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Burgers & Beer: Not Just Veggies Veggie Burger

A non-meat burger doesn't have to be a dice fest.

Veggie Burgers for Dummies:-)

Noooooo, not really for dummies! Those that make their own veggie burgers are chefs who cook with passion and flavor. And they want to know exactly what’s IN the burger they’re eating. (Sorry beef lovers, but you don’t know what’s in that all beef patty really).

The title was actually inspired by the chef who is the inspiration behind the recipe, Beverly Lynn Bennett, and her book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living.  (We all have to start somewhere, right?). I first saw the recipe in Veg News magazine in the July/August issue. (I highly recommend you subscribe to Veg News— a perfect way to gain exposure to the ways of the meatless population).

I wanted to feature a veggie burger recipe with fewer ingredients that didn’t have you chopping and dicing as much. Yet all the recipes I am featuring in my Burgers & Beer series must be hearty. A “manly burger” without all the greasy fat and cholesterol.

Let this diva sing with only simple toppings like roasted red pepper and greens.

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Maple Tempeh Open Faced Sandwich

Open faced is another word for over flow.

Whole grain, low-fat protein, antioxidants galore!

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Burgers & Beer: Ultramarathon Burger & Wasabi Potatoes

If this burger is good fuel for Ultramarathoner, Scott Jurek, then think what it might do for the rest of us.

Scott Jurek’s Lentil-Mushroom Burgers

In Scott Jurek’s book, Eat & Run, reviewed in my Under the Covers book series this week, this famous ultramarathoner shares many of his favorite recipes. Unlike a few other vegan athletes, Scott’s recipes are doable for the average Joe. Not “over the top” with weird ingredients that you identify with another species:).

I hope to share many of his good eats with you. Jurek emphasizes that protein is not synonymous with meat. Not only will you improve your health, reduce your likelihood of disease, but you may actually improve your athletic performance on a plant based diet. Scott Jurek did. This is one recipe that is as “meaty” as you can get for a vegan entree.

Chow down brothers and sisters! After your run, of course!

Served here open faced on a slice of crusty garlic bread

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Burgers & Beer: Guy Fieri’s Loaded Veggie Burger

Color and crunch and a whole lotta nutrition in one burger.

Guy Fieri’s Veggie Patties

Host of Food Network’s extremely popular show, Diner’s Drive-In’s and Dives, Guy Fieri is a television sensation. I’m fascinated by a show that glamorizes food that can kill you. Not a quick “kick the bucket” either. But a slow, disease ridden, artery clogging, gasping for breath because you’re morbidly obese kind of death. These producers are masters at making you salivate over poison.

The good news is Guy Fieri isn’t always about mile high hamburgers or chicken fried steak. He’s just as charismatic about his damn good veggie burger!

 

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The Cookbook That Transformed My Life

This cookbook taught me how to prepare great meals without all the unhealthy fat.

My spin on a Vegan Pot Pie- Yummy!

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Chipotle Lime Chick’n Gardein

Meatless meat that has Ellen DeGeneres and others turning cartwheels.

Corn Tortilla Tacos

I can’t rave enough about the Gardein brand of meatless deliciousness! A great option for compassionate foodies who want to eat more humanely but love their meat! Read more

“Breakfast in Bed” for Dad- Whole Grain Chocolate Waffles

Not too heavy. Not too sweet. Best 100% whole grain waffles ever!

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Field Roast Bonanza- Great Products for Meat(less) Eaters

Try Field Roast Grain products and you won't miss the meat.

With a hint of apple sage flavor

There is a great deal of controversy over the use of faux meat products amongst those who advocate a plant based diet. Here’s my take on it. Read more

Asian Skinny Noodles with Garlic Vegetable Medley

Vegan doesn't mean deprivation

Serve me this over Chinese take-out any day!
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Smoked Tofu Fajitas

Smoked tofu is amazing and lifts fajitas to a new level!

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