Something I love about my family is we all have a high regard for food. Not expensive food per se but food that satisfies both body and mind. My brother and I were lucky enough to have home cooked meals from scratch seven nights a week! Of course there was a time where we didn’t appreciate the sit down dinners and in response were told ‘one day you’ll look back and realize how lucky you were’. Well Mom and Dad, both Matt and I have a full appreciation for the food we were raised on!
Another thing I love about my family is we all tend to be awesome gift givers. Both my parents are very generous and caring people. Their thoughtfulness always comes through with their gifts and my brother and I are lucky enough, again, to have been raised with this mindset.
This being said it should be no surprise to hear food is always part of the gift giving. In my mind it’s a perfect gift. The veggie burger mix used for this meal was a Christmas gift from my bro. The bag was temporarily lost within a bin of bulk stuff but I came across it this past weekend and added it to the meals for the week. The ingredient list was intriguing and the bag was a little funny looking so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I looked up their website and after going through it I was pretty excited to try these out. A vegan mix claiming to be the best veggie burger mix out. I wasn’t sure I was completely buying into it but after one bite I was sold! The fun part was the taste brought me back to St Thomas. There is a local health food store that makes there own veggie burgers which come in a pita with cheddar, mustard, and sprouts. I’m not exactly sure what the spice is giving it the distinct flavor so familiar to me but I was pretty excited at the gourmet-ness of these burgers!
- Joe’s Oat Patties Veggie Burger Mix
- Broth, 1 C
- Bragg Liquid Aminos
- Ezekiel Sprouted English Muffins
- Pea Shoots
- Cheddar Cheese
Josh was awesome and made these burgers for me so I could catch up with a friend on the phone. I love him :)
He followed the directions adding the broth to the mix and letting it stand for 10 minutes. I told him to take the website suggestion and add a little Bragg Liquid Aminos for some flavor. Then he formed them into patties and cooked them in a skillet on the stove with some oil. Of course I ‘deveganized’ mine by melting some cheddar cheese on top!
I spread the bottom piece of the bun with ketchup, added some tomato slices, topped with the veggie burger, placed on as many pea shoots as I thought would stick to the melted cheese, spread veganaise on the top of the bun, and viola! These were awesome. Very filling but in the good way. No heaviness! I will be restocking my kitchen with more veggie burger mix!