Hamburguers with a surprise inside

I am a big fan of hamburgers and of blue cheese, so why not put them together?! I prepared this amazing patties and stuffed them with blue cheese, the result was delicious!! They were juicy and with the flavour of the blue cheese they didn’t need anything else (ketchup, I don’t like ketchup).

They are compatible with a low-carb and/or keto diet, gluten-free (no bread crumbs), healthy. Serve them with a simple salad or steamed vegetables.

BLUE CHEESE STUFFED HAMBURGERS 

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Creel, Sierra Tarahumara

Creel is a little town in the Sierra Tarahumara, which is located in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. It is home of the Copper Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in Mexico. It is 7 times deeper than the Grand Canyon. The Tarahumara indians live here. They are admirable strong people. Because some of them still live in caves in the mountains, they walk a large amount of miles to travel from one place to the next.

This weekend my husband and I went to visit Creel. I’ve been there many times, and it never looses its charm. Where cultures collide, Tarahumara indians, american and european truism and people from the town. I walked all around town, visit the plaza, where there is a monument to Enrique Creel, whom the town is named after. He built the railroad Chihuahua-Pacifico, was an economist, business man, banker and politician. Governor of the State, Foreign Secretary, and Mexican Embassador in Washington. I saw the indians selling their handmade crafts to make their living. But what I enjoy the most is admiring the wonderful views of the mountains and the beautiful blue skys. So big that I wasn’t able to fit them in my camera.

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Chicken Salad

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This is kind of my version of the traditional Waldorf Salad. I like it so much because it is so simple and it can be prepared ahead of time. All of its ingredients are delicious and creates balance between them. I don’t use apples, instead, I use black seedless table grapes, they are so sweet that add a very nice flavor to the salad. And for the crunchiness I add jicama. This is another recipe where I integrate mexican ingredients to a traditional american dish.

Jicama is a root originally form Mexico. It has a very fresh and crunchiness consistency. It is very low-calorie and it is a very good source of fiber.

Enjoy!

CHICKEN SALAD

Serves 2

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Mushroom Risotto

Continuing with the gluten-free diet, we (my son and I) prepared risotto. And OH! my, this mushroom risotto was so, so, so good. The porcini mushrooms give the risotto such a concentrated flavor that is very hard to resist. I noticed, that it is not a high calorie dish. If you prepare it the way I tell you here, stirring and letting the rice slowly cook and naturally become creamy. There is no need to add any cream, which is where the high calories come from. I know risotto is going to become you favorite dish from now on!

MUSHROOM RISOTTO

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Chimichurri

This time I prepared this wonderful little lamb chops and I made a chimichurri sauce that goes perfectly with grill stake. Chimichurri is a green sauce that comes from Argentina. Originally it is prepared with parsley, but I used cilantro instead. It is delicious and it is the easiest sauce to prepare, basically you just throw all the ingredients in the blender and ready!!

CHIMICHURRI

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

If you are craving for pizza, but looking for a healthier option, you don’t have to look anymore. This cauliflower crust is full of flavor with Asiago cheese, oregano, basil, garlic. Then spread this delicious crust with an aromatic salsa and the toppings of your choice. You can be creative! You may make a pepperoni, chicken or vegetarian pizza.

So if you are following a low carb diet, a gluten-free diet or a vegetarian diet, this meet all the requirements! Enjoy! It is just delicious and you are going to love all the aromas in your kitchen!

CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA AND TOMATO SAUCE

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