I am shamelessly addicted to homemade veggie burgers for 3 reasons:
- They’re super easy to make. Some recipes are a little time-consuming, but they rarely require any technique more complicated than “mash all these things together in a bowl,” which is fun.
- They’re mega healthy. Veggie burgers can be made with anything from beans to quinoa to rice to lentils to cauliflower (or any combination of these things). They’re basically piles of veggies formed into patties. So good for you.
- The biggest reason of all? They are DELICIOUS. Seriously, it’s amazing how much flavor you can pack into these things. Served with melted cheese, a simple flavored mayo, and sweet potato fries, I could happily eat them every day of the week (and sometimes I do!).
Want to try crafting your own delish veggie burgers at home? Click on the gallery above for 10 mouthwatering recipes, many of which are vegan and/or gluten-free!
Toast! It’s not just for breakfast! I am of the opinion that more often than not, toasting a piece of bread makes it better. And slathering on some sort of mix of toppings makes it a meal. The next time you’re hungry but feeling too lazy to cook anything crazy, whip up one of these super simple and delicious toast — crostini if you’re nasty — recipes.
…including Chocolate Stout Cherry Pie, Coconut Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tequila Soaked Watermelon Salsa, Brown Ale, Cheddar, and Bacon Mac & Cheese, and Cabernet Chocolate Truffles. Get the recipes over at theBERRY…
Do you love spaghetti but find twirling it makes you sleepy?
Well never fear, you can now burn even fewer calories while you eat massive amounts of carbs, thanks to inventor Bob Balow and his Spaghetti-Pasta-Noodle Fork. Bob’s site says it’s “EASY & FUN. the Pasta Fork is for EatingYOUR Spaghetti or Noodles!” (As opposed to eating the pasta of someone else?) Read more on TruTV…
I’m not sure we should be encouraging anyone to put firecrackers in their mouth (I’m sure there was a 2001 episode of “Jackass” that already did that), but if you are yearning to munch on a firework without, you know, dying, you might want to whip up a batch of these firecracker cupcakes. They don’t just look like the real thing — they’re also filled with Pop Rocks to cause a mini explosion in your mouth. How festive! Happy 4th of July! [She Knows via Neatorama]
Dear Cookie Butter,
I wasn’t aware of your existence until I was standing in line at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and noticed a display of jars with a sign that said “LIMIT TWO PER CUSTOMER.” I went to investigate but was stopped by a middle-aged man with a handlebar mustache wearing a Gryffindor t-shirt. Apparently sensing my curiosity, he held his hand up and shook his head. “You don’t want to buy that,” he said ominously.
“Why?” I asked. “What is it?”
“It’s cookie butter,” he said, “and once you start buying it, you will never stop.” Keep reading »