Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shake It Up with Cilantro and Lime Grilled Turkey Burgers - Gluten, Dairy and Egg Free

Holy Dinna. Our whole house was SHAKING from the thunder last night.

Its scared the crap out of me. I don't like thunder storms. Sorry if you think they are sexy and fun. I don't. It was followed by an hour and a half of tossing and turning (anxiety) and severe night sweats.

And my sugar cravings and hunger have been really bad for the past couple of days.

So what's up?

Too much baking going on in this house is resulting in a Candida flare up. Aghhhhh. I need to nip it in the bud fast. My brother's wedding is in a week and a half and I don't want to be walking around in brain fog or in a pissy mood.

I haven't been baking for myself. I've been baking for my kids trying to find gluten, egg and dairy free baking they will eat as we are in a constant need for snacks and portables. And I don't particularly eat it myself because it usually containers sweeteners (coconut palm, honey, maple, etc) that I'm not supposed to be having.

But........ Big But........... I do taste bites here and there to make sure it turned out okay. Or I finish the last bite they left on their plates. I guess it adds up.

And I have been so busy baking that our dinners have been pretty basic. And being the food lover that I am, a basic dinner, or lunch, usually leaves me rooting around the fridge half hour later for something to eat. Because I love GOOD TASTING FOOD. I need to feel like I had a "wow that was good" meal or I'm not satisfied. I hate those people that "eat to live". They are lucky. I "live to eat".

So I think the combination of me licking too many spoons and not cooking enough tasty and delicious dinners has resulted in my Candida taking the lead in our little battle.

So I am regrouping and made a KICK ASS dinner last night as my first line of defense. I made these burgers on the grill and served with lots of grilled veggies - peppers, onions, tomato and cauliflower. And poured the glaze over everything. Yummy.

Plus it was gluten, egg and dairy free. Win. Win, Win.

So now I guess I am going to have to  behave. No more licking the beaters. Sigh. It was fun while it lasted.

Egg Free & Gluten Free Grilled Cilantro Turkey Burgers

by MamaChanty
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: grill entree candida-diet friendly gluten-free low-carb nut-free paleo sugar-free wheat belly coconut flour chia seeds turkey
Ingredients (5 patties)
    • 1 lb ground turkey (I buy mine at Costco)
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped
    • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
    • pepper to taste
    • 2 Tbsp Sun dried tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped
    • 1 tsp chili powder
    • 1 Tbsp ground Chia seeds
    • 4 Tbsp Water
    • 1 Tbsp organic coconut flour
    Cilantro Lime Glaze
    • 2 Tbsp organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 2 Tbsp full fat canned coconut milk
    • 2 Tbsp unsweetened milk (I used almond)
    • 1 small clove garlic, minced
    • 1 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp lime juice
    Grilled Burgers
    Heat the grill to medium high heat.
    Mix Chia seeds and water. Let stand for 5 minutes to let Chia gel.
    Gently combine all ingredients including Chia gel. Try not to overmix.
    Let stand for 10 minutes before making into patties.
    Make into patties - about 1/4 to 1/3 cup each.
    Grill each side for about 7 minutes or until fully cooked.
    Cilantro Lime Dressing
    Mix all ingredients.
    Pour over grilled burgers and side veggies.
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