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Cookbook Countdown: 19 Days to Go: Baked Onion Rings

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

I had a thing for Burger King's onion rings---and by "thing" I mean I enjoyed a small order almost every day for a year. (Oh, College!)

Needless to say, I felt a little deflated when I found out BK's onion rings (and pretty much all onion rings everywhere) are not vegan. I took this as a "good thing" though because onion rings are not exactly healthy and the less temptation the better... still, I found myself missing onion rings from time to time... especially any time I was eating a veggie burger.

(I'm convinced there are two kinds of people in this world: those who like fries with their burgers and those who prefer onion rings over fries. I am most definitely in that second camp!)

Anyway, I guess I needed the motivation of a cookbook to get me to finally try my hand at them, and really, I could kick myself for waiting so long. This was one of the first recipes I wrote for my cookbook -- and oddly enough, to compliment the mushroom burger I blogged about yesterday.

They are so easy to make it's criminal and they taste exactly the way I remember BK onion rings, only a lot less greasy. They're also made with whole-wheat breading...and zero added fat. Talk about a tasty snack you can feel good about when you eat the entire tray by yourself!

Happy Herbivore on Bravo?

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

Sorry to interrupt the cookbook countdown...but!

Bravo called me (for real!) and asked me if I wanted to audition for a new cooking/competition show they've got brewing.

(I said yes)

and in my interview, I totally said I wanted to make Anthony Bourdain eat tofu.

Cookbook Countdown: 20 Days to Go: Mushroom Burgers

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, than I don't think I need a blog post about this recipe! ;-)

Thick, meaty and juicy, these burgers will kick the pants off any old frozen veggie burger! And although they're made fresh, they come together really easy--mix a few ingredients together, shape into patties and cook! (They can be baked, pan fried in a non-stick or grilled). It's so easy!

They also store well in the fridge and heat to perfection in the oven (or toaster oven). We've been eating these burgers non-stop since we moved to St. Maarten -- they are the perfect lunch on a hot summer day. I love taking them to BBQs and serving them up with all the trimmings... in fact, I served these burgers on the 4th of July and Memorial Day weekend last year!

These mushroom burgers are Scotts favorite burgers, too. He previously was obsessed with the vegan veggie burger at Johnny Rockets...but said this weekend he actually likes these better! Woohoo!