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Pinto Bean Burgers

These Pinto Bean Burgers turned out better than I thought they would. I was afraid the texture would be too mushy. It is hard to make a bean burger that is not mushy. I have been able to make a firm burger with my Black Bean Burgers, but I wanted to try hand with a different type of bean. If you want to try something other than black beans, give this one a try. They are pretty tasty.

  • 1 onion, medium, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • vegetable broth for sautéing
  • 1 1/2 c pinto beans
  • 1/2 c gf rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp aquafaba (liquid from canned chickpeas)
  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 tsp Smokey Southwestern Seasoning

Cook onions and garlic in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stirring frequently cook the onion mixture until it is soft and translucent. Use vegetable broth as needed to keep the onions from sticking to skillet. Transfer to a food processor.

Add beans, oats, aquafaba, walnuts, cilantro and Smokey Southwestern Seasoning. Process until the mixture is a chunky paste. Shape into 4 patties.

Make sure your skillet is hot before you begin to cook the patties. Cook the patties at medium heat, turning the patties when they are browned, about 6 minutes. Brown the second side of the patties.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

Note: These are good with BBQ sauce, salsa or a spicy aioli.

 

 

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White Bean Spread/Dip

I wanted to make a type of sandwich spread or dip for JB. It is very simple and delicious. It also freezes well. This White Bean Spread/Dip is made entirely in the food processor, which is another plus.

Combine all the ingredients, with the exception of the parsley into a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Add parsley and pulse 2-3 times to incorporate the parsley.

Note: White Bean Spread/Dip can be used as a sandwich spread or dip for veggies. You could also thin it out with some plant milk and turn it into a sauce. It is very versatile and adaptable to different flavor profiles.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Strawberry Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

I do not drink smoothies very often, but this is more like a dessert, and that is how I treated this smoothie. It was a fruity, chocolatey treat. This recipe makes two servings and only contains 3 ingredients.

Combine all the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Serve. Drink. Enjoy.

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Spinach Quinoa Herb & Chickpea Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

I love to take base ingredients and put them together and make something new. By adding some fresh greens and the Green Goddess Dressing I turned the Quinoa Herb Salad into something incredibly tasty and different from its original form.

This recipe is for one salad. All you have to do is increase the ingredients to increase the servings.

In a medium/large bowl layer Quinoa Herb & Chickpea Salad, baby spinach and tomatoes. Dress the salad with the Green Goddess Dressing.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Green Goddess Dressing

I think just about everything needs a sauce or a dressing. It just makes the dish come together and amps up the flavor. I made this dressing for a client. It is nutrient rich, flavor packed and completely delicious. Thank goodness I made extra for my home.

Oh, and another thing, it is made in the blender. Now that is easy.

Note: You can use any cultured plant that you like. You can even make it yourself. Also, you can use any type of nuts that you like.

Combine all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy

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Quinoa & Chickpea Herb Salad

This is a simple quinoa dish that takes regular quinoa and up the ante. It is flavor packed with dried and fresh herbs. You can use this as a base to tasty lunch bowl or add some mixed greens and have a protein packed salad. It is all good any way you like it.

Cook quinoa with Jb’s All-Purpose Blend or All-Purpose Seasoning according to the package instructions.

Combine all the ingredients together and stir until well combined.

Note: I like the multi-colored quinoa for this dish because of the variety of flavors, but you can use whatever type of quinoa you have on hand.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Healthier Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

This Chocolate Hazelnut Spread is divine and decadent. It is light and airy and irresistible. Most Chocolate Hazelnut Spreads use whole hazelnuts that need roasting, coconut oil, sugar and other ingredients I do not want to eat. Mine is much simpler (only 6 ingredients) and delicious.

I did not have hazelnuts when I made this, but I did have hazelnut flour/meal. It worked perfectly. WARNING: This is definitely an indulgence so do not go overboard. I  know it will be hard, but you can do it.

Uses for the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread are numerous: fruit dip, added to smoothies, crepe filling, spread onto waffles and to make truffles. Oh my, so many options.

  • 1 c hazelnut flour/meal
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 c dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 3/4 c plant milk
  • 1/2 c Date Paste

Combine all the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend on the nut butter setting. You may need to stop and scrape the sides down. Just start over. This actually only took about 3 minutes to blend.

Taste for sweetness and adjust as needed.

Share. Eat. Enjoy.

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Millet Chickpea Salad

I had some cooked millet that I wanted to use in another way. Instead as a base for a grain bowl I made a salad. This salad is good as is, or you can bulk it up with some salad greens. Also, it is good cold or warm. Either way you choose to eat it – Delicious.

Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and thoroughly stir them until they are well incorporated.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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Collard Greens & Baby Bella Mushroom Savory Muffins/Mini Chickpea Frittatas

Here is another version of JB’s Savory Muffins/Mini Chickpea Frittatas. The secret ingredient to amp up the mushroom flavor is a little porcini powder. The porcini powder makes all the difference.

Veggies:

  • 3 c collard greens, stems and thick vein removed, chopped
  • 3 c baby bella mushrooms, sliced

In a large skillet, wilt the greens and let the mushrooms release their moisture. Set aside

Preheat oven 375 degrees.

Dry Ingredients:

In a large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients together, until well combined. Add the collards and mushrooms and stir until the veggies is coated and equally distributed throughout the dry mixture.

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c macadamia milk
  • 1/2 c sparkling water
  • 1 lemon juiced

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and thoroughly whisk together. Pour mixture into prepared muffin tins.

Bake for 25-27 minutes.

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Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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JB’s Chickpea Salad Spread

I made this version of my Chick(en)pea Salad Nests for my client JB. It is a simple recipe, yet so delicious. I made some modifications to the original recipe to suit the needs of the client.

  • 1 1/2 c chickpeas, cooked or canned (drained, rinsed)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp JB All-Purpose Blend
  • 2 – 3 tbsp dried cranberries
  • Macadamia Sour Cream, as needed for desired creaminess
  • Himalayan salt, to taste

Combine: chickpeas, onion powder, JB’s All-Purpose Blend and dried cranberries to a food processor. Pulse ingredients to desired consistency. transfer to a sealable container and add the Macadamia Sour Cream to desired creaminess. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

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