Avocado Does A Burger Make

August 3, 2011

Another KERF reader friend visited today and brought me beer from Charleston!! I’m really loving this current trend :mrgreen: We can’t wait to try it!

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Siggi’s!! I bought a few of these to keep at the bakery for healthy snacktime. Topped with some cluster!

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We had a great day of sales today – we sold out of all but two loaves of bread!!

I biked home at 6:30 to find Karen on our porch swing halfway through a bottle of wine! We had big plans for our burger night. I poured myself a glass to join her and managed to snap a photo before it was almost gone!

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The burgers tonight were delish! We went vegetarian this week:

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They were black bean + mushroom + garlic burgers (I add the garlic because it was stra-ong!). Don’t have a recipe to share because we didn’t think they were the best burgers ever. They fell apart on us a bit.

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Avocado does a burger make.

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On the side: sauteed brussels sprouts with blue d’auvergne (dough-vair-gna, right!?)

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Watermelon for dessert!

My shoulders are SO sore from handstands and lots of down dog today. I convinced Matt to massage them while I worked on my post and we listed to the best movie tunes ever.

Although the session began with the Olympic Fanfare – one of us started whistling it and it caught on!

These are my top 5 favorite movie themes in order. What are your favorites?

5) E.T. + Jurassic Park (a tie for 5th place!)

4) Home Alone + Harry Potter (a tie for 4th!)

3) Lord of the Rings

2) Independence Day

1) Pirates of the Caribbean!!

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1 Hillary August 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm

1. Put avocado on anything and I’ll eat it.
2. Titanic! Obviously! ; )

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2 KathEats August 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm

I forgot about Titanic!! DEFINITELY in the top 10!

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3 Janice Smith August 4, 2011 at 9:08 am

This is the second reference to Titanic I’ve seen online this morning… weird how it’s on everyone’s minds :)

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4 Katherine August 3, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I have made a portabello burger just like this once!

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5 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I love the Harry Potter music! It came on my Pandora station when I was running yesterday- it’s kind of weird music to run to but I love it :)

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6 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs August 4, 2011 at 10:34 am

I actively seek Harry Potter music, it’s great :P Hedwig’s Theme is the best!

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7 Anna August 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm

there was an article on CNN that today is national watermelon day!

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8 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food August 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm

oh my goodness the burger plus bun combo looks amazing! :)

Safe travels! :)

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9 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine August 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Definitely a big fan of the Harry Potter theme. And Titanic, of course. *Never let go* (hehe)

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10 Kristy August 3, 2011 at 8:01 pm

THE MISSION is the greatest movie score of all time. Heartbreakingly gorgeous!

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11 Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde August 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I still need to try avocado on a burger and Jurassic Park all the way :) :) :)

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12 Becca August 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm

How weird is this: for dinner tonight I had a homemade black bean burger, served on a whole grain/seedy bun, and I had roasted brussel sprouts on the side… all which took place well before checkin’ out KERF. TOO WEIRD!

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13 Kinley August 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm

My favorite movie themes are:

1) Pride and Prejudice (love anything Jane Austen, really!)
2) Twilight
3) Harry Potter, especially 7.1 and 7.2!
4) Back to the Future (love Michael J. Fox in these movies)
5) The Proposal (totally makes me want to go to Alaska!)

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14 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey August 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I had a lot of guac today – so it was an avocado kind of day! Great job on the good sales today!

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15 Kristen, Sweetly August 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Ohhhh, I’m swooning over that mashed avocado on your burger. Why has it been so long since I’ve bought an avocado?!? Sheesh.

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16 Tessa @ Amazing Asset August 3, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Yay nice job on the sales today :)
How do I forget the wonders of avocados?! Must eat one soon!
Titanic and The Lion King!

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17 Emma @ Microcosm of Life August 3, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I dig the burger-to-avocado ratio. I wonder if avocado burgers are a thing.

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18 Cait @ Cait hates Cake August 3, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I had black bean burgers tonight too! And now I wish I had used the avocado I have like you did.

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19 Christine August 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Pirates!! My roommate and I would listen to it all the time in college.

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20 CheezyK August 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Avocado most certainly does a burger make! Love it …

Favourite movie score has to be The Princess Bride. Although I don’t like the lyrics to the main song, the music is beautiful – Mark Knopfler is something else on the guitar

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21 Jennifer August 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I’m partial to the movie Grease myself. :) Love it! I’m probably giving my age away now. (haha) Have a safe trip tomorrow.

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22 Erin August 3, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Me too! And so does my 8-year-old.

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23 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living August 3, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I loved the soundtrack to the Lord of the Rings. I have all three on CD! Have you seen the movie The Holiday? There’s a pretty funny scene with Jack Black singing the scores to a bunch of different movies in the middle of Blockbuster :)

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24 Karis (Karis' Kitchen) August 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Love that scene in The Holiday!!

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25 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) August 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I love Siggis but the closest place that it is sold is almost 3 hours away : (
And avacado on a burger is incredible.

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26 Laura @ Cookies vs. Carrots August 3, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Whenever I make veggies burger, the patties seem to fall apart. Any tips for getting them to stay together?

I would add basically any disney movie to your list of movie tunes :)

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27 KathEats August 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm

You need to process the beans in a food processor and make it more of a paste

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28 Cait's Plate August 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Agreed that avocado makes a burger. And those burgers (crumbly or not) look pretty incredible to me.

Movie-wise I’m gonna have to go (in no order):

1) Shawshank Redemption

2) Hocus Pocus ( :) )

3) A Christmas Carol (any version…including the Muppets)

4) Love Actually

5) Harry Potter + Home Alone (stealing this from you because it was a good one!)

Can you tell I’m a freak about holidays??

I want those brussel sprouts.

Okay I’m done now!

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29 Margo @ Peanut Butter Trees August 3, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Those burger buns look phenom! And I love avocado on burgers.

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30 robin August 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm

1)-Hope Floats 2)-Heartburn 3)-Fatso 4)-Juno 5)-Castaway

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31 Amanda August 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I believe “d’auvergne” would actually be “dough-vehrn”, no “gna” :)

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32 Amanda August 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm

No… I stand corrected! I just checked with French friend! You were right!

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33 KathEats August 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm

WHEW!

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34 Maren August 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I wish it was hot in the summer where I live. I’d be outside and enjoying summer favorites like burgers so much more.

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35 cathy August 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm

congrats on the great sales day!
nothing beats STAR WARS!!!

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36 lynn @ the actor's diet August 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm

i have so many top movie lists! i pretty much see a film every single day (it’s my job!!) so i have quite a collection in my head… one for each year, one for the last decade, one for all time….

i did a whole blog post about it!

http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/lynn-top-10/

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37 Erika @ The Teenage Taste August 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm

The Home Alone movies are the best! Macauley (<—- not sure how to spell that) Culkin was such a cute little kid!

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38 Morgan @ moments of mmm August 3, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Harry Potter!! I am a self-professed HP geek. I did make it through the last movie without crying though but I can’t say the same about the last book!

What could be better than having beer fairies?! Love it.

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39 Emily @ Comfortable Home Life August 3, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Oo I’ve had that beer! It’s gooooooood!

I love the theme from The Fountain. Excellent movie and even better soundtrack!!

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40 Holly @ The Runny Egg August 3, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Favorite movie theme: ROCKY!!!!!!

2nd place for me: Edward Scissorhands

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41 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

OMG— those Brussels sprouts look AMAZING!!!

1. Shawshank Redemption

2. Tommy Boy

3. Mean Girls

4. 10 Things I Hate About You

5. Dirty Dancing

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42 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

This is so cheesy, but I really love the Forrest Gump theme…and Jurassic Park!!!

Avocado definitely makes a burger go from good to great.

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43 KathEats August 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Forrest Gump! that was a good one. Feather floating!

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44 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

The Fountain is my number one movie! I swear it has a different meaning every time I see it. The music and visuals are amazing!

Oh and have you ever tried lentil burgers…hands down the best bean burger! Have a great night Kath!

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45 Heather August 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Random- I made black bean burgers with avocados for dinner tonight ;)

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46 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm

1. star wars too haha! loved this post. Great looking dinner as usual :)

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47 Olena (The Fit Gourmet) August 3, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Amélie (Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain) is probably my favest movie soundtrack of all times

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48 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs August 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

I love that soundtrack. Yann Tiersen is wonderful!

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49 Molly @ RDexposed August 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Home Alone-yes! I loved it so much as a kid (and heck, still do!) that I named a pet lamb Kevin!

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50 Ally (Girl V Food) August 3, 2011 at 9:24 pm

The other day at the end of a 6mile training run the theme from Pirates of the Caribbean came on and I dead sprinted to the finish. It was AWESOME.

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51 Julia August 3, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Kath, I’m a huge John Williams fan, too! My absolute favorites
would definitely be Jurassic Park ( so epic and inspiring!) and Schindler’s List (in violin or piano–so
pensive!).

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52 Melissa August 4, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Love the Schindler’s List theme song. It’s beautiful. Our school orchestra learned it for a performance. I also love the music in Little Shop of Horrors and Yentl (love Barbra Striesand sp?)!

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53 Shayla @ The Good Life August 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I absolutely love avocado…I can’t believe a couple years ago I used to hate it!

I may be ridiculed for saying this but I have to say Clueless!!! My all time favorite movie when I was 13 and still is to this day…now I got the intro song running through my head! :)

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54 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites August 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Veggie burgers are totally that one meal item that is SO difficult to write out a recipe for! The options are endless and they are so versatile. Though yours fell apart they look delish!

Fave movies? Yikes.

1. Ip Man
2. Amelie
3. Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House (LOVE Cary Grant!!!!)
4. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation!
5. ALL harry Potter :)

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55 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I really like The Gladiator’s soundtrack. Sounds intense, but it was one of my favorites! Definitely Harry Potter too :)

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56 Rachel August 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Favorite movie themes:
1. Indiana Jones
2. Harry Potter
3. Amelie
4. Star Wars
5. Pride and Prejudice

Those burgers look yummy, but the buns look delicious!

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57 Pamela August 3, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Indiana Jones FTW

I also love Danny Elfman, particularly Nightmare Before Christmas.

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58 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] August 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm

…and I bet Dakota bun makes any burger delish, too.

It’s been too long since I’ve had brussels – yum!

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59 rumfunandsun August 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm

We had brussel sprouts aka baby cabbage! My girls love cabbage so I call it baby cabbage so they will eat it!

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60 kaila@ healthy helper blog! August 3, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Movie themes? What do ya mean by that?

I loooove avocado! They have been so yummy lately too…..and I agree they do make everything better!

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61 Claire August 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm

as in a series, multiple movies and sometimes books EX: home alone, home alone 2, etc. , Harry potter= theme

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62 KathEats August 4, 2011 at 8:43 am

Actually I mean movie theme songs

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63 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm

My cheesy one would be Father of the Bride! But, my “real” favorite is probably Pirates as well.

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64 Lilly August 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I love Garden State, and the soundtrack… ahhh! Another fave is Elizabethtown

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65 Alex August 4, 2011 at 3:51 am

I love Garden State too! Best Soundtrack ever.

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66 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories August 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm

We played 1, 3, and the Olympic Fanfare during dinner at my reception. Also, Eternal Sunshine and Amelie, among others. The guests started playing Name that Movie. :)

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67 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, JAmes Bond, Titanic, Indiana Jones, Pearl Harbor.

Love veggie burgers!!!

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68 Carrie @ Nutrition By Carrie August 3, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Now I’m totally craving Brussels with blue cheese! I thought it wouldn’t be hard to narrow my favorite movie soundtracks to five, but it was! Here’s my best shot:

1) Amelie
2) Big Night
3) The Talented Mr. Ripley
4) The Committments
5) Tie: Room With A View, Boogie Nights and Walk the Line (OK, I cheated a little)

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69 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 4, 2011 at 7:49 am

YES! Amelie!!

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70 Sara August 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I LOVE the POTC theme! Other favorites = Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, Up, and Atonement!

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71 Jackie @ That Deep Breath August 3, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I have to admit, I’m happy to not see Twilight on that list!

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72 The Healthy Engineer August 3, 2011 at 11:40 pm

That mashed avocado picture is tempting me soooo much!

But alas, there are no avocados over here :(

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73 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm

JUNO!!!! Best. Movie. Ever.

The girl has a hamburger phone! …a HAMBURGER phone (!!!) Does it get any more amazing than that?

Rollo: “That ain’t no Etch-A-Sketch. This is one doodle that can’t be un-did, Homeskillet.”

Okay, I’m done professing my love :)

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74 Khushboo August 4, 2011 at 12:02 am

Screw mayo, it’s all about the avocado in burgers! I LOVE Home Alone, I went through a phase of watching it every single day when I was younger!

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75 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) August 4, 2011 at 12:09 am

We had black bean burgers tonight as well–topped with avocado! They were dee-licious!

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76 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 4, 2011 at 12:58 am

I LOVE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN’s theme song too! No matter what I’m doing, if I start hearing that tune, or one similar to it, I go crazy! :)

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77 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 4, 2011 at 1:19 am

:o Brussels and bleu cheese are two of my favorite things in the whole world. Must. Try. That. Combo!!

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78 Angela August 4, 2011 at 2:55 am

With you on the avacado :)

5) Dirty Dancing
4) Stardust
3) Pirates
2) Harry Potter
1) Lord of the Rings

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79 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 4, 2011 at 3:25 am

Avocado is the best addition to veggie burgers! But then I add them to anything :)

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80 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 4, 2011 at 4:54 am

Movies? What are those?! I havent seen one since 2006 when I was pregnant. And Im not joking!

I have a FT job, a FT kiddo, a FT blog, house, hubs, etc…and oh yes a full google reader. Movies fell off the to-do list :)

Cant wait to see you!

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81 Svava August 4, 2011 at 4:56 am

SKYR! I can´t believe it! I am icelandic but live in the UK and when I go home I usually spend my time gorging on the stuff. I don´t understand why it isn´t mass produced everywhere as it is by far a superiour dairy product to any type of yogurts of any kind. My mum makes the most wonderful bluberry skyr “cheese”cake out of it as well. Healthy and delish.

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82 Kori August 4, 2011 at 5:14 am

I LOVE the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack!! I also think that Braveheart had some beautiful songs. During my last 8th grade band concert, I had earned the right to play a solo from the Braveheart soundtrack, and I loved it!

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83 Tonya August 4, 2011 at 5:29 am

Across the Universe :) If you’ve never seen it you should. Beatles musical, incredibly beautiful movie to watch.

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84 Erin August 4, 2011 at 5:30 am

Last of the Mohicans is the best!!

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85 Sophie August 4, 2011 at 5:34 am

I love the Cold Mountain (Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellwegger) soundtrack! Of course, most of you are probably too young to remember that!

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86 KathEats August 4, 2011 at 6:22 am

I LOVE Cold Mountain!!

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87 Tonya August 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I agree, great soundtrack =) I live in western NC and am HIKING Cold Mountain this weekend.

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88 Kate August 4, 2011 at 6:11 am

Pirates of the Carribbean is my favorite as well! Lord of the Rings is also pretty awesome…

I’m guessing those delicious looking burger buns are another bakery product – I’m going to have to visit your bakery and try all these delicious breads next time I’m in Charlottesville!

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89 The best burgers August 4, 2011 at 6:30 am

Veggie Burgers nowdays more popular than other Burgers beacause people are more health conscious,so it take low fats.

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90 Hannah August 4, 2011 at 6:57 am

I can’t believe I’ve never put cheese with my brussels sprouts before!!!

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91 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 4, 2011 at 7:01 am

Mmm yes, avocado always takes a burger to the next level!

My favourite movie themes are HP, Lord of the Rings, and Pride & Prejudice (Kiera Knightley version).

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92 AnnieR August 4, 2011 at 7:43 am

”On the side: sauteed brussels sprouts with blue d’auvergne (dough-vair-gna, right!?)”

Hi!
I am french, well from Montreal. And it is more like | dough-vair-gn |

no ‘a’ at the end.

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93 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 4, 2011 at 7:47 am

Love the movie theme discussion! I listen to Pandora’s Film Scores Radio all day at work :)

The Braveheart theme is on now!!

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94 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 4, 2011 at 7:49 am

I would also add “UP” :)

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95 Nikki August 4, 2011 at 7:52 am

Movies that have awesome music:
-Gladiator
-300
-Avatar
-Black Hawk Down
-Thin Red Line

Actually anything Hans Zimmer is how that list is going.

The burgers look amazing despite the fact they fell apart.

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96 leatitia August 4, 2011 at 7:53 am

Someone already answered I think, but you can always listen to the prononciation of any words with Google Translate and click on Listen.

http://translate.google.com/#en|fr|d%27auvergne

:)

J’ai pensé que tu aimerais bien ce lien.

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97 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey August 4, 2011 at 8:03 am

Last of the Mohicans tops my list for favorite movie score, definitely.
I was the geeky kid at age 14 (when the movie came out) that had the soundtrack. :)
I still love it, to this day. Living in the NC Mtns, and working for the Biltmore made me love it EVEN more as an adult.

I”m in love with your smashed avocado! Mmm.

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98 Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats August 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

That bun looks great!!

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99 Ali G. August 4, 2011 at 8:49 am

I love adding Amy’s black bean refried beans to my hommeade black bean burger mix, AH-MAZING!

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100 Angel7 August 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

The brussel sprouts look perfectly el dente and good! Love the bleu cheese!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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101 Sara August 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

This doesn’t fall in the best theme song, but the whole Dances With Wolves soundtrack is great. I think it really captures the grandeur of the Great Plains. (and full disclosure – I’m from Nebraska, so I may be biased!) :)

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102 Barbara August 4, 2011 at 9:14 am

The soundtrack to Chocolat. Absolutely the best music to cook to!

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103 Angelea August 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

I had a turkey burger last night…no cheese or condiments needed, just avocado and green chilies. Love green chilies!

My favorite movie song is the JAMES BOND theme! Have to be careful in the car when it comes on. It makes me drive a little fast. :-D

Other fave movie soundtracks:
-Akeelah and the Bee
-Frida
-Ocean’s Eleven

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104 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 4, 2011 at 11:00 am

I LOVE avocado. It goes well on anything.

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105 Lisa Fischoff August 4, 2011 at 11:09 am

Omg I could eat a whole plate of those brussels sprouts! and that burger looks so delicious even if it did fall apart a little

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106 Shelley @ MileHighHealthy August 4, 2011 at 11:15 am

Wow that bun looks amazing!

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107 Pat August 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Like so many of those mentioned but one i play a lot is Braveheart: i like celtic music a lot.

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108 Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life August 4, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Mmm I’ve been eating avocado on almost *everything* lately … my most recent avocadobsession mashing up a little cado with lemon juice, cayenne pepper, s&p, and spreading it over a cheesed-up (I use daiya) microwaved sweet potato for a great little meal!! Mmm :)

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109 Erica August 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Peter Pan (the human version with cute ole Jeremy Sumpter)
NARNIA
National Treasure

Your burgers look amazing, as does the avocado!

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110 Lauren @ MRS August 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I’ve never seen a healthy-burger looked so delectable! Makes me want to try it. My fave movie theme would be HP hands down, all you need are robes and school girl clothes, and I’ve always wanted to look like a wizard.lols

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111 Lauri (Redheadrecipes.com) August 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean are definitely in my top 5!!!

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112 Lele August 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I love the Star Wars music :D Cause I’m a huuuuuuuge nerd! Also love the soundtrack from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (which is also my favorite movie!)

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