Eat Cleaner Living Tip – Lucky #13 // Burgers that Won’t Leave You Lusting for MooJanuary 25, 2010
Lucky #13: Let me tell you friends…we’ve never seen so many ground beef recalls packed together in a few weeks as we have recently. About 1 million pounds worth. Fraught with hormones and food borne illness fears, it’s enough to have converted this once carnivore into a meat-no-more. Even as standards rise in the fast food industry, the environmental and health impacts from frequent beef eating is hard to stomach.
So what’s a burger loving lady or lad to do? Plenty to feed the bun-loving craving, from turkey to tofu, vegetarian burgers to vegan patties that wow the tastebuds and won’t leave you lusting for moo. Plus, they fit with the Eat Cleaner philosophy by eating lower on the food chain.
For a Turkey Twist, Oprah featured Mar-a-Lago’s Turkey Burger as a favorite of hers and posted the recipe. If you want the Veggie route, you can check out the recipe featured at La Vida Locavore that is fit for Vegan consumption as well. The beauty of this post is that others in the community have offered their favorite recipes, including an interesting Mushroom burger recipe video. You learn something everyday when sharing knowledge online.
It’s all about adding flavor, so this is where you get can get creative. Place them between a whole wheat bun or wrap them up in our favorite Ezekiel sprouted tortillas. Get your 5-9 of veggies and opt for a wrap of crisp romaine lettuce and fill with a myriad of good-for-you fun like spicy daikon sprouts and sliced avocado topped with roasted tomato salsa. Add a slather of pesto or horseradish mustard for added kick. My favorite? Vietnamese style, with bean sprouts, cilantro, grated carrots and spicy peanut sauce. And of course, give those veggies a bath in Eat Cleaner Fruit + Vegetable Wash before gobbling. We managed to convert the whole family and not one nose wrinkle from the lot!