Interview with Kate from Dishin with Kate

It’s very easy to get caught up/ overwhelmed when scrolling the feed. Always remember these are just pictures. Gather ideas from recipes that are relatable and inspire you.

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Kaitlin Olson but everyone calls me Kate. I currently live in Orange County but moving to LA in a few months! I just started a new job in Culver City. I am a food broker for Costco & loving it 🙂

Share your approach to food with us: what do you like to cook? Why?

For me, I love to cook quick meals that usually take under 30 minutes. I don’t meal prep often, usually only roasted veggies & garbanzo beans. I love fresh food & cooking dinner every night is therapeutic to me.  My go to meal I’m loving right now is homemade turkey burgers on a big salad with tons of veggies.  I can eat this meal every day.

For the Turkey Burgers: 

Buy Ranch Direct ground turkey always!

I buy two packages of turkey meat (if i cant get my hands on Buy Ranch Direct I pick some up from Sprouts, Traders, or Mothers.)

Throw both packages in a large bowl with pink salt, garlic, & pepper

I mix with my hands

Roll into balls on parchment paper

Use a fork to flatten

Preheat oven to 350 and cook for 15 minutes or until patties are cooked through.

Describe your food personality in 5-7 words

Light, simple, tasty, quick, friendly

What are your favorite recipes? Why? Tell us about them!

I always crave the three recipes listed!

Banana Bread

Banana Bread is one of my favorites. You can eat for breakfast, dessert, or snack time.  It’s also the easiest since I have a problem with buying too many bananas at a time haha.  I usually freeze them so they don’t go bad and make banana bread 🙂

Ingredients

3 bananas

2 eggs

½ cup cashew butter

2 cup of almond flour

¼ cup coconut sugar

1 tsp baking soda/cinnamon/pink salt/ vanilla bean.

Directions

Mix wet ingredients together then add dry.

Add in toppings of your choice. I use Hu Kitchen chocolate or Lilly’s chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Build Your Own Bowl

Bowls are usually my go to since they are simple. After getting home from a long day at work if I don’t feel creative I will just throw veggies previously prepped into a bowl with ground turkey.

The low down

My go to is lean ground turkey meat, roasted cauliflower, roasted onions, roasted purple cabbage, black beans, zucchini/yellow squash, chopped tomatoes, hazelnuts, & avo on a bed of lettuce of your choice with lots of fresh lime juice.

Ground Turkey White Bean Butternut Squash (this usually makes 4-5 meals depending if you add anything like veggies/pasta/brown rice) 

This Turkey White Bean dish is something I have been making for a while. It’s not only easy but everyone that I make it for loves it.  Its both sweet & savory.  The butternut squash sauce makes it sweet but also pairs so nicely with the white bean & vinegar flavoring.

Ingredients

1 can of white beans

A whole package of lean ground turkey meat (not sure the exact lbs but use whole package)

A whole jar of Butternut Squash Sauce!

Clove of Garlic, 1 Lemon, Splash of White Wine Vinegar

Optional: veggies, pasta, or brown rice

Directions: 

Sauté turkey meat in a skillet

While turkey cooks heat white beans in a saucepan on medium.

Add in garlic, lemon, & white wine vinegar.

Once turkey is cooked through add beans & butternut squash sauce. Stir and let cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve over roasted veggies or a grain!

What’s your favorite thing about Want the Recipe?

The yummy recipes they feature.

What food can you not live without?

Pizza : )

What kitchen appliance do you swear by?

An extremely sharp knife. I am on the hunt for a new knife, but having a good knife is a game changer and makes chopping veggies quickly much easier!

[We recommend these Mac knifes, just got a knew one and are OBSESSED!]

What are your favorite blogs/ Instagram accounts that you follow? What do you like about them?

@Bitesbymi

@Sam.well_

@Sweatandtell

@Allgoodeats

@Wellnesswithcourtnie

I love the above accounts for different reasons but a consistent theme amongst all of them is that they are all down to earth & relatable, which makes it easy to follow along & take their advice/ gather ideas for new recipes.

Do you have any advice for our food community?

It’s very easy to get caught up/ overwhelmed when scrolling the feed. Always remember these are just pictures. Gather ideas from recipes that are relatable and inspire you. I’ve learned you can recreate any recipe. If you’re craving something that’s not necessarily healthy there are ingredients you can modify.  If you’re realllly craving something then eat it, one meal won’t keep you off track from reaching your goals.

What’s your Instagram handle, blog link, any other social media or accounts you’d like us to share!

You can find me on:

Instagram: @dishinwithkate

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