Archive for May, 2015

Sweet Potato Bean Burger

Sweet Potato Bean Burger

Posted by Anthony on May 28, 2015 in Entree


Serves: 6

Time: 30 min

Difficulty: Medium

In honor of National Burger Day, and as part of Meat Free May, I decided to try a new burger recipe based on a recipe for Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers I found on ForksOverKnives.com. I was intrigued by the recipe for a couple of reasons, including the fact that it’s made with sweet potatoes as part of the burger, and it’s both vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. It also gave me another opportunity to add to my list of recipes for my 50 in 15 Challenge. I adapted the recipe a little bit to suit what I had on hand, as well as my own personal preferences. The end result was a nice, moist, and flavorful burger that I will definitely be making again in the future.

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Sweet Berry Mini Focaccia Sammies

Sweet Berry Mini Focaccia Sammies

Posted by Anthony on May 27, 2015 in Snack


Serves: 4

Time: 15

Difficulty: Easy

Shortly after making the Savory Mini Focaccia Sammies, I was inspired to use the same mini focaccia rolls, but for a sweet sandwich. And since my wife and I have become big fans of my Sweet Fruit and Cracker Bites, I simply adapted that recipe to suit mini sandwiches. It was no surprise at all that these little sammies also proved to be delightfully tasty, and were an instant hit with both my wife and I (and about a half dozen other people for whom we have since made them). And even though this was just a slight derivation of the Sweet Fruit and Cracker Bites recipe, I am taking the liberty of adding it to my 50 in 15 Challenge since it is technically a new recipe that I hadn’t tried or made before.

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Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Posted by Anthony on May 26, 2015 in Soup


Serves: 6-8

Time: 35 min

Difficulty: Easy

As part of Meat Free May, I’ve found myself eating a fair amount of soups and salads. One of my favorite soups that I’ve made so far has been a Tuscan Vegetable Soup recipe that I found on the Food Network website. I made a couple of minor modifications to the recipe to suit my own preferences and tastes, but the recipe is largely unchanged. It’s a delicious and satisfying recipe, packed with tons of veggies and plenty of flavor. It’s not only been a great addition to my Meat Free May, but also to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

If you’re in the mood for a good bowl of vegetarian- and vegan-friendly soup, give this one a try. You’ll be happy you did.

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Vegan Week

Posted by Anthony on May 18, 2015 in Tidbits

So far this month, doing a vegetarian diet for Meat-Free May hasn’t presented too many complications or difficulties, outside of ensuring I don’t accidentally eat something with an often-overlooked ingredient or two that aren’t vegetarian. Well this week, I’m taking my “vegetarian-for-a-month” one step further and going vegan.

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Savory Mini Focaccia Sammies

Savory Mini Focaccia Sammies

Posted by Anthony on May 17, 2015 in Entree


Serves: 4

Time: 15 min

Difficulty: Easy

The other night, my wife and I were in the mood for some “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwiches — something more than just cheese in the sandwiches. So I looked at what I had on hand, and made a pretty simple set of savory grilled cheese sandwiches made on mini focaccia rolls I had bought from my local Nino Salvaggio market. Being as I’m in the midst of Meat Free May, I made my sandwich vegetarian, but I added some bacon for my wife’s sandwich so it was more like a B.L.T. with delicious melted cheese. Meat or not, these little sammies proved to be delightfully tasty, and were an instant hit with both my wife and I. And since it was technically a new(ish) recipe, I am taking the liberty of adding it to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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