Keeping my game face on for AIP (autoimmune protocol) has been a difficult task. The game face comes off and the cry-baby face goes on. Once cry-baby has had her say, then game face gets dusted off and put back in it’s rightful place. Food restriction and Italian heritage don’t exactly get along, CAPISCE?
I’ve not cheated on AIP – not because I’m such a disciplined person, but because the benefits of sticking with it are too important. And I don’t want to go back to the place that brought me to AIP. So, that said, here’s a recipe that this AIP-er and her non-AIP fam really enjoyed. And it’s nice to enjoy food again…
Shared on Allergy Free Wednesdays...
- 2 lbs. ground chicken or turkey
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 3 tablespoons gluten free coarse mustard
- 1 bunch of cilantro, washed and chopped
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic power
- 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 4-6 ripe pears
- few tablespoons coconut oil
- For burgers: In a large bowl, mix ground chicken or turkey, ground pork, mustard, cilantro, onion powder, garlic powder and coconut aminos with a large fork until well combined.
- Prepare pears: Cut pears in half. Carefully remove stem with a sharp knife and scoop out seeds with a melon baller or spoon.
- Brush pears on both sides with melted coconut oil and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Grill burgers until cooked through (I grill about 6-8 minutes per side on low heat but it depends on thickness of burgers).
- I like to put pears on grill when I flip burgers to finish cooking. Pears should be grilled and warmed, but not overcooked and soft.
- NOTE: Some AIP-ers stay away from mustard because it is a seed-based spice. I’ve not personally had problems with this on AIP, but proceed with caution. Leaving it out is an option, but it really flavors up the chicken nicely.