Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sunshine Burger & Fries

Today's lunchbox contains one of my favorite storebought veggie burgers, the Sunshine Burger. The only place I can find them where I live is at the health food store. They are in the freezer section and come packaged 3 to a box. They are a little more expensive than most veggie burgers, in my opinion, but they are also quite different than most veggie burgers. I first heard about these during a Vegan Freak podcast when they were speaking with a girl who had thrown a veggie burger tasting cookout and she cooked like 9 different types of veggie burgers for people to try. Well, the fact that the Sunshine Burger wasn't anyone's favorite, except HERS, plus the fact that Bob & Jenna referred to it as "that green veggie burger" got my attention. Of course, I was interested in trying it.

I purchased some shortly thereafter and I will admit, at first I didn't like it. But by the time I had gone through all 3 in the box I LOVED THEM. The only way that I can think to describe the flavor is maybe like what you would get if you squeezed a 20 pound bag of sunflower seeds down into a small pattie. They are full of sunflower seeds, and that is the dominant taste, which I happen to love. But I couldn't imagine eating them with any lettuce, tomato or condiments on them. I just like them plain. If you are interested in trying something new, something that's not just a typical old veggie burger, you might want to check out Sunshine Burgers. I think they are yummy.

Up top I've got some Ore-Ida French Fries. I just popped them in the toaster oven and baked them. I am trying to cut back on my sodium intake, and increase my potassium, so I sprinkled the fries with NO-SALT (it's potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride). I actually like the taste of the stuff better than regular table salt.

I had some broccoli in the fridge that was on it last legs so I chopped off the big tough stalks and ran them through the Cuisinart, using the shredding blade, and then made some yummy broccoli slaw out of it by adding some carrots, some pepper and some dressing that you can whip up really quick by just combining equal parts of Vegenaise and sugar. I mixed 4 Tbsp of each to make enough for the really small batch of slaw I was making. It's really delicious, and a great way to get rid of big broccoli stalks. In fact, it's better than slaw made from cabbage. YUM!

And finally, just in case there isn't enough potassium on my french fries, I threw in a Banana Cookie Larabar. There's a whole banana crammed into those two little squares, along with some dates and cashews. I just love Larabars and I always try to keep some on hand at home for times when I don't have anything else really handy to throw in the lunchbox for dessert.

Well, I guess that's lunch for today. Thanks for checking in and I will see you tomorrow. Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Randi said...

next time you make slaw, try adding a bit of cider vinegar and some celery seeds( not salt). I do this and leave out the sugar.

kennyboy said...

I will DEFINITELY do that. I love celery seeds in slaw. Why the heck didn't I do that?!?!?!?!

Thanks for reminding me, and letting me know how to get rid of the sugar.