the life and times of J T Frey

Turkey Chili

Every time we go to Dutch Wonderland we leave the park right around dinner time and inevitably stop at the nearby Panera. Just as inevitably, our daughters want the mac-n-cheese kids dinner (it's NOT a bowl of Kraft orange easy mac, so we don't argue). For me, a soup-and-sandwich combo is always satisfying, and my favorite selection soup-wise is their turkey chili. This recipe is an ode to that hearty, tomato-free bowl of delicious.

Written by Jeff Frey on Sunday December 4, 2016
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Vegetarian "Ground Beef"

I love meat: pork, chicken, beef, veal. The list goes on. But I also recognize the value in protein derived from other sources. I have a sister-in-law who's vegetarian, we have friends who are, so it would be nice to have something to offer them when firing-up the grill. The Impossible Whopper at Burger King has great texture compared to other veggie patties, much more akin to a regular burger: not a heavy, mushy ball of bean and binder. I decided to try making something similar by creating a seitan that I could grind and reform into patties. I found that it works great when the ground mix is sauteed as taco meat or "ground beef" for a bolognese.

Written by Jeff Frey on Friday April 10, 2020
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