Hello all! I know, it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. If you read my Weekend Recap then you should be up to date on the back injury I am dealing with. Though I think it is beginning to heal (fewer and fewer spasms) I am nowhere near my normal abilities or active self. I am doing my best to be patient and allowing my body to rest.
Needless to say, blogging has not been my first priority. It is a challenge getting work done everyday so I’ve had to put blogging on the back-burner. Cooking and baking has been very limited too but fortunately I have an arsenal of recipes that I have already made, tested and photographed for all of you! Now it’s just a matter of getting myself in a comfortable position where I am also able to type them into a post. Currently in cobra pose…I look awkward!
My eating has been quite sporadic this past week. Partially because I am less active and my body requires far less energy and also because some of the meds are making me feel a bit queazy (sorry for the details). Most of my food has been store-bought or defrosted from the stock-pile I have built up in the freezer.
These burgers are no exception. Since I often find myself cooking for one I end up freezing a lot of the food I make. I think I also inherited this quality from my Mom who has enough frozen food to feed my family for the next 3 years! If you’re doubting me ask my college roommates if there was any space in our freezer for their food…I was a bit of a freezer hog.
I am quite thankful for this hoarding ability now that I have a limited capacity to cook. Cue the recipe for today, Mushroom Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers. These were a concoction that came out of, “I have all this stuff in the fridge, I am gonna throw it all together, form them into patties and call them burgers”! Fortunately this time it worked out. In fact they more than worked out, they were absolutely delicious! I made a big batch of these and froze half of them. I am continuing to reap the benefits now.
Also from the freezer are Udi’s amazing gluten-free hamburger buns. I picked some of these up at the gluten-free garage and have found myself eating them even without a burger. But the combo of the two? Outstanding. These burgers are gluten-free, vegan and a quality I hold quite dearly, freezable! Now dig in…