Thursday, November 5, 2009

Five Star Foodies Artichoke Burgers

Ah! With Body Pump training this weekend, I honestly felt like I had a million things I wanted to get done before I left. After a shortened work day, I did lots of laundry, ran some errands, gave Frank a bath, packed, and baked up a few dishes to keep Josh going through the weekend. I made him a big pasta bake with shell pasta, ground turkey, marinara and cheese (mix all together, top with additional cheese, bake at 350 for 20 minutes):

And I made him some Tina Bars with Chocolate chips:

Phew ;) As I mentioned about a week ago, The very nice people at Five Star Foodies were nice enough to send me some of their Artichoke burgers to try. According to the Five Start website, these fabulous burgers are vegan and 100% natural:

“Artichoke Burgers are in a class of their own, unlike anything on the market today. Filled with the rich taste of artichoke hearts and cashes combined with wholesome brown rice.”


Yum! Nutritional Stats can be found here. The picture below is from Josh’s version of the dinner. We cooked up the burgers on the stove top in just a little oil. Josh had one on an Arnold’s thin with cheese and one alone on the side (plus some potato rounds and an orange):


Sorry for the bad lighting! This getting dark early stuff stinks! Our thoughts on the burgers:
YUM! A great veggie burger. They taste almost like an artichoke Parmesan burger. They definitely have a slight "green" taste, but both Josh and I are HUGE green veggie fans so we really enjoyed it. We cannot WAIT to try them on the grill. Thank you Five Star Foodies!!!!
Alright guys- another request! I have to make a pot luck dish for work next week. I want something that I can make ahead and that’s preferably vegetarian-any suggestions?


48 comments:

Leah @ L4L said...

I like to bring pasta salads or potato salads or something. I like to make a feta basil tomato salad... the recipe is somewhere in my blog if that sounds good. There is also a roasted veggie couscous salad that I made for our last work potluck. I think it is a Cooking Light recipe.

Yum Yucky said...

That pasta bake looks perfect for my hungry family. And easy too, because, uh, me and cooking don't get along lately (lazy??)

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

oh, i made some pasta salad last night so yum. Can't go wrong with that. Do they offer different flavor veggie burgers?

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

I love making Asian cole slaw with ramen noodles! So good!!

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

what a good girlfriend you are! he should be well fed while you are gone, so cute :) those burgers sound so interesting, thanks for the review -- I think I'd like to try these if I can find them?!

Molly said...

wow those look delicious! i love veggie burgers as long as they don't try to taste like actual burgers, so those sound perfect!!!!

Jessica said...

Looks delicious!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

I love to make a big bean salad. You can make all different versions ... mexican with black beans, rice, cilantro, corn, avocado, jalapeno etc... or red kidney beans, carrots, celery, onion, etc. I always make light dressing with fresh lemon or lime to really bring out the flavors.

laura dishes said...

You are such a ball of energy! I mean that in a good way.. you just always seem so prepared for everything. :)

Jenna said...

the pasta and burgers look great!
jenna

Britt said...

You are too sweet, making food ahead of time for the weekend.

A pasta or quinoa salad would be great I think. Easy enough to make and throw in some veggies.

Glad to hear those artichoke burgers were good!

BroccoliHut said...

Yum! Those burgers sound amazing!
For the pot luck I would recommend vegetarian chili or pizza dip!

Ashley Lauren said...

I'm making Ina Garten's jalepeno cornbread for my work potluck next week. I made it last year, and it was a hit! It does involve 2 sticks of butter though...

Great review of the artichoke burgers :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad you liked it! I think Ben would love it!

VeggieGirl said...

Potluck dish - blondies? ;)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oo I have never heard of those burgers other than on your blog, but they sound fantastic. I really like the Boca parm burgers!

As for potluck dishes, a lot of my "winning" ones aren't completely vegetarian unfortunately.

K from ksgoodeats said...

Artichoke Parmesan-ish burger? That sounds amazing!! I'd love to get my hands on those.

Did you love having the OC ladies back? OC and NJ are my favorites so last night I was in heaven! Hope you have a great Friday :)

http://ksgoodeats.wordpress.com/recipes/cranberry-almond-couscous-salad/ <-it's really easy and cheap to make!

ellie said...

Those burgers sound great- I love artichoke!

My favourite dish to bring to a potluck is a pasta salad- cook spinach and ricotta tortellini and mix into a 'sauce' made from just chopped canned tomatoes and mayo (I have used Greek yogurt and it's delish!)

Julie said...

mmmm Josh is totally gonna eat good this weekend :) hope you have such a fun time!!

those burgers sound super delicious and great review girrrrl

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

I LOVE artichokes! Theses burgers look delicious. :)

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

Oh, and for a potluck, I would suggest a big pot of veggie chili or a grain salad. I once brought a couscous salad to a potluck and everyone loved it. Here's the recipe if you are interested:

http://veganmindedblog.com/2009/04/03/colorful-couscous-salad/

Let me know if you try it!

Holly said...

ahhh the artichoke burgers look delightful! i think you could make a really good roasted veggie hash...or perhaps a baked veggie pasta dish? hmmm, i will keep thinking :)

have a wonderful weekend dear erica!

Krista said...

Are the artichoke burgers easy to find? I'd love to pick some up next week!!!

My fam would drool over your pasta dish!!

Anne Marie said...

I love the pasta bake-it looks so awesome!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

Ive heard alot about those artichoke burgers! I wanna try them!!! Thanks for the review..

As for a potluck dish, you could always do a couscous or quinoa mixture with a bunch of veggies and nuts.. it wouldnt have to be heated.. just eat cold! I always dice up some zuc, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, etc then mix it with the grain.. simple, simple!

Pam said...

Those burgers look great!

Enjoy!

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

Mmm...I love artichokes! I am going to be on the lookout for those burgers. Thanks for the tip!

teresa said...

i'm glad you posted the nutritional info because that was the first thing i was wondering! they look delicious, i love artichoke hearts.

hmmm, baked beans, pasta salads and green salads packed with tons of veggies are always my fave side dishes. let us know what you end up doing! have a great weekend!

Angharad said...

These look super tasty. Spicy black bean burgers are still my absolute fave!

Holly said...

Those burgers look GREAT!! I just love veggie burgers, probably more than the "real thing" even.

Hmmm...my fave would have to be a quinoa/black bean salad with cilantro. Maybe something like this?

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quinoa-and-Black-Beans/Detail.aspx

yum yum! I <3 cilantro.

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Mmm those bars and burgers look great! I've never heard of the burgers, I'll have to keep my eyes open!

RunToTheFinish said...

ohh those sound very yummy!! I may make some annie's mac tonight with some mushrooms tossed in!

homecookedem said...

Oh YUM!! Those artichoke burgers sound wonderful!! :)

Belle | Muse in the Kitchen said...

That pasta bake looks good! We just had a delicious Mexican rice today with feta cheese in it, and Ward and I were both thinking what a great vegetarian one-dish meal it would make.

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

What are these Tina Bars?! YUMMMY! They look so similar to these almond brownies I make. i should post that recipe....

These burgs look delish! Another great post darlin' - you know how i know its good?? My tummy is rumbling reading it!
happy friday!

glidingcalm said...

Ericaaaaaaaaaaa, come cook for me!!! Veggie burgers with a 'green' taste, eh? Sounds kinda good!! I've never had artichoke burgers.

Tina bars!! looks yum!!!

Send me in your earring/coat/boot pictures if you have any!! I know I WOULD (and probably everyone else) loveeeeeeee to see your beautiful self featured on my blog!! glidingcalm AT gmail DOT com.

Love you, mama!!

HAPPY WEEEKEND!

peanutbutterbliss said...

woah I have never heard of those burgers before but they sound SO good :)

love the baked pasta dish too!

Lizzy said...

the burgers look amazing! i would totally try these out if i were to ever find them in the store! :)

lilveggiepatch.com said...

Thanks for the review! Artichokes in burgers sounds so, so good.

And pasta bake! I haven't made one in so long but maybe will make one for Ari before he leaves for tour again.

just me said...

i would love to try those burgers!!! i love artichokes!!!

Alison said...

My fav pot luck food item is hummus! Do you have a food processor? It's totally something that you can make ahead - and you can bring crackers, veggies, pita chips, whatever to go along with it!

april said...

That veggie burger sounds so interesting! I don't know if I've ever eaten an artichoke.. they sound scary!

My dinner pictures have been horrible lately thanks to the sucky lighting!

biz319 said...

My pot luck go to is always baked potatoes!

I bake them in my oven, wrap them in foil and put them in a basket with fat free sour cream and bacon bits.

Hopefully that will work! And its cheap!

Heather said...

oohhh. those artichoke burgers look tasty!!!! hope you're having a good week :)

Maria said...

Do you need a main dish?
Here are a few ideas:
Hummus/veggies/pita bread
A cous cous or quinoa salad
Spinach salad w/ Pom./orange slices/almonds
Whole wheat pasta salad with lots of veggies
Greek salad
Cheese/whole grain crackers/fruit
Guacamole/fresh salsa with homemade baked chips
Yogurt dip with fruit
Pumpkin dip with apple slices
Soba noodle salad

Ok I will stop but let me know if you need other ideas:)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Those burgers sound neat, I'd like to read the ingredient label because I'm anal like that :-)

You might like the recipe I just posted for your potluck. I made it in advance and reheated before serving. Have fun!

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Busy, busy girl! How was the pump training? Sounds like fun:)
Those artichoke burgers sound delicious!

Lele said...

Oooh ooh ooh artichoke burgers what?! Those separately are two of my favorite things!