Sixteen Memorable Stories & Images of 2016

Happy New Year!!
Wish you and your families a wonderful new 2017 filled with laughter and love.

I read many stories and articles, and watched TV and videos in 2016. Some stories were inspirational, memorable or informative that they stuck with me. While some stories made me ponder the world. And then there are those stories, photos, and little video clips that just made me smile or laugh. To celebrate the end of 2016 I have included sixteen (and a few more 😉😊) wonderful articles, stories and images of events that happened in 2016. I hope you enjoy these uplifting stories and that at the end of this post you will have learnt something new and have a smile on your face 😊. This post is long, but the stories are fast reads, and I’ve included links to the original articles so you can read the articles in their entirety. So grab a cup of tea, sit back, relax, and enjoy a fun read 😊. Continue reading Sixteen Memorable Stories & Images of 2016

New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

Growing up in the South in Texas and Louisiana, one of the New Year’s customs I became familiar with is having black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck in the coming year. There are many dishes that one can add black-eyed peas to from stews to soups, tacos and burritos to salads and appetizers. For my New Years Day black-eyed pea dish I have chosen to make Black Eyed Pea Fritters. Continue reading New Year’s Day Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

Roasted Hazelnuts & Cashew Granola

I got this recipe when I was watching my favorite Food Network show Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten. She was making brunch dishes and this hazelnut granola was one of the items featured.  All it had was nuts, honey, oats and oil.  That’s it.  When was the last time you saw a granola recipe that had so few ingredients and was so easy to make that all you do is combine and bake? Continue reading Roasted Hazelnuts & Cashew Granola

Broccolini Pasta with Garlic & Red Chili Flakes

Broccolini Pasta with Garlic & Red Chili Flakes:

I make roasted broccolini often, but this time I thought why not make pasta out of it instead of having broccolini as a side dish like we usually do. It also meant that I didn’t have to make another main course for dinner 😊😉.  I just added roasted broccolini to pasta and turned my pasta into a delicious, filling, and healthy dinner main course. Continue reading Broccolini Pasta with Garlic & Red Chili Flakes

Super Duper Burgers

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.

IMG_7285The 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.

IMG_7277It’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.

IMG_6982Super 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!

Super Duper Burgers

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