I made it! Before I get to these ginger lime edamame sweet potato burgers, I want to thank you all for the tweets, comments, emails, and good wishes you sent as I made my way from NYC to DC. We arrived safely and soundly, and, a few minor hitches aside, things went according to plans.
The last two days have been spent in a flurry of unpacking, cleaning, cooking, and also trying to squeeze in a little R&R: it may be moving weekend, but it’s also a holiday weekend, and since I have a week before classes begin at Georgetown, I’m taking my time. I’m excited to take photos of the new place and tell you all about it, but in truth, it’s a mess, so I’m not sharing yet! Instead, I’m giving you some Memorial Day food porn to gaze upon.
I came up with these burgers last week, in the thick of packing, and my first reaction was delight at how easy and nutritious they were. Burgers always involve some moving parts, so easy is a relative term, of course. But these are pretty doable, as far as veggie burgers go, and they’re sure to be a hit at any summer barbecue!
These burgers are wonderful: a little sweet, a little spicy, and tangy from the cilantro and lime. They scream “summer,” and since it’s 94 degrees in the District today, that feels pretty apt to me. I highly recommend topping them off with some guac, if you’ve got it!
A lot of you have emailed to ask me—and I don’t blame you—how it feels to be in a new place. Honestly? Not that weird. Yet. I’m familiar with DC, I’ve got tons of support here, and I’ve been mentally preparing myself for this move for months. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t burst into tears as our car leapt out of the Lincoln Tunnel and swerved into Jersey (because I definitely did). It just means that I’m happy and excited to be here, and actually quite relieved that the transition itself has passed.
One day at a time, right?
Readers, tell me: when was the last time you moved? And how did you feel in the days that followed?
Hope you try the burgers soon. Happy long weekend!