When I cook, I tend to cook healthy. (My bad eating habits come from eating out and snacking). Anyways, there are two places that I have consistently found GREAT recipes from. The first is Eat Better America (www.eatbetteramerica.com) and the second is cooking light (the hard copy and cookinglight.com).
Back in 2004 (or there-abouts) I started to subscribe to cooking light, and I got into the habit of saving my magazines because they had such great recipes, health tips, exercises and stories. Eventually, I didn't keep up with my reading, so I let my subscription lapse, until about 1 year or so ago. Adam and I moved into our house and went 3 months or so without cable (greatest thing ever - and I wish I would have stuck with that decision). During that time, I caught up on so much reading, that I was running our of things to read, so I started my subscription back up to cooking light. Then we got cable, and I again let my reading lapse (15 months or so left on my cable contract...and then Im going cable free!).
Now that Adam is back to work and works noon - 9pm, I have tried to be more productive with my evenings, and have gotten back into reading (and hopefully back into exercising, cooking and healthy eating).
Anyways, I was catching up on my cooking light the other day, when I found a new recipe to try. It just so happened I took ground beef and ground turkey out to defrost so I could make my meatloaf (another cooking light recipe). The recipe is for beef and mushroom sloppy joes - and you can find it here: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/beef-mushroom-sloppy-joes-50400000112412/
I did of course make some substitutions based on what I had at home:
- I never cook with just ground beef - I always mix ground white turkey and lean ground beef to be healthier, but not be dry, so I used a 50/50 combo
- I used canned button mushrooms instead fresh cremini mushrooms
- I used dried oregano (and crushed it to bring out the flavors/fragrance before adding)
- I used honey in place of molasses
Other than that, I followed the instructions using my eye as a measuring cup. It was really yummy - I think next time Id be a little more lenient with the hot sauce as I didn't taste any kick - but I like my heat.