My Turkey Burger Chipotle Mayo

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Usually on this website I find links of other people’s recipes and I try them out and add them to this site (which also serves as my online recipe book).  Today I am going to toot my own horn and brag shamelessly about a meal of my own.  I wont toot too loudly though as many people have made this before. I have tried in the past to make chicken and turkey burgers delicious.  But for some reason they always ended dry and bland.  This lead to mild discouragement in the search for leaner burgers and I gave up the pursuit.  Recently I have been turned on to chipotle mayo.  I just love the combination of creamy and hot together.  However, even though I liked this combination, I felt that it needed just one more thing.  I like thousand island dressing on burgers and so I added ketchup to my chipotle mayo.  Eureka!  I finally had a turkey burger that I could crave.  So now I will share the recipe with you and maybe you too will discover a way to love turkey burgers. This recipe is sized for a single burger but you can multiply it to fit your needs.  Another option for sweetening your chipotle may is to use sweet relish.

Ali’s Turkey Burger Chipotle Mayo

Ingredients:

1/2 cup your mayo of choice

1 chipotle pepper minced (as finely as possible)

1/2 TBSP of ketchup

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl just until blended.   Spread on burger.  Easy as that!

Tahini Hummus

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Almost a year ago I made a trip to California to visit a long time dear friend of mine.  While there, I got to try some food that I have never had before.  The one dish that I tried that I really enjoyed was hummus.  Now nearly a year after my visit I have become more mindful of my diet.  On a quest to add more fiber to my diet I found a recipe for hummus.  I was most certainly up for the challenge to make hummus at home as good if not better than any store bought hummus.  I was surprised to see that hummus is a bean recipe.   Up until that point I could only guess who on earth had a use for garbanzo beans aka chickpeas.  According to wikipedia’s research on chickpeas, they are a “helpful source of zinc, folate and protein,”  and chickpeas are “high in dietary fiber.”  On top of all that hummus is delicious.  I’m all for things that are delicious that are also healthy.

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The hummus recipe that I prepared is from About.com (I love this site!) I would not have attempted this recipe if I did not have a food processor.  A mini food processor will work just fine for this recipe and it’s finished in less than ten minutes.  I love the nutty smooth taste of tahini and the tang of lemon juice.  I prepared some this morning and I can’t wait to have cooked chicken on pita bread spread with hummus.

If you are looking for something new to jazz up your taste buds give hummus try.  You just might like it!

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