Veggie Burger & Sweet Potato Fries

Ever since I’ve read the Omnivore’s Dilemma & saw the movie Food Inc., I’ve been more aware of the quality of my food, where it’s coming from & also the environmental impact of my diet. With all of that, I went online searching for veggie burger recipes & found a Houston’s copycat version.

Houston’s Restaurant has the best veggie burger EVER! It looks like a burger should (not like those lame frozen soy patties that you get in the grocery store), it has a ton of flavor & is just to die for. If you’ve never had a veggie burger, never had a veggie burger that you’ve liked, or haven’t tried Houston’s veggie burger, you need to go there & try it. (Gary even liked it & ordered one!)

Anyway, I’m playing around with the recipe. I think the flavor is there, but they’re pretty loose – so I need to work on that.

In the meantime, I just posted my recipes for

The picture really looks like they’re too good to be good for you – but they are! They can even be vegan if you want. Please Enjoy them!

Dieter’s Tip

Oh – and in case you’re wondering, a tip for reducing wasted calories is to scoop out the top part of the bun. I find that I want the concept of a bun, but I don’t need all of that bread. By scooping out the top part (and sometimes the bottom – depending on how much is there), I reduce my bun calories by about 25% – Not bad!