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Test Kitchen: Stacked Portbello, Peach and Avocado Burgers

Test Kitchen: Stacked Portbello, Peach and Avocado Burgers
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On Saturdays, we try out a recipe from a fellow food blogger from around the country. Check out A Plum By Any Other Name!

So…I have a background story.

Last Sunday, I attended a food blogger conference here in Boston. It was three blocks from my apartment on the BU campus and my wife wanted my @ss out of the house.  She was right.  I’m Mr. Mom this year and part of the side effects of watching two small children all the time is that you get dumber by the hour.  Basically, I needed some mental stimulation.

I went to the conference, sat down with about 50-75 other bloggers, and listened to experts talk about the world of food writing.  Honestly, it just wasn’t my thing.  After one of the panelists exclaimed she doesn’t like to share content, I rolled my eyes, turned to the left, and started chatting with a fellow  blogger.

Emily was her name. Still is, in fact.  She told me about her blog: A Plum By Any Other Name. I had my computer handy, so what better time to check it out?  I scanned the first post and loved it! I kept scrolling and found this recipe.  It was my style!  But with Emily’s blog, you get more than just a recipe.  You get wonderful back stories with each entry.

I was hooked.  I told her I’d try out this recipe and write about it.  I’m sure she thought I was full of sh*t. Not me.

The Burger
I didn’t like it…I loved it! And, it was healthy. Now that I’m apartment living, I have no grill. Do you think I was gonna let that stop me? Heck no! I just used a pan for the mushrooms. And instead of grilling the peaches in big slices, I diced them up and made a quick compote.

The Result
The burger is messy and delicious! There’s a lot going on under the bun, but d@mn if it doesn’t work! I loved the peaches and guac together. And don’t get me started with the poblanos. I can say without hesitation, this recipe hasn’t seen the last of me. Neither has her blog!