2 Fer 2

February 25, 2010

Wheee! I had a great day!

Wrapped up some good work at the office and never got hungry for a snack. As much as I love snacks, I do like the days when my meals do the trick.

I came home to Matt and let him rest while I took over dinner tonight. I had a fun new recipe to try!

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Angela‘s In A Jiffy Spelt Veggie Burgers!

Veggies into the food processor (I omitted onion and added ‘shrooms)

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I don’t use my food processor enough – because I hate cleaning it! But I’ve started just using my dishwasher!!! A miracle. You see, I don’t like using the dishwasher because then we have to run it! We only run it every few days so we try to pack it full before we do and the food processor takes up so much space for one dish!!

Enough of that nonsense!

Chop away!

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Can’t do this buy hand!

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Added the seeds and flour (didn’t have spelt so used whole wheat)

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Ready to go!

[I halved the recipe and made some ballz to go with the patties]

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After the production I had:

  1. A dirty Cuisinart
  2. A can of chickpeas minus half a cup

DUH – make hummus!!!!!!! Another recipe I’ve been saving: Ashley‘s Curry Honey Hummus!!

GENIUS!!! This was sooooooo good. Sweet from honey. Spiced up. Rockin’ good. Way to go Ash! (Wish I had the time and sunlight to photograph it as pretty as she did!)

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Dinna –

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Two Fer Two. Both of these recipes were awesome!

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Also on the production line: acorn squash with coconut butter HEAB style.

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[NOTE TO SELF: Acorn squash season is O.V.E.R.]

And KALE CHIPS! With ketchup.

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Food tastes so good!

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You know what also rocks? Zac Brown Band. I listened to their CD "Foundation" on Grooveshark while I cooked. Best thing to hit music since Brad Paisley.

We also watched Glee Episode 2. Loved this one!! Can tell I’m going to be hooked. The ending song – Take A Bow – was amazing.

Going to READ!

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1 Jocelyn@JocelynEatsFresh February 25, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Glad you used your food processor! Looks like a yummmmmy meal!
And also glad you love Glee! I am totally hooked 😀 Love all the singing..and it’s hularious!


2 Mrs. Money February 25, 2010 at 8:01 pm

YUMMMMM! I am not a big fan of acorn squash. Maybe I should try roasting it like that!


3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I’ve never tried kale chips dipped in ketchup! Sounds good and I think I need to try it.


4 lynn (The Actors Diet) February 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm

i rarely run my dishwasher too. i know there are reports that it wastes less water to run it half empty than to handwash it, but i can’t get past it!


5 Food Makes Fun Fuel February 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Those look delicious! STill need to try the chips…


6 Heather February 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm

oh you will SO get glee hooked, just wait. you will be buying the CD’s soon! :)


7 Heather February 25, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I need to watch more Glee – I’ve watched a few of the episodes.

Need to try that Veggie Burger recipe – doesn’t look too difficult!

Enjoy your evening!


8 Michelle Hisae February 25, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Those look delicious! The ketchup makes it for me. :) Uh oh, I just bought an acorn squash today…we’ll see. :/


9 Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 25, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Wow my food processor could never handle a job like that- I’m quite impressed!


10 Daniel February 25, 2010 at 8:13 pm

:( @ Acorn squash season ending, it’s soo good.

Your dinner looks killer good though! And thanks for the hummus idea/recipe link! I love trying new hummuses and variations ^_^


11 Kristen @ Change of Pace February 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm

I love Glee and can’t wait till it starts back up :)


12 Monica (Musings of The Granola Girl) February 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm

yummmm that hummus looks tasty!


13 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ February 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I tried the spelt burger recipe from Angela’s blog about a month ago and mine didn’t turn out. Your’s look good, maybe I will have to try it again. I like the idea of honey hummus, was it sweet?


14 Kath February 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Yes, sweet. But not too much.


15 Bec February 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I’ll have to try those veggie burgers they look super good!


16 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm

I am inspired by your creativity! Whenever I have extra of an ingredient, I just put it in the fridge and hope I think of a way to use it in a few days. You think up something amazing right on the spot! :)


17 Stef February 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm

i have take a bow on my iPod, love glee! i agree, cleaning the food processor is the only thing holding me back from using it more often!


18 Mama Pea February 25, 2010 at 8:25 pm

TOLD YOU TOLD YOU TOLD YOU!!! I’m so glad you love GLEE!!!!


19 Danielle (Coffee Run) February 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I’ve also noticed that acorn squash season is over :( And the bell peppers haven’t been looking great either

The spelt burgers look so good! I love slathering veggie burgers in hummus


20 Sophie @ yumventures February 25, 2010 at 8:29 pm

I got a food processor for my birthday and was so nervous to use it, but now I love it! Who know how much you can make from it! I agree though, a pain to clean, good idea making multiple recipes at once!


21 Kathy W. February 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

That looks amazing!
(I feel the same way about my food processor–never use it because I hate taking it apart & washing it.)

P.S. You & Matt might be interested in this–Conan O’Brien started a new Twitter feed:


22 Jenn @ Livewellfit February 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Oh my goodness those look absolutely delish!!!! I just squeaked out loud b/c I realized that the food processor you have is what we are getting for our wedding! And I will FINALLY be able to make things as fabulous as your meal tonight :) It’s the little things…


23 Lauren @ eater not a runner February 25, 2010 at 8:36 pm

What a delicious looking dinner! Genius :-)


24 Sam (Merit to the Carrot) February 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Another AMAZING KERF supper :)


25 Deanna - The Unnatural Mother February 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

WOW!!!! all looks delish, can’t wait to try!


26 Meg @ Be Fit Be Full February 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

My dishwasher never has enough room for my food processor so I always end up washing it by hand. Or I make my husband do it :) Quick question – do you use organic ketchup? Or Heinz?


27 Kath February 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Harris Teeter brand regular


28 Tami February 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

You have got to get the soundtrack for GLEE! It is amazing! Take a Bow is only the beginning!


29 Cynthia (It All Changes) February 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

That homemade hummus sounds great. I just bought a huge can of garbanzos so I’m going to be making some after my stash of Sabra I just bought on sale is done.


30 Jil February 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Ahh I need to try BOTH of those recipes. The “burgers” look deliciouus and honey curry hummus – the name just calls to me!!


31 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I love the way you sliced those acorns–beautimous!

It’s so hard for me to buy hummus now knowing how easy it is to make mahself…esp with my cuisineart stick blender courtesy of YOU!


32 sarah (shep) February 25, 2010 at 8:49 pm

LOVE zac brown band! :) they came to richmond for a free show last summer and it was SO GOOD


33 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 25, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I didn’t use my food processor for the longest time for the same reason, and now that I’ve started using it, I LOVE it!!! You can do so much so quickly!


34 Katharine February 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm

LOVE Zac Brown Band! I’ll have to try while cooking. :)


35 Ally (Exercise and Pies) February 25, 2010 at 9:07 pm

What an awesome looking dinner! This makes me want to go over to my parents house and ‘borrow’ their food processor. I was the only one who used it anyways! ;p


36 Heather (Heather's Dish) February 25, 2010 at 9:37 pm

i’m so glad you liked ash’s hummus! i could eat that stuff with a spoon…

sounds like a match made in heaven with those recipes! :)


37 Deborah February 25, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Your kale chips sound great! I usually use a simple recipe with tuscan kale. I can’t wait to try the rest of tonight’s dinner recipes too!


38 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Glad you enjoyed the burgers! :)

I let my food processor sit brand new in a box for 8 months…I finally dragged it out + figured it out and now I used it all the time!!! The key is rinsing it immediately and then washing by hand is no problem…I always kick myself when I let it sit for a while.

I still haven’t tried kale chips…or grocery store doesn’t carry kale much in the winter!


39 Larissa H February 25, 2010 at 10:17 pm

i looooovee brad paisly and so happy you found out about zac brown band- they are awesome too,


40 Lele February 25, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Speaking of good recipes, I made your low and slow sweet potatoes with dinner last night and they were THE BEST ROASTED SWEET POTATOES I’VE EVER TASTED. Never doing them another way again! Thank you much!


41 Kath February 26, 2010 at 8:16 am

Woo hoo!


42 Casey February 25, 2010 at 10:24 pm

I love Zac Brown Band too! And Brad Paisley! Chicken Fried rocks!!! You should try Darius Rucker’s CD too!


43 Tara February 25, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I need a food processor.


44 amanda February 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm

What a delicious looking and filling dinner.


45 Emily Eats and Exercises February 25, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I’m with you – I hate using my food processor – and blender. I now use my blender stick whenever possible… We don’t have a dishwasher, though really I can’t complain, my boyfriend does 98% of the dishes.


46 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) February 25, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Glee is the BEST! I’m so excited the second half of the season won’t start until I’m back from Australia. Don’t want to miss a moment. 😀


47 Jules @ eatdrinklivelearn February 25, 2010 at 10:52 pm

That hummus sounds tasty! Thanks for sharing Ashley’s recipe!


48 Julie @SavvyEats February 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

I just tried Ange’s ‘In a Jiffy Burgers’ for the first time yesterday. They are SO good!!


49 jaclyn@todays lady February 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Oh wow! I’m so making those burgers!! I don’t know what I’d do without my food processor, it’s my favorite appliance!


50 Gretchen February 25, 2010 at 11:44 pm

We love Zac Brown Band and my baby totally rocks it to “Chicken Fried”! Dinner looks yummy!


51 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope February 25, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Such a great dinner! I’m the same way about my food processor… I just hate to get the darn thing dirty! It is such a handy kitchen tool though.


52 Katrina February 25, 2010 at 11:54 pm

HA! I’m the same way with my kitchenaid mixer. It’s so pretty sitting on my counter, I don’t want to get it dirty, but I do anyway 😉


53 Katrina February 25, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Love Zac Brown Band!! I actually have “chicken fried” on my running playlist-which is weird, but I love it 😀


54 Sarah February 26, 2010 at 12:36 am

I so know how you feel – I need to use my food processor more! I don’t have that problem with the dishwasher though – ever since I had one break and learned they need to be run at least once per week, I make the most of mine 😉


55 caronae February 26, 2010 at 12:49 am

The hummus sounds perfect, and your little hummus/veggie burger stack is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while :)


56 Ashley February 26, 2010 at 12:53 am

I love that you made the curry hummus!!! I’m in love with it myself 😉 Also, I’m in love the the jiffy spelt burgers..omg..so so good..and 3rdly i LOVE the burger hummus snowman you made!!! weeeeeee Kale chips nom nom nom


57 Carissa @ Fit To Indulge February 26, 2010 at 1:05 am

Acorn squash season is over?!? Nooooo!! Oh how I love my winter squash. Well I guess I’ll have to find another veggie to roast in adobo sauce. Yours looks delish!! And the patties with homemade hummus.. that is so going in my bookmarks. Have a happy Friday :)


58 Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 26, 2010 at 3:26 am

Those burgers looks delicious! I like the idea of honey scented hummus too, that sounds tasty :)
How can acorn squash be over!!?? What a blasphemy! I hope it’s JUST acorn squash that you’re done with and no aaall squash, cos that would suck :(


59 Hannah February 26, 2010 at 5:16 am

Mushrooms make everything better! :) I love how your patty + ball looks like a little man with a hat!


60 Tania @ Moment Anew February 26, 2010 at 6:25 am

What a fantastically refreshing meal! Thanks as always for all the great meal ideas, it is so very much appreciated! :)


61 christie @ honoring health February 26, 2010 at 6:40 am

I had homemade bean burgers and kale chips last night, too. I think I am going to add those particular burgers to my menu for next week. They sound really good.


62 Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) February 26, 2010 at 6:46 am

Your made from scratch dinner looks outstanding. Those acorn squash slices kind of look like delicious flower pedals.


63 chelsea February 26, 2010 at 7:09 am

I love love love Zac Brown Band! They are so southern :) My favorite song is Highway 20 Ride! and Toes and Chicken Fried are both just awesome, feel good songs! :) i was in Cracker Barrel in November and they were selling the CD there! So i got it 😉


64 Jen February 26, 2010 at 8:07 am

Wow, I’m going to have to check out that hummus recipe, it sounds so good! And your good mood is catching.


65 Mae February 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

I want to try these spelt burgers. they look so good! Angela is awesome!


66 brandi February 26, 2010 at 8:50 am

gah – another reminder that I need a food processor! the burgers + hummus look great


67 Sarah February 26, 2010 at 9:11 am

I am the same way with my food processor…such a pain to clean, I seriously debated making a smoothie for breakfast this morning just because I did not want to clean the blender. I love Glee!! And episode 2 was when I got really hooked, when she sings Take a Bow at the end it seriously gave me chills.


68 Heather Eats Almond Butter February 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

Loved your spelt burger/spelt ball hummus mountain. Looks like the perfect dinner to me…hopefully, the coconut butter spruced up your squash. :)

Note to self…buy kale.

Enjoy your Friday Kath!


69 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale February 26, 2010 at 9:42 am

I actually read somewhere that running the dishwasher is more energy / water efficient than washing dishes by hand! I was surprised, but I guess it makes sense…

On another note, I’m always sad when winter squash season ends. Don’t get me wrong – winter itself is the worst! But I love acorn and butternut squashies!


70 Katy (The Balanced Foodie) February 26, 2010 at 10:52 am

We have a food processor, and I really don’t use it enough. We have it out of reach as well since our storage is lacking but I definitely need to bust it out and those burgers. Zac Brown band is SO good! Love it. Also love me some Grooveshark. I hear the Glee soundtrack is amazing to run to. I may have to try it!


71 Rebecca February 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

Why don’t you just wash the food processor by hand? That’s what I do, it takes a minute.


72 Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 26, 2010 at 11:40 am

I love my food processor! It is a pain to clean, but totally worth it. :-)

Thanks for that curry hummus recipe – I’m going to have to try that this weekend!



73 Kate, RD February 26, 2010 at 11:42 am

What kind of ketchup do you use? I’d like to find one without HFCS…


74 Kate, RD February 26, 2010 at 11:43 am

Apologies…just saw you already told someone what kind of ketchup you use! Still, have you ever seen a brand w/o HFCS?


75 Kath February 26, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I tried Annie’s once (or some organic brand) and honestly it did not taste good at all. I don’t eat ketchup everyday and I [usually] don’t eat it by the cup, so I’m not worried about a little HFCS in it.


76 jessica February 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Heinz Organic does not have HFCS and it tastes a million times better than regular Heinz.


77 Alicia February 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Looks super delish!

LOVE Zac Brown band!


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