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Quinoa burgers

March 5, 2022 8:22 AM

Some of my co-workers mentioned a food blog called Half Baked Harvest and when I hear good things about a food blog, I have to check it out. I've been scrolling through all her recipes deciding on one to make, and I settled on these quinoa burgers, which is kind of a complicated first recipe to try, but I still had quinoa from who-knows-when and I really wanted to use that up.

The recipe also called for making some caramelized onions and sweet potato fries. I love caramelized onions so I was all for that, and I also love sweet potato fries, but this was already getting too involved, so I just bought frozen fries. Plus I also decided to fry up some bacon.

Two quinoa burgers topped with cheese, as well as caramelized onions, bacon, and sweet potato fries on the side
We added a cloth because I said "I feel like this needs something green"

Bacon?! Doesn't that defeat the purpose of a veggie burger?

Hey, my goal wasn't to make a veggie burger. It was to use up the rest of the quinoa. And I want my burger to taste good. The bacon added some nice texture to this.

Closeup of two quinoa burgers with various toppings
This is what I meant when I said it needed something green

Not that the burger tasted bad without the bacon. This came out surprisingly well and had plenty of flavor. The shredded cheese that melted into a gooey blob with crispy edges was a really nice touch. I always thought that getting sliced cheese is better for a burger, but no, definitely go for shredded and sprinkle the cheese all over, making sure some of it spills off the patty to create extra crispy cheese pieces.

I even took the time to sauté more onions and fry an over easy egg during lunch on a workday just so I could fully enjoy my last burger.

Closeup of a quinoa burger (with top bun off) with my laptop in the background
I know, I burned this one a little

Closeup of a quinoa burger, fully assembled
Still delicious, though

Closeup of a quinoa burger, after taking a bite out of it, causing the yolk to spill out
Look at that YOLK

No hectic or busy workday is going to stop me from putting together a delicious gourmet lunch.


Quinoa and tilapia

January 15, 2022 11:40 PM

So I just got back from visiting some family for a week, and my aunt decided to give me enough home cooked food for another week. In the mean time, I'll show some food that I made last spring that I barely remember.

Chickpea quinoa salad

This salad has chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes, feta, and quinoa! Look at how healthy I was. I actually still have that same bag of uncooked quinoa sitting in my pantry. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.

Tilapia

And here's a poorly taken photo of some tilapia I cooked. You know what I have in my freezer right now? Tilapia. I have no idea how long it's been in there.

Tilapia and salad

But at least I know what I'm going to do with my tilapia. Tacos. Once I get through all this food that my aunt packed for me.

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