Hamburger Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette (Whole 30)

Back in October, my friend, ess, rescued this little beared dragon from a very neglectful situation. Reptiles have very specific things they need in their environment to be healthy. He didn’t have them.  He wasn’t being fed properly so he was starving and as a result was severely under weight. He didn’t have anything in his cage to rub on so there were wounds on his body where the shed skin he couldn’t rub off literally tore his skin.

Ess and I took the beared dragon, now named River, to the vet and discovered that River dodged the metabolic problems reptiles get when the don’t have a proper home environment but our little dude was still a sick little guy.  Bearded dragons have a fungus on their scales.  When they are healthy and have the things they need in their environment they  naturally keep this fungus in check.  River wasn’t healthy so the fungus was taking over. When the fungus gets to the stage it was with River it gets in the blood stream and is usually fatal.

Ess decided she wanted to try treating him.  We found out on Monday,  after 8 months of treatment and regular visits to the vet, River is now cured. He is completely healthy.  I could just cry.  I am so happy.

Hamburger Salad With Mustard Vinaigrette

Adapted From Paleo Scaleo

Beef Patties

1/2 lb ground beef

3 TBS lightly beaten egg

1/2 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp mustard powder

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 TBS almond flour

Salad

4 cups salad greens

2 roma tomatoes, sliced

1/4 small red onion, sliced

Dressing

4 TBS olive oil

1 TBS balsamic vinegar

2 tsp Dijon mustard

pinch salt and pepper

Combine the ground beef, egg and spices in a medium bowl. Using the hands, thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Add the 1 tablespoon of almond flour to the mixture and mix with your hands again. Divide the meat and shape into two patties. Use your thumb to make an dent in the middle of the patties. Place the patties in the fridge. Next, combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine, Place a skillet over medium-heat, once hot, place the patties in the in the pan. Cook 4-5 minutes per side or until the preferred doneness. Divide the greens between two plates. Top with tomatoes and onions, add a burger and drizzle with the mustard vinaigrette.

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