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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Thirty Day Vegan...Day 15

Oh Snap!

These are tasty!

Found them at Whole Foods, thought we'd give them a try.

Yum. If I don't find the perfect "burger" in my pantry, and in my quest to make the perfect one, I can find something totally satisfying in my freezer.

Cooked them on our cast iron stove top griddle, popped them on buns with avocado slices, alfalfa sprouts and spinach.

Not just any buns. Rudis. Also at Whole Foods (T.J.'s has one or two of their products). These are tasty buns. (We ate the dinner roll version, cut the eggplant burger into smaller portions and had mini-"burgers". I haven't tried the actual full-size buns or bread yet, but we will since the dinner rolls are so tasty. They've got the texture and feel whole grain, but not cardboardy or sawdusty. If you click on the picture you go to their website where there is a $1 off coupon.

Nice that we are finding products that are something we can keep on hand for those nights where we just couldn't find the creativity to think ahead. And when the alternative is oatmeal for dinner, or a smoothie. Or when the thoughts of Applebees dance through our heads.

Cooking and creating is fun. Lots of fun. But finding something in the freezer that we feel good about eating is terrific, too.


Ms. Craftsalot said...

Hi Aunt Kelly, I just played catch up on this adventure of yours. Sounds interesting. Someday I'd like to try a few vegetarian type dishes, but I don't think Neal could ever survive any length on said Diet. He LIVES ON CHEESE!!! It's one of the main staples of his days. He seriously will sit down and eat a plate of it, melted. I like cheese too, but not that much! Ha! Anywho, if you need any delicious dessert type recipes, BabyCakes NYC, has some really good ones. I first saw the creator on Martha Stewart and then again when she had written her book. I bought the book with my SIL in mind who is allergic to Gluten. I gave the book to my MIL for her to try and never got it back to try for myself before it went to live with my SIL, but I think I got to taste some cookies my MIL had made when SIL was in town. They were good. The book also has recipes in it like cornbread. Someday I'll buy this book for myself. Anyway, I just thought I'd pass it along. Here's their web page: http://www.babycakesnyc.com/books.html

Kelly Klepfer said...

Thanks, Amanda.

I've found some pretty tasty sounding websites/blogs. But I have this stupid mental thing that forces me to tweak recipes. So the best I do is use them as a resource to fuel ideas. But. Cake is kind of a favorite thing. So the name ensures that I will be checking it out for sure. : ).