Portabello Mushroom Burgers

Portabello Burgers

Portabello Burgers were something that seemed logical to try during our 30 days of vegan.  People always describe portabello mushrooms as being very “meaty”, so it wasn’t a big leap to plan to marinate and season the mushrooms and put them on the grill.  They even almost look like burgers when they’re on the buns.  The most important part of this is that these portabello burgers are delicious.  Everyone in our family really enjoyed them, and since I made extra, I took them to work and shared with my coworker who also gave the recipe a thumbs up. Turning a […]

Cucumber Tomato and Feta Salad

Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad

You know that I love the combination of cucumber, onion, and tomatoes in salads.  This recipe is a variation on that theme, and this variation is loaded with so much flavor that it is guaranteed to wake up your palate.  The Feta cheese ads a hint of tanginess and the crumbly texture lends itself perfectly to this salad.  I even created my own vinaigrette to dress this salad. 

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak--marinated flank steak is grilled for just a few minutes per side before being sliced and served.PattyCakesPantry.com

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak

Flank steak is the perfect meat for grilling quickly at a high temperature, and it’s made better by marinating it.  All you need is to mix up a few common pantry ingredients, pour them over the steak, and allow the steaks to marinate.  I usually allow flank steak to sit in the marinade overnight, but it can also be marinated for as little as two to three hours.  To have a freezer meal,  place the bag with the steak and marinade in the freezer until you’re ready to grill it.  Yes,  I said that you can put the marinated steak […]

Thickened teriyaki sauce on meat and rice

Teriyaki Sauce

I love teriyaki.  In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to season chicken and burgers, but I don’t like to buy teriyaki sauce.  It can be expensive, and there is no reason to spend money to buy the pre-made sauce.  Teriyaki  is one of the easiest sauces to make because it is made from ingredients that most people already have on hand.   The sauce can be used as a marinade or thickened to be brushed on like a barbecue sauce.  Sometimes, I have been known to do both. Pouring this sauce over chicken pieces before freezing provides you with […]