make your own burger

You know, sometimes I just crave a big, greasy fast food meal. And that’s fine, because you can totally make a healthy homemade version of it that gives you the same satisfaction! Healthy eating should be fun and exciting enough to be sustainable long-term.

Here I have a spicy Tesco Vegan Mexican Bean Burger which I baked from frozen (you can definitely make your own veggie patties too if you want!). I made my burger with wholewheat toast and filled it with with some kale and sliced tomatoes. I served it with a side of homemade potato and carrot chips, which I prepared by cutting a medium-sized potato and carrot into wedges, and coating it with olive oil, paprika, dried herbs and onion powder. Then I baked it in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius with the burger for 20-40 mins (the burger was done first after 20 mins, so I left the chips in the oven to crisp up).

So delicious and definitely satisfied that fast food craving of mine.

Vegan Grocery List: Top Staples

PROTEIN

  • Tofu: Silken for smoothies and puddings; medium or firm for cooking.
  • Tempeh: Soybean-based meat substitute.
  • Seitan: Meat substitute made from wheat gluten; great texture, great protein.
  • Frozen vegetable burgers: Making your own is better, but these are convenient in a pinch.
  • Edamame: Fresh (frozen) soy beans are a great high-protein snack or side.
  • Beans: Dried and home-cooked are cheap and the healthiest.
  • Chickpeas: In addition to beans, because they're so versatile.
  • Seeds: Sesame, sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, chia … all high in protein and healthy fats.
  • Nuts: Because, protein.
  • Nut butter: Because, peanut butter!
  • Cashews: In addition to nuts, because they can be soaked and used in so many ways.
  • Lentils: Super cheap, versatile, easy to make, delicious, and nutritious.

GRAINS

  • Brown rice: Ditch the white for more nutritious brown.
  • Quinoa: One of the few plant-based perfect proteins.
  • Steel-cut oats: Good for breakfast.
  • Whole grain grits: Because they’re filling and delicious.
  • Whole-wheat couscous: More nutritious than regular.
  • Multigrain pasta: Whole-wheat or legume mixes offer more nutrients and don’t all taste like cardboard.
  • Sprouted bread and tortillas: Food for Life products are nutrient-rich and altogether lovely.
  • Amaranth: Super cheap and nutritious. 

COOKING

  • Agar agar: Vegan substitute for gelatin.
  • Nutritional yeast: A must for B12 and very palatable; used like Parmesan cheese.
  • Miso paste: Excellent for adding umami to vegetables; great anchovy substitute.
  • Vegetable broth: Go for organic, and watch the sodium.
  • Tomato paste: Great (surprising) source of iron.
  • Dried mushrooms: Like porcini, to add a meaty component to soups and stews.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes: Fantastic for adding texture and flavor.
  • Capers: Great for adding a punch of flavor.

BAKING

  • Ener-G Egg Replacer
  • Flax seeds: To make a viable egg substitute for baking.
  • Chia seeds: For nutritious puddings and egg substitute.
  • Vital wheat gluten: A great binder that also adds protein.
  • Coconut oil: Great for replacing butter in some recipes.
  • Vegetable shortening: Non-hydrogenated, like Spectrum.
  • Agave syrup: Instead of honey.
  • Maple syrup: Instead of honey.
  • Blackstrap molasses: A fantastic source of iron.
  • ¼ c Silken Tofu: Replaces 1 egg flavorlessly. 
  • 1 Mashed Banana: Replaces 1 egg, adds flavor and sweetens naturally.
  • 3 tbsp Peanut Butter: Replaces 1 egg. 
  • ¼ c Applesauce: Replaces 1 egg. 

CONDIMENTS

  • Mayonnaise: Vegenaise tastes most like traditional mayo, Spectrum is a bit sweeter.
  • Bragg Liquid Aminos: Liquid protein concentrate, delicious soy-sauce taste.
  • Sriracha: Or other favorite hot sauces.
  • Tahini: Sesame paste can be used as a condiment or in preparing Middle Eastern recipes.
  • Kimchi: Great source of probiotics if you don’t like soy yogurt.
  • Sauerkraut: A surprising source of health benefits.
  • Seaweed: Adds fishy flavor to soups and cooking in general. Dulse is especially potent.

It would be a long one, but I might get the recipe up for these adorable burger cakes that I made a while ago. They didn’t take to long to make consider all the different parts to them and they’re so fun for party’s !! 🍫🍔🍰🍴✨

Honestly I wish it were a thing where everyone would have to work at least one month in a place like McDonalds in their life-time so they can understand how shitty it is to be made to feel like you’re not even human but more a tool for food who has no feelings.

If you enjoy making children cry because you ordered your own burger wrong or didn’t say what you wanted clearly enough and then grunted in agreement when the cashier tried to check your order, without paying much attention, you’re the problem, and a shitty little thing.

The amount of times I’ve tried to confirm and order but the person has driven away from the speaker before I could finish is just ridiculous.
And then they come back and yell at me when their order is wrong or incomplete.

petty.

Originally posted by jungkookfortunekookies

requested by anon

Hi there can I request a sceanio where you and jk get in a agreement so he tighten all the jar in attempt to get you to talk ^_^^_^“

genre: fluff?

“___, you can’t keep giving me this silent treatment, eventually you’ll have to talk!”, Jungkook called from the kitchen as he tightened all the jars in the cupboards. You simply showed him your middle finger from your spot on the dining table, you were focused on your phone, so you didn’t even notice what he was doing.

“Babe, seriously, why are you even giving me this kind of treatment.”, Jungkook pouted as he took a seat next to you. You looked up at him for a split second and went back to staring at your phone. “Hey, was it that bad? You know I don’t mean shit when I’m drunk, besides it was just the two of us last night.” You got up from your seat to grab a cup of hot chocolate and muttered to yourself, “You said I wasn’t your girlfriend and that you were gonna run away with IU and then you tried to fight me like for real. Stupid muscle pig tryna beat up his girlfriend.”

“Am I hearing, right? You can talk?”, Jungkook sarcastically remarked as he got up to move into the living room to play Overwatch. As soon as you made your hot chocolate you walked over to join your boyfriend in your living room, “Oh, so you’re not gonna talk to me but you’ll follow me around?” You rolled your eyes at him as you placed your cup on the coffee table. “No hot chocolate for me?” You began to ignore all of his little comments, you knew you were being super childish but you wanted to get back at him for almost beating you up.

-

Time passed and it was finally dinner time, you walked into the kitchen and took out all of the ingredients you needed. You were going to make Jungkook’s favourite homemade burgers, you were preparing all the ingredients and placing them on plates so the both of you could make your own burgers but when you reached for the pickle jar, you couldn’t open it, it was sealed shut.

You didn’t want to give in to the silent treatment but you really wanted the jar open. You walked up to Jungkook who was just lying on the sofa playing on his phone at this point and poked his face. He sat up and looked at you with a confused look on his face, remembering he had tightened the jars to make you speak. “What?”, he asked you as he took the jar from your hands. You signed for him to open it but he shook his head and laughed. “No, you gotta say it babe.” This time you shook your head and took the jar, attempting to open it again.

“Seriously all you gotta do is ask.”, he laughed as he watched you struggle. “Fine, you win, open the damn jar.”, you said, giving in to his trick. “You fucking tightened it, didn’t you?” “You know me so well.”

xxxjake101  asked:

I'm 16 and I am vegetarian trying to go vegan .. The problem is everyone in my house eats meat and my parents nor I know what healthy foods to buy for me to eat ... Can you give me some suggestions please ...

Hi there! You guys are the best, I never seen so many people wanting to go vegan and that makes me extremely happy :)

Anyway, here are some staples I’ve gathered that might help. All kinds of fruits, veggies, green leafs and nuts/seeds are essential on a plant based diet. You can even start your morning with a green smoothie as I do, it’s my breakfast and gives me every nutrient I need. 

DAIRY
  • Alternative milks: Almond, soy, rice, oats or hemp milk.
  • Buttery spread: Look for non-hydrogenated versions, like Earth Balance.
  • Dairy-free cheese: Daiya melts and doesn’t taste like plastic.
  • Cream cheese: Tofutti makes a reasonable mock cream cheese.
  • Sour cream: Again, Tofutti.
  • Soy yogurt: Good for probiotics.
  • Ice Cream: Frozen ripe bananas blended in a food processor. Flavor with cocoa powder, vanilla extract, or peanut butter. OR buy SoDelicious, Almond Dream, Rice Dream, Soy Dream, or Tofutti. 
  • Whipped Cream: Whisk cooled coconut cream. OR buy Soyatoo! Soy Whip or Rice Whip.  
  • Buttery spreadSquid Butter is also an option (but pricy).  
PROTEIN
  • Tofurkey: If you can’t live without a “roast.”
  • Field Roast products: Grain-based faux meat products, not too processed and unusually tasty.
  • Tofu: Silken for smoothies and puddings; medium or firm for cooking.
  • Tempeh: Soybean-based meat substitute.
  • Seitan: Meat substitute made from wheat gluten; great texture, great protein.
  • Frozen vegetable burgers: Making your own is better, but these are convenient in a pinch.
  • Edamame: Fresh (frozen) soy beans are a great high-protein snack or side.
  • Beans: Dried and home-cooked are cheap and the healthiest.
  • Chickpeas: In addition to beans, because they’re so versatile.
  • Seeds: Sesame, sunflower, poppy, pumpkin, chia … all high in protein and healthy fats.
  • Nuts: Because, protein.
  • Nut butters: Because, peanut butter!
  • Cashews: In addition to nuts, because they can be soaked and used in so many ways.
  • Lentils: Super cheap, versatile, easy to make, delicious, and nutritious.
GRAINS
  • Brown rice: Ditch the white for more-nutritious brown.
  • Quinoa: One of the few plant-based perfect proteins.
  • Steel-cut oats: Good for breakfast.
  • Whole grain grits: Because they’re filling and delicious.
  • Whole-wheat couscous: More nutritious than regular.
  • Multigrain pasta: Whole-wheat or legume mixes offer more nutrients and don’t all taste like cardboard.
  • Sprouted bread and tortillas: Food for Life products are nutrient-rich and altogether lovely.
  • Amaranth: Super cheap and nutritious. 

Make your own Bob’s Burgers 4th of July pinwheel!

Make diagonal cuts along the dotted lines. Using a pin, bring the dot toward the center and put the pin through the dot. Once all the the dots are pinned, put the pin thru the eraser of a pencil.

Big thanks to Hector Reynoso and Anthony Aguinaldo for making this!

anonymous asked:

any tips on how to do vegan on a budget?

Cook bigger batches of food. Things that can refrigerated and eaten again (I do this often) can make foods like all kinda cold or hot pastas, rice and veggies / stir-frys, burger mix, pancake mix + more. Can make your own sauces for things. Go to farmers markets if you have any near you! Frozen berries are usually way cheaper than fresh, and there’s also usually good deals on frozen veggies.Try and eat whats in season! 

anonymous asked:

may i ask, how do you make your own veggie burgers?

i usually make mine with black beans, corn, red pepper and sometimes some brown rice or mushrooms. put the red peppers and mushrooms in the blender, half the black beans in the blender too. us it as a binder and leave everything else whole. garlic and oil and chipotle peppers to taste. then sear them in a pan. nomnomnomnom