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Henrietta, Goldendoodle (5 m/o), 12th & Hudson St., New York, NY • “She eats toilet paper and tries to get into the bathtub with me.”

Maizie, Bernese Mountain Dog (11 m/o), Union & Bond St., Brooklyn, NY • “She likes eating laundry – socks, shoes, curtains, our duvet. We hope to teach her to pull a cart one day.” @lazymaizie

Let’s Dine

New York, USA; May 2014

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Photo by Danger In Design [Erica & Elly Ang]

Bison Burgers on a Spiralized Sweet Potato Bun!

Still here and still cooking, fam! Admittedly, It’s just been a bit tough managing my blog while working so much but fortunately we have federal holidays and so I was able to try out and post a new recipe which I’m pretty excited about. It’s a healthier burger for you to enjoy this 4th of July and it’s pretty easy to make! Ground bison meat (which is 90% lean) complete with a pan seared sweet potato bun - this dish cuts out carbs while tasting absolutely amazing. Enjoy your burger guilt free this holiday!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + 25 minutes set time in the fridge
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Serves: 2

Ingredients:

For the Sweet Potato Buns:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, spiralized
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs

For the Bison Burgers:

  • 1 lb 90% lean bison
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup panko
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash sriracha
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper 

Extras:

  • Sauteed onions (with salt and pepper)
  • Tomato Slices
  • Aged white cheddar cheese
  • Leafy greens (kale or spinach - I left these off because I made a small side salad of greens instead!)

Instructions:

  • Start with the spirazlied sweet potatoes since they’ll need a bit longer to set in the fridge than the bison burgers. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a medium pan over medium high heat. Add in sweet potatoes, garlic powder, salt and pepper and cook about 5 minutes until they soften. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl. Add two eggs and combine well (I used my hands so that the noodles wouldn’t break).
  • Next line 4 ramekins with plastic wrap. Divide evenly and add the sweet potatoes and fill to about halfway. Top with another layer of plastic wrap and then add a can of beans (or soup - whatever really) on top of the plastic wrap to help form the buns. Place all 4 ramekins in the fridge for 20-25 minutes with the cans still on top of the buns
  • Now start to make the burgers. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon until well combined. Use your hands and form into 4-5 patties (***also note that this recipe makes enough buns for TWO burgers so you’ll have leftover patties). Place the patties into the fridge for 15 or so minutes.
  • While waiting for the sweet potato buns and bison burgers to set, I quickly cooked my onions. Added a little olive oil to a pan and sauteed round rings of onions with salt and pepper until they were soft and translucent - then I set them aside.
  • Next, cook the buns. Using a medium pan over medium-low heat, add another 1 tbsp olive oil. Once the pan is hot, carefully remove the sweet potato buns from the ramekins by lifting the plastic wrap. Gently place the buns into the pan and let sear without touching or flipping so they do not break. Once the bottom starts to get golden brown (about 5 minutes or so) flip the bun. Do this with all four buns and set aside. 
  • Next, cook the burgers. I used a grill pan for this but I’m sure you can easily pan sear or use an actual grill depending on what you have. I coated my grill pan with a little cooking spray and once it was smoking, I added my four burgers. Again, do not touch or lift the burgers until about 5 minutes have passed. You will see that the sides of the burgers start to brown and then they’re ready to flip.
  • Finally - assemble the burger. Sweet potato bun, bison burger, layer of white cheddar cheese (if desired), sauteed onions, tomato slices and then another sweet potato bun. Enjoy!

Lula, Rottweiler (4 y/o), West Broadway & Broome St., New York, NY • “She eats people’s shoes; everyone’s but mine. Name a brand – she’s eaten them all.”

Home for the Holidays

Hi @usukdorkfanfics,  I’m your secret santa !! admittedly, i was already kinda nervous to write something for you because I really like your fics! I was also a little worried with just the prompt of “human au”, but I ended up running away with it and got lost lmao ouo;; I hope your Christmas celebrations are going well and you enjoy! C: Merry Christmas!!

Title: Home for the Holidays

Summary: Alfred waits tables and sings on the sidewalks of New York City in his struggle to survive in the heart of such an active town. When he meets Arthur, a well-off lawyer with a bad taste in coffee and a love for restaurant pies, he doesn’t expect to have his most challenging Christmas wish granted, and the potential of something more.

Rating: G

Warnings: None

Notes:

busk - verb

1. play music or otherwise perform for voluntary donations in the street or in subways.

“the boy made extra money by busking on the streets of New York”

Read it on FF.net, AO3, or below the cut !

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