Veggie Burgers & Yoghurt-Dill Dressing

Let’s be honest, veggies aren’t always at the top of everyone’s culinary lust list. When you’re thinking of indulgent meals many other things come to mind. Succulent steak, crisp bacon, and all things deep-fried. But the older I get, the more I realize that there are other options out there that make veggies more fun. Especially when my body craves them after a gluttonous Easter. Who’s with me?

My latest experiment? Veggie burgers! I recently discovered Wholly Veggie patties –and the options are endless. I’ve had these in salads, in wraps, and in this latest version, as a burger. And no, this isn’t a promoted post, it’s really how much I love them. Combine this with my tangy yoghurt-dill dressing, and you’ll be asking for seconds!

Ingredients (makes 4):

Burger & toppings:

1 box of Herby Garlic Greens Wholly Veggie patties (4 in one box)
4 leaves of red kale
1/2 red onion
4 slices Blue cheese
1 cup pickled parsnips

Dressing:

1/2 cup plain yoghurt
1 clove of garlic
1 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp finelly chopped dill
1/2 lime

Instructions:

Dressing:

1. In a medium bowl, combine the yoghurt with the mayonnaise and stir well.
2. Add the finely chopped garlic, followed by the dill. Stir until combined.
3. Finish off with the splash of lime.

Burger:

1. Toast the buns or grill them for extra crunch.
2. Grill your Wholly Veggie burger in a pan or on the BBQ, until you have some nice, golden-brown grill marks.
3. Start your layering with the red kale, followed by the parsnips.
4. Add the patty, then a slice of blue cheese.
5. Top off with a tablespoon of the sour cream dill dressing, and the red onion.
6. Sandwich all the good stuff with the top part of the bun, and bite in!

Do you have a favourite way to make veggies a more enjoyable part of your diet?

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Frozen Strawberry Fluffs

  
I don’t always leaf through French magazines (mainly because my ability to understand the language is far from perfect), but when I do, I find recipes worthy of a PoshDish twist! What, may you ask? Here’s a hint: a little something to keep you cool. 

With all the heat we’ve been getting this summer, there’s no point in turning on the oven to bake. Instead, cold treats should be the only thing on the menu –like these frozen strawberry fluffs. Though the original recipie calls for a number of ingredients, including egg whites and a whole lot of sugar, ThePoshDish version cut it down to three and subbed in honey. In other words, you have every reason to give them a try.

Ingredients

3 cups fresh (not frozen) strawberries 

275 ml whipping cream

2 tbsp honey 

Cupcake moulds

Spoons or popsicle sticks 

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, pour the whipping cream and beat using an electric mixer or until it forms stiff peaks.

2. Place the strawberries in a blender or food processor along with the honey, and mix on high until they have become a liquid. 

4. Fold the strawberry-honey mix into the whipped cream.

5. Pour into cupcake moulds (either the tin ones or silicone ones –this option is great as it will leave a nice texture on the frozen treat). Stick the teaspoons or popsicle sticks in the middle of each.

6. Freeze for 4-6 hours.

So that’s all it takes to make these cute little fluffs! Enjoy –or as the French would say, “bon appetit”!

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Kale & Crispy Chicken Cesar Wrap!

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Weekday lunches can be a little tough to master sometimes. Of course, you would much rather bring something ready-made from home than spend money (and time lining up) for food on the go! But what can you make that’s healthy, yummy, and quick?

My answer to that is always a wrap, they’re the triple threat of lunches! There are endless ingredient combinations, and hold up pretty well in your commute. Translation: you can avoid any sloppy spills when your bus driver decides to floor it or slam on the breaks.

To help narrow down your options, here’s a recipe for my Crispy Chicken Cesar Wrap! It’s like the salad version, only better! It comes with tangy yogurt dressing and fresh kale –what more can you ask for? Not to mention, with all that good stuff your lunch will be guilt free, so you can spend some time shoe shopping during your break instead of hitting up the gym.

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 cup breadcrumbswhole wheat wraps
1 bunch of kale
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp dill, minced
1/2 pickle, diced

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Instructions:

  1. Rinse and pat dry your chicken breast. With a butcher’s knife, slice each one length-wise so that you end up with strips.
  2. In a bowl, beat the egg. Pour flour and bread crumbs on to separate plates.
  3. Drip each chicken strip in the flour, egg, followed by the bread crumbs.
  4. Cook in a lightly oiled pan over medium heat until golden brown.
  5. For the yogurt dressing, combine the yogurt, dill, and diced pickle and stir.
  6. To assemble the wrap, simply cover the inside with the dressing, layer on the kale leaves, followed by the chicken. Wrap it all up, and enjoy!

So whether you’re ready to enjoy it right after it’s made or have to muster up control until tomorrow’s lunch, this wrap will have you saying “yum” at first bite.

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Dessert Smoothie: Chocolate Banana Bread

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Now you don’t need a fork and plate to eat your dessert, you can just drink it instead! Get the full flavour of your favorite cakes, loaves, and pies but in smoothie form. They have no added sugar, and can give you that extra kick of energy and nutrition to get your day started or boost you during that mid-afternoon (post-lunch) slump.

On the menu this time? A chocolate-chip banana bread smoothie. All you need are some quick basic ingredients and you’ll have it ready in minutes –no baking required.

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

1 banana, frozen, sliced
1 tbsp dark chocolate chips1/2 cup milk
5 ice cubes
1/4 cup cashews

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Instructions

  1. Slice and peel the frozen banana
  2. Combine everything in a blender, and blend until everything is mixed
  3. Pour into cup and garnish with straw, chocolate chips

Now you’re set to sip your dessert –guilt free!

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Apple- Peanut Butter Bundles!

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We all get it — that mid-afternoon craving for something sweet. It comes, and never goes. Not until we often end up stuffing our face with chocolate, or cookies, or whatever else does the trick. But in all honesty, there are better options. So make yourself a healthier alternative instead. These apple-peanut butter bundles pack plenty of crunch, sweetness, and flavour–all without added sugar. Try them out!

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp plain, unsweetened peanut butter

1 Granny Smith apple

4 tsp muesli cereal

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Directions:

  1. Wash and slice the apple into 3/4 inch thick portions. Make sure that the centre and seeds have been removed.
  2. Spread enough peanut butter to generously cover each slice.
  3. Sprinkle the muesli cereal on top of the peanut butter.

Now all that’s left is for you to bite in, enjoy, and kick that sweet craving to the curb with a great snack.

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The Busy Girl’s Breakfast: Granola Parfait To Go

granolaparfaitModern-day schedules can get quite busy! With appointments, work, and endless to-do lists, it’s easy to overlook all else. But breakfast shouldn’t be one of them. It’s your fuel for what’s ahead, your energy boost, and the one meal you should avoid skipping.

So if you’re known to take shortcuts in the morning, try preparing your breakfast in advance and taking it to-go! You can pop it in your purse, and snack on it while on your way to work. All you need is a mini jar with a lid, 5 minutes, and these deliciously healthy ingredients:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup strawberries, diced

2 tbsp granola

3 tbsp vanilla Greek yoghurt

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Instructions:

1. Rinse and dice the strawberries.

2. Pour the yoghurt at the bottom of the jar. Layer the strawberries on top, followed by the granola.

3. Close the lid, pack a spoon, and you’re good to go!

What is you favourite type of breakfast? Fresh, fruity, sweet, or salty? How do you make sure to eat breakfast even on busy days? Comment below or tweet @ThePoshDish.

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