Turkey Spaghetti Recipe

I’m excited to introduce my all time favorite Turkey Spaghetti recipe. I personally love this more than the traditional ground beef, as Turkey is a  healthier alternative filled with rich protein and amino acid.  So let’s get started, shall we?

Ingredients:

Serving: 4

Directions: 

Spaghetti

  1. Boil water in a large pot. To make sure pasta doesn’t stick together, use at least 4 quarts of water for every pound of noodles.
  2. Add tablespoon olive oil
  3. Salt the water with at least a tablespoon
  4. Boil the spaghetti for 7 to 15 minutes until al dente

Turkey Pasta Sauce

In a preheated pan, add olive oil, chopped onions, minced garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes until soften and brown – season with salt and pepper

Add sliced mushrooms, saute until soften and brown

Add splash of red wine and let it simmer until 80% liquid has evaporated

Once the red wine has evaporated, add tomato paste, and saute for a few seconds until the garlic, onions, mushrooms, and roasted tomatoes are fully coated with the paste.

Set aside the ingredients in a plate

Add olive oil and  ground turkey and saute until golden brown

Season the ground turkey with basil, oregano, thyme, chili flakes, brown sugar, salt, and pepper

Add 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes and sautee for about a minute

Add back the cooked garlic, onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms that we had put aside

Add 2 jars of pasta sauce and let it simmer for 5 minutes

Seasoned with salt, pepper, and brown sugar to taste

Plate the spaghetti and top it off with the delicious freshly made turkey pasta sauce. Remember to finish it off with fresh basil and grated parmesan

Bon Appetit My Beautiful Friends 

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White Bedding Basics | Beauty Sleep Series

A great bed starts with the foundation, that is, the sheets, duvet cover, and pillow cases. There are a variety of sets you can get at a different price point, ranging from $40 – $300. I have slept in sheets that were cheap as $25 to sheets that ran up to $200 and there is a huge difference in terms of what you pay for. I’m talking about the quality, how it feels, and longevity. The key to finding good sheets is looking at thread count. I recommend picking a thread count between 200 – 500. The higher the thread count, the softer the sheet, and the more likely it will wear well-or even soften-over time.

My personal favorite set comes from an online store called Brooklinen, specializing in quality materials. You can mix and match with different patterns. Here are some of my favorite sets:
 

 

 

 

I understand Brooklinen sheets are not the cheapest. Trust me, it was a little painful buying a $200 sheet set, but it’s so worth it once you sleep in it. It feels amazing! The great thing about Brooklinen fabrics is that it softens over time as you wash it. So if you can afford it, why not splurge on yourself?
Alternatively, for those looking for a great bargain and trust me, I love a good bargain! I found sheets at Target that were good quality and are at the right price point:

 

 

 

Duvet Insert | Filling:
A duvet is only as good as it’s filling, so depending if you want to go for natural or synthetic – really depends on your preference and budget. I would recommend going for natural fibers such as goose feather down, wool, or cotton. As these materials tend to be soft, light, and breathable. The breathability of a duvet insert is very important, as it’s capable of keeping you warm or cool while retaining body moisture. Also, natural materials can hold up over time in comparison to its synthetics counterpart.
To get the plush duvet look, I recommend getting the goose feather down, but it might not be suitable for everyone, as the feathers tend to poke out sometimes. To be safe and to achieve the same plush look, I would buy two cotton down comforter inserts and layer it into the duvet cover.
Here are some of my favorite duvet inserts:
 

 

 

 

 

 

From personal experiences, the longevity, quality, and how insulated the duvet insert is reflected on the price point. Natural materials tend to be more expensive than their synthetic insert.
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Pillow Inserts
They are a variety of different pillow inserts, but the most popular ones are either feather or polyfill/Cotton Inserts.
Feather insert feels more luxurious as it conforms to your shape. The only set back is that it requires a little bit more maintenance since it loses its shape quickly once weight is put on. But this can be easily fixed with just fluffing it out and the good oh “karate” chop and it will come back to its original shape.
 

 

 Polyfill and cotton inserts offer more back support and it’s considered a more economical choice. I would say it retains its shaped fairly well, but over time it will flatten out and lose it’s “plush” look.
 

 

 Once you got the basics down the fun part begins! And that’s designing how you want your bed to look like.

Beauty Sleep

The thought of having white bedding can seem intimidating, especially if you have kids or pets, but with a little upkeep and an eye for design, you can have the bed of your dreams, while sleeping like a baby.
You know the feeling of not being happy with what you currently have and just thinking it can be better? Yes, that was me a few months ago. It was a constant battle of not loving how my bed looked and felt. I’ve come to realize, as you get older, you will grow to appreciate the importance of a good night sleep. Just imagine going home from a long day at work and sinking into a bed that looks like this:
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The “Beauty Sleep” series touches on getting a good night sleep through satisfying your sensory nervous system:
TASTE: 
Getting a good night sleep starts with feeding your body and mind with great and healthy food. Your body needs energy and nutrient from the food that you eat, in order rebuild itself when sleeping. Ingredients that can aid you in a good night sleep includes Calcium, Magnesium, Tryptophan/ Serotonin foods. Here is my delicious and healthy Turkey Spaghetti recipe 
Vision:
How you see your environment, can aid how your body reacts and feels. For example, looking at a clean white bed can make you feel relaxed, calm, and clean.  Here is “How to decorate and make your bed” blog.
Touch:
Once you dive into your bed, does it feel soft? Does it feel like sleeping in a plush of clouds? Here is my White Bedding Basic Post
Smell:
Certain smells are great for relieving stress, mental fatigue, and can calm your mind. There are varieties of aroma that releases feel-good hormones that will make you feel relaxed. Here are my candles and plug in post 
All of these senses work together in aiding good night’s sleep. So let’s start on this journey of rethinking how we sleep while looking and feeling great while doing it!