Happy Wednesday! Last night for supper I made Melomeals 3 Ingredient Bean Burgers and HH's Breaded Zucchini Sticks. Melody's bean burger recipe can be found here. These are some great tasting burgers to make when you are in a hurry and don't have the time to chop up lots of veggies. For the beans, I used a can of kidney beans and a can of vegetarian beans. Lindsay's recipe for the Breaded Zucchini Sticks can be found here. These were so good! Way better than the deep fried version that I usually make. Instead of making my own bread crumbs, I used some store bought whole wheat ones that I had in the pantry. Also, her recipe says to cook them for 15-20 minutes, which may be great for most people, but we didn't feel like they were done enough for us. I ended up cooking them for 30 plus minutes and then turning on the broiler to slightly brown the top. I could have made my meal off the these alone!
Those pickles you see on my plate are some of my homemade pickles. :o) My mom (my food critic) said they tasted good, but they weren't crispy like they were supposed to be (eyes rolling). I knew they probably wouldn't be crispy from most of the reviews that I read before I made them, but hey....at least she said they tasted good...right? :o) Most of the foods that I like, she doesn't like now. She says I make things too spicy for her. It's funny how things have changed since I've become a vegan. I like all kinds of things now and love trying new foods. I find that my mom only eats a few select foods, and isn't so gung ho on trying new things. I guess you could say that she is set in her ways at the age of 82. It's funny how the roles have gotten reversed trough the years. I never wanted to try anything new when I was a kid. I only liked certain things and that was it, but she would always try to get me to try them....sorta like I do her now. ;)
Kroger had there Larabar's on sale this past week buy 10 for $10. Well, you know I had to take advantage of that, so I bought 10. I searched for the blueberry muffin flavor, but it wasn't to be found, but I did come across this pecan pie bar. I used to love pecan pie in my pre veg days, so I was pretty excited to try it. When you open it, it smells exactly like a pecan pie. I don't know that it really taste like pecan pie, but it's very good.