What I Ate This Week | Burgers (again).

By Kiersten | Last Updated: February 3, 2012

Sesame Ginger Broccoli and Burger

Are you tired of seeing veggie burgers in these posts? Sorry! I never realized how often we make them until I started blogging. But they’re easy and filling and if the purpose of these posts is to document what I’m eating (and maybe give you some meal ideas?), well, we eat a lot of veggie burgers. And most of the time I top them with caramelized onions too. Or hummus. I really need to come up with some new ideas, huh?

Well anyway! Here’s what I ate this week:

Sweet Potato and Tofu Enchiladas with Mole SauceSweet Potato & Tofu Enchiladas with Mole Sauce // Okay, I know, these aren’t pretty. But they’re really good! The cumin-spiced sweet potato filling goes well with the flavor of the mole sauce.

Spiced Squash PancakesSpiced Squash Pancakes // These were not a keeper. They turned out slimy, nothing like the picture in the magazine (although it’s entirely possible that it’s my fault!), and way too gingery for our tastes. These three turned out the best–you don’t want to know what the others looked like.

Fat Elvis Pudding PopsFat Elvis Pudding Pops // I had to make these this week because it was exactly one year ago that I won a recipe contest for them. My husband has decided that I need to enter more of these contests and he’s appointed himself my manager. I’m not quite sure what that means, but it sounds good to me.

Roasted Cauliflower and Kalamata OlivesRoasted Cauliflower & Kalamata Olives + Israeli Couscous // I love Israeli couscous! I think it’s the chewiness. And then I made my favorite roasted cauliflower recipe on the side.

Sesame Ginger Broccoli and Veggie BurgerVeggie Burgers with Caramelized Onions + Sesame-Ginger Steamed Broccoli // The broccoli recipe is from Vegetarian Times, but I can’t find the recipe on their website, so I’ve linked it from another blogger. As you can see, we didn’t have sesame seeds. But that’s okay! Because it was still delicious. I want to like steamed vegetables, but I usually don’t–I was surprised that I liked this broccoli so much.

Vegetarian Shepherd's PieVegetarian Shepherd’s Pie // I bought a pastry bag and a bunch of tips and I was all excited about using it to pipe the mashed potatoes onto this. But then I did it and it looked weird, so I swirled it around with a fork like I usually do. And then I spent the rest of the night wondering why I’m such a miserable, worthless failure. Just kidding! Kind of!

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Thank you! I think I need lessons on using a pastry bag. I tried doing cupcakes this weekend too and they were a big failure. I always have these visions of how things will turn out in my head and reality rarely measures up to them!

The top of your shepherd’s pie looks great – especially knowing it’s a fork! I just pile the potatoes on top so yours already looks leaps and bounds better than mine. And there’s nothing wrong with burgers – they’re great! We used to have hamburger Sunday – until we burned ourselves out on them. Just don’t do that – it’s no fun.

Roasted Cauliflower & Kalamata Olives looks so good. I would love this dish. My week has been crazy and my eating totally nuts…twice this week I have fixed a fried egg sandwich with ketchup! My husband said YUK. Guess it was a comfort food from childhood that I was craving. LOL

Oh!! I love the sweet potato tofu dish. I’m trying to get Chris on board with Meatless Mondays and will be trying a sweet potato and black bean quesadilla. The man usually has meat with every single meal… its insane!

I’m making burritos this week with sweet potatoes and black beans (and lots of other stuff too)! I’m posting the recipe next week. 🙂 Well, if they turn out well, I’ll post the recipe, ha. Are you guys still doing the paleo diet? I’m guessing by the muffin recipe you posted, the answer is no!

OK, back to report that the Spiced Squash did turn out good. I eliminated the jalapenos, added garlic powder and a bit more flour … not the kids favorite, but taste to me.

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