|Engine 2 Veggie Burgers from Whole Foods|
Taste was good, but they didn't microwave too well
This is Week 2 of the Engine 2 Diet 28-Day Challenge. I'm doing great, even managing to stay away from chocolate, a minor miracle. My energy level is high, and my jeans are fitting better. I've been trying to put a little pizzazz into our menu and attempting some new dishes. One of those new recipes was to finally make some homemade veggie burgers. I don't know why I never tried before, they were so easy. The Engine 2 Veggie Burger is more of a process than a recipe. The full instructions are at the bottom of this post. It is extremely adaptable and can go in so many different directions.
My version went in a Russian direction. At first I just was going simple with:
cooked brown rice
smashed garbanzo beans
sauteed carrots, celery and onions
Then at the last bit I decided to go for the gold and add some pickled red cabbage. They did smell a bit strong while they were baking, but they turned out great. They almost tasted like potato pancakes, without the potatoes if that's possible. I can't wait to try these with all kinds of variations: Tex-Mex, Italian, Greek, All-American. And with all this healthy eating, I just may be able to land that Triple Toe Loop.
|The pickled red cabbage was a last minute addition to the mix.|
|Putin the oven. Get it? Putin, Russian Olympic Burgers?|
|Be artistic with the mustard, it shows your love.|
|This judge preferred the Costco brand.|