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Researching alternatives

Posted in Uncategorized by justjoe78 on January 18, 2010

I’ve been hitting the not-so-healthy foods as of late and hit a staggering weight on the scale yesterday. So, I’ll be checking out some less fatty alternatives over the next few months.

My goal for the new year was to lose 30 pounds. I stepped on the scale yesterday and the goal suddenly became 40 pounds.

I want to keep burgers in the diet, but will probably be opting for side salads and lettuce wraps.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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McRib is coming back!

Posted in Uncategorized by justjoe78 on November 16, 2009

I know it isn’t a burger per se, but the McRib sandwich is coming back to McDonald’s on November 30th. Through my Twitter account (@laburgerblog) I did receive the confirmation from an official McDonald’s twitter acct (@mcdonalds_socal). I can’t wait.

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BOCA Burger @ Home

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized by justjoe78 on November 11, 2009

BOCA Burger

I was feeling hungry tonight, and instead of my trying to cook something (you don’t want to see that happen) or head out to pick up some food I chose to cook up a BOCA Burger.

There is usally a pack of BOCA Original Vegan patties sitting in the freezer for the times when dinner prep seems like a major undertaking.  They are really low fat (less than 1g) and a good source of protein and iron.

Being a lifelong meat eater I hadn’t even considered putting a BOCA burger anywhere near my mouth until a few years ago.  However, since I was introduced to them I can’t say that they haven’t grown on me a little bit.

BOCA burgers can be prepared several ways (grill, skillet, or microwave) and are probably served best on a bun.  I’m not vegan and I have no plans on becoming one so topping choices are wide open. 

Today’s BOCA burger was microwaved (for convenience) and served on a bun with bleu cheese and ketchup.

BOCA Burger

Today's BOCA Burger w/Bleu Cheese

Since I’ve already been through half of the current box, I guess it is a repeat item.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that everyone should keep some in their freezer for a quick and nutritious entree.

BOCA Foods Company
PO Box 8995
Madison, WI 53708

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Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized by justjoe78 on November 11, 2009

Just a quick intro.  I was sitting in a Coffee Bean recently and wondered what I could blog about.  I’m not a foodie in any sort of way, but I do love me a nice cheeseburger and some fries.  My arteries don’t agree with this, but I only have one life.

I’m sure that I can draw a few readers out of the fellow burger lovers here in Southern California.  I’ve eaten at several places already but I will do my best to make fresh visits so I can give all of you an idea of what makes this burgerholic tick.  I’ll be headed to QSRs (Carl’s Jr., In-N-Out, etc…) and traditional restaurants.

If you have any suggestions for places for me to try (I’m still new to LA), feel free to leave me a comment.

Bon Appetit

Likes and dislikes

Posted in Uncategorized by justjoe78 on November 10, 2009

I’ve never been really big into exotic toppings on my burgers. I tend to keep things simple: meat, cheese, condiments. I have never put mayonnaise or onions on anything and I have no plans to do so in the future. Recently, I have experimented with a variety of cheeses primarily because I eat Boca burgers at home and need something to add a little flavor. I won’t touch many of the “secret” sauces that are offered with many burgers simply because they are mayo based. (In-N-Out: I’m sure the spread is delicious. It’s not you, it’s me.)

So, what do I put on my burgers?
-Meat (burger patty)
-Cheese (traditionally American, but I’m open)
-Pickles (depends on the restaurant)
-Meat toppings (bacon and such)
-Ketchup/BBQ sauce
-Mustard (depends on the mood and restaurant)

For those of you out there who say there is no place for ketchup on a burger I implore you to reconsider.

Happy eating!

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