I don’t know why but drinking a large cup of hot cocoa before bed makes me incredibly happy. Just one of my newfound obsessions. Other things I’m into lately consist of cinnamon roasted almonds, smiling at everyone I see, working out to this song, and avoiding traffic at all times. At one point this week I was contemplating buying a bus so I could ride the shoulder. It was the only solution I could think of until I discovered the DC Metro. Good news: since I won’t be purchasing a bus, you are still safe on the road.
Besides that I’ve been mega busy! Meeting fabulous new friends, working out at 5am (it has to be done), and working on my 23 things list. I’ve got a couple checked off.
It’s restaurant week in DC as well, which means I finally got to experience lobster for the first time. Baklava too! Finally the world makes sense to me.
…I went on a date too. But that’s a different story for a different time.
We’re here to focus on burgers people. Simply good and totally dreamy! I’m just looking out for you.
You see, I’ve put the baking on hold for just a bit. Bombarding you with luxurious cakes and cinnamon rolls might be too soon after the holidays.
No, that’s not right is it? It’s never too soon. These things are always good. The smell of chocolate chip cookies is actually a necessity in life and cinnamon rolls are a reason to wake up in the morning. Wouldn’t you agree?
I’ll be up in your face with pictures of sweet cakes and chocolate things made with love before you know it. For now, we’re skipping the extra whip cream on your latte and those marathons of Cupcakes Wars. It’s just too tempting.
I will however show you my cute new apron with cupcakes on it. See?
Back to the burgers.
Don’t even pretend you don’t love them. You can’t fool me. Come on burger lovers! I made these turkey burgers zesty and I made them just for you.
They’ve got onion, oregano, and a bit of Dijon mustard. Red pepper flakes gives it a little punch. Ka-pow!
Kiss beef burgers goodbye.
Pitas totally make these incredible, but adding feta, tomato, and avocado gives you the perfect healthy burger. Spicy sweet potato fries were served on the side. Good day.
Your turn! It’s a super simple recipe that anyone can make.
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Turkey Burger Pitas with Avocado & Feta
- 1/3 cup finely chopped white onion
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 egg
- red pepper flakes
- 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
- Cooking spray
- 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 2 whole wheat pitas, cut in half, gluten free if desired
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
To make the burgers combine first 7 ingredients. Divide mixture into four portions and shape into a 1/2 inch-thick patty.
Place your patties on foil, and lightly spray patties with cooking spray. Sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top of each patty if you'd like a little spice.
Place into oven and bake your burgers for about 20 minutes, flipping burgers halfway through.
Remove burgers from oven once done and immediately place into half of a pita. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of feta cheese, tomato slice, and avocado slices. Serves 4.
To make gluten free: use gluten free pitas or buns.