It's been awhile since I've had a substantial kitchen fail, so I guess I'm overdue.
My relationship with all things burger-like just isn't working out. Why do I never learn my lesson?
The recipe for these Thai Peanut Burger wraps is from Vegan Planet and it comes highly recommended by several people in and around the blogosphere. I gave it a try a few days ago and like everytime I try to make burgers from scratch, I could not get them to hold together. At all. Not even a little bit. In fact, the crumbly little ball you see in the photo posted above was the only salvageable patty out of the whole lot.
I just don't understand how I can be so terrible at this. I've seen many pictures of this exact same dish turning out perfectly fine. Because everyone else seems to be able to handle the recipe, I'm going to take full responsibility for this failure and note that from now on I should probably leave burger making to the professionals.
The real bugger of it all is that it tasted quite good - the peanut sauce (also found in Vegan Planet) is quite a gem; I think I'll make it again as a dipping sauce for my spring rolls. I suppose I could make the burgers again as "burger crumbles" instead of attempting actual patties, as they are just going into a pita or wrap anyway.
While I don't post recipes that are not my own on this blog, I did find the recipe for these burgers online, if anyone out there without Vegan Planet wants to give it a whirl - let me know where I went wrong!
Because we are in the tail end of a completely ridiculous heat wave, there is no time like the present to try incorporating more raw into my diet. I made this salad as an accompaniment to the burgers. I have no concept of how much vegetable I am actually chopping whilst I am doing it and you can see that this salad ended up being absolutely massive.
It tasted good, but why is that whenever I making anything with even the slightest bit of avocado, the avo is the only thing that I taste? This is the third or fourth raw salad dressing I've tried that lists avocado among ingredients and they all have kind of tasted the same. I must be using too large of an avocado.
The recipe is courtesy of Choosing Raw and it is found here.