I was never really one for fast food, but I did enjoy a good ‘gourmet’ burger every now and then. When I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and realized that I could not have gluten anymore (or any grains apart from a little white rice), I thought burgers would be a thing of the past, as I could no longer have the bun. But how wrong was I? Luckily, there are so many useful and amazing recipes out there that I came across the idea of using lettuce to wrap around the burger like a bun – genius!
For the burger patties, I really like to get the best quality meat I can for two reasons. One, it’s better for your health (think grass-fed, outdoor raised, no hormones etc) and two, it tastes so much better! Luckily, I have an amazing butcher in my town who sells the perfect mince. When I am there, I also like to get my hands on some beef liver. Organ meats are very nutrient dense (but should be eaten in moderation of course!). I have tried to eat liver on its own before, even with various sauces, but it’s never been for me.
So this is how I get the nutrients of the liver: I mix it with the meat! For me, its the best way to sneak some into my diet. Also, I like the combination of hearts of palm and avocado as the creaminess of the two mimic cheese. I can’t have cheese so this feels like a real treat!