Red Quinoa-Roasted Garlic-Turkey Burgers

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1 pound ground turkey
6 garlic cloves
3/4 cup red quinoa
1/2 cup chopped fresh greens like parley, spinach or basil
2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven 375 and roast garlic cloves with some olive oil on foil paper for 8 minutes. Cut garlic into small pieces. Mix all ingredients and make burgers. Cook over medium high for 4 minutes per side.
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FY!; Quinoa helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Lysine found in red quinoa helps with tissue repair and growth. High protein and fiber content in red quinoa delays gastric emptying and hence keeps you feeling fuller and more satisfied than white rice. Red quinoa provides a rich source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. Red quinoa provides us with 10% daily value of iron, it is low in fat and contains only healthy unsaturated fat that helps to keep cholesterol levels low and helps maintain heart health. The iron content is used by the body to transport oxygen.

Since it is gluten-free, red quinoa suits those who cannot eat gluten-rich foods and who avoid dairy products. The high manganese content helps to regulate blood sugar levels and maintain strong and healthy bones. It is easy to digest and can make a good diet for diabetics too for it contains a low glycemic index.

Sonia’s Salmon Cakes – Recipe


1 pound fresh salmon
2 slices wheat bread
2 minced garlic cloves
1/4 white onion chopped to tiny pieces
1 egg
1 teaspoon old bay
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

Grind salmon just enough to keep consistency. In a bowl mix all the ingredients and mix grab the mix with a big rice spoon and make cakes. Place them in a cooking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour. Bake at 375 degrees for 4 minutes, turn them and bake them for 4 more minutes. Serve with sauce on a wheat bun.

*sauce optional
3 tablespoon lite mayo
3 tablespoon mustard
3 tablespoon ketchup
3 minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoon minced dried white onions