Makes 6 burger patties:

½ cup dry Organic quinoa

1 tsp olive oil

1/2 Organic red onion, chopped

3 cloves Organic garlic, minced

1/2 tsp Kosher salt, divided

1 (15 oz) can Organic black beans, drained and rinsed

2 Tbsp Organic tomato paste

1 large Organic egg

2/3 cup Organic frozen corn

1/2 cup Organic cilantro, chopped

1 tsp Smoked Paprika

2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 cup Organic rolled oats

1/4 cup oat flour

Place the quinoa in a small saucepan with 1 cup of water. Set the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and cook 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat. Note: this step can be done ahead of time.

Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and sauté until onions are softened, 5-6 minutes. Place the mixture into a large bowl. Add black beans to the bowl and using a potato masher or fork, mash together until a pasty mixture forms. Heat your oven to 400F. 
Stir in the tomato paste, egg, corn, cilantro, chipotles, cumin and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in the cooked quinoa, oats, and oat flour until well mixed. Form the mixture into 6 equal patties, compacting them well with your hands as you form them. Place the patties on a greased baking sheet (I used coconut oil cooking spray) baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 min. Carefully flip the over and cook another 10 minutes. If using a griddle, heat 4-6 minutes per side or until slightly golden. Serve patties with any condiment that you like. I served it with a Sriracha aioli. Mixed 2 Tbsp of Light Mayonnaise, 1-1/2 tsp of Sriracha, and squeezed half of a lime. Mix together. Use as desired. Enjoy! 
Nutrition Information (per burger): 200 calories; 4.3 g. fat; 31 mg. cholesterol; 160mg. sodium; 32.7 g. carbohydrate; 7.2 g. fiber; 11.3 g. protein

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Creamy Cauliflower Mash

January 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Milana in Sides - (0 Comments)


A healthy alternative to mashed potatoes….the taste is just out-of-this- world delicious! Im going to probably be choosing this over potatoes for a while. Especially since its 130 calories per serving!

1 medium size Cauliflower head
1 Tbsp Vegan Cream Cheese
3 Tbsp Vegan Butter or Shortening
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan or 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 tsp finely ground black pepper

Clean cauliflower florets and put in a pot with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 6 minutes or until tender. Drain completely and pat dry with paper towels. Add to a bowl with remaining ingredients. Using an immersion blender or food processor, blend until smooth. Garnish with any herb. Enjoy!


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