I’m by no means a vegetarian/vegan, but I’ve found myself dipping into such recipes lately. Because the options are more limited, particularly with protein, they tend to be flavorful and creative, and not to mention healthful.
So when my vegetarian friend Alejandra suggested we make veggie burgers from scratch, I was excited. The recipe came from an award-winning vegetarian blog, The First Mess. We accompanied the lettuce-wrapped burgers with sweet potato fries (and evil-delicious vegan cookies for dessert–we made them pecan/cranberry instead of chocolate chip).