Monday, November 15, 2010

Lemon Turkey Patties

I found this recipe from Family Circle magazine and had to try it. We love turkey burgers around here and this is a slightly different variation where you don't use a bun and toppings. Just a pattie with a couple of yummy sides to go with it. It was so good I have already made it twice. The lemon zest really makes this meal!


1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg white, beaten
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
zest and juice from one lemon
a pinch of salt and pepper
olive oil

1. Place ground turkey in a bowl. Add everything else right on top of the meat, except for the olive oil. Using a fork or a spoon, mix all the ingredients together. *If you use your hands to mix, you can tend to over mix and the meat will become tough.
2. Form into 4-5 patties using your hands and place in a medium heat skillet (I used a nonstick skillet so they wouldn't stick) drizzled with a bit of olive oil. Cook for about 6-7 minutes per side. Until the meat is golden brown. Flip and cook another 7 minutes or until cooked through.
3. Serve while warm with a veggie side dish and some crusty garlic bread. You are set!
* I served this with roasted yams and apples. Wanna try it? All you do is peel and cut your yams and toss them in a bowl. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet and cook for 20 minutes at 425. While they are cooking prepare your turkey patties. Also cut 2-3 apples into thinnish slices and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. After the yams have been cooking for 20 minutes, use a spatula and flip them around to cook even. Toss the apple on the cookie sheet at this point and cook both apples and yams for another 15 minutes while the patties cook! Done and delish!
* other good veggie dishes would be roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli or steamed carrots.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

My brother Bryce, slimmed down this recipe and it is so yummy! We love dipping these cookies in hot cocoa. Perfect for the holidays! I always thought that biscotti sounded hard and time consuming, but it is easy and super good, definitely worth it and a great snack!!


2 cups flour (you could do half whole wheat pastry to add a bit more whole grains)
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons tub butter (I like brummel and brown)
3 egg whites, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup craisens
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

1. Preheat your oven to 350. Cover a cookie sheet in foil and spray with non-stick spray.
2. Mix your flour, sugar, and baking powder together. Cut in the tub butter. Add the beaten egg whites and both extracts. Mix all together. Keep mixing until all the ingredients are combined. (Halfway through a used my hands to really mix it all together.
3. Next toss in the craises, almonds, and orange peel. Mix well. Shape into 2 logs and place on cookie sheet. Like this.....

4. Cook at 350 for 25 minutes. Next, put logs on a cutting board and cool for 5 minutes. Slice into cookies. Like this....... oh, and sprinkle with a bit of sugar

5.Bake for another 18 minutes and done!! Dunk and enjoy!

* These would be great dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles with holiday sprinkles for friends and family! Yum!!