Turkey Sausage and Braised Cabbage #TheRecipeReDux

Turkey Sausage and Braised Cabbage

Welcome to another addition of Recipe ReDux! Our August Recipe ReDux takes us Back to the Dinner Table.

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After the hustle and bustle of the holiday/vacation season, August is the time many families get ‘back to routine.’ Show us your favorite recipe to help families get ‘back to the dinner table.’ It might be a favorite family recipe from your childhood that you’ve ReDuxed; or maybe it’s your family’s current favorite. Let’s all gather back at the table!

Turkey Sausage and Braised Cabbage lightens up a favorite family skillet dinner. Baking turkey sausage cuts the grease associated with traditional pork sausage.
Braised Napa and Savory cabbage replaces the popular butter and oil rich version. I jazzed it up with oven roasted cherry tomatoes and onions. Simmer with chicken stock for a flavor boost!
Spoon over mixed rice for a complete back to the table family meal.

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Turkey Sausage and Braised Cabbage


  • 1 pound turkey sausage (sweet, hot or country)
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage (napa, savory or green)
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place tomatoes and onions on a sheet tray. Drizzle with oil. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Roast at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally until skins begin to char and shrivel.
  2. Bake sausage uncovered in a shallow pan with a little water in the bottom. Bake until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees (about 30 minutes)
  3. While sausage cooks, braise cabbage. Add cabbage and chicken stock to a large skillet. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer.
  4. When sausage is cooked, slice into bite-sized pieces. Add sausage, tomatoes and onions to skillet. Simmer about 10 minutes until thoroughly heated.
  5. Add rice and serve.
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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #161

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!
Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!
Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!


You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!


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Turmeric Chicken and Couscous #SundaySupper

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Back to School excitement fills the Sunday Supper air today! The promises of new friends, different teachers, new lunchboxes and math books (well maybe not math books) have the kid in us all a flutter!

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What was your favorite thing about going back to school?

I loved getting new shoes! My Mom always bought my shoes a half size too big to last the whole school year. Sneakers were just for gym class!
“Crack and crinkle!” The sound of new books opening for the first time was also exciting to me. Of course new pencils, book covers (remember those?).

Did you pack lunch? Brown-bag-it or trendy lunchbox?

Grade school where I grew up was strictly pack from home. A nickel got you a carton of ice cold white milk. No chocolate milk for sale in that school!
If you had a lunchbox you probably carried a Thermos. Be careful not to drop your thermos! Those linings were made of glass back then.

Another great part of school was after school snacks of course! Fruit, celery and carrot sticks and an occasional Oreo or two.

Nowadays quick meals fit into the equation. After school football practice, band, chorus and more eat into precious dinner time.

The last thing busy families need is a struggle over kids eating dinner.

Children love brightly colored food. Turmeric Chicken and Couscous offers yellow crusted chicken over Parmesan couscous. Chickpeas add fun, tasty balls tossed around the plate. These beans provide extra protein for busy little bodies.

A bit of apple juice concentrate naturally sweetens the meal.

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Turmeric Chicken

Turmeric Chicken and Couscous

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


    turmeric chicken
  • 2 8-ounce chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
  • couscous
  • 1 cup dry couscous
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet.
  2. Mix together turmeric, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Add chicken to pan turn to coat with oil. Sprinkle both sides with seasonings.
  4. Brown on first side about 5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 160. Remove and rest on a plate.
  5. Add apple juice concentrate to pan. Mix juice with remaining broth. add a bit of water if necessary to make broth. Scrape pan. Reduce to 1/2 to use as sauce.
  6. couscous
  7. Bring chicken broth to a boil
  8. Remove from heat add couscous. Cover and let set for 5 minutes.
  9. Fluff with a fork. Add chickpeas and Parmesan cheese
  10. Slice chicken and arrange on top of couscous. Drizzle with pan sauces.
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Shrimp Chickpea and Tomato Salad Guest Post at Mrs Happy Homemaker

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Shrimp Chickpea and Tomato Salad packs a ton of taste in a few simple ingredients. This shrimp salad gets an added boost of protein and fiber from the chickpeas. The light, lemony thyme dressing lets the flavors shine through.
Come join me at Mrs Happy Homemaker for the recipe. While you are there, take time and get to know Crystal and explore her informative website.
See you there!

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