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A very traditional recipe that is *Soy Delicious*!

"Do I ever eat chicken or turkey?" is a question I get frequently when speaking. Only rarely, and this recipe is for one of those rare occasions. Some of my most creative recipes get made when winter storms hit and I don't want to risk going to the store for ingredients. So supper gets made from what I have on hand in the pantry and freezer. Thus the creation of this recipe during our first big storm of Winter 2001-2, which finally came at the end of January (weird weather this year!).

Yes, it is turkey, but it is also a soy recipe (soy milk, soy cheese, and miso) and filled with many other foods that have anti-cancer phytochemicals.

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped white section of leeks (or chopped onions)
  • Chopped red stems from a bunch of Swiss chard (I had used the leaves for a recipe earlier in the week - could omit or substitute red sweet pepper here or even celery but that would be less colorful and healthful)
  • 2 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons miso
  • 2 cups unflavored soy milk
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup shredded soy cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 ounces shredded low-fat cheddar cheese (I threw this in for extra flavor)
  • 1 lb. frozen broccoli spears, thawed
  • 3 cups cooked chicken or turkey (finally used up the remainder of the Thanksgiving turkey)
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs (made from dry whole grain bread)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Directions:

  • Heat the olive oil and slightly cook the leeks and chard. Add the flour and stir a few minutes to lightly toast the flour. Add the mustard and miso to the milk, whisk to mix thoroughly and then slowly add milk mixture to veggies, stirring constantly as mixture thickens slightly. Add the cheeses, stirring until melted.
  • In 9x13 baking dish, slightly spray with Pam. Spread out broccoli and turkey in dish. Pour cheese/veggie sauce over the turkey and broccoli. Top with bread crumbs and seasoning. Bake in oven at 350 (325 if using a glass dish) for 30-40 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Can be served with fruit, a salad, and whole grain bread for a complete meal. (You can even exercise while the meal is cooking in the oven!).

Yield:  Makes 4- 6 generous servings.

 


In my book, I have included the names of several dozen cookbooks which feature recipes that are compatible with (or that can be modified to fit) the ultra-healthy diet I follow, including some resources which are free.

I am also collecting recipes to include in a future edition of my book as well as to be featured on "Menus and recipes".   I have asked readers to send me any recipes that they have found to be great-tasting and easy to prepare, and that emphasize the nutritional guidelines which are outlined in my book.  I will also consider taking people's favorite "normal" recipes and posting versions which are modified for maximal cancer prevention.

If you have a recipe you wish to submit for possible inclusion in either my book or on this web page, please send it to me.  If the recipe is from a cookbook or other printed source, please include the name, author, and publisher of the source so that I can ask for permission to reprint the recipe.  If it is a recipe you created, or a family favorite, please indicate that, also.

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