Ahi Tuna Burgers
- 1 1/2 lbs Ahi Tuna Steak
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp of agave nectar
- 4 scallions, cut into rings
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. freshly minced ginger
- 1 tbsp white and black sesame seeds
- Whole wheat buns
- Pickled ginger (to taste)
- Bib lettuce
- Cut Ahi Tuna Steaks into 1/4 inch cubes.
- Beat the egg and combine all ingredients, including the tuna into a large bowl.
- Mix all ingredients until well incorporated together.
- Add a small amount (1/4 tsp) of peanut or olive oil in a pan and turn the flame to a medium high heat.
- Once the pan is hot scoop a serving of the tuna mixture into the pan and cook for roughly 30-45 per side (depending on how raw or cooked you want your burger)
- Remove from heat and place tuna mixture on a toasted whole wheat bun or on a piece of bib lettuce (use lettuce as a wrap)
- Add a tsp of pickled ginger on top and enjoy!
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Warm Cinnamon Pecan Quinoa
- 1 cup of red or white quinoa (rinsed)
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of almond milk, vanilla flavored
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons of agave nectar
- 1 cup of pecans
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Place pecans on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray and place in oven for 7 minutes
- Once pecans are toasted let them cool
- Add water, almond milk, and quinoa to a medium pot and cover on medium heat
- Once mixture comes to a boil add cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla
- Stir mixture and lower heat to low/simmer until quinoa is fully cooked and all the liquid is absorbed in the quinoa
- Once mixture is cooked remove from heat, add blueberries, agave, and pecans
- Stir until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly
- Serve warm or cold
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While in Florida for the holidays some family members noticed I have been doing a lot of running. In our conversation they asked me, “Why do you run?”. Wow, what a question, I thought to myself! As I thought about that, I realized that running for me was more then just getting in shape or training for next week’s half marathon in Santa Monica. To me, running was a mind exercise. A chance for me to clear my head, challenge my body and mind, and a chance to enter a different state of mind. What does that even mean? Well, some people run to lose weight, some run because of the joy they feel during and after a run, and some run simply to celebrate the fact that they can run!
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