Though a homemade veggie burger always tastes better than the packaged kind, there are some packaged veggie burgers that I like. Off the top of my head, I am a fan of:
• Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patties
• Morningstar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Patties
• Morningstar Farms Sausage Patties
• Morningstar Farms Chik’n Patties
• Boca Chik’n Patties
Yes, I know that these are like the fast food of the package veggie burger world with an ingredient list a mile long with all sorts of weird crap, but I like them and they’re easy. I will often put one on top of a salad for some extra protein at lunch.
So, when I saw some new flavor of Boca burgers that advertised that they only had 2 Weight Watchers points (normally the sort of veggie burgers I buy have 4), I grabbed them. I should have known better.
This was quite possibly the worst veggie burger I’ve ever had or at least had in a long time. Bleh. No wonder they are only two points. Two points of disgusting.
In order to remedy my bad veggie burger experience, I decided to go the homemade route and made Green Curry Veggie Burgers with Black Beans and Walnuts. Much more than two points each, but worth it. I halved the recipe, which made four patties. They were a little hard to cook because they were so soft and they broke apart very easily, but they were really tasty.
They’re not the prettiest thing, but neither is the pre-packaged kind.
What’s your favorite pre-packaged veggie burger?
Though summer doesn’t technically begin for another week, it’s gotten HOT here in Atlanta. It’s like we totally skipped spring and went from a long winter straight to summer. I’m okay with it though, because it means that we can finally eat our dinners outside on our new deck. (Post about the new deck to come – I’m going to get Jason to write it because he is much more knowledgable about it all.)
First up and this was probably from last weekend, but I’m getting behind in my blogging, a Thai Tofu Sandwich. Apparently Health magazine (where the recipe is from) is using some sort of stock image for this sandwich, because their picture clearly has tomatoes and mayo on it, neither of which are in the recipe. Weird, but the sandwich was really good. It tasted like a Banh Mi sandwich. Yum.
And bonus, I made a bunch of them and Jason and I took them to work for lunches. I’m actually not a big sandwich for lunch person, but I did enjoy this one. And now I want a real Banh Mi.
Another day this week, we cut up a bunch of veggies for a chopped Mexican style salad.
I’m not linking to the recipe for the dressing because I didn’t think it was so great, but the salad is pretty, no?
Murphy’s been enjoying our outdoor meals too, in the shade of our hydrangea bush.
And that’s all I’ve got for now. Happy Friday!
Posted in Cooking
Though I’m no chef, I do cook a lot, usually picking out at least three new recipes a week to try. The ones I like, you see here on this blog. The ones I don’t, you usually don’t see. And while the ones that you do see are good, every once in a while I’ll make something that is like OMG good.
I know. You have no idea what this is.
I used this recipe for tempeh chimichurri but substituted tofu. My tofu looks really dense because I pressed it in a tofu press for like 24 hours. (Side note: I have tried and tried to like tempeh and just don’t. I give up. It’s bitter.)
I kind of wanted to bathe in this chimichurri. It was so good. The tofu took a long time to marinate, but it was worth it because it was really flavorful. Plus, if you didn’t feel like waiting, you could always use the chimichurri on other stuff. It’s not really evident in the pictures, but I put it on top of the broccoli too. So good. Though if you don’t like cilantro (sorry Margaret), you probably aren’t going to feel the same way I do about this stuff.
What’s the last REALLY good thing you’ve made?