The BOY and I are All Done with Passover!
As is his tradition, he had pizza for dinner. I’d show you a picture but the entire pie was gone by the time I walked in the door after work.
I wanted something a little healthier and because it’s a week night…easy!
I found this delicious looking recipe in Mama Pea’s cookbook for Thai Veggie Burgers.
I prepped my ingredients in the food processor last night and then refrigerated them. I have never tried this with veggie burgers before, but I figured it it worked, it would be a great way to make healthy weeknight meals.
When I came home, I heated up a skillet and rolled out my burgers.
I fried the burgers in cooking spray ~7 minutes each side until they were warm on the inside and crispy along the edges.
The Thai flavor in these burgers is strong and the texture is spot-on. I ate my burger plain with a side of green beans. The premade burger mixture worked perfectly! I will definitely do it again!
For dessert, I whipped up a batch of Mama Pea’s brownies (that I found a few pages later). The toughest part was making these yesterday and having to wait to eat them today.
I was a little nervous because they are healthy and vegan (although I didn’t use vegan chocolate chips, so they are not fully vegan).
I sprinkled the top with powdered sugar, and the BOY and I dug into them right after dinner.
I was a little nervous that he would notice the texture difference in the brownies, but he grabbed them and ran.
When I asked about the brownies, he answered with a nod, smile, and a mouth full of chocolate. That’s usually a good sign : ) These brownies are rich and cake-like…you’ll never know that they are healthy (whole wheat flour) and vegan (minus the chocolate chips)! I bet you have all the ingredients in your house right now, so go preheat your oven.
On the exercise front…
I got in my first double workout this morning. I was at the track early for a 30 minute run before changing into my bathing suit for a 15 minute swim. It was an awesome workout with some well-deserved hot tub time at the end. I am super sore from ‘Barbara Lite’ yesterday, and I am hoping to get registered for my triathlon this week!