Beef Kefta Patties

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figure posing classThe ball is rolling! Yesterday I had my very first posing session. For figure class, that is. I’ve done plenty of sessions for bikini class but figure is a completely different animal. There’s a lot less prancing and a lot more tensing and holding of poses.

Not just normal tensing and holding, but bend in the most uncomfortable position and hold it for minutes at a time without looking like you’re breathing or tipping over on 5 inch stripper heels. Isn’t that a mouthful? But look how tall it makes me look!

bruised foot

Who would have thought prancing might actually be my preferring posing method? Just kidding. Sorta. I remember being backstage as the figure competitors finished up and came off stage. All of them were out of breath and sweaty from the effort.

After last night’s session, I see why and this was just the tip of the iceberg! Today my feet hurt, my back hurts, and I’m walking funny. I even have bruises on my feet from just the first session and clicking my foot into a T pose a bazillion times. My feet need to man up here for sure.

I’ve been given plenty of homework to do before the next session. I wisely scheduled that visit 2 weeks from now instead of just a week. Once again I’ll be wearing the heels at work to practice as well as walking proud down the halls with my shoulders back, head up and smile smile. Oh what you miss out on not working with me. 😉

Beef Kefta Patties  Beef Kefta Patties

  • 16 oz lean ground beef (I used 93/7)
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Heat your grill to medium heat or turn on the broiler for your oven. Combine all of the ingredients and mix together well. Form into 4 equal sized patties.

Grill or place under the broiler for about 3 minutes on each side until they reach your desired degree of doneness. Just like you would burgers except these are exotic kefta burgers/patties.

Makes 4 patties at approximately 165 calories each. I served ours with a salad of sliced cucumber tossed with rice vinegar, lemon juice, cracked pepper, and parsley and pita triangles.

Did you like how I threw in the random recipe? I love a great Middle Eastern meal. When you combine that meal with a version of hamburgers, I’m in heaven.

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