First, I made Jerk Roasted Veggies. This is a variation of a recipe from Appetite for Reduction. I took liberties with the Jerk Asparagus recipe in Appetite for Reduction. The Jerk Asparagus recipe calls for asparagus (obviously) and sauteing the veggie on top of the stove. I didn't use asparagus and I didn't saute my veggies. I did use the spices in the recipe, but I used a 2 pound bag of broccoli, cauliflower, and baby carrots. I upped the olive oil to 2 tablespoons and doubled the spices. Then I roasted the veggies on a jelly roll pan in a 400º oven for 40 minutes. I stirred the veggies after 20 minutes. They were extremely tasty.
The second thing I made was Meatloaf Burgers out of The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet. I followed the recipe pretty closely, but I also added a few spices from my meatloaf recipe that I made before I started a vegetarian, then vegan diet. I added 1½ teaspoons of horseradish, 1½ teaspoons of vegan Worcestershire Sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon of celery salt. My sons actually agreed to eat these burgers, so I wanted the burgers to taste closer to the way my meatloaf tasted.
The burgers were pretty easy to pull together. I used the fine dice grid for my Vidalia Onion Chopper to chop the onion before sauteing it. The onion was all uniform little squares.
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