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