Clean Eating Mushroom & Kale Stuffed Quesadillas + Weekend Recap + My chipped tooth

Monday, April 28, 2014

This weekend was amaazzz, and despite the high of 45 degrees in Milwaukee we had a blast at my friend's bachelorette party!

I made these mushroom and kale stuffed quesadillas when my dad was in town helping with building the kitchen in our new house and they were a hit with Dad and Harrison so I consider this a win!


  • 4 Tortillas (I use Ezekiel
  • 1 pack mushrooms, sliced ($2.50)
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey, browned (I used leftover from our calzones last week) ($2.00)--Turkey is optional. If you want to go vegetarian these would be just as good, but Harrison refuses to eat anything that even sounds vegetarian sooo..
  • 1 zucchini, diced ($1.50)
  • 1 squash, diced ($1.50)
  • 1 onion, diced ($1.00)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup kale, removed from stems and diced ($.50)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

Serve with:

  • Black beans
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Avocado
Combine everything but the kale and tortillas in a large non-stick frying pan and saute over medium heat for about 6 minutes. Add the kale and mix well, letting everything cook together for another 4-5 minutes. Make sure to stir this constantly so nothing gets stuck to the pan.

Top some tortillas with the turkey/veggie mix, add some Greek Yogurt, black beans, and avocado and enjoy!

Annnd in other news- Milwaukee is really fun! Who knew right?! We got in Friday night and went to Waukesha for the bride's dad's retirement party where the accents were ouuttt offf controoll! We kept it pretty low key Friday and hung out at our hotel bar (stayed at the Intercontinental  in the Third Ward- definitely recommend!) where we saw IRA GLASS from This American Life. He was so nice and asked lots of questions about what we were doing in Milwaukee, so if he mentions Milwaukee bachelorette parties next week, you know where it came from! Sidenote: my iPhone's theme for the weekend was Blurry Pictures but hey.

I could kill the bystander for taking a blurry picture

Saturday we got up and had amazing breakfast burritos and coffee from Colectivo, went to the Milwaukee Public Market where we explored local food/vendors/artists, and saw some cool local art:

Saturday afternoon we went out to Waukesha (the bride's home) for the wedding shower at A Touch of Glaze  where we all painted pottery for the bride and groom and drank wine (lots of wine). It was such a fun shower and so different from other showers I've been to- no cheesy games, just making plates, bowls, and mugs for them! I love this idea and kind of want to copy it?

After the shower we all came back to the hotel and got dressed for the Pin Up themed bachelorette party. The MOH got us all big flowers to wear to go with the theme:

We had dinner at  Swig which was delicious food for really good prices and really tasty local beers. I love this picture of my 2 best friends (who I lived and worked with for a year in Rhode Island) because a)it's goofy and b)you can see how good Amanda did with her hair for the pinup theme:

We continued the party at a 20's themed bar called Bugsy's Back Alley Saloon. The staff was dressed like full-on flappers (kind of goes with the pin-up theme?) and there was live music and cheap beer so we were happy. Then we took the party to a fun dance club called Oak Lounge where things spiraled out of control, one thing led to the next, and the bride chipped my front tooth. I couldn't be mad because it was so funny and such a great story...remember your bachelorette party when you broke my tooth? Anyone have recs for dentists in the DC area? I'm thinking about keeping it for the next 2 months so it can still be chipped in Amanda's wedding pictures and we can have this memory forever:

I was driving the strugglebus on Sunday because I'm too old for this. We went to Milwaukee Ale House  on the river where I drank a (life-saving) bloody mary and ate a famous Milwaukee brat.
The bloodys come with a sidecar of beer. thank you, Wisconsin
Amanda got a cheese burger and in true Wisconsin fashion, it came with about as much cheese as it did meat:

They also had some amazing menu items I'd like to try another time:

All in all it was an amazing trip. I am so glad I got to celebrate one of my best friends, and it didn't hurt that Milwaukee is a pretty cool city. My friend is moving there this year and I can't wait to visit her in the summer to take advantage of Lake Michigan and the river!

Linking up today with Monday Morning Gossip , Much Ado About Monday, Monday Tips, Weekend Recap


  1. Oh no! Your poor tooth lol!

    Aside from that, what a FUN weekend! You ladies look adorable in your pinup dresses. Glad you had a great time.

    Thanks for linking up for MMG :)

  2. That is so crazy you chipped a tooth! In other news, that quesadilla looks dee-lish!

  3. Whoa! That's a lot of CHEESE on that burger!

    It looks like you had an amazing time... Chipped tooth aside!

    (I didn't get a chance to make the clean calzone this weekend... I became an AUNT over the weekend.. but this week, it's getting made!)

  4. That burger! Oh my! My stomach is GROWLING now!!!!

    Quesadillas are always delicious! I love how there are about a million ways to make them!

    Also, that local art picture is really cool! I love stuff like that.

  5. What a fun weekend and your poor tooth lol!!

  6. I love the Pin Up theme idea! The hair is amazing, I might need to do this just for a girlie party. That sucks about the tooth!

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  8. Seriously I need to hit up Milwaukee sometime. I've never really spent time there...only driven through. They have this famous bloody mary that I want to the one you posted & the food look A-MA-ZING! I love that the party had a 20s theme.

  9. I'm usually not a fan of kale but that looks yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

  10. I love kale and will definitely try this recipe!

  11. The best stories are always the most painful, expensive or embarrassing. It sounds like you had a great time!!!

  12. Sorry about your tooth. Looks like you had a great weekend. Thanks for the recipe. The ingredients are easy to find. I'll surely try this.

  13. Awww! Well that was quite something. To be hit by a chipped tooth at a seemingly inopportune moment, that is. Proper dental service ought to be on standby, so we'd able to quickly countermand those kinds of things. I hope your tooth has already been fixed and healed at this point.

    Jason Dew @ Metro Dental Associates


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