portabello burgers and a new breakfast

It’s Sunday Funday! Mine is not so much fun because I just finished working on a lab report for my one food course AND did the accompanied quiz for it. I never thought someone (ie: my prof) could make food so unappealing – readings, reports and quizzes…blah!

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 šŸ˜‰
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 šŸ˜‰
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!

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