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Thai Chili Pepper Salsa

This is a very basic salsa recipe. Substitute your favorite pepper for the Thai chili peppers. I like that I can make a super spicy batch for myself and a mild batch for my daughter.

I use my Magic Bullet so my salsa isn’t chunky. If you cut the veggies by hand you can make it as chunky as you want.

2 tomatoes
1/2 onion (I used white)
1-2 garlic cloves, pressed
3-4 Thai chili peppers (more if you like a lot of spice)
salt to taste


Bulgur Pilaf

From my 1996 Betty Crocker Cookbook:

2 tbsp margarine or butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 c uncooked bulgur
2 c chicken broth
1/4 tsp salt

Cook onion in margarine over med heat until tender. Stir in bulgur and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Sitr in broth and salt. Heat to boil, stirring once or twice; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 16 minutes then remove from heat. Cover and let steam about 5 minutes.

Turkey-Sour Cream Patties

Source: Reader’s Digest Great Recipes for Good Health
Serves 4

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 c soft white bread crumbs (2 slices)
3 tbsp sour cream
1/3 cup skim milk
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Nonstick cooking spray
1 tbsp unsalted margarine

Mix turkey, 1/2 of the bread crumbs, sour cream, milk, pepper and nutmeg; shape into 4 flat patties. Coat on both sides with remaining crumbs. Refridgerate, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

Lightly coat skillet with cooking spray, add the margarine and set over moderate heat for about 30 seconds. Add the patties and brown for 5 minutes on each side.