The title is a bit ridiculous. Overwhelming. But there are too many flavors in this dish to be ignored. There are onions in the chutney as well. But another word in that title would have been pure madness. What is a chutney anyways? I think of it as something between a jam and a salsa. So I used to the word. It just felt right.
Ok, I talk about myself a lot on this blog. Probably because it’s MY blog. I know I can be a bit overwhelming and offensive to some, and seem self absorbed to others, but I really write this blog because I know some enjoy it. Whether you have enjoyed my recipes or just liked my stories, I have made some people smile and that means a lot to me. It means even more to me when I receive incredibly kind emails. To know that I have helped someone purely based on talking about my own experiences is pretty incredible. And so I wanted to share one of those emails with you today. This email made me cry because I can relate so closely to this sweet women, Keren.
“I am beyond grateful to have found your hilarious blog. Not only for its tasty recipes and comic relief, but also for the “rando rants” posts that you have put up. As an 18-year-old girl who is still trying to recover from an eating disorder, I don’t think words can fully describe the inspiration that PaleOMG has given me. You help me realize that beauty is certainly not an unnatural size 0 or a starved 22-inch waist; beauty is being strong, passionate, and determined, which is what you are. I am really lucky to have someone like you to look up to..someone who not ONLY has a bright smile and super pretty eyes, but someone who is funny, hardworking, and charismatic. At the end of the day, that is what girls should strive to be, a beautiful person that sparkles from the inside out. Thank you for showing me that. There are days where I still struggle with allowing myself to eat fruits or weighing more than 86 pounds, but I am slowly shifting my definition of beauty each day as I continue to subscribe to your blog. I am looking to start crossfit as soon as I find a good gym in Toronto, Canada. I can’t wait to experience the sense of accomplishment that crossfit has brought you!”
I write this blog because I want others to be inspired to eat better and challenge themselves inside AND outside the gym. Our life is all about what we make of it, what path we choose, and how the amazing people we share that life with. My path has lead me to people like Karen who are changing their lives for the better and believing in themselves, and that’s f*cking awesome. Period.
So it’s time for some fan photos!! Thank you so so much for everyone that has supported this blog and sported a PaleOMG shirt or headband. You all are amazing!
YOU should be in these fan photos! Yes you should! My gear is brought to you by Renegade Fitness who also has some awesome workout clothes! Like their men’s fight shorts! They make your butt look good, like real good. I’m not even kidding. All my guy friends love them and look good in them, even after a workout. You gotta try them and you will be instantly hooked!
For the burgers
- 1lb Ground Bison
- 2 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons choice of fat (I used bacon fat)
For the chutney
- 5-6 slices bacon, diced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 apple, cored and diced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons water
- pinch of salt
- Place large skillet under medium heat and add diced bacon. Cook down until bacon is completely cooked through, then place cooked bacon on a plate with a paper towel and leave 2-3 tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan.
- Then add your diced onion to the hot pan and cook down until translucent.
- Next add your apple and mix with onion and cover to let cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Then add your balsamic vinegar and water and a bit of salt and thoroughly mix together until the balsamic vinegar is completely incorporated in.
- While your chutney is finishing cooking, mix your burger ingredients together in a bowl.
- Make 4 burger patties and place burgers in a skillet under medium heat with 1-2 tablespoons of your choice of fat.
- Cook on both sides for about 5-8 minutes or until cooked to preference.
- Place chutney on top of burgers and consume!!