Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

This is such a great recipe especially now that grilling season is in full force. Don't be afraid to branch out from crowd and put aside you previous notions about turkey burgers. No more, "I only eat beef burgers", "turkey burgers are for girls"or thinking "turkey burgers have no taste". This recipe will change your mind. Fire up the grill and give this a try!

What You Need:
1 & 1/4 pounds of lean ground turkey 
1 tbsp  ginger seasoning
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp seaseme oil
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 large egg white
8 medium scallions (with root ends trimmed)
hamburger buns

How to make it:
1. Fire up your grill or preheat a grill pan to medium high heat
2. Combine the turkey, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, chopped scallions, cilantro and egg white in a large bowl.
3. Patty out 4 burgers
4. Place your burgers on the grill or grill pan. You should only flip your burgers once, cooking each side 5 to 7 minutes. 
5. A few minutes before your burgers are done place the 8 scallions on the grill and cook them about 2 minute (they will be bright green and a little charred)
6. Serve each burger on a toasted bun topped with 2 scallions and Enjoy!

I paired this dish with grilled zucchini instead of fries and some delicious fresh coleslaw.

Happy Cooking!

 (This recipe makes 4 burgers and is 6 Weight Watcher Points)

Monday, May 10, 2010

No Bake Cheesecake...

I realize it has been a really long time since I have put a new recipe in here. I am still cooking but I have been a slacker on updating my recipe blog. Today I wanted to give you a simple recipe for what has become one of my favorite dessert recipes: No Bake Cheesecake. I love cheesecake, but making it is a long process. You mix it, bake it, cool it then it has to chill and finally you can eat it around 8 hours later.  I found this recipe online not only is it a quick cheesecake but it is also ALOT less fattening, which has been great for us since I have been lightening up our meals. This dessert is also very budget friendly, which is nice on everyone's pocketbook.
What You Need:

  • 8 ozs of Fat Free Cool Whip
  • 8 ozs of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • One 9- inch round reduced fat graham cracker crust

How To Make It:
1. In a large bowl mix the cream cheese, sugar, and lemon till fluffy
2. Add Cool Whip and whip until smooth
3. Spoon into a pie crust
4. Chill for a few hours till firm
5. Enjoy!
(This recipe in only 5.5 WW points. )

Happy Cooking!