“Manly” Meal Night- Burgers & Fries

Burgers

Tonight we had more of a “manly meal” for two studly basketball players. Instead of salad & fish, we had burgers & fries. As you guys know, nothing comes out of my kitchen that isn’t nourishing to the body, and this was no exception. These burgers were delicious and popped with flavor!

I topped these beefy burgers with these beautiful local organic tomatoes, onions, avocados, some organic condiments, and wrapped in a beautiful local red lettuce. MMM!

These red potato fries were the perfect pair to the perfect burger. They were crispy and FULL of flavor!

 

Here are some fun facts about red potatoes…

1. They are high in Vitamin B-6 which has shown to be essential in enzymatic function in the body.

2. It has been shown to not spike your blood sugar as much as the average Russet Potato.

3. It is less-likely to feed Candida Yeast overgrowth and usually considered a safe food on most candida-killing diets such as the “Body Ecology Diet”.

4. It is low in calories with a good amount of fiber.

5. They contain high levels of anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant. The red potato contains five times the level of antioxidants compared with the russet potato.

6. Contain a good amount of protein with 4 completely bio-available grams.

To better demo how EASY this meal is to throw together, I made a quick video in my cute little Spanish Kitchen. Enjoy!

Recipe for Best Burgers Ever

Ingredients

  • 500 grams or about 1 lb.  Organic GRASS-FED ground beef

  • 1 c. shredded organic zucchini

  • 1 Tbs. ground chia seed

  • 1/4 c. raw feta cheese

  • 10 kalamata olives diced

  • 1 chopped green onion

  • 1 1/2 Tb. Gluten-Free Worcestershire sauce

    1 Tbs. RAW Apple Cider Vinegar

    1 Organic Egg (optional)

     

1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor or large bowl with hands until well combined.

2. Make patties to be about 3-4 inches in diameter.

3. Preheat grill or BBQ and place burgers on grill approximately 3-4 min. each side depending on preference.

4. After you flip them you can add a slice of raw cheese to make cheeseburgers.

5. Serve these patties on toasted gluten free buns or wrapped in lettuce and add desired healthy condiments :)

Recommended Healthy Condiments:

*Avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles

*Organic mustard, mayo, ketchup (NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP)

*Saurkraut

 

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Recipe for Fantastic Fries

  • 3-4 Large red potatoes
  • 4-5 tbs extra virgin coconut oil or raw butter
  • Seasonings: Himalayan salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Wash and cut potatoes into french fry shapes.

3. Place cut potatoes in a large ziplock bag and add melted coconut oil and seasonings. Shake until all potatoes are covered.

4. Spread french fries out onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.

5. Place on one of the top racks in the oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. Check on them half way through and stir around.

6. Enjoy with your delicious burger!

 

 

That’s all for today guys. I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Have a beautiful day and I pray that everything you do today is blessed. 🙂

xoxo

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~Jess

“For I know the plans I have for you, declare the LORD, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you a HOPE and a FUTURE.” – God

(Jeremiah 29:11)

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Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Made With Love

This recipe is by far our favorite cookie recipe! Here are my favorite things about it…

  • It’s super fast
  • It’s super easy
  • Gluten-Free
  • Very low Glycemic Index (meaning it doesn’t spike your blood sugar like most sweets)
  • Full of minerals
  • Liver nourishing nutrients
  • Dairy-Free (option)
  • Nut-Free (option)
  • Candida Diet Friendly
  • Body Ecology Diet Friendly
  • Easily customizable to your liking with your own add ins
  • And above all…they are SUPER DELISH!

Check out my video on how to make these cookies at home!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4-1 c coconut sugar or xylitol (3/4cup is fine for me, but if you need them sweeter, you can use 1 cup)
  • 4 tbs raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c coconut oil or raw butter
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1 c buckwheat flour (preferred sprouted, but not necessary)
  • 1/2 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking soda
  • 2 tbs. Dandyblend

Optional add-in’s

  • 1/2-1  cup Organic dark chocolate chunks or cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds or walnut pieces (optional)
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 c. goji berries
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract- for chocolate mint cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a food processor, kitchen aid, or hand blender, process egg and sugar until fluffy. Add softened butter and vanilla extract and process until completely combined .
  3. Add dry ingredients and process until combined.
  4. Add in desired add-in’s and stir in with hand.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and use a tablespoon to drop rounds of dough onto paper, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and with a spatula remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack or a piece of foil or paper on counter top. Cookies will harden when cooled.

Hope your family loves them as much as mine does!

xoxo

~Jess

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Tonight’s Dinner: Zucchinni & Tempeh- OH so good!

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Tonight’s dinner is one that takes 5 minutes and is DELISH! I was in the mood for something light, and this is what my brain came up with. Hope you enjoy it!

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 zucchini
  • Organic tempeh- OR- Your choice of clean meat
  • 3 tbs Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Seasonings (optional)
  • Hemp Seeds

To see the video of how EASY this really is, check out my video!

 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Blessings!

xoxo,

Jess

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xoxo

Jess

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