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Healthy Green Monster Turkey Burgers

A few months ago, I tried Gwyneth Paltrow's Middle Eastern Turkey Burger recipe and it blew me away!  Seriously, they were the most amazing turkey burgers I had ever had.  Whenever I buy ground turkey meat I always fantasize about making those burgers.  This go around, I didn't have all of the ingredients Gwyn calls for, so I did my own version.

My burgers still turned out fabulously, as I topped them with tasty green toppings!  After eating the lean turkey meat and layers of green, you will feel well nourished and strong...at least that's how I felt!

I recommend making a few patties at time so you can easily eat them all week!

Healthy Green Monster Turkey Burgers

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Gooey Butter Cake

I was recently on an East Coast foodie adventure when I discovered my new favorite dessert, butter cake.  While dining at Jack's Firehouse in Philadelphia, my friends raved about their special dessert that was a must-order, the Amish Butter Cake.  One bite and I was gone.  I was somewhere beyond reality.  Over the moon, over the rainbow, it was a very good place to be.  The best way to describe its texture would be to say it's like a lemon bar without the lemon.  The soft, gooey cake lodges into your heart where your whole being falls in love with it. 

I looked up a recipe to make it the moment I was back in the West.  This would be my ultimate holiday contribution that would leave people begging for more!  Now, I pass the recipe on to you and thank Cheryl Souson of The TidyMom Blog, where I found the recipe!  I love Cheryl's version because it's easy with a guarantee of deliciousness.  Supposedly this dessert originated in St. Louis...then spread to the Amish?  Either way I love it!

Gooey Butter Cake

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Spicy Vegetarian Bhakti Chai Stir-Fry

Let it be known that no product is off limits in the kitchen!  To be honest, I had never thought of cooking a dish with chai tea, but when Bhakti Chai wanted to collaborate and support my search for an authentically spicy, little-bit-sweet, savory recipe, I gladly took on the challenge!  

Bhakti has so many great blends to work with so it was hard to pick the best one for my dish.  During my brainstorming, I focused on the flavors of chai: spicy, gingery and slightly sweet.  I wanted my dish to bring out the spice, so I decided to use the semi-sweet ready-to-drink chai to create a spicy chai stir-fry!  I love the flavors of Asian cuisine and knew that using chai as a base would be a lot of fun!

For many stir-fry sauces the main ingredients are sugar and/or cornstarch.  I did not use either!  These are used as thickening agents, but I wanted this dish to have the least amount of sugar as possible.  I promise it tastes delicious!  Also note that this recipe uses tofu, but you may use any protein you wish!

Spicy Vegetarian Bhakti Chai Stir-Fry

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Brown Sugar Bourbon Date Cake

Outta my way pumpkin pie!  There's a new favorite holiday dessert to be had!  Date cake!  I was inspired to offer something new to my family this past Thanksgiving.  I decided I was going to bake my first ever date cake.  

I searched for recipes and decided to go with Ina Garten's version.  I only made one modification (brown sugar), but overall it was a great recipe!

All of the guests loved it. including my cousin Stefan, who is the toughest critic I know.

For your next holiday party, dinner, soiree...bring this date cake and win everyone over.  Being a winner feels good!  Get baking!

Special thanks to Ina Garten! www.barefootcontessa.com
 

Brown Sugar Bourbon Date Cake

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