Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Chicken Patties (Whole 30 Approved)

These chicken burgers are adapted from the salmon cake recipe that you can find in the book "It Starts With Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. I'm not the biggest salmon fan, but I do like a quick meal that works well for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or best of all: brunch!


  • 2 cans of chunk chicken breast (I like the ones from Trader Joe's and Wegmans)
  • 1 can of pumpkin or about 2 cups of cooked sweet potato (or other squash, butternut works well)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of almond meal or flour
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley (or 4 teaspoons dried)
  • 2 scallions, thinly chopped or 2 tablespoons of onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh dill (or 3 teaspoons dried)  
  • 1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce (Tabasco or similar) 
  • t teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
  • ghee or coconut oil to coat the pan
  • optional: mustard, lemon juice, tartar sauce, lettuce


 Preheat over to 350F

With a fork, stir the eggs in a large bowl until there is a bit of air mixed in with them. Mix the rest of the ingredients in and combine. Grease cookie sheet with oil or ghee. Scoop out with 1/3 cup measuring spoon onto cookie sheet and shape into patties.

Bake for 20minutes, then rotate pan (flip them if you feel ambitious). Bake for another 10minutes. Serve hot in a lettuce wrap with mustard or stick in your fridge to grab and go throughout the week!

Makes about 8-10 patties.

Fare Restaurant, Philadelphia PA

So I've been slacking here for awhile. Life gets busy! And I haven't had much time to go out to brunch lately. Well, that's not completely true. I did have a lovely brunch at Fare in the Fairmount section of Philly recently.

I ordered a basic scrambled eggs, bacon and hash browns --the hash browns were nicely done, not overly fried and almost like a scalloped potato.

A brunchmate ordered the fish tacos, and after a bite I wished I had done the same. They were delicious with a lovely citrus slaw.

It was not an overly crowded spot and the meal and company were delightful.

Apologies for the lack of photos from our meal. You should check it out and post your own photos from Fare in the comments below!

If you go:

  • 2028 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130 
  • Phone: (215) 763-5500
  • They accept credit cards.
  • Fare Restaurant