As a resolution or “goal” for this year, I had aspired to reduce the amount of meat that I eat on a regular basis. In the past couple of months, I have really started holding myself to that goal. I’ve introduced various new meals to my repertoire. I’ve begun purchasing tofu on a regular basis and I’m big, big, big on beans. Personally, I set this goal for myself for several reasons including health factors, a sustainable diet and some of the ethical issues with how a lot of the meat in this country is produced.
I’ve been dying to make some really delicious veggie burgers. I really don’t like the ones from the store, plus they’re expensive and not all that satisfying. One of my co-workers has a child who is a vegetarian. She cooks a lot of her food and one of the things that she talks about a lot is making mass quantities of veggie burgers. Thus, the craving that I’ve been having! I wanted to find something healthy, delicious and relatively easy to make. I searched around and ended up on a recipe from a blog that I frequent…… 101 cookbooks (Heidi has a new cookbook!) I modified the recipe only slightly to incorporate fresh parsley and cilantro from the farmers market.
Here are beauties in pictures.
I made a whole batch and froze over half of them so that I will have them for quick lunches and dinners. Rather than serving with a bun, I split them in half and put some baby lettuce, additional sprouts and a sprinkling of feta cheese in them. And I can attest that they are sooooooooooooooo yummy! If all of my new recipes taste this good, I should have no problem greatly reducing the amount of meat in my diet. Happy eating!