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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ginger Lime Turkey Sliders with Peanut Slaw

Ginger Lime Turkey Sliders with Peanut Slaw // Loves Food, Loves to EatLast weekend was my SEVENTH year running Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage, and I have a serious case of the post-Ragnar blues. I ran around 15.5 miles! My final leg was just under 7 miles, all hills, and I almost stepped on a snake! We jammed out hard to some 2AM Celine Dion, had a few epic dance parties and costume changes, mastered the art of glow-stick dancing (ahem, raving?), and wondered how that one team next to us at the brewery managed to run after consuming so many burgers and beers. And extra sides of ranch. Also, this year, a few other teams copied our name! We’ve been Chafin’ the Dream since 2009, so it was annoying to see other folks stealing our swagger. Imitation…something to do flattery…blah blah… Nope, get outta here with that. #theoriginalchafers
Ginger Lime Turkey Sliders with Peanut Slaw // Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Anyway. I feel like I've been super MIA on the blog this summer, but I just haven't been cooking much. Instead I've been running, swimming, gardening, eating popsicles, seeing Dashboard Confessional and Third Eye Blind (!!!) with my girlfriends, and binge watching Sopranos. These sliders are maybe the only dinner I've actually cooked in the month of July!
Ginger Lime Turkey Sliders with Peanut Slaw // Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Turkey sliders! The patties are Asian-inspired with fun flavors like ginger and lime, which goes great with the sesame-peanut slaw! I actually liked them wrapped in lettuce even more than with a bun, and that's surprising, because this girl loves big buns, hun. 
Ginger Lime Turkey Sliders with Peanut Slaw // Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Ginger Lime Turkey Sliders with Peanut Slaw 
Makes 10-12 small sliders

Peanut Slaw
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 squirt of Sriracha
Half a head green cabbage, sliced thin (and diced, if desired)
2 green onions, sliced thin
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 handful peanuts, chopped
1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, Whisk together mayo, lime juice, peanut butter, sesame oil, and sriracha. Add cabbage, green onions, and cilantro. Toss until coated. Add salt and pepper to taste, and toss in peanuts and sesame seeds just before serving. 

1 pound ground turkey
1 inch chunk of ginger, grated
1 clove garlic, grated or minced
1 Green onion, sliced thin
Zest from 1 small lime + splash of lime juice
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
Panko bread crumbs
Salt & pepper

Mix turkey, ginger, garlic, onion, lime zest and juice, and soy sauce together (with your hands), until combined. If the mixture seems too wet and loose, add a bit of panko to bind it. Separate into about 10-12 small slider-sized patties, and salt & pepper both sides of each patty. Chill for at least 30 minutes so they firm up a bit. 

Heat grill, brush with oil, and grill patties until charred on the outside and cooked through. 

Serve on slider buns or in lettuce cups, with peanut slaw and extra sriracha! Also, not pictured but a great addition: avocado!
Ginger Lime Turkey Sliders with Peanut Slaw // Loves Food, Loves to Eat

Monday, July 13, 2015

Monkey Lala Popsicles

Monkey Lala Popsicles | Loves Food, Loves to EatIT'S POPSICLE WEEK! That one week every year when Billy rounds up all of his closest, most elite food blogger friends (just kidding, everyone's invited) and we all post a kajillion recipes for popsicles and then we all eat popsicles and then you make popsicles and then you eat popsicles. It's total magic. Also, Billy is total magic. This year, to kick off #popsicleweek, he made an animated gif of Xtina eating a popsicle and asked us if we were team dirrty Xtina or team clean Christina. I said dirty.... so then I figured I better come up with a dirty pop. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July 4th Burger Roundup

July 4th Burger Roundup // Loves Food, Loves to Eat
A few years ago Serious Eats released this amazing, comprehensive guide called the United States of Burgers, and apparently I was super unhappy with Washington's representative burger. I wrote a post about it when the article was released, and never ended up hitting publish. With the 4th of July just around the corner, there's no better time to resurface a ton of awesome all-American burger inspiration. Aside from Will Smith saving the world from aliens, what's more American than a burger on Independence Day!? USA, USA!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas with Cherries and Corn

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas with Cherries and Corn // Loves Food, Loves to EatI was kind of dreading Father’s Day this year. All of the first holidays and events without him are hard. But the impending punch in the gut of Father’s Day—all of the gift guides in my inbox, the grilling recipes for dad online, the Father’s Day golf/BBQ/fishing/woodworking/drinking themed everything everywhere—it had me in a major funk these last few weeks. Luckily we celebrated in the most amazing way possible, which really helped me (and my sister and mom) get through the day. Rather than having a somber memorial last summer, which he would have hated, we waited until last weekend, and had a big blow-out celebration of life. He loved being a dad, and he loved summer solstice, so there was no better time to raise a glass and toast an awesome man, who lived life to the fullest.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Toast with Ricotta and Raspberries

Chocolate Chip Cookie Toast with Ricotta and Raspberries // Loves Food, Loves to EatI’m THIRTY! I know a lot of people have meltdowns or get freaked out by turning the big three-oh, but I’m stoked! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Artichoke Jalapeño Dip

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Artichoke Jalapeño Dip // Loves Food, Loves to EatIt's Memorial Day and that means it’s officially (unofficially?) grilling season! I’m extra stoked for summer this year, because our place has a tiny little yard, which we’ve spent the last month transforming into a patio oasis (with tons of help from Kyle, Benson, and Kel). 

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Dinner with DRY + Lemony Roasted Chicken Legs with Garlic and Rosemary

A Dinner with DRY + Lemony Roasted Chicken Legs with Garlic and Rosemary // Loves Food, Loves to EatI did something fun and rad and I've been keeping it a secret! Picture this: a bunch of your favorite people, a sunny warm spring evening, twinkly candles, and vases full of colorful flowers. A record playing lightly in the background, a well-rounded cocktail in one hand, a crostini in the other, and an enormous cheese plate in front of you. This is basically the PERFECT evening for me. You guys, I am SO almost 30. And I love it.
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