The Mystery of the Perfect Condiments
For several years we've been adjusting, changing, modifying our diet . "We" equal my significant other and me. Had you asked me 40 years ago about “veggie burgers”, I probably would have tried to pretend not to hear the question or act like you're weren't talking to me. It is 2015 and here's my reality check. Veggie burgers are a real part of our nutrition plan. Learned something about myself. Veggie burgers taste pretty good to me! Not all of them. But there is one particular brand that is inexpensive and tasty: Morningstar Farms® Garden Veggie Patties™ . They have a variety of flavors : Asian , Spicy Bean , Mushroom , Grillers , etc. You eat them just like a regular hamburger.
Made an amazing discovery today. It sort of makes me feel silly because of its obviousness. The garden veggie pattie is the one that tastes the best. ( MyOpinion .) You don't have to dress it up. But the other ones – the mushroom, the Asian-style, the spicy bean, the chik'n or turkey grillers, etc. - are not so tempting. The other day, my kids did the grocery shopping and brought home two other flavors. For days, they have patiently listened to my complaints. Today, my daughter fixed a spicy bean bean burger for lunch but didn't finish the sandwich. She asked me if I wanted her leftovers ; otherwise, she'd have to throw it away. Waste food?!! Not in my house!! So I ate what was left of her sandwich and … and … It tasted great!
Do you know why? She put ketchup and mustard on her burger. Duh! These common under-appreciated condiments that are in homes and restaurants gave the veggie burger what it was missing. Flavor! Why didn't I think of that??!
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Wiggins, Jasmine. "How Was Ketchup Invented?" National Geographic: About The Plate . National Geographic Society., 21 Apr. 2014. Web. 05 May 2015. < http://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/21/how-was-ketchup-invented/ >.
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