new favorite spice mixture, Bragg's Organic Sprinkle. Herb blends are a terrific item to have on hand, and Italian seasoning or herbs de Provence would work equally as well in this recipe. Normally, I don't use granulated garlic or onion, but today I could not even be bothered with chopping a fresh onion or garlic clove. Just because one is being lazy, does not mean that you have to compromise on flavor, so I added a little dash of organic onion and garlic granules to punch up the flavor. Canned, fire roasted tomatoes and tomato paste rounded out the dish. Tomato paste is one of my pantry staples and my favorite ways to add a rich depth of flavor to a quick cook sauce or stew.
So here's to a delicious and nutritious week!