A Veggie Burger I Must Recreate!

by HEAB on September 1, 2010

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Yesterday, CD and I spent the afternoon with our friends, Travis and Jessica, at Empire Beach on Lake Michigan.

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A lake? Again, I think not.

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I mean, check out those waves…people were surfing!

Being from the South, going to the beach involved an 8-hour drive down to the Gulf of Mexico, and as much as I love the Grayton and Rosemary beach areas of Florida, I have to say I think I might like Lake Michigan a little more. The water is beautiful, it’s not so hot, and there are no jellyfish. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve been stung by jellyfish! :(

After some beach time, we went to Joe’s Friendly Tavern for an early dinner.

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Empire is a tee-tiny town with a bit of a hippy/surfer vibe, and I got the impression that an eclectic mix of people live there based on the restaurant’s menu. For instance, CD ordered the following:

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A 1/2 pound burger with bacon and Bleu cheese dressing. It was huge! He ended up scraping off the dressing and just eating the meat sans bun.

Meanwhile, I ordered the grilled vegetarian cake on a wheat roll with sweet potato fries. The homemade veggie burger contained dried cherries and was held together with hummus.

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Delicious!

After dinner, we walked down the street for one last glimpse at the beach.

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Lake Michigan, I’m going to miss you!

There was of course dessert, but you’ll have to stay tuned for that. :)

In other news, beginning today, Mara from I Made Dinner is donating all of her blog proceeds for the month of September to the A to Z Literacy Project. A to Z is a charity spearheaded by a coworker that sends thousands of books annually to needy children in Zambia. So, if you get a chance, please stop by I Made Dinner and click around a few times. :)

Also, I was interviewed by Trenia from Plus Sizeology, and the interview went live today. If you’d like, you can click here to read it. Thanks so much, and I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!