As a rule, I hate veggie burgers. I like the ones I make from scratch with beans…maybe I should post that recipe soon…but I just want convenience sometimes, just like everyone else.
Too many times I have been to a BBQ, subjected to eat crappy veggie burgers (wrapped in foil and then grilled on the grill) just to fit in and experience the whole BBQ ambiance. What can I say? I am a sucker for tradition, but a fuss ass when it comes to food. See previous entry about my hatred of mayo. However, today my life has changed and that is because of Amy’s Kitchen Bistro Burgers. These are delicious, vegan, and gluten free, for those of you who suffer from celiac. This is by far, the most delicious veggie burger I have ever put in my mouth, hands down. I found these in Target, when I went to buy ginger beer. I will come back to the ginger beer later. Anyway, I didn’t want to do a large grocery shopping, but I wanted something for tonight, so I picked these up and I am glad I did. Because I didn’t want to grocery shop, I am also out of bread. So how am I to eat my burger you say? Well, I decided to whip up some avocado spread to spread on top of the burger.
I had two tiny avocados that were just ripe to be used. I am out of tomatoes, so no guacamole for me. What’s a pugnacious veg to do? When in doubt, Sambal Oelek can usually fix anything. So, I mashed up the two avocados, cut up one green onion, shook in some lemon juice, and stirred in about a healthy tablespoon of Sambal Oelek. This was absolutely delicious. Sorry for no photos, kids, it was too tasty and I devoured it. But, if you can find Sambal Oelek at your local Asian market or if you have some on hand, I highly suggest you try this. You won’t be disappointed.
Okay, so back to the ginger beer. For the longest time, I didn’t really like ginger beer, as I am not a big fan of soda. But, I had a Grey Mule at a local place and really enjoyed it. I have some vodka that I would like to use up, so I decided that I will mix up some Moscow Mules. I bought the Archer Farms ginger beer, which I have never had. I hope it is good. I do enjoy Archer Farms Blood Orange Italian soda occasionally, so it should be tasty. But, since I was researching ginger beer online this morning (am I the only one who researches food?) I found a recipe to make my own. I would love to try to make it myself. Have you made it? Any tips?
Well gang, I need to do some house cleaning, so I will say good night for now. Until we meet again, have a great day and keep cooking!