Turkey Stew with Potatoes, Peas & Kale

Happy Tuesday!

I’m very happy to say that after spending a day at home in my PJs catching up on old episodes of Nashville, my stomach is feeling much better. I’m not sure what it was, but I’m guessing my poor, sensitive stomach just wasn’t happy with something I ate and wanted to be sure I knew it.

But I’m back up and running again, and while I loved being able to sleep in, I’m happy to get back to my normal routine again. I’m such a creature of habit, it’s kind of a problem.

I did managed to make it to book club last night though, which was a lot of fun. This month we were discussing The Book Thief (which is really awesome and I highly recommend it. Just stick with it through the prologue, and I promise you’ll enjoy it). The book for next month is The Fault in Our Stars, which I’ve heard really good things about, although I’ve also heard it’s sad. Two sad books in a row?? I’m excited to start reading it though.

I have something a bit different for you this Tuesday, but I was too excited not to share it with you. This past weekend I needed to use up a bunch of our CSA veggies, and I wasn’t quite sure how to do it. So I used a SkinnyTaste recipe as inspiration, and then made some major changes and added some ingredients to use what I had. And it turned out amazing!

Turkey Stew with Potatoes, Peas and Kale

Turkey Stew with Potatoes, Peas & Kale

Inspired by Ground Turkey with Potatoes and Peas from SkinnyTaste


  • 1 pkg ground turkey
  • 2-3 medium white potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small bunch kale
  • 1/2 pkg frozen green peas (approx. 6oz)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (approx 2 cloves)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook for approximately 30 seconds. Add turkey and cook until no longer pink.
  2. Add potatoes, peas, diced tomatoes, kale, water, and spices, and mix. Reduce to medium-low heat. Cover and simmer for approximately 25-30 minutes. Check potatoes to make sure they are cooked all the way through.
  3. Remove bay leaf.
  4. Serve and Enjoy!


This meal was seriously so warm and hearty, and was perfect on a cold, wintery weekend. But considering that it’s actually really quick to make, this would also make a great weeknight meal if you’re in a rush. So simple, and makes a TON of leftovers. And you all know I love a meal with leftovers!

Have a great Tuesday!

So tell me: What are you favorite kinds of winter meals? Are you a soup and stew person? What books are you reading right now?

Thank you to Ashley and Jessica for the link up! Check them out for more great recipes and food talk!

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Comments: 8

  1. Ashley December 17, 2013 at 10:06 am Reply

    Oh my this looks so good! I’ve recently been on a soup kick and this is perfect for a week night meal!

    • MyFreckledLife December 18, 2013 at 7:12 am Reply

      It was seriously so simple, and came together so quick. I’ve been eating it as leftovers all week, and it’s just as good reheated!

  2. Diane @ Life of Di. December 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Right now I’m reading a book called “Running Like A Girl” by Alexandra Hemingsly. It is basically a memoir of her experience with running. I am really enjoying it so far :) I’m also reading “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. Not a huge fan but I’ll stick with it!! My book club read “The Book Thief” last month but I didn’t get around to reading it. And lastly, I’ve read “A Fault In The Stars” and thought it was really overrated. Sad but not ‘boo-boo’ sad. Let us know what you think!
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    • MyFreckledLife December 18, 2013 at 7:14 am Reply

      Running Like a Girl sounds really interesting! I might have to check it out! I finished The Paris Wife a few months back, which I thought was good, but nothing mind blowing. It was honestly almost more of a biography than a fictional story. I’ve also heard both really good things and really negative things about A Fault In Our Stars, so I’m interested to read it and see for myself. Honestly, part of the reason we picked it was because it was fairly short and no one wanted to read another 500+-pager during the holidays! You should definitely read Book Thief though!

  3. Amy Powell December 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm Reply

    I’ve seen a ton of soup recipes with kale in it this season. that must be the thing. and it always looks good!

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    • MyFreckledLife December 18, 2013 at 7:15 am Reply

      I was scared to cook with kale until a few months ago, and now I feel like I put it in almost everything! I love the way it wilts down in soups or pasta dishes!

  4. Amy @ Run with Perseverance January 2, 2014 at 7:05 am Reply

    The Fault in Our Stars is SO GOOD! It is sad, but you’ll enjoy it.
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    • MyFreckledLife January 4, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

      I’m like 75% of the way done and I’m just WAITING for the tears…

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