Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner…and then some

In the kitchen at Di's House

Veggie Burgers and Microwave Kale Chips

on April 19, 2015

I didn’t make it to the farmers market this week because I needed to go to Sam’s Club (and didn’t want to be out all day shopping).  I found a new veggie burger called Don Lee Farms Farmers Market Blend Veggie Patty.  It’s made from carrots, celery, onions, spinach, sweet potatoes, zucchini, breadcrumbs, sunflower seeds, soybean oil, salt, carageenan, spice, garlic, and parsley, and is vegan.

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To go along with them, I made kale chips in the microwave for the first time.  Basically you prepare the kale the same as for baking in the oven (cut or tear into pieces, coat lightly with olive oil and seasoning), lay the pieces out on a plate and microwave them for about 2 minutes, flipping them halfway through.  Mine took about 2 minutes 15 seconds.  What I liked about this method is that the kale cooks more evenly.  Here’s the kale before cooking.

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And after cooking.  The small pieces did cook faster but didn’t char like they would in the regular oven.  You still need to keep an eye on them, though.

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The veggie patties were good, had a potato-ey flavor.  I really liked the sunflower seeds.  I did think they were a little bland and next time might try putting them in naan and season with curry or garam masala.  I’m kind of in burn out mode from veggie burgers made from soy or mycoproteins, these were a nice change.  I served them on Orowheat Hawaiian buns, also from Sam’s Club.

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