Remember me?!

Oh, hey! Remember me? Well after a longer-than-planned break I am back in action!

So what the heck have I been up to over the past month? Here’s the highlight reel…

Trying out some new smoothie recipes

Smoothie

…and more smoothies

Smoothie

Eating my eggs and plantain fries…what else is new…

Eggs and Plantains

Trying out some new recipes… say hello to dijon salmon

Dijon Salmon

And cherry ‘icecream’ with chickpea brownie pieces

Cherry Icecream

Drinking this beauty of a drink in the mornings

Morning drink

Having a kombucha ‘pop’ when I go to my favourite local natural foods store

Kombucha

Wearing some pretty outrageous workout pants…what can I say, I like to keep it fun!

Pants

And did I mention I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies? 🙂

Smoothie

There you have it – some highlights from my month of being MIA. As you may have suspected from all of the pictures… there may be the odd recipe coming your way soon!

And, on a completely separate note, you might have noticed a few changes around here! I may have been away, but didn’t forget about this little blog! I have lots of exciting things planned, starting with this new blog design!

It feels good to be back! Thanks to everyone who stuck around despite my being away!  🙂

Until next time,
Sam

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Recipe of the Weekend: Turkey Burger with Pesto Sauce

Happy Saturday friends, and happy Spring!

I have been craving lighter foods lately, and one of the signature staples of BBQ season (which I keep telling myself is right around the corner)…burgers!

We aren’t quite at that BBQ time of year yet, but that didn’t stop me from craving a burger, so the other night, I whipped up a quick, but delicious burger recipe with an amazing pesto sauce to top it off.

The burger is delicious, but let’s face it – the pesto sauce totally makes this recipe.

Turkey Burger with Pesto Sauce

Burger (makes 8 patties):

  • 1 package ground turkey
  • Finely chopped onion slices (amount depends on your preference – I put about half of a small sweet onion)
  • 4 tablespoons garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 egg
  • Paprika (again, amount depends on your preference – I used about ½ tsp)
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, scoop into ‘burger’ shapes (I used an ice-cream scoop…sounds weird, but hey, it works)

Cook using your method of choice: I fried these in a pan with coconut oil, but come spring and summer weather, hello barbeque!

Pesto:

  • Handful fresh basil
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • Olive oil (approx. 1 – 2 tbsp)
  • Salt (to taste)

Mix all ingredients in blender or food processor (I used a Magic Bullet) – add oil slowly until you reach your desired consistency.

Turkey Burger with pesto

Then voila, put your burger and your pesto on a bed of greens and you’ve got yourself an amazing dinner! And another great thing about these burgers – they are versatile – say hello to an amazing breakfast with your leftovers!

Breakfast with leftover burgers

Enjoy!

Are you excited for lighter Spring foods?

What are your favourite Spring staples?