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Thomas makes Boca Burgers

Published October 9, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party


There is a new commercial out for a certain chain burger that left Thomas craving a cheeseburger badly. (Where’s the beef?) I tried to get some Gardein burgers at WF on my way home, but they were out, so I grabbed some vegan Boca Burgers instead, and some sprouted grain buns. (BTW, I always feel goofy about the name since I live in Boca.) We noticed that these were surprisingly lighter in color than we remembered them being, and weren’t sure why. Did they change their burger formula? They taste the same.

Thomas jazzed these up by sauteing some onions and mushrooms and melting some Tofutti american slices on top. Lettuce, mustard, ketchup and hot sauce completed this quick and easy weeknight meal. He’s been trying to get this recipe for chickpea fries he found online worked out, and that certainly would have made a nice accompaniment. A post on his results on that will follow! : ) In the mean time, sweet potato oven fries are always a safe bet! Mmm!

Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger Melt w/Daiya Cheddar and Chipotle Island Dressing

Published June 23, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

I am SO happy to tell you that Gardein’s new ultimate beefless burgers are finally available! I can finally make tasty “steak” sandwiches of my very own just like the fancy vegan restaurants! They did not disappoint! This sandwich combines two of their delicious patties to make one delicious, protein packed, flavorful sandwich smothered in melty Daiya cheddar and topped with a yummy chipotle thousand island style sauce of my own creation. I was going to make AFR’s OMG baked onion rings, but we were too hungry to wait!

Ty’s Chipotle Island Dressing

(More than enough for 2-4 melts!)

1/4 c. vegan mayo (hello Vegenaise!)
2 tbsp. organic ketchup
2 tbsp. pickle relish
1 tbsp. adobe sauce from chipotle pepper can (for extra kick, mince a miniscule amount of a pepper.)


Combine all ingredients really well in a large ramekin. (I used a fork!)

Burger Melt w/Daiya cheddar and Chipotle Island Dressing

Makes two doubles or four singles.

1 package Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burgers

4-8 pieces of bread, I used sprouted grain

Daiya cheddar vegan cheese shreds

above recipe for Chipotle Island Dressing


1. Spray a large skillet with a little olive oil and raise to medium heat. Add burgers to hot skillet and brown on both sides. This takes about 4-5 minutes on each side.

2. Meanwhile, arrange bread slices on plates. Cover all pieces with Daiya cheddar. Toast in toaster oven as desired, and then Broil until cheese is melty. Return to plates.

3. Drizzle cheesy bread with sauce, add burgers, and assemble. Cut diagonally and serve with additional sauce and accoutrement as desired.


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