These were inspired by Kalyn. She'd made some Hamburger Kebabs, and I wanted the same flavors in ground turkey. I didn't have any pine nuts, but I had plenty of pistachios - and they're definitely Mediterranean, too.
Mediterranean Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
1/3 cup pistachios
½ medium onion, cut in chunks
¾ lb. ground turkey
2 Tbsp. dried parsely
1 tsp dried oregano
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 Tblsp. bottled Italian dressing for basting the tops
Preheat oven to 400˚. Combine pistachios and onion in food processor; pulse until nuts are finely chopped. Add turkey, egg, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper, and pulse until mixed well. Divide into 6 lightly-greased muffin cups. Baste tops with Italian dressing. Bake 30 minutes.
Dessert was another low carb treat borrowed from the South Beach Diet folks. I found almond meal at a good price at Trader Joe's today, and made this mini-cake.
3-Minute Chocolate Cake
from the South Beach Diet
2 Tbsp butter or nontrans fat marg. (Smart Balance)
¼ c almond flour
1 Tbsp cocoa (heaping is best)
¼ tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp + 1 tsp measurable Splenda have also used 2-3 packets too)
1 Tbsp water
Melt butter in microwave; add rest of ingredients and stir. Cover with plastic wrap, slice a hole in the center and microwave for 1 min, 20 secs; until center is set but still moist. Serves 2.
I would bet that if you really wanted to make a frosting, you could mix up some cream cheese with cocoa and Splenda.