Not My Recipe: Sweet Phi’s Easy Weeknight Sweet Potato Burgers for Meatless Monday

Tonight’s Not My Recipe Post is Meatless Monday and really any weeknight perfection. These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers are courtesy of one of my favorite food bloggers, Sweet Phi, who has nailed accessible, lovely, completely delicious meals.

These burgers are a perfect example of this. Simple, clean, colorful, healthy, easy to make, packed with flavor, and quick! Tell me something else you need from a recipe?? You can’t. That’s it.

The sriracha mayo is the perfect schmear to tie the whole sandwich together, but regular mayo makes it kid-friendly (or just less spicy) and still delicious.

Not My Recipe: Sweet Phi’s Easy Weeknight Sweet Potato Burgers for Meatless Monday

Tonight’s Not My Recipe Post is Meatless Monday and really any weeknight perfection. These Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers are courtesy of one of my favorite food bloggers, Sweet Phi, who has nailed accessible, lovely, completely delicious meals.

These burgers are a perfect example of this. Simple, clean, colorful, healthy, easy to make, packed with flavor, and quick! Tell me something else you need from a recipe?? You can’t. That’s it.

The sriracha mayo is the perfect schmear to tie the whole sandwich together, but regular mayo makes it kid-friendly (or just less spicy) and still delicious.

The Best (and easiest) Tuna Salad

Two important notes: 1) People either love tuna salad or they hate it, right? I mean, I don’t know anyone who falls in the “it’s okay” category on this one. Do you? 2) This recipe is for the salad itself, but the photos are from the tuna melts I made with them, which are really the best vehicle ever for tuna salad. Critical to a perfect tuna melt, besides this tuna salad are good rye bread and good sharp cheddar slices. That’s not up for debate. That’s the key. The end. Anyway, here you go.

WHAT YOU NEED
* 2 cans GOOD chunk light tuna in water (don’t skimp on brands with canned tuna. ew. also, don’t get it in oil. fish has so many good oils in it already, this is just unnecessary and messy, IMHO)
* 2T light mayonnaise
* 1/2t salt
* 1/4t pepper
* 3/4t garlic powder
* 1/4t celery seeds (these are the secret ingredient that take this recipe up a notch!)

WHAT TO DO
Drain the tuna and then empty the cans into a bowl. Add mayonnaise, starting with one tablespoon at first, mixing, and then adding the second if you need it. If you like your tuna salad really mayonnaise-y, add more, but just a teaspoon at a time, or it can really mess things up. Mix the mayo and tuna well.

Add the seasonings and mix through until fully combined. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. BOOM.

Are you pro- or anti- when it comes to tuna salad?

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Food for Thought: When it All Falls Apart

What’s your go-to, easy, throw-together quick dinner? You know what I’m talking about. When plans fall apart. You can’t leave work on time; the grocery store is out of the one ingredient you need but didn’t pick up ahead of time; someone gets sick; you burn it; it doesn’t work out for whatever hundred possible reasons… what do you do? Do you order in? Go out? Do you go all Chopped-style and make it work with the five random ingredients you do have? What’s your go to when it all falls apart?

Maybe you see where I’m going with this… because this is what happened tonight. I had planned to pick up a few things on the way to the train after work, but I left work late (it’s been a week… it’s been a… first month of the year, amiright?) and I knew I didn’t have time to stop – I was in the thick of rush hour and I was already going to be standing smashed into someone’s giant backpack and under someone else’s armpit. I just had to hold my breath and get home. Aaaaaanyway, long story short, clearly tonight was going to have to be a make-it-work moment. So I made peace with bumping my planned meal to next week and thought about my go-to on such occasions.

Mine’s an omelet sandwich. Quick, filling, hearty, healthy, and so so good. A little schmear of mayo, a little schmear of fresh avocado, and an omelet filled with whatever’s available (even if sometimes that’s just cheese and seasonings). So please tell me – what’s your go-to when all plans fall through?

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