I am a vegetarian. I do not miss meat. But I love still burgers.
Veggie burgers that is. I heart them.
It might be that veggie burgers are merely a vehicle for pickles, piles of lettuce and sliced tomato. Whatever the reason – veggie burgers rock my world.
On my 7 mile run today I tried to come up with something to make for dinner. I attempted to recall what was in my fridge – 3 miles from home – as I blew by the grocery store.
I am embarrassed to say that I totally flunked out of Dinner Planning 101. I might plan one meal in my head as I roam the produce section and recklessly throw jicama’s into my shopping cart.
(Spell check thinks that jicama is not a word and when I right click the red underlined “jicama’s” for spelling suggestions it is offering me “Jamaican’s”. Do I recklessly throw Jamaican’s into my shopping cart? I don’t think so. Get a clue spell check.)
So where was I? Oh yes… hmmm… what’s in the fridge? What’s in the fridge?
Ohhh looky looky it’s not a cookie!
Why does this picture make me think dirty thoughts? Maybe because I haven’t washed the beet yet? Probably.
OK a beet. Now what.
An email! This was buried deep in the recesses of my mind as well as the recesses of my inbox. My loving mother sent this along a month ago, shortly after I declared my new found love of beets.
Susan’s recipe called for roasted beets. Me, Dinner Planning School Drop Out, didn’t have the patience to wait an hour for my beets to roast – so I steamed them instead.
Who wants to a watch a block of extra firm tofu do the tango with my steamed beets?
I’m totally going to make this next year for an April Fools Day Party. Bring a dish to pass? Why sure! I’ve got a Raspberry Cream Pie recipe that you’ll just LOVE!
Beets and Tofu? Check and check.
Nutritional yeast, chili powder, ground flax? Salt? Garlic?
Check x 5.
For whatever reason I forgot soy sauce, omitted the onion and added some cumin. I also added a couple of tablespoons of whole wheat flour because it seemed a little runny to me.
I plopped my purple piles on a pan and prayed they’d peel off.
Baked at 350 for 30 minutes along side some sliced sweet potatoes.
Totally different, but very edible! I’m not sure I’d add this to a future dinner plan (but I think I’ve already established that’s not likely to happen anytime soon…) but for dinner on a whim? I liked it!
The beet burger money shot. Shoot! I should have started this post with this picture and lead you to believe I was going to eat a raw beef burger for dinner!
Oh well. I guess I’ll save that joke for next year. On April 1st.