Saturday, September 15, 2007

Leave the cows alone!!!

I am in no way a vegetarian and I'm not against eating beef, except that during the past 6 months I've noticed that when I eat beef I feel yucky afterwards. I will still eat beef on occasion but I try to cook with ground turkey breasts. Not all ground turkey is better for you than beef so you have to check the package. Anyway, I made turkey burgers awhile back. They were pretty good but would have been WAY better if they were barbecued. I also found a recipe for zucchini oven chips. They are somewhat time consuming but really yummy! The zucchini recipe only makes enough for two so keep that in mind :)

California Burgers
Cooking Light

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1/8 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 pounds ground turkey
3/4 pound ground turkey breast
Cooking spray
5 (2-ounce) hamburger buns
tomatoes for topping burger
5 red leaf lettuce leaves
2 peeled avocados, sliced for burgers
alfalfa sprouts

To prepare patties, combine shallots and the next 7 ingredients (through turkey breast), mixing well. Divide mixture into 5 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan. Cook burgers bout 4 -5 minutes on each side or until there is no pink. After cooking place patties on buns top with lettuce, avocados, tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts.

Zucchini Oven Chips
Cooking Light

1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 1/2 cups (1/2-inch-thick) slices zucchini (about 3 small)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425°.

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place coated slices on an ovenproof wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately.


  1. Now, I know you are younger than me,...but will you adopt me anyways?
    :) Boy, these all look sooooo yummy.
    I love that you have photos of all of your meals. Your my kinda girl. :)
    You are doing a great job here. Did you know, that there is a company that will make your blog into a book? Also you can sell it to other people. Something to think about in the long run. Say hi to Dirk.

  2. The food tastes good but not as good as those photos make them look! My handsome hubby has been getting into photography and he enjoys taking pics of my food. The first few pics were just on our point and shoot but he has a new camera and he does a great job!!!