Updated May 24th 2017
I thought I’d bring back this post just in the nick of time for memorial day! I mean who doesn’t love a burger grilled on the BBQ for a glorious memorial day backyard party, right?
Of course, I make my burgers Cuisinicity style: you know by now that I don’t eat red meat at all. I don’t, for health and ethical reasons but also for the well-being of our planet. The environmental impact of meat-centric diets is just unsustainable and untenable with over 7 billions of us! You can read more about why it is so here. My husband has also written extensively on this topic.
Still, I am a foodie and I longed for that good-old American burger taste! So, it wasn’t long before I tried to recreate that sink-your-teeth-into-a-juicy-tasty burger with something other than red meat: A nouveau American burger to adapt to the demands of our time.
At first, and this was about 20 years ago, I replaced it with plain ground turkey, but you know how dry and crumbly that can be: it just wouldn’t do! This was one of those obvious healthy makeover masquerading as a hamburger, so that didn’t pass the test!
So, in my typical Foodie/neuroscientist (now called Cuisinicity) stubborn way, I kept looking for ways to recreate the perfect beef-less burger that would satisfy my new-found American standards: moist, chewy, dense and satisfying!
…and, sure enough I came up with 2 absolutely luscious versions, with the help of a “clandestine” ingredient filled with protein and fiber to boot! (I wrote about it way back when, on this post.) But shhhhh….you don’t need to tell anyone! All they’ll know is that these are darn good juicy burgers!!
So this week, I present to you my ode to the burger, Cuisinicity-style!
I’d like to start off with my latest ones because they are true to my own evolution in my growing concern about the planet: they are vegan, and I created 3 varieties that I just love!
…and, honestly, I never thought I could achieve it but I did it!
Watch for yourself!
DON’T THESE LOOK SO AMAZINGLY “MEATY”?!!
…and I am so proud and honored to have it featured on Naturally Savvy this week! Take a look at the beautiful infographic they made for my recipe…WOW, pure and simple!
As for my good old Turkey burgers, I “displaced” some of the ground turkey with pureed lentils and even mushrooms for a purely moist delicious texture!
…A good ol’ American fare that you will love, that will love you back and that will help sustain our planet: I call it the Nouveau American Burger….and proud of it!