As I keep saying in this blog, I don't eat a whole heck of a lot of grains, or dairy, except perhaps in a weekly slice of quality Whole Foods Pizza, and whenever I do consume them, I utilize papaya enzymes to digest gluten, meat and cheese.
Thinking out of the box allows me to enjoy a hearty sandwich now and again.
Here is a recipe for Chicken Basil Parmesan Burgers
Chicken Basil Parmesan Burgers
8 1/2-inch-thick slices French bread (I try to avoid breads with toxic oils )
2 slices of same bread (crust removed) diced
4 tablespoons minced fresh organic basil,
12 large organic basil leaves
3/4 cup marinara sauce, homemade recipe here
12 ounces pasture raised ground chicken (white meat) find quality pasture raised chicken near you go here
4 ounces grass fed mozzarella cheese, or other grass fed cheese thinly sliced (I try to avoid conventional dairy)
Blend diced bread and Parmesan in processor to fine crumbs. Transfer to pie dish; mix in 2 tablespoons minced basil. Mix marinara and 2 tablespoons basil in small saucepan. Transfer 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce to large bowl. Add chicken, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, onion, and 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt. Sprinkle with pepper; blend.
Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; coat with crumbs. Heat sauce over low heat. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties until bottoms are crusty, 4 minutes. Turn patties over; top with cheese.
Cook 3 minutes. Cover; cook until cooked through and cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Place each burger on a slice of toasted bread. Ladle some sauce on top and cover with basil leaves. Top with another slice of bread and serve immediately. If you start to eat and it gets sloppy, then you've made a great sandwich!
The Healthy Chef's Corner
"The Healthy Chef's" Deliciously Healthy Food Tidbits:
Strange enough, the anti cancer antioxidant Lycopene is activated more when tomatoes are cooked as opposed to raw
Pink Himalayan Salt is totally different from table salt in that it contains 84 minerals in perfect balance.
Don't worry about the fat content of olive oil, healthy fats are EXTREMELY necessary for proper body functions.
Basil oil can be used to treat constipation, stomach cramps and indigestion as well as the cold, flu, asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis and sinus infections.
Onions are a prostate cancer fighter, and are one of the few veggies that retain its healing nutrients after cooking.