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Tasty Turkey Nachos

20 Jul

Today I’m going to tell you about the tastiest meal I’ve eaten in a long time. Hence the title. Thought I’d treat you to a bit of alliteration there…

Maybe it was just what I needed at the time or something, but every bite of these nachos tasted SO good!!!

But first, let me brag just a little bit about how lucky I am at the moment 🙂

1.) Surprise holiday!

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2.) Tapir tickling at Dudley zoo ><

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Not the most flattering picture, but guys, I’m tickling a damn tapir named Tallulah what more do you want!?

Actually, you might want a picture of this ADORABLE baby orang-utan licking the floor…

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Truly did feel like I was the only being (human or otherwise) without a child to call my own that day… But I digress 😉

So now I’ve got that out of my system, check these out! So simple, but soooooo tasty 🙂

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The love ate them with wraps… Cos’ he likes to add bread to just about everything.

If you can’t find chilli-flavoured tortilla chips, just add some sliced chilli or dried chilli flakes to taste! 🙂

These would also be awesome with slow-cooked shredded beef… mmm… or chicken, or pork, or no meat at all! Ya know, whatever!

Serves 2.

  • 100g chilli tortilla chips
  • 1 small or 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 200g turkey thigh mince
  • 70-80g strong cheddar
  • 2 tbsp sliced pickled jalapeño peppers
  • guacamole, sour cream and tomato salsa, to serve
  1. Heat the oven to 200ºc. While waiting for it to reach temperature, heat a little oil in a non-stick pan and add the red onion, cooking for a few minutes until beginning to soften. Next, add the turkey mince and stir it around the pan, breaking it up while it fries until you have small nubbly bits of cooked turkey.
  2. Take an ovenproof dish (I used 2 mini ones) and layer with tortilla chips. Next comes the turkey, red onions spring onions and jalapeños. Finally, sprinkle over a generous handful of cheese and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  3. Serve with your choice of guacamole, sour cream, tomato salsa and/or extra jalapeños. Enjoy!

I’ll leave you with this, because I love otters ❤

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Miniature Turkey Meat Loaves

5 May

Happy May everybody!

Isn’t it beautiful?


My latest posts have been very wordy. One might even say verbose 😉

(reference to a certain someone, don’t worry about it)…

So you may be glad (or sad?) to know that I don’t have an awful lot to say about this recipe, apart from that it is easy, healthy and delicious!

I was inspired by this recipe, but I have of course fiddled about with it to make it my own.

And um… Here it is!

Makes 4 mini meat loaves:

  • 500g turkey thigh mince
  • 1 egg white
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • pinch each of dried thyme, basil and oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 small or 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 tbsp ready-made tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/2 ball mozzarella (62.5g), shredded
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c and lightly grease 4 mini loaf tins with olive oil. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the pasta sauce and mozzarella.
  3. Divide the combined mixture between the loaf tins and press down to make them even.
  4. Add about 2 tbsp of the pasta sauce on top of each meat loaf and spread it out so it is covered, then bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and scatter the mozzarella on top. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes more, until the cheese has melted.


There will be a little liquid in the bottom of your tins when the meat loaves are ready to serve, but they should come out easily and in one piece with the liquid remaining at the bottom of the tins.

I love to serve this with potatoes of any kind! Here it is pictured with new potatoes and mixed veg, but a jacket potato is not something I’d say no to alongside it 🙂

Also, as there are only 2 of us, making 4 at a time makes for great leftovers. I love it sliced in a crusty roll, or I simply freeze them for a super easy meal on a busy night.


Hope you enjoy!