Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day, Papa Crunk!

I have the best dad on the planet. He's a badass biker with a heart of gold. He's a cancer survivor. He's the most generous, kindest soul I know. But if you just saw him out — on his Harley with his do-rag and tough-guy sunglasses — you'd never know what a sweet guy he is. But I'll let you in on a little secret — he's actually a super-nice guy.

Take for example my dad's choice for Father's Day lunch. I asked what he wanted to eat, and he said, "You posted something not too long about about a veggie burger with onion rings on it." My non-vegan, meat-eating biker dad asked to have veggie burgers for Father's Day! You see, he's come a LONG way in that regard. When I was a kid, my dad used to hunt deer and fish, but after I went vegetarian at age 14 in in 1994, he stopped hunting. And eventually, he even stopped fishing. Though he still eats meat, he can't bear the thought of killing an animal anymore.

And then my mom started buying veggie burgers for them to eat at home. And Earth Balance to cook with. And now, he actually prefers veggie burgers and vegan butter! So today, he asked for Vegan Steakhouse Burgers from Imagine Vegan Cafe. So that's what we had.

These are hearty, meaty veggie patties topped with veggie bacon, onion rings, & BBQ sauce. Served with a side of your choice. I opted for garlic kale. My parents chose fries.

My dad loved the burger, and my parents plan to start making this burger at home since Imagine is a good hour away from their home in Arkansas. After lunch, we did some shopping, and then we went back to my house for dessert — Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread from the Mother's Day/Father's Day chapter in The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook.

My dad isn't crazy about raisins, so I made half with raisins and half without. We had slices of this with Miyoko's Creamery Vegan Butter. So good.

Happy Father's Day, Papa Crunk!

6 comments: said...

Happy father's day to your dad! I'm very much enjoying his choice of burger - I wish I was eating that right now!

vegan peace said...

I always love hearing about your parents, they seem like the best! That's so cool your dad has made all those changes! That burger looks AMAZING!!!

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

We are so excited for the new Curb Market! And your dad, as always, is awesome.

A & J

Susan said...

An excellent choice of a burger! That is super cool that they eat veggie burgers at home as well.

Janyce Denise Glasper said...

Looks like you had a pleasant Father's Day-- delicious looking burgers and fancy cinnamon bread and all! :)

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