The burgers were yummy. Elisabeth nearly finished two of them! All the food was really good! We had such a nice time. It's nice having friends with similar interests with whom you can share and gain information from(and who don't think you're crazy for cooking healthy foods :)). I'm excited for our next whole foods get together!
Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers
5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 1/2 c cooked black beans
1 c cooked quinoa
2 c fresh whole-grain bread crumbs
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
optional: hot sauce such as tabasco (to taste)
Saute onions, garlic and peppers until softened. Add turmeric, cumin, and ketchup and cook fro 1 more minute to release the spices. In high-powered blender or food processor, blend onion mixture, beans and quinoa until well blended. Transfer to bowl and mix in bread crumbs, salt, and pepper and optional hot sauce.
Heat coconut or olive oil and drop mixture by 1/4 c balls, flattening them on the skillet. Fry until crispy on both sides. Serve on whole-grain bread or bun with lettuce or sprouts, tomato, and avocado.
Tip: you can freeze these patties in freezer bags for a last-minute lunch
2 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c flax seeds, finely ground (you can purchase already ground)
3/4 c Sucanat(unrefined cane sugar)
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c milk (almond or rice, if you prefer)
1 tsp sea salt
2 eggs (organic and free-range), beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
blend together with a spoon in a small, shallow bowl:
1/2 c raw honey
1/4 c fresh squeezed orange juice
2 tsp hot water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray donut pan with oil. Mix dry ingredients. Add melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla and beat until well blended. Fill each donut hole two-thirds full. Bake 8 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool, then remove donuts from pan and dip into glaze. Optionally decorate with raw nuts or coconut.
Wipe pan clean with a cloth, then repeat the process.