Ok, I get making meatballs isn't a new idea by any means, but it's not something I really ever made before.
So I looked up a quick recipe, put together everything and made meatballs.
Sadly, they were SO dry. The taste was good, but the texture was not great, which can often happen when you try to use a lean protein product.
I LOVE mushrooms. They have a meaty flavor and can be used as a way to add some volume to your meat while also adding some great moisture. You'll end up with more meatballs that are about 1/3 mushroom.
I've used mushrooms as a way of adding moisture to ground turkey/chicken before and figured I'd try it out in this.
Oh em gee, they were amazing! When putting together the recipe, I didn't really measure anything so I knew I'd have to make them again but actually measure everything so I can share it with all you wonderful readers!
I tried again, the taste was off.
It probably took over 10 tries to come up with the correct formula for these meatballs but alas, FINALLY, I got it!
I also cook them in my creamy mushroom sauce, which enhances the flavor of the mushrooms and adds a different spin to your normal meatball recipe.
I'm so excited for this stage of my career and hopefully now will have the time to continue blogging more and more!
As 2016 approaches, I would love to hear more about what you guys want to see from the blog.
Do you want more vegetarian/vegan ideas?
Do you want more nutrition information in the posts?
How about ideas to make for the entire meal? Let me know what you love!
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Now that the logistics have been covered, I think it's time to get cooking!