TCU Frankfurters with Veggie Confetti
To all the Horned Frogs out there, this one’s for you!
TCU (Texas Christian University) joins the Big 12 this year! In honor of our Horned Frogs (my daughter included), I created a ballgame hot dog suitable for serving in the Founder’s suite of the new stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
Leave the mustard and ketchup in the fridge. This dog has class:) and may be better served on a silver platter.
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.
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!