Sunday, May 15, 2011

California Veggie Burgers


I usually make my dishes from scratch but I’m always on the lookout for something quick and easy, too, for those days when I just don’t have it in me to be creative AND spend lots of time in the kitchen.  In my make believe mind this usually happens on a weeknight when I get home late and am pooped. But in my real life mind it happens on a Sunday evening when the lazy days of Sunday have set in. Why slave in the kitchen when I can spend time in the garden, take a walk with the dogs, and do a load of laundry!
Add to all that work was an early trip to Kona, making several stops along the way, including MY FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP...brace yourself...COSTCO! I <3 Costco. And I hardly EVER walk out of that place without having paid a bill well over $300. I think I like it most because buying food at Costco means that I don't have to stop at the grocery store at all during the week, maybe even during the year, save for veggie/fruit purchases at the open market. But that doesn't count. Basically I hate grocery shopping. Costco helps relieve that pressure. Quality. Good price. Lots of aisles. Everything I need and want from clothes and groceries to toiletries and office supplies.
Costco has at least 3 different brands of "vegetarian burgers" so after a small amount of hemming and hawing I settled on Dr. Praeger's All Natural California Veggie Burger.  Good choice. I just wanted to share it with you in case you're on the lookout for a good, fast meal that you can find at Costco.
Somehow this pic makes the burgers look a lot greener than they really are (buns on right)

Simple toppings

Love the thinness of these 100% whole wheat breads. Tasty, sturdy.

Love that each burger is individually wrapped. Make sure you "grill" it good on each side.


I added a little mustard

And finally opened a bottle of delicious Indian curry ketchup that I bought in Portland, OR.

I wish I opened it earlier! It is DELICIOUS!

I could have eaten 2, maybe even 3. But I just ate one.

2 comments:

  1. Ooh! We're always on the lookout for 'ono veggie burgers. We like Morningstar better than Bocca, but I'll try Dr. Praeger's All Natural California Veggie Burger next time we hit Costco :D

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  2. I'm glad to hear you like Morningstar. That was one of my choices but it seemed to have a bit too many artificial ingredients in their list. At Costco I love their FRESH veggie burgers found by the fresh soups and pizza.

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