Cheeseburger Wellington…and the Power of Our Words

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Recently, I am finding myself thinking more and more about the importance and POWER of our words. Most of us have heard the bible verse “death and life are in the power of the tongue” but as I dug a little deeper, I realized the bible has A LOT more to say on the topic.  Here are just a few examples:

Proverbs 16-24 gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body

Proverbs 12:18 rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing

Proverbs 15:1 a soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger

These are pretty powerful statements about our words, yet many of us carelessly spew them, cutting those we love like a knife.  Did you notice Proverbs 16:24 says positive words bring healing?  If this is true, what do harsh, negative, hurtful words bring us?  Have you ever given much thought to your words?  Or maybe even the ones you neglected to say?  So many times we have the opportunity to comfort someone with just a few words, yet we let that opportunity pass.  Words have the power to diffuse arguments giving way to understanding, they can heal hurts, and even cause enemies to become friends.  So why aren’t we more careful about what comes out of our mouth? Sometimes it’s our pride that gets in the way.   We are unable to say we are wrong even though we know those two little words can put a stop to an argument. But if we are willing to swallow our pride and try it, we will find ourselves bringing healing not only to those around us but to ourselves as well.  For others, maybe you were brought up in an environment where negative words were the norm.  Regardless, it’s never too late to practice being positive and replacing negative speech with positive.  If you think about it, words are responsible for divorces, people lose jobs and friendships over words, and some suffer from low self-esteem because of words spoken over them and about them.  That’s how much power they hold!  So if you agree with that last statement, then wouldn’t it also make sense to say our words have a lot to do with the direction and course of our lives?  You have a choice which direction you set your life in and that choice is in the words you speak.

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Do you sometimes miss bread with your burgers? Me too!  Here is a great way to enjoy some bread without all the added “stuff” you don’t want.  We used jalapeno and gouda sausage patties, but we sometimes alternate using burger patties.

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Hamburger Wellington...and the Power of Our Words
Recipe type: Main
 
Ingredients
  • Organic hamburger or sausage patties (antibiotic and hormone free)
  • Gouda or Mozzarella slices (optional)
  • 1 cup Namaste Perfect Flour Blend + 1-2 tablespoons if needed
  • 2 organic eggs
  • ½ cup Almond Flour
  • Trader Joes Everyday seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon xylitol
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup plain organic yogurt, no sugar added
Instructions
  1. Mix almond flour, Namaste flour, xylitol, baking soda, sea salt, and chia seeds in a small bowl. Mix eggs and yogurt in a separate bowl. Add egg and yogurt mixture to your dry mixed ingredients. You want the mixture to be the consistency of dough so add 1-2 additional tbsp of Namaste flour until dough is no longer sticky.
  2. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  3. Cook patties completely on grill or stovetop.
  4. Create tennis size ball with the dough then flatten it with rolling pin
  5. Place pattie on top of dough and cover entirely.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes.
  7. Cut and serve!
Notes
Note: This recipe is neither Phase 1 or 2 because of the small amount of sorghum flour in the Namaste flour. You can make this a phase 1 recipe by substituting the Namaste flour with:
½ cup almond flour
½ cup brown rice flour
½ cup tapioca flour

 

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