Tuna Patties

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and honestly, I have no real good excuse. Most of it was pure procrastination. But don’t worry, I’ll get better! After all, there’s always room for improvement.

To those of you who check up on my blog from time to time to see if I’m alive, thank you. I really appreciate that. It’s the small things.

I’ve decided the perfect post to break the silence is a recipe post! And something easy and somewhat quick. Great for busy moms, college students or people in general who like alternative burger options that don’t consist of beef, chicken, turkey or pork.

I would highly recommend making this on a George Foreman grill or whatever counter grill you may have. From my experience with this particular recipe, they don’t cook well in a skillet on the stove. (They tend to fall apart.)

This is a favorite recipe with my family and I’m hoping if you try it, you would like it, too! Fresh ingredients are great and make these patties so delicious! However, if you do not have fresh ingredients or don’t have the time to wash and chop veggies, can goods are just as good.

So, now here’s the recipe.

You will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 can of tuna
  • Italian bread crumbs or crushed saltine crackers. (Just pour as much needed to make the patties hold together with the egg.)
  • 1 can of black beans (strained)
  • 1 can of corn (strained)
  • 1/2 of green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small can of sliced mushrooms strained (or 5 or 6 white or Bella mushrooms sliced and diced)
  • half a stalk of diced scallions (green onions)
  • tablespoon of minced garlic
  • dash of garlic salt, pepper, onion powder & basil. (I like to add a little Old Bay seasoning and cayenne pepper powder for a little zing!) But it’s just as good without the spicy stuff.

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Once you have all your ingredients in a bowl, mix it well and form tennis ball-like balls. If the mixture is sticking too much to your hands, add more breadcrumbs.

Place your tuna balls onto the grill and let them cook for about 5-10 mins. (or until it’s as crispy as you want it to be.) Sidenote: the inside will be a little mushier than the rest of the pattie itself, but it’s cooked! Trust me and still delicious!

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Garnish the pattie however you like! For me, I like adding fresh spinach leaves and mustard. And pepper jack cheese goes great on it as well! But go wild!

And that’s it! Simple! Great quick dinner, awesome leftovers for lunch and filling! Don’t let my size fool you, I can really put down some food! But I can only eat 3 of these and I’ll be full for the rest of the night. That’s a great problem to have.

Please, try it! And if there’s something you would like to add or maybe you can solve my problem with the patties sticking to a frying pan, feel free to comment, email or subscribe! 😀

Until next time: keep it simple, sweetie! 😉

Food fetish: Juliana’s crepes and coffee



It’s no secret that I am always looking for an awesome new place to get some delicious food. I’m even more so always on the look out for a great cup of java! Which brings no surprise why I stumbled upon this little gem. On a humid rainy day, I drove around the streets of Inman park looking for coffee to fight off a bad case of the sleepies. My 3-year-old was with grandma, so it was just my 7 months old and I. After driving past the great Krog Street market, I saw what appeared to be a red and white sign nestled in between two branches. It looked like a small intimate building with a small bistro table & two chairs. The sign read “Juliana’s crepes and coffee”. What could be better than something sweet? I parked on the side of the street and carried my son along the uneven cobblestone sidewalk. When I entered the building I was greeted by a nice young 20 something gentleman letting me know they close at 4. (It was 3:50 pm. Oops) I was going to leave at first but decided to buy something so I’m not wasting this guys time. I honestly never had a real crepe before so this was kind of exciting. I asked what the favorites of most were. Apparently, everyone loves Nutella. I ended up going with the Apple caramel crepe and omg was it delicious!! It had fresh sliced granny smith apples stuffed inside a thin crisp crepe smothered in caramel, dusted with powdered sugar, hot off the skillet. Something so simple yet flavorful. I live for flavor! For the size and price, I would say it was well worth it. I ordered my crepe to-go since the guy was trying to close up shop. As far as in coffee, they only had one option and one blend of coffee. Regular old drip coffee courtesy of Dancing Goats coffee. (I’ll be going there soon.)


The atmosphere of this little eclectic joint was like most local coffee houses- quite, quaint & cozy, which I love. I could tell by the concrete floors, stone walls, and the old furniture that it was an old building which adds to its charm. I would say it’s somewhat kid friendly. I didn’t see any high chairs or anything there to keep kids occupied but for an early dessert or brunch kind of thing, I would recommend. Might make a cute date place. They also sold local jams or preservatives on the shelves on the walls. I thought that was nice. With a very limited menu of just specialty crepes, tea, and coffee, you’ll basically go there for just crepes. I highly recommend trying this place! Parking isn’t the best (side street parking) but great for in and out a quick bite. It’s local and I’m all about supporting local business. I think it would be a great place for travelers as well because it’s in the midst of one of Atlanta’s oldest and historic neighborhoods.

If you live in or around Atlanta, try to stop by. If you’re visiting, make a trip there. You won’t be sorry.

775 Lake Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307