I have a few new food finds to share. Okay well some of them aren’t so new to me but I am just finally getting around to sharing them on the blog. The best thing I have to show you today is a nifty little trick for making perfectly round burgers! I don’t know why I didn’t think of this myself. Some folks are just so clever in the kitchen.
They all have nutritional stats similar to this one. So far we have tried the Thai Basil and The Curry Lentil and we liked both. They are smaller than the veggie burgers I make but that also means they are less calories so we like to have one of these along with a cup or a bowl of soup. It’s nice to have some ready to go foods in the freezer.
I am in love with these Cashew Cheese products! I wouldn’t say they taste like cheese, more like really delicious dips. We like them on Mary’s Gone Crackers, pita bread, flat breads, on top of veggie burgers and with raw veggies.
Note that the nutritional information is for half the container – there is no way you are going to eat half the container in one sitting. More like 2 – 4 tablespoons. It’s rich, creamy and down right amazing! Its made here locally so I don’t know if it’s available where you live. I buy this at Whole Foods and keep it on hand all the time. Yum! Updated to add the Cultured Kitchen store locator. Currently its only available in stores in CA.
I know I shared these a couple years ago but I want to do so again in case you missed it. These are available at Target and Cost Plus Imports. They are handy dandy little snack packs to carry with you when you travel. They are shelf stable so no refrigeration is required.Take them with you in the car or on the plane, toss one in your back pack or in your briefcase. All of the components are individually packaged so you can turn one box into multiple snacks or eat the entire thing as a mini meal.
Do you shop at Costco? It’s one of my favorite places to buy good products cheaply! This no salt seasoning is wonderful – lots of good flavor and no sodium. Sprinkle it on salads, cooked veggies, in soups, stews and salad dressings. You will love it.
How to make a perfectly shaped burger!
I was watching a cooking video by Miyoko Schinner of Artisan Vegan Life where she used this simple trick to make perfectly round evenly sized veggie burgers. Take a clean lid from a peanut butter jar or any jar that has a lid the size you would like your burgers to be – line it with a piece of plastic wrap.
As you can see in the background, I pat my veggie burger mix into a a rectangle and score it into serving sizes, then scoop each serving size into the lid and make the top smooth. This is a double batch of the P.S. Chorizo Patties one of my favorites.
That’s all I have for you today friends.
Do you have any new food finds or kitchen tips to share?