To take a little break, I thought I'd recap about my new dinner from last night and new breakfast this morning - you must understand how big of an accomplishment a new breakfast is, coming from a girl who eats toast with PB & J for breakfast every.single.day. I'm pretty much addicted...what can I say!
Let's just say 'new' is the theme here today...and it's a good thing I did make some new things. They were worth it.
New portabello burgers:
I feel like I've been rebellious lately; coming up with new recipe ideas without having a backup in case they flop! Lucky for me, this wasn't the case with these burgs.
For the marinade:
- 4 tbsp tamari
- 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp agave nectar
- 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- a nice chunk of ginger, peeled and minced
You can also add some water to thin it out/reduce the tamari flavouring. Otherwise, whisk, baby, whisk!
Now take those mushrooms.
I tried to pick out the big ones since they do shrink a bit!
And dip them in your marinade.
Next, let them marinade in the fridge for at least 30 mins. This was just enough time for Tyler and I to make a run to Starbucks, and go bug my mom...I mean, visit! Ours marinated for well over an hour and a half, but 30 minutes is enough!
Then in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add the mushrooms with their marinade to the frying pan. They take virtually no time cook (a few minutes a side), or until desired tenderness is achieved.
Tyler had a good idea of putting them over kale (just raw), instead of on buns, and I poured some of the mushroom marinade to season the kale. It worked really nice, plus a way to get more greens in is a-okay with me ;)
Eat up because these are good! Definitely can't wait til it's summer and we can try them out on the BBQ! I couldn't even think about summer last night though...it snowed all night. I seriously cannot wait for spring.
Then, it was another newbie for breakfast - tofu scramble. Such an awesome change, and honestly, the only breakfast food we had in the house. I was out of bread (tragedy) and no cereal in sight! Scramble was pretty much second best!
And I'll end on that food note because I don't wanna jinx it with the next thing I make ;)
I just got done a ridiculously hard BodyRock, so now it's time to go eat a ridiculous amount of popcorn smothered in
buttery Earth Balance-y goodness...
and watch some Modern Family that we need to get caught up on (read: last aired episode was 17, and we're only on 8).
Have a good night!