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Fast and Easy Tuna Burgers

When I’m at home in Connecticut, I really love making salmon burgers. If you haven’t tried salmon burgers yet, they’re a great alternative to beef burgers with less calories while still retaining high protein. As an additional benefit, salmon also provides omega 3 fatty acids.

My only issue is that right now I’m living in an apartment at college and am keeping a tight food budget. I can’t currently afford to buy salmon. But why give up fish burgers entirely when this is the perfect time to experiment?

So after a few weeks of tuna sandwiches an tuna wraps, I decided to create my own tuna burger recipe.

FAST AND EASY TUNA BURGERS (makes 5 patties)

Ingredients:

1. 2 cans of tuna fish, drained

2. 2 tbs mayonaise

3. 2 egg

4. 1/2 cup breadcrumbs *I just put 2 pieces of fiber dense bread into a blender because I don’t trust a lot of breadcrumb brands-check the ingredients for high fructose corn syrup

5. 1/3 cup finely chopped celery

6. 2 tsp lemon juice

7. salt and pepper to taste

To make these burgers is the easiest part! You literally mix the ingredients together, form into patties and drop onto a lightly oiled skillet. These tuna burgers are light, packed with protein, wonderfully flavorful and don’t involve expensive ingredients or tons of time. I would definitely recommend busy parents to try this recipe, or college students like me who are on the go and need a quick and healthy meal.

I eat my burger broken into pieces and tossed onto a wrap, but this is a great recipe to get creative with!

Matzoh Brei

Matzoh is not just for Passover anymore. And it’s not just for Jews. I should have posted this months ago during Passover when I made coconut macaroons, but this afternoon I knew there was nothing I wanted to eat more than matzoh brei.

Matzoh brei can be compared to a pancake, as it is cooked on a griddle and can be eaten with syrup. Because of this, it is often a staple for Passover when bread and yeast products are prohibited. I learned this recipe from my grandfather who would make it year round for breakfast whenever we would go to visit him. The simplicity of the process and few ingredients needed made it a perfect segway for me to make it at home as a child just getting interested in food.

INGREDIENTS: (makes 2 servings)

2 pieces of Matzoh

1 egg, beaten

1 tbs butter

Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat a skillet on medium heat.

2. Rinse matzoh pieces in warm water until soggy. Break into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add the beaten egg to the matzoh and stir to coat. Mix in salt and pepper to taste.

3. Melt butter on skillet. Pour matzoh mixture into skillet and flatten until rounded and desired thickness throughout. Cook 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with salt and pepper or syrup.

Tell me what you think. Enjoy!