Glimpses of Summer: Veggie Burgers at Centennial
Spring is getting back into her groove. The days are slowly warming up and the sun has been hanging around longer and longer throughout the evening with each passing week. Monday was a "busy" day. we headed out to Vancouver to deliver product and visit with a client. I was up early to get our usual morning routine out of the way before packing up and driving into Van. by the time we crawled back in traffic and arrived back home, i was zonked. it doesn't take that much these days... it was a BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL day. the car was about 18 degrees and i wanted more. i wanted to head straight to the beach but knew dinner needed to be done first. that, and the only thing i was craving was a really fantastic veggie burger. i found one via thefirstmess (the same amazing gal that created Warm Kale Salad with Quinoa and Balsamic Beets)
the recipe wasn't over my head, but i was half collapsed into a heap on the counter as i tried to decide whether i was physically capable of the challenge. i've been up and down a couple of times this week and on top of running around and juggling projects, i was struggling to find any energy, never mind enough energy to bang out a new recipe with multiple steps in time to get to the beach before sunset. with a few modifications, i pumped them out and they are a definite winner! a definite addition to our box of favourites! these vegetarian gluten-free babies actually LOOK like they are red meat at first glance but they are filled with power ingredients including quinoa, brown rice, walnuts, sunflower seeds, shredded carrots and beets, and spinach! it is the beets that lend its rich regal colour to these patties!
the patties were the hard part. the rest was a breeze. i packed the hot sauce and the rest of the fixings along with our chopping board and knife so we could rush out to the beach.
flip flops kicked off, chloe is in her zone
kevin and moses quickly gathered the makings for a bonfire
i'd be in a gutter if it wasn't for this amazing guy
his mini me is shaping up to be just as dependable and sweet
i got straight to work peeling and slicing the fixings
the recipe called for butter lettuce but there was none at the grocery store
Here is the original recipe. My changes/modifications are noted throughout.
If you have a little extra time on the weekend, give these patties a try!