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New Vegan Food Product! ~ Garden Gourmet Sensational Burger

When you’re feeling lazy or hungry or if you’re just too busy to focus on something as mundane as dinner, I recommend that any good, hard-working vegan keep two things on hand: vegan burgers and vegan pizza.

No one, least of all me, is going to tout the health benefits of gorging on vegan junk food, but when you’re in a mind or stuck in your writing cave, easy to make vegan food comes in handy. When it comes to eating healthy I’ve had to work hard to find a realistic balance between eating right and focusing on my career and that means sometimes I just have to take the easy way out.

And since I only came across these vegan burger patties recently, it was the perfect time for us to try it out and report back to you.

I was born and raised in the USA and I am quite familiar with Garden Gourmet. Way back in the 90s when I first tried my hand at being a vegetarian, it was Garden Gourmet garden burgers that I turned to. They were good, when seasoned, but holy moly did they cause a lot of gas. That’s the main thing I remembered about them but then I spotted these beauties in Kaufland recently and I figured I had to try them, right?

They are an excellent source of vegan protein and most of all they don’t taste like a hockey puck. Mild praise, I know, but they really were delicious.

My one pro tip? This is not the burger you break apart to season and put back together again because it did not do well when re-formed. Luckily I had the bright idea to season each patty separately which means that only MY patty was messed up for your viewing pleasure. Season the patties well and do it before you start your prep work and you’ll find they take on flavors very well. I promise.

This is a simple vegan burger recipe so there’ not need to recreate the wheel!

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Childhood Classics Revisited ~ Vegan Fish Stick Sandwich

Okay so today’s recipe isn’t so much of a recipe as it is just sharing a childhood favorite among friends.

Things have been so busy lately with my clients keeping me busy and trying to edit my back catalog (shameless promo here if you love romance books and small town romance in general: ), that I haven’t been doing a lot of cooking. Okay, that’s not true either. I have been cooking but mostly things I’ve made thousands of times before.

Vegan salads and Noodles. The end.

But we decided to try out a new vegan food product, more fish sticks. Why do I keep trying these recipes when they inevitably disappoint me? The honest answer is that my husband is responsible for this latent sense of hope that I feel, always with my fingers crossed that I’ll find some I like.

But the truth is that I’m not a fish sticks (fish fingers for my UK friends and readers) fan. Back in my childhood days I would suffer through it because it was that or nothing but I’m just not a fan and these new vegan fish sticks? They taste just like I remember.

So instead of wasting them by tossing them out, I did what I used to do back in the day, turned it into a sandwich! It was my own homemade kiddie version of a filet-o-fish and this time, it was veganized.

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