Pistachio Encrusted

June 25, 2010

Last night, while driving home from work and stopped at a red light, I glanced over to my left, out my window, and into the car next to me. You wouldn’t believe what I saw! It was…

Lucky you, you get this whole blog post worth of reading to come up with your answer (comments welcomed below). 😉

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A fun way to start a Friday? I thought so. Now onto the FOOD, Paleo Style!

I think I found a winner of the week, in terms of meals. I made the most flavorful meal (well, meat-included meal) the other night- which surprised me because for the main dish, at most I used 4 ingredients. Not too shabby.

And I bet you can’t even guess what it is. Well, you don’t have to.

Pistachio Encrusted Turkey

Recipe adapted from Everyday Paleo

  • 2 large turkey breasts (free of hormones and farm raised)
  • 1/2 C spicy brown mustard
  • 2 T raw honey
  • 1 C pistachios (finely chopped in a food processor)
  • Sea salt (to taste)

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the mustard and honey in a medium sized bowl, large enough to place each turkey breast in. Place the pistachio pieces in a dish or pie pan. Taking one turkey breast at a time, place the chicken into the mustard/honey mixture, coating it on all sides. Next, transfer turkey into the pistachios and again, coat all surfaces. Place the turkey onto a greased baking dish or pan. Repeat with the other turkey  breast. Sprinkle each breast with sea salt. Bake turkey breasts for 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches close to 170 degrees (or not pink inside…).

The DELICIOUS turkey, being my side dish, needed a main accompaniment. What better friends to bring to the party than vegetables?

(Horrible pictures but you get the idea)

Foreword on the veggies: Remember how I am now getting a veggie basket each week? Well, they’re loading up the boxes with so many vegetables and fruits (and sunflowers!) that we can barely fit all of them in our refrigerator. It’s crazy! So, was born the baked fennel and broccoli dish. This was a combo of sliced fresh fennel (yum!) and fresh broccoli mixed with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. I baked it along with the turkey, until the veggies were tender.

And let’s not forget the salad. No meal is complete without a bed of lettuce (not even breakfast; ie. the green smoothie…).

Let your mind run wild through this field bowl of fresh butter lettuce, red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, a touch of raw honey, a splash of olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Speaking of red leaf lettuce, and other vegetable pals, look at our vegetable basket from Wednesday!

Quite literally the largest head of lettuce I have ever seen.

Soooooo……… have you come up with your story yet???

Last night, while driving home from work and stopped at a red light, I glanced over to my left, out my window, and into the car next to me. You wouldn’t believe what I saw! It was…

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 25, 2010 at 9:10 PM

ok it’s so weird seeing meat on your blog 🙂 i have watched this journey of yours from vegan to raw vegan to not. and it’s just so interesting to see it all unfold! I love that you are finding what works for you 🙂
.-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..Stevia Plant & Gardening, New Driver’s Licencse, Do you Like Your DL Pic & Are you a Donor? =-.

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Pure2raw twins June 25, 2010 at 3:33 PM

You saw some celebrity. Not sure who but that is what I am guessing 🙂

Love pistachios! YUM>
Love getting fresh produce from the farmers, all of it is always so pretty and taste amazing!!!

Hope you have a great weekend girl!

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Katie June 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM

…Sasquatch!!!!

No?

I so wish we had a veggie basket place around here. I’m very jealous.

I just noticed that even though you just started doing crossfit somewhat recently, it is one of the biggest of your tags in the tag cloud. 😛 love it.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Beets are winning the popularity contest =-.

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Ally @ Sweet & Savory June 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM

….Oprah! Like she would really be driving a car on her own anyway:(

Turkey looks delish! I once has pistachio crusted chicken at a great restaurant and I still think about it sometimes!

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maggie June 25, 2010 at 10:44 AM

someone dressed as a giant vegtable…okay that was a totally silly answer..but wouldn’t that have been funny! 😀

The veggie basket is amazing and looks so delicious! Love the sunflowers too..they always cheery 🙂
.-= maggie´s last blog ..Sunny days =-.

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