Tuesday, July 26, 2011


A few weeks ago I started exercising regularly and yesterday I spent two and half hours in the kitchen perfecting my own veggie burger recipe. Now I must admit, I can't really cook so me spending that much time in the kitchen is weird. But I created the perfect veggie burger to replace all those soy products, which I am allergic to. The secret to a great veggie burger is using rolled oats instead of breadcrumbs and getting the seasoning just right, which I did, finally.

Lately I keep surprising myself because yesterday I finished two chapters of the work in progress I told myself I wasn't going to write about any more. So I never know what I am going to be up to next and that is kinda fun.

Also, I applied for a job at a local media business who is looking for freelance writers. You have to write 150 word paragraphs about random topics, which I think I can do. I just hope it is a legitimate thing because there are a lot of people trying to scam freelance writers. That goes for locally and internationally, so be aware.

On another note, I am going to spend most of the day sending out more query letters.


  1. I think vegetarian cooking is hard without relying on soy. I made a great veggie meatloaf once with brown rice, shredded carrots, diced green peppers and diced celery added to partially defrosted California burgers. I don't remember if the burgers had soy or not. It was really good - way better than the burgers alone - they were kind of disgusting.

    Good luck on the queries.

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  3. Wow, it sounds like you had a really productive day. I had to laugh about the cooking, I am the world's worst cook! The veggie burger sounds really good.

    Good luck with the queries, and with the job. I hope it turns out to be legit, fingers crossed. :)

  4. Sounds to me like a very busy day. Hope it was a great success.

  5. Tonja - Thanks. I find cooking in general to be difficult. But your vegetarian meatloaf sounds yummy.

    Julie - Thank you! It was kind of productive. At least I now have a veggie burger that tastes good.

    Mary - Thanks. I didn't hear back about the job yet, but it's okay. I am sure I can find another.

  6. Hehe,it sounds interesting and I think you're better than me.I am the person who know few things about cooking~

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  7. Gabrielle - I am learning. I have a few bad experiments behind my name too.

  8. Try Chickpeas instead (or blackbeans work well too in veggie burgers). My favorite recipe is for chickpea cutlets, which uses mashed chickpeas and vital wheat gluten as a binder. So delicious! I also love Guy Fiori's veggie burger recipe which also uses rolled oats.

    When you perfect your veggie burger recipe you'll have to share it with us! (um, or at least me!)

  9. Renee - Ooh! Your veggie burgers sound great. I will definitely share my veggie burger recipe in my next post. I like Guy's recipe too, but artichoke's are very expensive here, even the tinned ones.


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