Roasted Beet Couscous Citrus Salad

Roasted Beet Couscous Citrus Salad

Roasted Beet Couscous Citrus Salad

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!!!!! Winter hung on way too long this year…. now that it’s finally gone…… I feel springy….salad springy. 

No ordinary salad. A pretty, light, and  yummy salad. One that will take away any remaining winter blues.  Continue reading “Roasted Beet Couscous Citrus Salad”

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

We first posted this burger back in 2014. Apparently Spring was not anywhere to be seen in 2014 either…..after last nights snow…yes, I said snow and hopefully this is the last of it. Winter has stuck around wayyyy too long this year.

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger was originally called Apple Bacon Chicken Burger, but I discovered it’s a no no to use the same post title twice??

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

Making this burger again was not a no no, it was a great idea! 

I said it a million…slight exaggeration …times, but I love ground chicken for a burger in place of turkey. For me, it has a better flavor, but if you are a lover of the turkey, please substitute it in this recipe.

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

As anyone who has used ground chicken (or turkey) knows it can be a little dry, but in the case of this burger, the add-ins make it nice and juicy. One other tip, I know its poultry and you do need to cook it through, but do not over cook it. If you do, no matter what you have added, it will be dry. A little bit of bacon, onion, sage and maple syrup add a nice flavor to the burger and a topping of Maple Dijon sauce and grilled granny smith apples and wow!!!

Since we revisted this recipe we decided to revisit the pictures too! Funny when you start a blog you think your pictures are really good, then later you look back and …YIKES!!! It’s an understatement to say we have improved. 

Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

So, brush off the snow, drag out the grill and try Bacon Apple Chicken Burger. If the snow won’t stop where you are, cook them inside until summer shows up!!

 

 

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Bacon Apple Chicken Burger

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons maple syrup, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored, and cut into 12 wedges
  • 4 hamburger or kaiser buns, lightly toasted

Instructions

  1. Dice bacon and cook in a small skillet until crisp. Remove from pan to drain on paper toweling. Add onions to bacon drippings and saute until lightly browned. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Combine, ground chicken, bacon, onion, sage, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, salt and pepper. Mix well and divide into 4 burgers.
  3. Place the burger on a grill pan or outdoor grill coated with non-stick cooking spray. Grill burgers 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, toss apple wedges with remaining 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. Grill the apple slices until you have nice grill marks.
  5. To assemble the burgers place burger on bottom half of bun. Top with Maple Dijon Sauce (see recipe below), top with grilled apples and top half of bun.
  6. Maple Dijon Sauce:
  7. Mix together 3 tablespoons mayo or salad dressing, 2 tablespoons dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 small shallot( about 3 teaspoons). Serve with Apple Bacon Burger.

Mashed Cauliflower Stuffed Portabella Caps

Mashed Cauliflower Stuffed Portabella Caps

Mashed Cauliflower Stuffed Portabella Caps

Reformulating recipes to fit my new Weight Watcher lifestyle has been a unique challenge. Trying to use old recipes and make them point friendly means thinking outside the box.

I am almost one month on Weight Watchers and am feeling several things……

  1. Happy that I have stuck to it….I’m not much on will power where food is concerned.
  2. Glad to say I have lost 8 pounds.
  3. Unhappy to say I have only lost 8 pounds….just wish it was coming off faster 
  4. Empowered that I can make choices…they are my points to use as I wish.
  5. Grateful that such a program exists and helps you with the hard stuff, like how many points are in what foods. The app for the program is stupendous.

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