well played ravioli [whole wheat turkey ravioli]


Welcome to my Inn!  — err, kitchen. As many you may already know, I have a terrible and soul crushing obsession with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. I JUST CAN’T STOP, OK?

I’ve made a few Hearthstone in the past, such as Hearthscones and The Polenta Coin, but it has been a while since my last Hearthstone recipe. But, I’m here to fix that because…



…I’ll see myself out.

This recipe is extra healthy as it combines whole wheat flour, lean turkey and Quest protein powder. We’re all ’bout those GAINS!

Whole wheat causes the dough to be much more denser, so you will want to roll the pasta sheets as thin as possible.



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1 1/2 scoops of Quest protein powder
  4. 1 cup of water
  5. 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  6. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  7. 2 sprigs of rosemary
  8. 6 cloves of garlic, sliced
  9. 1/2 onion, diced
  10. 3 eggs
  11. 1 cup of spinach
  12. 1 1/2 cups of ricotta cheese
  13. 1/4 lb of ground turkey


Prep time for this recipe is about 40 minutes. Cook time is about 25 minutes. This will make 3 servings (3 large raviolis). There may be some left over filling.

Each serving will contain about ~22g of protein.


  1. Place your whole wheat flour and  1 scoop of protein powder on a flat and flour-dusted surface.
  2. Make an indent and crack your eggs. Using a fork, mix the eggs. Once the eggs have been mixed, add in the water and begin slowly incorporating the flour into the liquid to create the dough.
  3. Fold the dough in on itself until you can create a large dough ball. Cover the dough with a slightly damp towel. Allow the dough to rest for about 30 minutes. During this time, prepare the turkey filling.


  1. Set a large skillet on high heat. Add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Saute 2 cloves of garlic and your chopped onion.
  3. Add in your ground turkey. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add in your spinach.
  5. Once the turkey has cooked, remove it from the heat and place in a large bowl. Allow the mix to cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add in your ricotta cheese and remaining protein powder. Stir to combine thoroughly. blog_wellplayedravioli_mix


  1. To prepare your pasta sheets, break your dough into four sections. Using a rolling pin (dusted with flour), roll your dough sections into sheets small enough to fit through your pasta machine. Dust your pasta machine with flour. You will want your pasta rolled out on the thinnest setting possible.
  2. Once your pasta has rolled out, cut out circles (I used a 4″ cookie cutter).
  3. Cut out 4 long triangles and 4 short triangles. This is to create the points of the Hearthstone star.
  4. Place the triangles in alternating fashion on top of a circle. Place about a tablespoon of filling in the center of the circle.
  5. Place another circle of dough over the filling and crimp the edges together. Create the Hearthstone logo using a thin strand of dough.
  6. Set a pot of water to boil and season with salt. Cook your raviolis for about 5 minutes and remove.
  7. While your raviolis are cooking, prepare your sauce by combining your remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic and rosemary in a hot pan. Allow the garlic to brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. Plate your ravioli. Then, drizzle your rosemary olive oil sauce over the ravioli. Make sure to place some toasted garlic over the ravioli.
  9. Garnish your plate with rosemary sprigs.
  10. Eat!


Now that you’ve learned how to make Well Played Ravioli, GET IN THERE AND COOK, MAGGOT!


Also, woohoo, Happy Birthday Hearthstone! <3

This recipe was created with support from Quest Gaming. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about how other gamers eat healthy and #CheatClean.

the polenta coin [polenta with turkey patties]


As many of you may know, I have developed a crippling addiction to Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft. This became incredibly evident when I devoted a few days perfecting my Hearthscones recipe in honor of the game:

Maybe you can cook them in a hearth…

Many hours went into grinding ranked ladder prior to the end of Beta Test Season 1. Eventually, all of the time spent paid off because I reached Legend rank and managed to stay in the top 50 for Season 1! I’m pretty proud of this accomplishment and I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of my boyfriend.

For the past few weeks, I have been unable to pry myself away from my computer because I was so entranced with the game and so focused on climbing the rankings for Season 2. I went through so many different revisions that it’s difficult to remember what my original rogue deck even was. At some point, there were two Defias Ringleaders and then a few hours later, they were replaced with Loot Hoarders.

(? ?° ?? ?°)? This is our town, scrub. (? ?° ?? ?°)? (? •?_•?)? Yeah, beat it! (? •?_•?)?

After many many changes and many many games, I finally broke into Legend rank! I feel that if I maybe changed class, I might have had an easier time climbing ladder, but I was too darn stubborn to change from Rogue. blog_polentacoin_hearthstonestats


But enough rambling about ladder — what’s for dinner?


The Coin is a card in Hearthstone that you receive for losing the coin-flip (meaning you play second). When played, The Coin will give you 1 extra mana for that turn. Unlike it’s in-game counter-part, the Polenta Coin will give you nutrition and will satisfy your hunger so you can get back into the game!




  1. salt
  2. 3 teaspoons of butter
  3. 1 1/2 cup of medium-ground corn meal
  4. 1 cup of chicken broth
  5. 1/2 cup of milk
  6. 2 cups of water



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1 teaspoon of thyme
  4. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  5. crushed garlic
  6. 1/4 lb of oyster mushrooms
  7. 1/2 lb of ground turkey


Total prep time is roughly 30 minutes. Cook time is about 10 minutes for the polenta and 30 minutes for the turkey patties. There is roughly 2-3 hours of idle time. This makes 4 servings.


  1. Bring your water and chicken broth to a boil. Add in a little salt.
  2. Once your water has begun to boil, add in your corn meal and stir. Reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Add in your butter and milk. Stir occasionally until the polenta has become thick. Remove from heat.
  4. Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Pour your polenta on top of the parchment paper.blog_polentacoin_cooking1
  5. Gently shape the polenta into a square and allow the polenta to come to room temperature. Once it has cooled, place a piece of cling wrap over the polenta and put the polenta in the refrigerator.
  6. Allow polenta to cool for about 2 -3 hours.


  1. Combine your thyme, garlic, salt, pepper, and ground turkey in a bowl.
  2. Pre-heat an oven to 375°(~180° C).blog_polentacoin_cooking2
  3. Shape your ground into small 1 1/2 inch hexagon-shaped patties (they will expand).
  4. Bake the patties in the oven for 15-20 minutes.


  1. Put a skillet on high heat. Use half of your olive oil and saute your oyster mushrooms until golden brown (~3-5 minutes). Remove mushrooms from skillet and place them on a plate. Gently wipe down the skillet with a damp paper towel.
  2. Remove your polenta from the fridge. Use a 3.5″ ring cookie cutter on the polenta to create the coin rounds. You should be able to cut at least 4 coins from the polenta.
  3. Place the skillet back on high heat and add in your remaining olive oil.blog_polentacoin_cooking3
  4. Place your polenta coins in the skillet and allow them to slightly brown. Allow for each side to brown for about 2 – 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low and allow the coins to reheat.
  5. Once the polenta coins are warmed, use a 2.5″ cookie cutter ring to imprint a circle on the coin. Place the turkey patty inside of the circle and plate on top of your mushrooms.
  6. Eat!



I mean, GG WP.

Whether you’re going first or second, the Polenta Coin will still make a delicious Hearthstone-inspired meal!

See you on ladder! Or, if ranked ladder isn’t your cup of tea, maybe I’ll see you in Arena!