The day-to-day routine of cooking and creating meals for a family can get mundane, so I often find myself perusing Epicurious or Pinterest for inspiration. It’s fascinating, for example, how a bit of red pepper and the right combination of spices can transform a regular pasta dish into an amazing Arrabbiata.
We’re entering grilling season and for many, hamburgers and hot dogs are staple foods, because they’re easy to prepare and typically enjoyed by most. Because I don’t eat a lot of meat, and tend to be quite the foodie, it takes a lot to get me excited about hamburgers and hot dogs.
In preparation for a virtual cooking class I’ll be co hosting with several bloggers and The Motherhood this coming Thursday, April 5th, the hubby and I brainstormed yet again to come up with our version of the ultimate gourmet hamburger. We both love ethnic food so we decided to take a Greek twist on America’s favorite food.
Greek-Style Burgers Stuffed With Feta Cheese
1/2 pound of ground turkey breast
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Feta Cheese, crumbled
Annie’s Goddess Dressing
- Combine ground turkey breast with onion, salt, and pepper.
- Flatten out a single person portion and add feta cheese crumbles to the center.
- Fold into a ball and then re-shape into a patty
- Grill until done
- Spread a layer of dressing, then fill Pita Pocket with burger.
- Top with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions and Feta Cheese crumbles
Baked French Fries
1 large Russet Potato
Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder to taste
- Scrub the potato, then slice thinly leaving the skin intact.
- Toss potatoes in oil and season to taste.
- Bake on a greased baking sheet at 450 degrees for 45 minutes or until done (Be sure to turn the potatoes at least once or twice during baking).
- Serve with Ketchup
This weeks Cooking Connections class is titled Firing Up the Grill: New Recipes, Flavors and Ingredients to Kick-Start Barbeque Season. During the virtual cooking class, celebrity chef George Duran will share his top grilling techniques via live video feed. He’ll also discuss how he’s using new flavors to spice up classic favorites. If you’d like to check out easy grilling recipes before the class, just visit their website.
The class is sponsored by ReadySetEat.com and ConAgra Foods, and it is hosted by TheMotherhood.