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Growing up in Brooklyn meant I had access to yummy latin food on almost every corner! The options were endless and available at almost any time of the day or night. To this day, it’s still one of the biggest things I miss about living in Brooklyn. Now at home, Franklyn and I do cook primarily traditional latino recipes with a mix of our heritages, with his being Dominican and mine being Puerto Rican. For the most part it’s rice, beans and some type of meat and salad, but for special occasions we do try to mix things up a little. One of my husbands favorite is a Chimi (a dominican Burger). It’s definitely an indulgence and not something we make often. However, ever since I discovered MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Original Burgers that I buy at Walmart, it’s given us a good excuse to make a vegan chimi dominican burger more often, which is obviously a healthier option.

All MorningStar Farms® products are a great option for Lent at a low cost perfect for feeding a large family like mine! One bag of the Grillers was less than six bucks and fed us all, now that’s impressive! Not only are MorningStar products wallet friendly, but they also a great solution for busy families just like mine. Grilling a burger to make a Chimi would have taken a lot more than the one minute the MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Original Burgers take to heat up in the microwave (even my older kids can make them). That’s a super easy way to substitute meat for breakfast, lunch or dinner during Lent season. We even buy MorningStar Farms® Original Sausage Patties and make a vegan version of the traditional dominican dish tres golpe (eggs with a side of fried salami, mangú, and queso frito).

Normally, Franklyn and I would stop at a local Chimi truck right on Myrtle Ave in Brooklyn after a night of dancing (gosh I miss those days) and ate them right there while some type of merengue or bachata would be blasting from someone’s car. The secret to these Chimi’s is all in the sauce, which consists of ketchup, mayonnaise and a dash of worcestershire sauce. There’s lots and lots of different ways and ingredients that you can make the chimi sauce with but we keep ours simple. You have to taste it to truly appreciate how delicious it is topped on a chimi! I’ve since then traded my nights out dancing for popping milk bottles at home with Olivia and Joseph, but I’ve still managed to sneak in those yummy Chimi’s, only a healthier version! See the super easy steps below.

Ingredients:

MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Original Burgers I bought them at Walmart
Fresh bread rolls
Cabbage
Tomatoes
1/2 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1 red onion
Salt & pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons of vegan worcestershire sauce

Instructions:

Sauce: Combine ketchup, mayonnaise, worcestershire sauce and mix.

Toast your buns. **We toast them in a frying pan with spray butter.

Throw your MorningStar Grillers in the microwave for 1 minute. **We add a touch of salt and pepper to them but they taste just as good without it.


Add your griller on top of bun, add cabbage, onions and tomato.

Top with chimi sauce and enjoy!

All totaled, my vegan chimi Dominican burger takes less than five minutes to make and is perfect during Lent season. It’s great for when you want a easy to make vegan cuisine but are tight on time and it would even make a great lunch for guest!

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Fall is very much here and I’m loving it!  This weekend I wanted to try out some fruit and veggie stands so I headed out to a new place in Land O’ Lakes called The Family Farm.  Now I know this is going to sound ridiculous but I had no idea that you can buy small quanttities of farm fresh fruits and vegetables – in the past I’ve been to places that only sold in bulk and I’m just way too disorganized to fit that many vegetables into my fridge and manage to use them in every dish before they go bad.  I need small quantites that I can use on the spot and this place was perfect!

The prices were way lower than most super markets and they had the most delicious homemade jellies and salsa (I bought the corn salsa to use with their vegan veggies chips and it was delish). The Family Farm has a pretty big selection of your basic fresh fruits and vegetables like potatoes, corn and onions but I also noticed that they carry Italian squash, tomatillos, and some jicama  They even had the most adorable store painted pumpkins which I was tempted to buy but I promised Robert to take him pumpkin picking.  Even though it’s a little further of a drive than I like it to be I’m definitely going back and I’ve also been inspired to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and drive around to other local stands and see what I find.

Farm Fresh Fruits & Veggies at The Family Farm

 

Farm Fresh Fruits & Veggies at The Family Farm

 

Farm Fresh Fruits & Veggies at The Family Farm

 

Fresh Fruits & Veggies at The Family Farm