Portabella Burgers

I remember the first time I had a portabella burger. It was during freshman orientation at Whittier College (I ended up transferring after freshman year). I had recently decided to take veganism for a spin, but knew nothing about being vegan or even vegetarian for that matter.

I remember being so impressed and almost awestruck by the flavor and meaty-ness of the portabella. I didn’t miss meat for one second :)

I made Portabella Mushroom Burgers for dinner tonight. (Ben had a turkey burger.) I rubbed the mushroom with olive oil and dusted on some season salt. Then, I grilled them on the Foreman. Once it was properly charred I topped ’em with cheese and stuck it under the broiler. The burger completely fell apart as I was eating it so I could not be a lady, but rather just attacked it. IMG_2302

The key to making a portabella burger is the fixings – you must have good condiments: mayo, ketchup and mustard and of course lettuce, tomato and onions! It looks like a “regular” burger to me!IMG_2304

I also had some chips and salsa in lieu of fries (but I really wanted fries!). IMG_2303

I just finished off the last few pumpkin oatmeal cookies and a few pieces of dark choc – now I am sipping some gingerbread tea to keep myself “busy”. I’ve been very “snacky” today. Old habits die hard.

OJ – I had a lot of questions about the light Orange Juice I was drinking this morning. IMG_2307One of the reasons it is less caloric is the first ingredient is water, but it also has added ingredients to make up for that. Here are the ingredients…

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I already have homework for school – better get on it! See you tomorrow :)

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