Bean Burgers n' Sweet Potato Fries
1 cup beans of choice (pinto, black, lentils)
1 cup brown rice or quinoa (cooked)
Quinoa flour, rice flour, wheat germ or ground flaxseed - measurements always vary for me - just add enough so you can handle patties with minimal sticking!
Salt n Pepper
Throw everything except for your dry ingredient into a food processor & process until very well combined. Add dry ingredient until you can form burger patties with your hands without being too sticky. Brown in a pan with some coconut oil, flip and repeat with remaining patties. May freeze once they are cooled off completely.
Sweet Potato Fries:
2 sweet potatoes or yams
Preheat oven to 425* F. Line two pizza pans (with the holes in 'em - makes taters cook faster) or, alternatively, you can use baking sheets. Cut the taters into fries, then throw in a bowl of water and let them sit for 15 minutes. This removes the starches and you'll have a crispier fry in the end! You can also do what I always used to do and microwave the cut up fries for about 3 minutes in some water so they "steam" or cook part way before baking. Dry or drain your potato fries and coat lightly with coconut oil. Bake for anywhere from 15-30 minutes, flipping once. Baking time always varies for me -so just keep an eye on them so they don't burn to a crisp!
Enjoy burgers with any veggie and condiment topping your heart can dream of. We're fans of: raw or grilled bell pepper, zucchini, tomato, avocado, hummus, mustard, ketchup, pickles, greens, cabbage...etc! I think I even topped mine with grilled carrots one time! Hooray :)
and here is a little taste of Thursday...
|How to live happily without tuna: grab some cooked white beans or garbanzos, mash with a fork and add lemon juice, garlic powder, green onion, dill, celery, mustard and pickles (if you have any on hand - I sadly did not!) and combine - incredible!|
Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you
and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble
in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.