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Fourth of July feast «

Fourth of July feast

July 3, 2010 | 10 Comments »



Since we’re going to be busy tomorrow (having fun of course) I decided to prepare my 4th of July feast a day early. Normally I go a little crazy trying to plan out holiday menus, but this time around I knew just what I wanted.

The burger is a smoked Southwest slider type of bean burger. Back when I first saw the recipe I wanted to make them immediately. They look so yummy. And cute too! While I think it turned out great, I admit that it wasn’t at all what I expected. I think the soyrizo is a little overpowering. Perhaps a little less would make it just right? Or maybe it was the brand I used? Or maybe I just got a little too soyrizo happy and ‘accidentally’ added too much? The next time I make it I’m going to use a half cup instead. It was a pretty good burger. Everyone thought so.

For dessert I made mini peanut butter bombes. I didn’t follow an exact recipe. I melted some vegan chocolate and painted some mini molds. I allowed it to harden and then I applied a second coating. Once that hardened I added some peanut butter mousse and topped it off with some chocolate cake. Then I froze them for a few hours and went crazy trying to unmold them. I seriously ended up with like 3 normal looking bombes. I was pretty upset especially considering how time consuming they were. Well worth it though I must say. I’ll definitely attempt them again. If you have any tips or tricks on how to unmold these suckers, please share! I used mini silicone molds. I’m not sure if the metal molds make a difference or not. I only opted for the silicone molds because they were miniature and that’s the size I was aiming for.

Everyone loved the bombes. They said it tasted like a Snickers bar. I thought it was similar to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It was very tasty, but I’ll be truly satisfied when I can unmold them in one piece. *sigh*

What are your plans for the 4th?


The burger looks great! I also love adding avocados to my burgers : ]

oh, man. You just put my attempt at peanut butter balls to shame! This looks to die for. I wish I could eat like 8 right now. Even if you did only get one that looks like the picture, I’m still stunned!

@Jacklyn: Thank you! And same here. I somehow always manage to sneak avocado in there lol. :)

@Jessica @ Lima’s Vegan Kitchen: Awww thank you so much! It sure is a lot of work, but well worth it, huh? I’m totally going to try them again. I might use mini metal cupcake pans though. It won’t be the shape I want, but I’m almost positive they will pop out easily.

Reply to this comment jade1977     July 06, 2010

I just tried the link to the Sliders, but its dead :(

Can you post an updated link maybe?

Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Juiciest Burger Contest! It looks delicious!

this looks so good!! i think avocado is a must on burgers! :)

Where is the recipe to the burgers? That link doesn’t work.

I’m so sorry, guys! I’m not sure what error you’re getting, but I’m getting a suspected malware error whenever I try to access the site. I guess I’ll remove the link and repost it as soon as the site is up and running. So sorry! :(

You made peanut butter bombs!?!?! That is so ambitious and AMAZING! You should post the full recipe with instructions and photos. You know, for all us peanut butter and chocolate lovers to drool over and get inspired :)

Hi! I just found your blog and I wanted to comment that your photos are incredible!! I love your site! I can’t wait to read more :)

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