(never home)maker is a blog by Ashley and Stephen, an adorable couple who are currently expecting a baby. In addition to food and recipes, they post about running, decorating and general life stuff. They eat vegetarian/pescetarian, but a lot of the recipes they post are vegan.
In looking over their recipes, one in particular stood out – The Vegetarian Juicy Lucy. It’s a cheese-stuffed tofu burger with sweet potato fries in the sandwich. It’s a gut bomb, and it’s awesome.
The recipe is vegan except for the cheese, so I subbed in some pepperjack Daiya that I had in the fridge. You’re supposed to form the mixture into two stuffed burgers but I thought they would be way too huge, so I made three and they were still gigantic! I baked the sweet potato fries and served my burger with roasted green beans.
The big question is, did the cheese melt?
Why yes, yes it did! My only complaint about the burgers is that they didn’t seem cooked through in the middle even after browning the outsides well. Next time I would brown them then bake them in the oven, or vice versa, to make sure the insides are cooked.
I happened to have some chickpeas in the fridge waiting to be used up, so I also tried Ashley’s Hu-Mousse, a dessert hummus. I didn’t have any real coconut milk, so I used So Delicious Coconut Drink instead. I really liked this, but I think it would have been better with the extra fat from the coconut milk. It was only a little sweet, so I would suggest eating it with a sweet dipper, like the banana slices I had, or maybe graham crackers. I could definitely taste the chickpeas, but they didn’t take away from the dessert-ish nature.