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Sunny Day Turkey Burgers Plus an Award!

Posted May 10 2011 9:40am


A few weekends ago my in-laws came into town (side note – as a person married less than a year, I smile when I write “in-laws” especially since I’ve known my “in-laws” for almost 25 years).  We didn’t get to spend Easter with them so we decided to do our own celebration here in San Luis Obispo.  It was a hot, lovely day, the kind of day where you smell barbeques wafting out of every backyard. 


In the spirit of a cookout/barbeque we made turkey burgers, but on the grill pan inside.  Greg’s trick is to cover the pan while cooking to keep the patties moist and delicious:


Sunny Day Turkey Burgers:

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • dash of favorite seasonings such as thyme, oregano, dried basil
  • a sprinkle of salt and pepper
  1. In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, onion, egg whites, spices, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form into 4-6 patties.
  2. Cook the patties on a grill pan over medium heat, turning once, until cooked through.

Top the burgers with your favorite toppings.  We used tomatoes, avocado, ketchup, and mustard on a toasted whole wheat bun.




Served with my new favorite asparagus recipe that I previously posted here .




And crispy sweet potato wedges – sliced, quartered, topped with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.  They taste like mini-sweet potato fries.






Laurel from Being Healthier was sweet enough to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger award, thank you!



Here are the rules:

  • thank the person who nominated you and link back to them
  • Tell 7 random facts about yourself
  • Pass the award on to other versatile bloggers
  • Let the giver of the award know if you’ve accepted the award or not


So here are seven random facts about me:

  1. I am a huge bookworm.  Big time.  Although I’m finishing up my education for nutrition, my undergraduate degree is in English Literature and I still love to read and write.
  2. I didn’t start cooking until after college and I cannot remember what I lived on from age 18 to 25.  Honestly, I’ve asked my college roommates but we’ve all seemed to block it out.
  3. I have a bad habit of forgetting to put lids all the way back on (like on vitamins, sauces, etc).  If this happens, when the next person comes along and picks up the container you can imagine the possible disaster.  Think vitamins all over the floor.  But don’t blame me, it’s genetic.  My dad and husband have had talks about this.  Apparently my mom does the same thing.
  4. There are many writers in my family – my mother, my two grandmothers, and my dad all write and some have had pieces published.
  5. I have an irrational fear of having my nose pinched.  Again this is genetic.  My dad has the same fear.  It’s weird.  Please don’t test me.
  6. The Sierra Nevada Mountains hold a special place in my heart.  My family spends two weeks at a small lake every summer – and this is where I met my husband.
  7. I am 29 and I can’t sleep with the closet door open.  You just never know…


I’d like to pass this award onto some amazing bloggers, some I’ve read for awhile and some I just started reading!


Check out their blogs, they are all very different and you will love them.

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