sandwiches & burgers
Have you ever kept a dinner journal ? Even though this blog is technically an account of what we’ve eaten, I don’t capture all of our humble everyday meals here–that’d be a repetitious and poorly lit project . But I love the idea of writing down what we’ve had for dinner.
It’s rare that I make a recipe more than once or twice. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the things I make, I just enjoy the thrill of experimenting with new recipes far more than relying on the tried and true. Call me risky .
Serves 4 Tofu and edamame give these wraps plenty of protein.
Ooey. Gooey. Melty.
What do you get when you take the rustic, spicy, bold flavor of homemade veggie chili and infuse it into a burger? My Spicy Vegan Chili Burgers ! These sassy, robust veggie burgers are speckled with red beans and brown rice, onion, a hint of kale, garlic and plenty of earthy chili powder spice - accented by paprika, black pepper.
After enjoying my fair share of sandwiches at 'Wichcraft , I brought the yumminess home by whipping up one of the recipes from Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar's 'Wichcraft cookbook . Inspired by a salad popular in Ortuzar's native Chile, this celery, avocado, and goat cheese concoction looked easy, summery, and delicious. Plus, it's not on 'Wichcraft's menu, and I was intrigued by the use of celery in a sandwich.
A couple of weeks ago I catered a dinner for a group of hungry hikers. The crew spent a Saturday trekking the 14-mile round-trip up and down Mount Diablo and the meal was the shining light at the end of the walk. My sister, the leader, requested that I prepare a hearty yet meat-free vegetarian meal that included black beans.
During our berry tempting month of blueberries , I was obsessed with the versatility of blueberry sauce .
DISH: Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers on Toast TYPE: Weekday Lunch MAIN INGREDIENTS: Black Beans, Sweet Potatoes
This past week has been pretty swell. I feel like I'm finally easing into summer, something I wasn't sure was going to happen. I spent a couple nights under the stars with WB , cleaned off the back patio, grilled more meals than I cooked indoors, put some finishing touches on the manuscript , ate mint soft serve at Il Cane Rosso , made tofu burgers twice, saw whales migrating north, and picked up a few vintage baking pans in an antique shop in Healdsburg.
merrill says: Recently, I dug out a recipe for tuna burgers that I used to make all the time.