Quick and Easy Meals with Sunshine Burgers {Review & Giveaway}

***I need to disclose to you that I received free Sunshine Burger coupons for my own personal use and free coupons to hold a giveaway at the end of this post. As always, all thoughts are my own and I only share products with my readers that I truly believe in.***


Back in August, I posted this picture of Sunshine Burgers on Instagram with this caption: “Going to enjoy one of these @sunshineburgers on top of a kale salad for #dinner. This is the only veggie burger I have found that isn’t processed or full of bad ingredients.” 

Sunshine Burgers via Organically Mo

What are these ingredients I am so impressed with?

Sunshine Burgers via Organically Mo

5 healthy, simple ingredients that I feel comfortable eating. Oh, and double bonus, they are gluten-free and soy-free as well!

Could I take the time and create a recipe for my own meatless burgers? Possibly. But right now, with working full-time, going to school at night and having all sorts of other adult responsibilities, I would rather take that time for something else.

So these Sunshine Burgers have become a staple in my house.

How do I use them?

My absolute favorite way to eat them is with that kale salad I have been obsessing over the past few months.

Kale Salad with a Sunshine Burger

But they taste great with any salad –

If you’re looking for more of a cold weather meal, here’s one that will take less than 30 minutes.

Cook gluten free noodles per package directions. While the noodles are cooking, in a small, microwave safe bowl, heat up 6oz. of herbed goat cheese with about 1/3 cup almond milk {any milk will work} for 30 seconds.  Mix, then reheat for another 30-45 seconds until mixture is smooth. Next, you’ll need to heat up a package of frozen broccoli per package directions. Once broccoli is cooked, keep in package until noodles are ready. Last, you will need to heat up your Sunshine Burger. Wrap each patty with a wet {but not soaking} paper towel and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.

Drain noodles, mix with goat cheese mixture, add broccoli and top with your Sunshine Burger.

Sunshine Burgers via Organically Mo

If you have extra time, you can even saute some onions & mushrooms to bulk this meal up like I did for the bowl above.

Sunshine Burgers come in many flavors, but the 3 we eat the most are Garden Herb, Barbecue and South West {too spicy for me, but perfect for Gary}.

After raving on social media about my love of Sunshine Burgers, they reached out to me and asked if I would review their product.  I had already planned to because I love them and only share with you guys companies & products I truly believe in. I asked that in exchange for a review, they send me free product coupons that I can share with YOU!!

I am giving away one set of 5 free product coupons {up to $6 each} to a lucky blog reader!

This giveaway will be open until 11:59pm {PST} Monday, October 20th. I will announce the winner next Wednesday.  If you win, you will have to supply me with your mailing address within 48 hours so I can mail you the coupons, or I will pick another winner.

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Good luck!

Let’s Chat

Any other Sunshine Burger fans out there?

Favorite way to eat meatless/veggie burgers?

This Is Where I Grew Up

I grew up on these fields.

Back then they seemed so much bigger.

I learned how to dribble.

How to shoot.

I loved celebrating a goal.

But it was more than that.

I learned about teamwork.

I learned how to communicate with others.

I learned how to be a leader within a group of people, even though I was never the best on the field.

I learned that practice makes better….no one achieves perfection.

I learned that both winning and losing can teach the same lesson, just in different context.

All of this I learned from years on the soccer field.

They are memories that I treasure with friends that I have known for the majority of my life.

So while my godson enjoys a win for his team {which he had two assists in…one with his face} I know that a new generation will get to learn all the same lessons that come from playing on these fields.

Let’s Chat

Did you play soccer {or an organized sport} as a child?

What’s one lesson you took away from it?

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles {Recipe}

I give in. I’m waving my white orange flag. It may still be in the low 90’s here in Turlock, but I may as well pretend that it’s fall. The two ways I am doing this? 1. Dying my hair a dark, rich fall color {no more teal streak for awhile} 2. Baking, eating, drinking & enjoying ALL THINGS PUMPKIN!!!! These pumpkin spice waffles are gluten free and full of flavor.  I added maple syrup to the mix, so there’s no need to pour on too much when they are ready. Unless you want to – no shame in being heavy handed with the syrup! You can also top with some almond butter or with a runny egg {now I’m dreaming about egg yolks}! However you eat them, you will most definitely enjoy how filling they are.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles

by Maureen McCann

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: bake breakfast brunch dairy-free gluten-free soy-free fall winter

Ingredients (12-16 waffles)

  • 3 cups Gluten Free baking mix {Pamela’s & Bob’s Red Mill are 2 of my favorites}
  • 3 TB pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 cups canned pure pumpkin
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 TB vanilla


Warm up your waffle iron

While it’s warming up, in a large bowl mix all ingredients together until smooth

Once iron is warmed up, spray with non-stick cooking spray {I like Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil spray}

Pour about 1 cup of batter into center of waffle iron

Cook for 4-5 minutes

Repeat until all batter is used

Top with syrup, nuts, powdered sugar…whatever you like!

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The Long Weekend I Needed

Happy Monday!

I am so ready for this week, are you?

The past 8 weekends, Gary & I have been out of town for at least one day, sometimes both, which has raised my stress levels higher than I’d like them.  Even thought we’ve been doing fun things on the weekend, not being able to just sit & relax has been tough.

Last week work was slow{er}, so I decided to take Friday off to run errands and make some appointments.  No sleeping in, since Gary had to be up early for one of his classes.  In between running around, I took some time to clean out and reorganize our pantry in the garage and some of our food shelves.

My supervisor was pretty cool and let me drink coffee in between, as long as I gave her belly rubs at least once every 15 minutes.

Long Weekend via Organically Mo

The rest of the day was very laid back and a great mixture of working {blogging & laundry} and relaxing…I actually read a magazine for the first time in a few weeks.

Saturday was a perfect day – I woke up after getting 10 hours of sleep, played on the computer and drank coffee until Gary woke up. Then I made us breakfast, and got myself gussied up to go out & shop!  I ventured out to TJ Maxx, Ulta and Target.

Long Weekend via Organically Mo

When I got home I tried to explain to Gary that someone actually broke into my car and left all the shopping bags there, but I’m not sure he believed me.

Long Weekend via Organically Mo

I felt much better after getting some me time and even better when Gary BBQ’d some chicken for dinner. All I had to do was heat up some broccoli and make rice. We enjoyed a glass of Alderbrook Zinfandel with dinner. I was sad finishing it though because Alderbrook was one of my favorite wineries in Healdsburg before they shut down almost a year ago.

Long Weekend via Organically Mo

Sunday morning was an early rise day for me. I was determined to get some blogging and coffee in before everyone else woke up.

I also worked on a recipe for this baked french toast {I’m still tweaking the recipe, but hopefully it will be ready to share in a few weeks}.

In the afternoon, my dad & I hit up a soccer game at Cal State Stanislaus.

Once we were back home, I showered, made dinner & relaxed/drank more wine.

This was exactly the long weekend I needed!

Let’s Chat

What did you do this weekend?

Pin It Party {Recipes for Fall}

When Lindsay announced she was hosting another Pin It Party today, I was thrilled!  I love finding new bloggers to stalk follow on Pinterest >>>Make sure to follow me if you aren’t already!

Since we are definitely heading to cooler weather, all of my recipes today are PERFECT for chilly nights!

Here are 6 {because I couldn’t pick just 5} recipes that I’d love for you to try this Fall!

Simple Baked Potatoes - You could totally nuke your potatoes, but cooking them in the oven brings out a flavor and texture the microwave could never give you!

Roasted Paprika Cauliflower - Paprika tastes great with almost any vegetable, but when you add it to cauliflower, then roast them together, your mouth will thank you!

Chicken Vegetable Soup w/ Quinoa – This is chicken soup on crack {no, there is no actual crack in the recipe} and will leave you begging for more.

 Crock Pot Tomato BBQ Short Ribs – Any meal that will basically cook itself is a winner in my book!

Spaghetti Squash Tutorial - If you still have not tried roasted spaghetti squash, click the link, get some good quality kitchen knives and start ASAP!!  This is my step-by-step tutorial on how to roast a delicious spaghetti squash.

Roasted Eggplant - This recipe is near and dear to my heart for two reasons – I love roasted eggplant and this is the most pinned post EVER from my blog. I still consider myself a small blogger, so the fact that this recipe has close to 6,000 pins blows my mind!

Make sure to stop by Lindsay’s blog today and check out some other great recipes!