I have a new love…..I love cooking and trying new (meatless) foods—much to the shock and awe of my hubby! I NEVER EVER cook. I detest cooking. I find it to be painfully tedious and messy and gross! Mushing up hamburger meat and cutting through raw chicken makes my skin crawl—-but those are horrors of my past! Going vegetarian-ish has brought out an excitement for cooking! I love cutting up veggies and discovering new ways to spice them up! I am also loving the adventure of trying all the different meat substitutes such as, veggie burgers, tofu, tempeh, etc, etc. So far I have conquered the art of grilling veggie burgers and Italian veggie sausage. This weekend I’m going to attempt to make BBQ tofu—-we’ll see—-I’ll keep you updated. Morning Star Farms has the best black bean and “sausage” and they are so quick to make. I just throw them on the Foreman, and within minutes they are done. The key is to crisp them just a bit to get a firmer texture. I also noticed that regular buns are too much bread and the “meat” taste gets lost in all the bread. The new Arnold sandwhich thins are a perfect size! The spicy black bean veggie burger is best with melted mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, mustard, ketchup, all on a toasted sandwich thin! These also work great with the veggie sausage. Sautee onions, mushrooms, green peppers, grill up the “sausage” and slap it on a sandwich thin! DELICIOUS!
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