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Veganmofo: Selection of Quick meal tips: Frozen Burgers

Being a student sometimes bringing cooking to a back burner, I won’t get into a post about the various levels of terrible junk I consume in the guise of ‘diner’ most evenings (maybe another post). But I found a selection of easy, under 30 minutes to whip up meals which I’ve enjoyed over the past few weeks.

The key to quick and easy meals is timing, multitasking and sometimes convenience food. Ok, so you going to grab that frost bitten veggie burger and pull a sesame seed bun out of the freezer, again. No big deal, take a few extra steps and it can really make the difference.

Tips for burgers from the freezer:

  • Marinade or sauce it. Glaze your frozen patty in a thick, maybe sweet BBQ sauce, or Plum Sauce. Raid your condiment shelf for inspiration.
  • Take the time to pre-heat the cast iron or use a grill. Sure, it’s a frozen burger but it’ll taste better grilled or seared properly.
  • Toppings. Avoid the urge to squirt ketchup and call it a day. Mix it up with salsa, veggies, fruit (grilled pineapple!), chutney or some fancier pickles/sauces from the local market. Even adding lettuces/tomato gives you something fresh and a nice contrast to the chewy burger texture.
  • Onions/Mushrooms. They fry up in minutes and can take the bruger experience to the next level.
  • TOAST YOUR BUNS. If you spend time on nothing else, crisp the inside of that bun.

The little Darling featured  below may appear simple with its no-name ketchup and mustard, but the secret lies in that big meaty chunk of purple heaven. A wide slice of onion, which I baked in the oven (directly on the rack) and then broiled just before the burger finished. Amazing.


Happy Mofo’ing!

Via the VeganMofo Twitter Account: Has a Non-Vegan Ever Cooked For you


This isn’t the most inspiring of posts, but the tweet caught my interest and maybe it’s love but I’ve been pretty touched by some minor efforts on behalf of my family and friends for their short-green-haired-vegan.

The most recent meal cooked for me by a non-vegan was from my lover A. It wasn’t fancy, heck it wasn’t healthy or balanced, but it was really sweet (for me anyway). Coming from a 20’something guy who doesn’t cook and eats Kraft dinner out of the pot for himself the effort was nice.

Ok, no more lies, the big seller is I just really, really love potatoes. He wound up baking us both up some potatoes which we ate with a variety of pickles he has stashed about his apartment. At the time I was staying with him and his roommate because I was homeless, going through a super rough time, not eating much (because I was a) couch surfing and b) low on $). So having a full stomach and eating with someone (who did all the cooking) was a nice change.

If I recall correctly, it was baked potatoes, bread and butter pickled vegetables, dill pickles and some pickled beets possibly with minute maid mix-from frozen juice. It wasn’t glamorous, but sometimes being taken care of by someone (despite their abilities/usual tendencies) was really nice. There is no better way to care for someone or take care of them then to feed them. That’s my mind set anyway.

VeganMofo: Another short quirp, the magic of sprouts


Brussels Sprouts get a lot of flak, I find shredding them and frying them to crisp makes these tasty morsels come alive.

Great simple way to eat your greens

1 stock of Brussel sprouts, shredded
1 tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic
handful of sesame seeds
1 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper
cast iron pan preheated.

Saute garlic, then add sprouts in batches. Season, cook until starting to crisp.

Vegan Mofo V !!

That’s right kids, Vegan Mofo is back again! So gear up for the 2011 version of vegan internet food madness!http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

I’ll be back again this year and am hoping this blog-a-thon month (coming to an internet near you this October) will give me the boost I need to keep eating/cooking and writing about it regularly.

So stayed tuned for my soon to be announced theme and check out the veganmofo site to get the lay down on how to join or to grab the much coveted RSS Feed when it is realease.

Vegan Mofo 2011