We have been cooking and eating some good things this week, but I have no way to prove it. Ken and I have been trying to hit the gym after work, which means we haven't been eating dinner until after 9PM. As you can imagine, this has made us lean towards more quick-fix type of meals. It also means that food photos have been sucking due to the lack of natural light. So how should I remedy that? Why, steal some random photo from the internet, of course!
Random photo not taken by me:
The one quick recipe of note I made this week was the Cucumber Tomato Toss from The Everyday Vegan. A very summer-filled dish isn't really ideal in February, but hey. We do manage to stay in pretty good tomatoes year round here in Georgia. In fact, it's been in the upper 60F during the day most all week! But anyway.
The salad was very delicious. It's like it was created especially for my palette. Chopped cucumbers and tomatoes were tossed with lime juice, balsamic vinegar, basil, and a few other spices to make a perfect side dish to go along with our veggie burgers. It's like we had a winter picnic! Ha.
Speaking of veggie burgers, what is your favorite way to eat this stereotypical vegetarian dish? We like to be quick and easy by making thin patties from a roll of Gimme Lean, covering them with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and pan frying them. They're high protein, and fat-free, until you fry them in oil. This is one of Ken's favorite things to eat. I also have a soft spot in my heart for the Fantastic Foods Nature's Burger dry mix. These were the first veggie burgers I ate back fourteen years ago, when other packaged veggie burgers were yet to be available.
But what do you do? Do you make your own burgers from grains, beans, etc? Do you buy frozen patties? What's your favorite kind?