What I Ate This Week | Insane Veggie Burgers, Pad Thai Salad + More Carrot Chips

By Kiersten | Last Updated: May 31, 2014

Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger

I have had a few people ask me if I have any veggie burger recipes on Oh My Veggies and the answer is no. I have performance anxiety. Being a vegetarian food blogger, I feel like if I post a veggie burger, it needs to be the perfect veggie burger. That is a lot of pressure! Especially when other bloggers are posting veggie burgers like this:

Red Lentil Cauliflower BurgerRed Lentil Cauliflower Burger from Vegan Richa // Um yeah, how do you top that? I used piri piri in this and since that was spicier than expected, I topped it with plain cashew cream mayo instead of the Chipotle Habanero Mayo called for in the recipe. But other than that, I kept everything the same–the burger is topped with onion rings, mixed greens, roasted yellow pepper, and cilantro. It was a lot of work, but these were so worth it. When I got to the last bite, I was kind of sad because I didn’t want the deliciousness to end.

Pad Thai SaladPad Thai Salad from Appetite for Reduction // I love this book! This salad was my lunch for the week. I used kale and cabbage instead of romaine lettuce. So tasty! And if you don’t have the book, A Couple Cooks posted their own version of Pad Thai Salad this week too.

Triple Berry MuffinsBlueberry Muffins from Williams-Sonoma // We had some eggs and some blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries to use up, so we made two batches of these and froze them. I loved the cinnamon flavor in these. And did you notice my awesome Lionel Ritchie mug?!

Lionel Ritchie MugYes, it is tea I’m looking for. I found this mug on Etsy last year and pinned it on Pinterest and TessaPopArt offered to send one to me. So thank you Tessa for this big, awesome, Lionel Ritchie circa 1984-emblazoned mug.

Cholula Baked Carrot ChipsCholula Baked Carrot Chips // This is basically the same recipe as my Curried Baked Carrot Chips, but I omitted the curry powder and added Cholula instead. Carrot chips are kind of my thing now.

Champagne Mango + GranolaChampagne Mango with 18 Rabbits Gracious Granola // I bought the surprise Earth Day Conscious Box because I have a total weakness for boxes of random things and this granola was one of those random things. Since I also have a weakness for champagne mangoes, I sprinkled some granola on top. Perfect afternoon snack! (Oh, and if you want to try out Conscious Box, now is a good time to do it–you can get a free Conscious Box if you pay shipping.)

Whole Wheat Pasta with Brussels Sprouts & MushroomsWhole-Wheat Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms from Everyday Food // YUM! I doubled the amount of mushrooms and sprouts in this to make it more filling and topped it with a little porcini salt.

Mango-Orange Coconut Water SmoothieMango-Orange Coconut Water Smoothie // Chris bought coconut water and then realized that he does not like coconut water. So I’ve been using it in smoothies, which luckily he does like. This one was made with a cara cara orange, a handful of frozen mango chunks, a big handful of spinach, and coconut water.

Disclosure: That link to Amazon for Appetite for Reduction? Totally an affiliate link. That means if you bought the book, I’d get a small percentage of the sale price. This helps me pay for my hosting and panda frying pans.

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I have a 3-month subscription so I can’t say for sure, but I’m pretty sure that the monthly subscription is just for a single month. If you want a longer subscription, you’d have to sign up for the 3, 6, or 12-month plan.

Veggie burgers have been on my to-do list forever! Even though I am not vegetarian, I don’t like regular meat burgers, and I can’t wait to make a vegetarian alternative, because I know I will love a burger made out of beans or lentils and other good stuff!

After writing this post, I decided to try to do a new veggie burger recipe every month over the summer. So I’m working on one now! They really are hard to get right–so many of them are dry or crumble apart. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for the shout-out! Your week looks delicious. Can you come cook for us?

(PS Agreed about the veggie burger – they are so hard! We did one a while ago and ended up tweaking the recipe 10 times before we got it right 🙂 ).

You’re welcome! I need to try your Pad Thai Salad next. 🙂 I’m actually working on a veggie burger recipe this week and I have a feeling it’s also going to need a LOT of tweaking. It’s so hard to get them right!

I adore any meatless burger. I find that burgers that lack meat are much tastier and less heavier than the traditional variety, plus, they don’t make me want to barf–an added bonus! I have not tried adding lentils but since I love them, I will try this recipe. Thank you!

I’m bookmarking the pad thai salad. I really love pad thai, but sometimes it feels too heavy. It would be delicious in a salad and lighter it seems. I also have somehow become hooked on Cara Cara oranges. Yum!

Oh. Em. Gee. I am unabashedly coveting your Lionel Ritchie mug with all of my might, and I’m all kinds of envious of you for possessing it. I NEED to get me one of those, ASAP. My mug just bit it last week so I’ve been having to use a standby. NOT cool. Unlike Lionel’s ‘fro. LOL

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