Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Veggie Burgers, Cauliflower and Stuffed Zucchini

Every issue of Cooking Light has a section called "Inspired Vegetarian". I've found some killer recipes there. In the April issue, that section was all Indian-inspired dishes. That pretty much rules as far as I'm concerned. Last night, I chose a couple of the recipes to try. One of them was for veggie burgers. The bulk of them is made up of chickpeas and potatoes. They also have carrots, onion, lots of cilantro and other spices. I knew they would need some sort of dressing, so I bought some hot mango chutney. I mixed the chutney with Vegenaise pretty much half and half. I spread some of that in a pita, stuffed in some baby romaine, the burger, and some red onions. So good. So freaking good. Best veggie burger I've had in a good while. (Oh, the recipe says to mix it all up and keep it in the fridge for at least 8 hours. Of course, I didn't notice that until I got the whole thing mixed up, and planned on eating dinner in an hour or so. I put it in the freezer for about an hour. I had no problems with the mixture holding together or anything.)

I also made some Roasted Manchurian Cauliflower from the same issue of CL. It was just out-of-control. No other way to describe it, really. I can't recommend it enough. Anyone reading this should plan on making it. Right now.

Tonight, I made some zucchini stuffed with millet, tomatoes, kalamata olives and capers. I came across the recipe in VWaV. Pretty simple, and pretty good. Not great, but good.

Sleek said that the veggie burger/cauliflower meal was the best meal he's had in a long time. So, I think I'll be making that one again in the next couple of weeks. It really was ridiculous. Oh, here's something cute...Yesterday, Julian came in the kitchen and got a handful of grapes. He headed for the back door and said he was going to make some "homemade raisins." A little while later, I look out on the deck and see this:


rebecca said...

heeheee! Homemade raisins! Too cute!

SleekPelt said...

Here's the thing to do for anybody reading: stop whatever you're doing and make these veggie burgers and the cauliflower. If it's absolutely not practical for you to do this right now, then at least plan on it the next time you make a grocery list. This might be the best food the DM has ever made.