I’m on Day 4 of my Whole30 guys! I thought I would be feeling like crap but I feel pretty darn good. Did a bunch of double unders mixed with some KB snatches in the WOD this morning plus some lifting on the side and felt a whole lot better than I did in Wednesday’s workout. I think Wednesday I was recovering and getting used to the Whole30. Thinking about giving up coffee….am I crazy! I say this and every morning when the hubby is making his coffee it smells so darn good I give in. I bought some green tea yesterday so I think I might give it a go and put coffee on a break.
OH! I did guys! I pressed send and the cookbook copy is now in the hands of the publisher….YIKES! So happy to have made it and it’s turned in but I know the editing process ahead of me will be another interesting step in the process. BUT I’m totally excited for you all to see it. With that being said I now have time to get my butt back into blogging mode. I abandon you all last month with hardly any posting. I promise I have stuff stocked up so the recipes will start to flow. AND the e-cookbook will be launching soon (hopefully). My fingers crossed we can have it out by the end of the month, but things happen so don’t hold me to that. I’m hoping the wait will be worth it. I’m pretty excited about the project. Then after the e-cookbook launch I’m hoping to have a redesign happen here on the blog. Don’t worry, I’m not changing my name. You guys were great in giving me your feedback on Facebook. I love you guys so thanks bunches for your opinions and thoughts. I’m excited to have a refocus on the blog. I’ve outgrown things here so it will be nice to have the new look. So look for that hopefully by maybe March? We’ll see.
Hmmm, anything else I can ramble about? I’m sure there is but I will spare you with my rambling mess of a brain. I promise I’m the same way in real life. I guess that’s what happens when your brain works crazy fast. I’m convinced it does that to keep up with 5-year old twins. Which by the way are saying some pretty funny stuff these days. They are like little grown ups I swear! I have to watch what I say around them. They pick up on everything. The other day one of them asked why I do Crossfit if I always have boo boo’s from it. Lately they have been aware of the bruises, aches, and the fact my hands look one big callus. It’s gross really but now that I can string kipping pull-ups together my hands have suffered. I know gloves right? I hate them when I’m doing pull-ups they slip more. Tape…not a huge fan either. I guess I should stop complaining then, right?
Ok, I lied…I rambled once again. Let’s get to the recipe so you can go on with your day and maybe, just maybe, make these burgers. If you are following me on Instagram or recently saw my facebook page Whole 30 food photo’s you saw these burgers. And these were an accident that happen to turn out good so therefore are being posted. I had some ground pork which I got from one of my favorite local farmers here in Charlotte, Windy Hill Farm. That pork saved the day because we really were running on empty in the protein category. I started throwing stuff together, which may seem weird when you read the ingredients below, but after the biggest taste tester (my husband) said they were good I knew we had ourselves a winner. My husband is semi-paleo so in ways he is the biggest critic. He eats “healthy” and paleo when I haven’t completely convince him to go 100%. He travels a lot so he “thinks” it would be too hard. Ok, another topic for another day….RAMBLING! Ok, focus recipe…recipe…recipe. With that being said here you go….the recipe!
Have a great weekend!
Apple Mustard Pork Burgers
1 pound ground pork (ground chicken or turkey would work too)
1 apple, cored peeled and shredded (or pear)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder (or fresh ground black pepper – I was out)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, but brings out the apple)
1 1/2 tablespoons gluten-free Dijon Mustard
2 green onions, diced
1 garlic clove, minced (or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder)
In a large bowl, mix all of the above ingredients together making sure to fully combine. Don’t be afraid to get your hands in there and mix things up too. It works great and it’s better for the meat. Let everything sit together for at least 30 minutes. If you can swing it, letting them sit overnight will make them mighty tasty too. It lets everything blend together. BUT if you don’t have that kind of time, 30 minutes at least.
Then form into 6 equal portioned burger patties.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, place burgers on grill pan and allow them to cook on one side for about 3-4 minutes. Be careful here because if you flip them too soon there is a chance they will fall apart. Be patient and work on the other half of your meal while these work their magic. Once cooked on one side flip and cook on other side until completely cooked and no longer pink in the middle.
Serve immediately. If you have leftover, store in refrigerator and reheat in a skillet on both sides for a few minutes just to heat. Or eat them cold, whatever floats your boat.
Note: In the image above I diced up a sweet potato and sauteed in a skillet with some coconut oil and some sea salt under tender. It’s one of my favorite ways to eat a sweet potato because it doesn’t take long.