Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Homemade Veggie Burger

After a nice long Memorial Day weekend, I was exhausted (too much sun & too many margaritas). So I took the easy way out with today's lunchbox and just cooked up the last homemade veggie burger that I had in the freezer. I actually made a BUNCH of these things from the recipe at Bunnyfoot's blog on Thursday and took them with me to the campground this weekend. I ended up feeding several of them to some omnivores and even they liked them. Of course, I jazzed them up with Vegenaise, lettuce, pickle, tomato and onion. For the lunchbox today though, I was just in the mood for a pickle.

I doubled the batch and made several veggie burgers and then wrapped them individually in plastic wrap and froze them. Then all I had to do to prepare them was defrost them really quickly in the microwave and throw them in a skillet for a few minutes to brown them up real nice on the outside since they're really already cooked when you bake them initially. I poured on lots of vegan Worcestershire sauce and Montreal Steak Seasoning while grilling them just to make them taste extra yummy.

This is the same recipe that I was tinkering around with a couple of months ago when I got all stirred up and said that I was going to mess around with the recipe until I perfected it into the perfect veggie burger recipe. Well, needless to say, I haven't done that yet. There's just not enough hours in a day, you know. They really are yummy just the way they are though, so I really enjoyed them this weekend, as did everyone else who tried them.

While I was eating them this weekend though, I started wondering if it was really worth it to spend all that time making veggie burgers when a nice grilled Portobello cap probably would have been just as good. Maybe I'll try that next weekend.

Anyway, to go with my burger, I just brought along some french fries that I baked up in the oven. And then I've got a Cashew Cookie Larabar for dessert.

Needless to say, I didn't lose any more weight this week. I ate too much during the holiday weekend. I have been keeping up with my walking though, so I haven't gained any back, but if I want to lose more weight, and get down to my goal of 185, then I'm going to have to start cutting back. So I'm still at 197 lbs. with a total weight loss so far of 28 lbs. I guess I've just gotten too comfortable with my eating since I lost that initial weight. I may need to start counting Weight Watchers Points again or something. At any rate, there's no new weight loss to report, but no gain either.

So I guess that does it for Tuesday's post. I can't decide if I want to pack the lunchbox tomorrow or go out and eat because I just discovered a new restaurant here in town and I couldn't believe that it existed right here. If I end up going there tomorrow I'll share it here on the blog because the fact that a restaurant like this is located around here where I live just blows my mind. I'm pretty sure that I'd like to try it out tomorrow, so brace yourself. :o)

I hope everybody had a great weekend. See you back here tomorrow!


Mel said...

man, that looks good! I want a burger now, instead of my sandwich for lunch! :D

Avery said...

That burger looks amazing!!! I'm definately gonna try that recipe!

I also enjoy Lara Bars but I always get the cherry pie flavor.

Tracy said...

Hey kenny, I wouldn't worry too too much about the weight loss..with summer just around the corner I'm sure it will drop off. Everyone seems to move more and eat more salad in the summer.
And those veggie burgers- I love those suckers too! When I make them here, even the die-hard meat lover like them.

bazu said...

What a perfectly appropriate post-Memorial day lunchbox!

Ann said...

What a great recipe!

sunkenrags said...

Wow! So I'm sitting around after having attempted to make vegan sloppy joes that weren't too bad. I just think I used too much tomato paste. Anywho, the point is, I googled "vegan sloppy joes" to see if anyone had a better recipe and your blog was the first result and also, OH MY GOD, you live in Johnson City. I just moved here about a month ago and thought I would die 'cause it would be all barbeque and pickled pigs ears. I'm not the only one! weee!!!!