Thank you, my lovey dovies, for your warm birthday notes. You ring my bell!
There may be a little girl talk in this post. Menfolk, eyemuffs!
We women tend to get all jitterbugged out in our twenties. We put pressure on ourselves to have the right job, and find the right “one”. We question ourselves, we bring ourselves down when we fail, we make rules for ourselves. We break our own rules. With our own perception of what should come before the big three-oh, coupled with what we believe is socially acceptable, we do some serious jitterbugging.
I would like to think I grew since the last time you saw me. My age grew 1 number. My blood sugar grew for a couple of celebratory days. Now I’m an official member of the late twenties club and really, it’s not bad at all. In fact, it’s pretty enjoyable.
Struggling down a life path because we deem it “the path” or “the right thing to do” is far more trouble than it’s worth in my experience. I spent the first half of my twenties in pursuit of a lifestyle that didn’t fit who I truly am. I know so many women can relate to this, which is why I strangely feel compelled to share my thoughts and tell you that your heart is a wonderful thing to follow. Whatever thoughts, aspirations, ideas, wants you have in your head: it’s never too early, it’s never too late. End of story.
Men, you can un-muff your eyes now. And feast them on this:
I have been particularly interested in burgers and salad lately. Hence all the burgers and salad you’ve been seeing on this page. I want to give you variety, I do. But I want to give you burgers and salad more. First the lamb burgers with mint pesto, then the southwest turkey burgers with chipotle yogurt sauce and now a veggie burger. I adore a meaty burger but a great veggie burger tickles me pink too.
This one’s made with sweet potato, brown rice, basil and some warm spices. You can doll it up with black beans, jalapeno, corn or anything else that suits you. You can also store the veggie patty mixture in the refrigerator if you don’t want to cook up all the burgers at once. If you’re a gluten-free gal and toss your burger buns out the window after you’re done taking photographs (not that I toss things out the window..that would be wasteful…and inappropriate), you can skip the bun and eat this patty on a bed of lettuce with huge hunks of avocado.
Recipe inspired by Cookie & Kate Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Other awesome veggie burgers:
Need a vegetable to go with your vegetable? These are the salads I’ve been tossing: