survival burger [veggie burger with tarragon mayonnaise]


Living the life of a farmer in Stardew Valley must be incredibly difficult. You started out working a 9 to 5 job at Joja Corp and suddenly, you ditch everything to start a brand new life in this quaint little town.

I personally struggled my first few days of being a fresh new farmer. I spent a lot of days chopping down trees in my yard and wandering aimlessly through the valley. I would pick up random things and eat them or throw them into my hastily made wooden chest. Eventually, I picked up enough random things to reach Forager level 2. At the time, I had no idea what the heck that meant, I just knew that I magically learned how to make a burger because of it. Hype! 

Once I got my farm going, I started making Survival Burgers all the time. It eventually replaced my old staple food of Fried Eggs.



I personally like to enjoy my delicious burger in the depths of the mines:


Hey skeleton bro, do you want a bite or nah?

Since the Survival Burger has become such a necessary part of my adventuring routine, I had to recreate it in real life.


The actual ingredients to the recipe are incredibly simple: “bread”, “cave carrot” and “eggplant”. Easy! …sort of. I didn’t know what the heck a cave carrot was, so I got the next best thing: Rainbow Carrots!



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 3 – 4 sprigs of fresh tarragon (dried OK too!)
  4. 3 cloves of garlic
  5. 1 shallot, diced
  6. 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
  7. 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  8. 1/2 eggplant, chopped
  9. 2 rainbow carrots (preferably in purple or yellow), chopped
  10. 1 tomato
  11. green leaf lettuce
  12. hamburger buns


This recipe takes about 20 minutes to prep. Cook time is about 35 minutes. This makes 4 servings.


  1. In a food processor, combine your garlic, shallots and 2 chopped carrots.
  2. Add in your chopped egg plant and process. Season with salt and pepper. Remove your mixture from the food processor. The mixture will be fairly watery due to the water content of the carrots and eggplant.
  3. Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Divide your mixture into 4 sections. Form each section into a patty and place it on the baking dish. You may want to smooth out the patties with a butter knife.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375°. Bake the patties for about 35 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. While the patties are baking, create your tarragon mayonnaise. Remove the stems from the tarragon and roughly chop the leaves.
  2. In a bowl, combine your dijon mustard with your mayonnaise.
  3. Stir in your tarragon and season with a little salt.


  1. Assemble your burger! Place one lettuce leaf on the bottom portion of the hamburger bun.
  2. Place your veggie patty on top of the lettuce leaf.
  3. Place a generous amount of tarragon mayonnaise on top of the patty.blog_survivalburger_spread
  4. Top that with a tomato slice and then the top of the bun.
  5. Eat!

Hooray, and now you’re done! GG WP, Farmer. :)


Now you have a tasty and nutritious meal that will keep you energized to forage all day long!


red plate [roasted radishes and cabbage]

Hey there! How’s the farm life been treating you?

Take a break from the farm and relax with this healthy Stardew Valley-inspired meal: Red Plate!

I really wanted to make this recipe since it looked so adorable in-game. I even went out and got a purple-colored plate so I could make it as authentic as possible.

I won’t lie, it’s been really tough for me to set aside some time to plan out these recipes because I’m completely glued to this game. Thankfully, this recipe is incredibly simple to make so I didn’t lose too much game time. Must…go back to sitting in my house… doing nothing… 





  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. fresh thyme
  4. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  5. 3 cloves of garlic
  6. radishes
  7. 1/2 red cabbage
  8. 1/2 red onion


Prep time for this dish is roughly 10 minutes. Cook time is about 45 minutes.This makes 3 servings.


  1. Remove the stems from the radishes and cut each radish in half.
  2. Take you red cabbage and quarter it. Cut each quarter in half.
  3. Chop your garlic.
  4. Chop your 1/2 red onion.


  1. Place your garlic, red cabbage, red onion and radish in a large baking dish.
  2. Drizzle your olive oil over the vegetables and mix thoroughly.
  3. Season with salt, pepper and thyme leaves.


  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F.
  2. Roast your vegetables for about 45 minutes, or until the radish is soft.
  3. Eat!

GG WP, Farmer.


With this dish, you’ll have the energy to power through your day. 😀


Or the power to just stare at your TV all day… Err…


I really wish Queen of Sauce was on… I should’ve DVRed it.