I made it one day without working out. That’s because my quads were tearing apart. But not working out is kind of boring. And JB bored = high consumption of nut butters. I don’t know why it plays out like that, but it does.
I think I might take up running. Spice up my training. Yeah, I know, it sounds awful. Unless you’re one of those freaks that enjoys running. If that’s the case, you’re weird. I’m kidding. Everyone has their niche. Mine is not running. And when I say I’m going to take up running, that means I’m going to try to run 2-2.5 miles a day. To most that’s easy, to me that’s pure hell. My ankles, sorry I mean kankles, begin to cry out in pain within 2 minutes. I hate the first minute because it’s just a tease. In the first 30 seconds of running, I’m stoked because I think that I’m going to feel that good the rest of the run…how naive of me.
I’m sure you were totally wondering, but my face has finally stopped peeling. It pretty much took an entire week. I still have acne though. I don’t look like Jessica Biel like I hoped. It’s bullsh*t. But I also no longer look like Benjamin Button, so I guess I can’t complain. I still have acne though. I can’t wait til I make acne my b*tch. Someday acne, someday.
So this recipe is a leftover. Meaning I made it before, back in the day, and took a stupid picture so I had to remake it and spread the word to all of you of it’s deliciousness. AND the recipe didn’t transfer over well when I moved the website soooo half the ingredients list is messed up. Not that any of you care, but I had to tell you anyways. SO CARE OK?
My sports bra is so stupid tight. I can’t breathe. I think I’m suffocating.
I took this picture while standing on a small ant hill. I was bummed to figure that out. My naked feet were as well.
For the chicken burgers
- 1-1.5 lbs US Wellness Meats Grassland Ground Chicken
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, for cooking the burgers (unless you grill them)
For the BBQ sauce
- 1 (6oz) can tomato paste
- 1 small yellow onion, minced
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup water or broth
- 2 tablespoons apple butter (optional)
- 1 tablespoon ground mustard (the kind in the jar, not powder)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- a pinch or two of ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- splash of hot sauce, to taste
For the fries
- 1-2 sweet potatoes, thinly sliced to french fry thickness--let's go with McD's thickness, not Wendy's (don't act like you've never tried their fries you paleo purist freak)
- 2-3 tablespoons avocado oil*
- salt, to taste
- Start with the fries
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- First, slice up your sweet potato (keeping the skin ON). Slice them to desired thickness but remember that the thinner they are, the more likely the are to be crisp!
- Put sweet potato fries into a large bowl and add your avocado oil and salt. Stir them up a bit until they are completely covered and glistening happy as can be.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (always have better results AND better clean up with parchment paper) and add fries on the sheet. Space out the fries so they are not overlapping--you may have to use 2 cookie sheets depending on the size of your sweet potato!
- Add to the oven to cook for 25-30 minutes of until desired crispiness occurs!
- While the fries cook, whip up your BBQ sauce! In a pot, add some olive oil (or other fat) and brown the onion--about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and stir together to cook a bit more.
- Add all other ingredients and mix together, then let simmer for 10-15 minutes (or longer if you have time-I usually want to eat as quick as possible).
- Once the BBQ sauce is simmering, finish the meal off with preparing your burgers!
- Grab the same bowl you used to coat your fries, and add your chicken, ¼ cup BBQ sauce (right off of the stove!), spices, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
- Heat up a large skillet over medium-high heat and add your olive oil.
- Form your burgers into 4-5 patties and add to hot skillet. Cook for about 8 minutes/side.
- While the burgers begin to brown up, grab a small skillet out and add a bit more olive oil to it and add your sliced onions and some salt to saute up and caramelize a bit. This will take about 10 minutes, just be sure to push the onions around a bit and cover them if you want them to cook a bit faster.
Chicken / Veggies