I tried so many different végé burger recipes and the problem with most, they did not maintain its shape. I have tested this recipe twice now, flavour is amazing as it has a subtle smoky flavour and yes ! the paddy remains a paddy until you bite into it. Makes four burgers. *A note, I like soaking my chick peas overnight, I dont use canned goods if I can help it, healthier this way and cook them day after.
For buns and toppings, go for your favorites, I love tomatoes, red onion, mustard and a kick, but you can certainly change it up and add lettuce, avocado, pickles, ketchup
*If you cant attempt this recipe for the moment, create a file named plant based recipes and save it for later !
1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of cooked chick peas
1 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp tomate paste
2 tbsp Vegan mayonnaise *found in all grocery stores
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp liquid smoke *found in all grocery stores
1 cup of cooked couscous
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten *found in most grocery stores, I use the Bob’s Red Mill brand * if you have a gluten intolerance, you can replace it with (I suggest millet flour or oatmeal flour) but you can certainly use your favorite
2 tbsp olive oil for frying
Use a food processor to grind the walnuts, then transfer to a large bowl. Add the chickpeas, soya sauce and tomate paste to the food processor. Process until well mixed. Transfer to bowl with the walnuts. Add to the bowl, mayonnaise mustard, garlic & onion powder, pepper, salt, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, couscous and wheat gluten (or your choice of a gluten free flour) and mix well. Use your hands to form 4 patties. Add the oil to a frying pan, add the burgers and fry each side for 5 minutes on medium high heat.
Rest on buns with your favorite toppings and serve with chips or a side salad
Simple Spanakopita, you can make it in 2 steps and prepare the feta the day before
12 ounces of fresh spinach
7 scallion stems , chopped
1/4 cup Italian parsley
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup+ vegetable broth
1 pound of phyllo sheets
1/3 cup of olive oil for brushing phyllo and more if needed
1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
2 tbsp apple cidre vinegar
1 tbsp water
3/4 tsp sea salt
Preheat over at 350 degrees
In a pan, cook the scallions in the broth until soft
Add the spinach, salt & pepper and cook until wilted, add more broth if needed, the mixture shouldn’t however be too liquid, then turn off the heat. Add the parsley and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
For the filling, drain and rince the cashews. Put them in a food processor, add the vinegar, water and salt. Pulse until a coarsely chopped texture. Add the feta to the spinach mixture and mix well.
Brush the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with some of the olive oil
Lay half of the phyllo at the bottom of the pan and generously brush entire surface.
Spread spinach mixture on top. Then cover with the remaining phyllo sheets. Brush with rest of the olive oil.
Bake for 1 hour until it is golden brown on top. Let it cool completely before cutting. It makes 24 pieces but you can certainly turn it into a meal and cut into larger pieces.
Only 4 ingredients ! perfect for lunches, snacks, breakfast and not sweetened with sugar
1.5 cups raw almonds
1.5 cups oats, if you have an intolerance to gluten use GF oats
10 pitted dates roughly chopped
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
25 pitted dates roughly chopped
1/2 cup of water
Line an 8 x 8 square pan with parchment paper (my trick is to put the pan above the paper, trace with a pencil all around and then cut with scissors 🙂
In a food processor , process the almonds and oats until fine, add the dates and process again. Add the melted coconut oil and process until sticky. Set aside 3/4 of a cup of the mixture for later (for top layer). Take remaining of the mixture and press firmly and evenly into your pan.
For the filling use the food processor as well and process the dates and water until a paste forms. Spread the date mixture onto the crust and spread with a flat spatula.
Sprinkle the 3/4 of the mixture previously set aside and press down with your fingers. Let set in the fridge for 1 hour minimum. Cut into squares and ENJOY !