[PLACE] Guru Burgers and Crepes

I like burgers. I like crepes. However, I never thought I would ever find the two in one place… until now.

I’ll be heading off to Korea soon for my one-month-long escape from the States, but not from work. Nope, I’ll be traveling and working while abroad at the same time. I’m not quite sure how this will actually work out, but I’m willing to give it my best. Before then, however, one of my friends called me up in an effort to catch me before I go off on another adventure. We ended up going to Guru Burgers and Crepes, which took me off guard for half a second. Burgers.. and crepes? What the heck – let’s do it!

I got there before my friend because of my awesome driving skills and unusually cooperative traffic. I was seated by the hostess (they have a hostess stand, as well!) and then relocated myself to somewhere closer to the floor to ceiling wall-windows with another door that leads onto the patio area. I loved the jar they used as a cup and then I perused the menu. The possibilities were endless since you could choose options for almost everything. Sure, I saw the concept before (i.e. Which Wich, Chipotle) but those weren’t sit-down restaurants with waiter service. For example:

Burgers: 13 choices with 3 different sizes (sliders, regular, double) and choice of bun (twist roll, whole wheat, gluten free, bunless)

Sides: 3 different fries and homemade beet chips with your choice of seasoning (salt+pepper, parmesan, sweet+salty, and truffle oil) in 2 different sizes (regular, share)

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[RECIPE] Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

On the menu for this weekend’s sweet surprise: pumpkin butter.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I had apple butter before and though it wasn’t bad, I didn’t love it. It was sort of like apple sauce. Would that make this like pumpkin sauce? I didn’t know, but I must find out. So, when I came across a simple recipe for thumbprint cookies that featured this ingredient, I immediately bookmarked it.

A month later….

Pumpkin Butter Thumbprint Cookies
[based on this recipe; makes roughly 40 cookies]

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[RECIPE] Vegan Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies

It’s been a long while and I feel very much deprived. I haven’t done much cooking or baking since I started working and within recent weeks, I have more responsibilities at work. Even so, it’s Labor Day Weekend and I took some time to finally have a little break and try something new.

There is a very tiny chance that I can ever be vegan (I love milk, cheese, and yoghurt too much to be able to give them up completely) but my sister is somewhat lactose intolerant although it doesn’t stop her half the time, so I do delve into vegan cooking and baking every once in a while. I found this recipe and I thought it sounded just delicious. Then the local Costco sold coconut oil and that set the ball rolling…

Vegan Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies
(based on this recipe; makes around 40-50 cookies)

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