What I Wish I Had For Lunch Today (Day Two)

 Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger with Chipotle Habanero Mayo, Onion Rings, Roasted peppers

” Red Lentil Cauliflower Burger with Chipotle Habanero Mayo, Onion Rings, Roasted peppers” from Vegan Richa

Look at that “burger”. Just look at it.Yes…. It does look a little funny. Why? It’s vegan. Oh don’t “Ew!” me! It looks amazing and I don’t care. It’s better than what I’ve got going on. If it weren’t for the loving care of my over worked mother and our crock pot I wouldn’t have the soup I have today and then it would be like yesterday all over again. Sigh… Yesterday. I’m so glad today isn’t yesterday. Confidentiality won’t allow me to reveal details but we’ll just leave it at: THESE STUDENTS ARE MAKING ME INSANE!!!!! I’m so ready for this year and these students to move on so we can get a new crop and try over again.

But this week is looking grim in the land of lunchtime overall. So behind on work after dealing with medical emergencies and trying to finalize my paperwork and trying to get *&^%$#@!#$%^&^%$#@#$%^&* reimbursed for buying supplies for my students. I’m out over $100 because of a miss-written note I’m pretty sure no auditor would have minded. I have a feeling… No I’m not going to say that. That’s just the hunger and lack of sleep talking.

I’m too tired to eat meat. I know that sounds silly but I was vegetarian long enough that eating meat sort of takes the energy out of me and makes feel sluggish and heavy. But I want a burger. So I’ll settle for a veggie burger and this one looks just fine.

I know the title of this post is “Day Two” even though it’s technically day one. We’ll just say that today is day two of my trails and the first day I feel like talking about it. I think it might be the day I take a nap before bed tonight. Look out for more posts on lunches all this week. Eat well, Foodie Nation. Eat well and slumber.

Keeping It “Veggie”

Black Bean Burgers with a Smoky Red Pepper Spread

Black Bean Burgers with a Smoky Red Pepper Spread

So, like a good Asian daughter, I’m probably at church right now. That means I’ve selected this recipe before hand and schedule it’s presentation unto you, my Foodie Nationals. At some point I’m going to go all Steven Colbert and start all my blogs with “Welcome Foodie Nation!” Since being a Seventh-day Adventist is often synonymous with vegetarianism (if you’re doing it “right”) it could be a great selling point to those who are interested in either. I’m against organized religion and totally for making my mom not cry so I’ve stuck around long enough in this religion to know I’ll survive. And just to be clear, we’re not all vegetarians. Clearly. But that’s all theological crap that really should have no place here. This is about food. And food is what I’m probably not doing right now. But I’m probably thinking about food. And in the spirit of keeping it “Veggie” here’s what I’ve got. I really, really like, veggie burgers. No, they are not real burgers in the sense that they are made from a real cow, but they are so yummy. I’ve got these masala burgers… and the burgers featured in the post just look yummy. I’ve never actually tried making my own burgers (meat or vegetarian) but I really should try sometime. It would be great to try and then I could put in all the stuff I want like roasted red peppers (the only way I will ever eat red peppers is roasted or liquefied in some way), eggplant, cheeses, spices, the whole nine-yards. Then I can freeze them and take them to work and everyone will just wonder at my awesomeness!!

Oh wait… I forgot it’s still a weekday and that this will go out on Saturday and I really shouldn’t be talking about work on Saturday. The Sabbath is sacred and I will not¬†desecrate¬†it with that which is not worthy.