Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Garlic-Parmesan Turkey Burger (Yumm) and IR

It's no secret-- I loveeeeee me some red meat. I often gross people out when I stress to the waiter that my burger be "as RARE as you can possibly make it!" In fact... my favorite post-marathon meal is a cheeseburger and fries! Terrible, right? Besides the obvious fat, cholesterol and calories, my new obsession "Born to Run" (really, they should be paying me for all this PR), has found me more reasoning to stray from my red meat habits...

The author is discussing a "traditional western diet" as being full of animal proteins, especially red meat...
"when cancerous tumors are removed by surgery, they are 300 percent more likely to grow back in patients with 'Traditional western diets' ..." ...."Why? Because stray cells left behind after surgery seem to be stimulated by animal proteins."

Ok, now I tried the vegetarian thing, and that just isn't possible, but I do think its possible to find substitutes for red meat without giving up taste!!! I've been making these garlic-parm turkey burgers and they are SOOO good, even a rare-burger-eater will enjoy!

Ground Turkey (Any fat %, but I prefer a very lean turkey-- you really can't tell a difference)
1 Egg
1 Cup Bread Crumbs
~1/2 cup parmesan cheese (I get reduced fat)
~1/4 cup chopped onions
1 Tbsp of minced garlic
Pinch Basil and oregano
salt/pepper to taste
optional: 1/4 cup chopped celery

Easy Steps:
1) Combine all ingredients-- I suggest mixing with your hands-- don't ask why, but I feel it adds taste haha!
2) If the mix is too mushy add more bread crumbs
3) Form Patties--- Turkey burgers need more time to cook through, so I wouldn't make these overly thick!
4) Cook on a stove or grill

There should already be enough cheese in the recipe, but if you want a cheese-turkey burger, I suggest using shredded mozzarella.

IR: Went to the Dr. today. She says it looks ok to try and ramp up the mileage and "see how it feels"... so basically I'll be doing my own diagnosis. She also told me that the area that hurts (I can target it a little better now) is the deltoid ligament ....

From the "Sports Injury Clinic":
The deltoid ligament is on the inside of the ankle and provides support to prevent the ankle over pronating. (Pssshhhh Apparently not!) It is rare for the deltoid ligament to be sprained (HA!) as the fibula bone tends to prevent the ankle from moving far enough to sprain or over stretch the ligament (BAD fibula, bad!!). A deltoid ligament sprain is often associated with a fracture of the fibula or other bones in the ankle.

Well apparently I'm defying all physical odds, since I didn't fracture a bone (acc to the Dr. and the fact that I can run on it- knock on wood).

That's it for today-- took a day off from working out today! I exercised my shopping muscles instead... and boyyyy were they in need of a good workout!

Happy Running!


  1. The Modern Caveman of this house enjoys ultra rare burgers too...I'll have to try and slip these babies in on him!
    Oh the deltoid ligament why didn't you say so sooner! (like I have a clue). Glad it's not sprained at least.

  2. Wow your injury sounds bad :/ At least you didn't fracture a bone? I do love me some red meat too, but those turkey burgers sound yummy. I'll definitely have to try them! PS Do you only need 1 pound of ground turkey and how many patties does it make?

  3. I'm taking anatomy and physiology right now... sadly I just learned more from your blog than I have from my class so far this semester... wait, is that sad, or complimentary... ?

  4. Well, that sounds good and bad???!! good luck on recovery. Take it easy.

    Hope you enjoyed shopping, I'm jealous. I hope you carried home lots of shopping bags!

  5. I hope you are able to heal quickly. It doesn't sound like a great answer.

    I love turkey burgers! yummy yum!

    Show us what you bought!!!

  6. On the turkey front, I substitute ground turkey for beef as often as I can - enchiladas, spaghetti, meatballs, meatloaf, burgers, etc.