I try not to whine too much. Honestly.
While I am writing this post, my legs hurt like hell from doing intervals very fast last night.
I’m actually sitting with straights legs, because they seem to cramp if I keep them bent for more than 1 minute.
But I am well aware that it is my own fault.
I shouldn’t have done intervals, but wanted to because...well...since I’ve promised you guys that I was not going to bore you with my training running mis-adventures, let’s just say that I shouldn’t have done intervals. Period.
Still, I made my choice. I’m an adult, I know what can happen when I overtrain.
There are no accidents to report around here. No whining possible.
Soooo, if I were to whine, what would it be about?
1) I would really love to whine about gas prices, but I don’t own a car. When I rent one, I’m always in shock of how ridiculously pricey is to rent a car. It is actually so expensive, the gas price becomes secondary.
2) I would love to whine about cigarette prices too, but I don’t smoke. I find it gross. Although, let’s all agree that smoking a cigarette while sitting on a motorbike makes you look really badass.
3) I would to whine about how everything used to be better in the good old days, but I don’t feel like I’ve lived long enough to make a valid argument on that.
4) I would love to whine about the New York Giants, but it’s not football season yet. I have to wait a lil longer.
5) I would love to whine about how bad the subway car I stepped into earlier this morning smelled (really disgusting), but I got-off at the next stop. No biggies.
As my mum would say “Buck up kiddo and take responsibility for yourself!”
One thing I’ll never whine about though is a good, juicy burger.
Sometimes (more like always) nothing beats a good juicy burger — with or sans bun.
And even if a bison burger is arguably the bestest burger E-V-A, I do NOT disdain a good ‘ol turkey burger.
Especially when the meat is well-seasoned and mixed with some veggies to pump up the flavor.
So here I present you with my all time fave turkey burger: the Turkey Zucchini Burger.
Zucchini, scallions, egg, mint, parsley and a good amount of spices mixed with ground turkey, to make one awesome burger.
It is true that this burger is so packed with herbs and veggies, it is actually more akin to turkey meatloaf in patty form.
The other side of the coin is that you’re sneaking in a lot of good and healthy stuff along with the animal protein. Meaning that these burger may be labeled as “healthy” or “clean eating”.
And if you want to whine about it (or about anything else!) I am opening the floor.
Guilt-free, no judgments.
Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Lemon Yogurt Sauce Print this recipe!
Adapted from Jerusalem: A CookBook
Makes about 10 medium size burgers (enough for 4 to 5 people)
1 lb / 453 gr organic ground turkey
1 large zucchini, grated
2 scallions, thinly chopped
1 free-range organic egg
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
Lemon Yogurt Sauce
1 container (7 oz / 198 gr) plain Greek yogurt
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Chopped scallions for garnish
In a small bowl combine all sauce ingredients, stir well and set aside.
In a large bowl combine all burger ingredients and with dampened hands shape into burgers (you can also make meatballs if feel like.)
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat and cook burgers, in batches, until golden brown, about 6 to 7 minutes per side (it really depends on the size of your burgers.)
Serve warm with lemon yogurt sauce on the side.
One burger (undressed) yields about 117 calories, 7 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbs and 13 grams of protein.