Spicy Vegetable Chili Bean Burgers


I love me a good veggie burger!  These sounds so easy and look delicious!

1 cup Fiber One® original bran cereal
1 can (15 or 16 oz) organic spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1   1/4 cups washed fresh baby spinach leaves
5 slices tomato
5 whole wheat burger buns, split
  1. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor).
  2. In medium bowl, mash beans with fork until no whole beans remain. Add crushed cereal, oats, onions and egg; mix well. Shape mixture into 5 patties, each about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
  3. Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray. Add patties; cook over medium heat about 10 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  4. For each sandwich, place 1/4 cup spinach leaves and 1 tomato slice on bottom half of bun; top with bean burger and top half of bun.
Makes 5 sandwiches

NYC’s Tiny New “Micro-Unit” Apartments ~ Complete with Your Own Ghost!


The interior

Could you blissfully co-mingle with a friend or lover in a mere 250 square foot pad?  I gotta say, heck yeah… I could totally get on board with this idea if it were just me and the Mr.  No kiddos.  I even dig the creepy ghostly image.


The exterior is a work of art

Mayor Bloomberg plans to waive certain zoning regulations at a city-owned building at 335 East 27th Street in the Kip’s Bay neighborhood to see if there is a market for a modern, 55 unit, 250-300 square foot housing designed for 1-2 people.


Will You Be My V-A-L-E-N-T-I-N-E?


Mechanical Valentines $4.95

If you want to woo your honey on Valentines Day, our friends at The Victorian Trading Company have some really cool gifts!


Valentine  Towels $24.95

I have to say, I ordered quite a few things from them over the holidays (kept a few things for myself too!) and I was impressed with the quality of the goods and how they lovingly packaged my items.  Jewelry came tucked in velveteen pouches… a special touch!


Valentine Postcard Pendant and Rosary $29.95