Thursday, October 4, 2012

Turkey pre-Turkey Day

Every day I learn something new about Alex. It's normally just another food that he doesn't like. 

I know, ME with a PICKY EATER?? I can't believe it either... 
This is the girl who eats raw oysters off the half shell, orders an elk burger at Deschutes in Portland, dips bacon in sea salt caramel gelato (I have to give Alex credit for this one, he's a genius) I could live off of figs an bleu cheese, I will inhale seafood of any kind, I will choose affogato over almost any other dessert (look it up) I've tried escargot-and liked it, and I laugh when my friends make their own spaghetti sauce and call it gourmet (for real?) or when people go to Black Angus and say their steak was really good (for real???) OR when people open a bottle of Barefoot wine and think its GOOD? FOR REAL? 

I apologize if I'm being pretentious, I just really really appreciate good food. 

But since I'm stuck with him (quite happily I might add) I'm just going to put up with it and try to make him happy with my cooking. 

But I can't help but get in a glint in my eye and think 'challenge accepted' every time he tells me some sort of food he doesn't like. 

This is only slightly evil. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to please her man and also still eat the foods she likes.

Or in this case, the foods that are better for her waistline.

So I developed the ultimate Turkey Burger!

Alex hates turkey... maybe I can tell him it's pork??

What you'll need:

ground turkey
herbs de Provence
garlic powder
salt & pepper
hot sauce
light mayonnaise
artichoke hearts

Mix turkey with herbs, coriander, garlic powder and salt & pepper, mix well and cook in a pan with a little EVOO. Mix the mayonnaise, garlic and hot sauce, viola, spicy aoili. Create a bed of spinach, throw some aoili on it, put the burger on top, more spinach, more aoili, throw a few artichoke hearts on the side and there you are! 

I don't do buns, you can if you'd like, but I don't. This took only 15 minutes to make, cut corners where you can--artichokes from a jar!! This is far from gourmet, but it's good and healthy for a busy night of studying. Maybe I can even get the boy to try it...hmmm.

Happy Cooking!! 
<3 b 


  1. Hey... what's wrong with making your own spaghetti sauce and calling it gourmet????? It is - all natural and nothing processed.

  2. Because spaghetti isn't exactly fancy/elegant cooking... It's easy. I like the complex 'I'm too scared to cook that' kind of stuff. I make my own spaghetti sauce too... I just pretend it's fancy...

  3. Haha, well, I'm calling the sauce gourmet, not the spaghetti :)