You will be surprised at how much flavor toasted cumin seeds add to this salad. If you find leeks to be on the stronger side with an edgy bite to it, you can use garlic instead in this hearty and healthy salad. Continue reading Sugar Snap Peas, Leeks & Asparagus Cumin Quinoa Salad
I don’t recall how I came upon this book really, maybe I was browsing Amazon’s book selection, or maybe I saw it in a bookstore. The title got me interested. Flourless? Really? Continue reading Flourless. Recipes for Naturally Gluten-Free Desserts by Nicole Spiridakis
Are you craving a juicy burger dripping with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, oozing with cheese, with some ketchup and mustard, all topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles? Want to have this divine burger with a side of Parmesan and garlic coated French fries? All to be quenched with a creamy decadent milkshake? Want to blow a whole days worth of calories on one meal? And it all be vegetarian too? Another San Francisco based restaurant expands to Los Gatos. Called Super Duper Burgers this burger chain has a restaurant now on Los Gatos Blvd right next to Philz Coffee.
The burger I am referring to here is their veggie burger, but their veggie burger will satisfy any meat loving burger person. Contrary to what we may think, that just because it’s a veggie burger it’s less caloric, it’s not. But if you are still looking to blow your healthy eating ways for just one scrumptious decadent meal, you have to try this amazingly delicious veggie burger.
It’s the patty that makes this veggie burger so delicious. It’s not chewy or mushy like other veggie patties I have had. Most veggie patties try too hard to make their patties taste like meat, when in fact we just want a good veggie patty that tastes like veggies and grains. I think this patty does that. It tastes like it’s not trying to be something else. It’s a good veggie patty made with veggies, brown rice and whole grains. You can get this veggie burger with whatever toppings you want and it’s served on a bun; but you can also get it in a salad version if you like. You can ask for their spicy sauce which is delicious, you can add caramelized onions and mushrooms, and all the condiments are free. This burger tastes awesome with a side of fries. The fries at Super Duper Burgers are delicious too. Their Parmesan garlic fries are outstanding.
Super Duper Burgers is not like a regular burger restaurant. This is more of a contemporary style set up. It looks like a big modern barn with exposed beams on the ceiling, and raw organic style tables and chairs including bar style seating.
Super Duper Burgers is a perfect place to stop on the way to the movies or after the movies, or just to grab a nice juicy burger for lunch or for a weekend dinner. It’s a fun place to go for a casual, delicious and satisfying meal.
Try Super Duper Burgers for yourself. Stop by any of their Bay Area locations including Los Gatos. Give their veggie burger a try!
School is out and if your kids are like mine they will be binge watching TV as if they have been starved of TV all their life, with each kid on their own computer watching a streaming show or one watching TV and the other on the computer. Either way, they are watching TV till their eyes bulge red and they look like they haven’t slept in days. How can we as a family of five watch at least a few movies together over the holidays? How can we pick movies that all five of us who are decades apart in age agree on movies that all of us can watch together? Continue reading Movie Reviews Anyone?
Do you long to step into a charming boutique in France? But not sure when you will get a chance to go there? Get transported to another world, to France to be specific, just by stepping into this charming Parisian style boutique, right here in Los Gatos, California. Continue reading Bianco: A Parisian Boutique in Los Gatos, California
Bert’s Bites Chunky Snack Granola is a delectable and decadent granola that I discovered recently. I know, somehow the words decadent and granola don’t seem to belong in the same sentence to describe a healthy snack like granola. Continue reading Bert’s Bites Chunky Snack Granola
I love Ina Garten. She is my all-time favorite celebrity chef. What I like about Ina Garten is her cooking style. It’s very warm and friendly, and her kitchen and garden are always so cozy and inviting. Continue reading Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten
This coconut quinoa dish is a variation of a traditional South Indian Tamil rice pilaf called Thenga Sadham (coconut rice). In this version my cousin Uma made the same coconut rice but with quinoa instead of rice when we went for lunch one weekend. Continue reading Uma’s Spiced Coconut Quinoa
Last week I got a post from one of my blog followers/reader Mackenzie, with a very novel social gathering. Her blog, which is mackmarie.com, had sent a request a couple weeks earlier asking her readers to submit their favorite cookie recipes for a cookie party she was hosting which she called a meet and greet party. I assumed she was asking for recipes for a cookie exchange party she was hosting at her home.
Cream of Celery Soup with Carrots and Thyme
- 4 cups celery chopped
- 2 cups carrots finely cut
- 4 cups broth or 1 carton vegetable broth
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/2 cup cream
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil