Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Taste Test

Taste test: veggie burgers

Many of us want to be healthier and better global citizens by eating less meat — or abstaining altogether. But the decision becomes especially challenging when we start firing up the summer grills. The lure of sizzling meat on a warm bun is enough to break the conviction of the staunchest resister. Many vegetarians suggest combating those cravings with the numerous vegetable- or nut-based patties on the market today. Our judges wanted to see if the patties could satisfy those meat hankerings, so we tasted six different brands of veggie burgers. We grilled them to get the charred taste of a meat burger and finished each in the oven.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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Taste test: prepared mashed sweet potatoes

Taste test: prepared mashed sweet potatoes

If you want to spend more time with your family and friends this holiday season and less time in the kitchen, our judges suggest serving Hormelís mashed sweet potatoes. No need to wash, peel and heat potatoes. Just pop the container in the microwave ...
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