recipe: turkey and quinoa sloppy joe

sometimes little one thinks she is eating turkey when it’s chicken. although i don’t know if i really can tell the difference, i figured i’d make little one something with turkey this week so i picked up some ground turkey and found a turkey meatloaf recipe … but … i misread the instructions … and ended up with sloppy joe! Continue reading “recipe: turkey and quinoa sloppy joe”

Fourth of July – basic burger & veggie skewers

burgers happen to be something that our whole family can eat together despite k’s allergies. so it was a easy Fourth of July meal: easy peasy burgers and grilled vegetable skewers!

cooking tools

  • frying pan
  • grill
  • wood skewers – and/or –
    mini straws
  • circle cookie cutter

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burger & barrel

since m love burgers and i love trying new places, m picked tried place for us to go: B&B – if you can’t tell what they are known for it’s Burger and Barrel. cool. their burger patties are from new york’s Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, which already tells you it’s going to be a good quality burger! i got the B & B classic: lettuce, tomato, pickles, american cheese with a special sauce. m got the bash style: caramelized onion & bacon jam, pickles and cheese. all burgers are served with fries but you can swap with other alternatives. we … Continue reading burger & barrel

place your order at the counter

m had a bad experience with a peanut butter milkshake last year so when i read about the peanut butter and chocolate shake from justdesertnyc, i decided to take m there. other than shakes, The Counter is a burger place. all burgers are 100% natural angus, hormone and antibiotic free, and humanely raised and handled. it specializes in allowing you to create your own burger in 5 simple steps. choose a patty choose a cheese choose 4 toppings choose a sauce choose a bun if you don’t want to do the work, you can also choose burgers that has been … Continue reading place your order at the counter

christmas dinner 2010

m made burgers for christmas dinner this year – shaping each patty with tj’s organic grass-fed ground beef 85/15 and frying them in bacon fat. so everyone can customize their own burger, there was an elaborate spread of toppings and sauces: cheeses: – american, gorgonzola, mozzarella, muenster and pepperjack veggies: – avocado, bacon, chili, jalapeno, cremini mushrooms, green peppers, onions and tomatoes sauces: – barbeque sauce, ketchup, dijon and wasabi mustard so i made my burger topped with american cheese, avocado, lettuce, onion and barbeque sauce. there were also sides of roasted potatoes and new pickles – it was burger-tastic meal! originally i was going to have a chili burger with m’s vegetarian … Continue reading christmas dinner 2010

satay sliders

i have been a eating out a lot this month, mainly because there has been quite a flurry of activities! while eating out is fun and i was able to control what i eat – not going crazy in proportion or decadence – still, after a while you miss a nice home cooked meal. yes, i missed cooking! anyhoo, now that things have slowed down, i found a saved recipe that i looking forward to making. i saw rachael ray make this on her daytime tv show a while ago: satay mini burgers! thai flavors within a bun – sounds … Continue reading satay sliders

music and burgers at pop burger

i heard about this place because a dj i heard at an event a few months ago spins at pop burger’s wednesday night “after work party.” i’m always up for trying a new burger place so m & i went there for a bite. we went to the 58th street east side location. the exterior is funky and fun. if you buy food at the counter on the lower floor, prices are cheaper than if you buy at the lounge upstairs, where the menu is different and costs more but you get the comfy seats and the ambiance. we opted … Continue reading music and burgers at pop burger

veggies via boca burger

there are some people who just gotta have a burger – so much so, that if they can’t have a beef burger, they’ll have a turkey burger, tuna burger or even veggie burger. i’m not one of these people – if i don’t have a beef burger, no biggie – i’d find something else to order! m is one of those who would choose a substitution just to have a burger. after reading many positive reviews about it, we tried the boca burger for the first time. m paired the grilled vegetable boca burger with american cheese, tomatoes, onions and … Continue reading veggies via boca burger

morton’s bar bites

if you’re in the mood for a inexpensive good burger, who says you can’t go to a steakhouse? morton’s of chicago shows us how – some with a separate bar (bar 12.21) and others with their bar bites menu, which consists of mini cheeseburgers, steak sandwiches, crab cakes, chicken strips, fries and seafood. m & i went to a morton’s bar 12.21 and they had both a small bar bite menu as well as a big bar bite menu. the big bar bite menu had two additional items: a steak or a big prime burger. you get to choose the … Continue reading morton’s bar bites

inside out turkey-li-cious burger

since we can’t have a beef burger a day, shake it up with a turkey burger … with the works! Ingredients 5 slices turkey bacon, chopped 1 cup cornmeal 1 to 2 teaspoons smoked chipotle powder 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging 1 cup buttermilk 1 large sweet onion, sliced quarter-inch thick and pulled apart into rings 1-1/2 to 2 pounds ground turkey sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard 1/4 cup aged sharp cheddar cheese, shredded ~ or use american cheese 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped 2 to … Continue reading inside out turkey-li-cious burger

burgers, as american as baseball

we had the awesom-est experience to sit up close and personal to watch the mets take on the sf giants. m’s childhood friend hooked us up with VIP seating to the game at the new citifield. gee, i dunno if i can ever go back! we sat just right of home plate. the next batter always stopped in front of us and practiced his swings. we could see the mets dugout to our right and often famous people sit on the left. we saw the cast of mad men. it was a crazy view! on top of which, we were … Continue reading burgers, as american as baseball