TGIF y’all! This is how easy meal planning can be when you tend to eat the same things on a regular basis. No need to bother with instructions/directions or any kind of specifics. I just jot down the ingredients needed … Continue reading
Because I do my batch cooking over the weekend, I’ve changed grocery day from Monday to Friday. It’s already saved quite a bit of money from wasted produce. Nothing is worse than grabbing cilantro or scallions for a recipe, only … Continue reading
This week’s recipes are from Happy Herbivore and Forks over Knives, with my own modifications, of course. I’m still up a few pounds and still (sometimes uncomfortably) bloated, but I do feel like I’m on the mend, finally. I was … Continue reading
As promised, I’m skipping Wordless Wednesday this week so I can share this yummy recipe :)
Note: These picture are terrible. Please don’t let them deter you from trying this recipe. They came out fantastic!
Spicy Baked Falafel “Burgers”
- 2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp Tahini
- 2 (15oz) cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- handful of cilantro
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 Tbsp chickpea flour
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke
- 1 Tbsp Sriracha
- 1 tsp Chipotle (or any hot/spicy) chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp coriander
- Preheat oven to 400* F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Put all ingredients in food processor and blend/pulse until well combined
- Transfer to a large mixing bowl, then form into 6-8 patties.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then flip gently and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
- Serve with your choice of bun/wrap and toppings/condiments.
Note: I made 6 burgers but they are so huge that next time I think I’ll make 8 instead.
Here’s the nutritional info per burger if you make 6: 218 calories, 3g fat, 39.5g carbs (7.8g fiber, 1.2g sugar) and 8.9g protein
And per burger if you make 8: 163.5 calories, 2.3g fat, 29.6g carbs (5.8g fiber, .9g sugar) and 6.7g protein
Before I get to the recipe, here’s my usual weekly run summary thingamabob for last week :)
I’m still super proud of my 30+ miles in only 5 days!
Okay, onto the yumminess! This recipe is an adaptation of the Black Bean Loaf from One Green Planet. I kept the beans and oats the same, but changed the rest of it around.
- 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1.5 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 bunch (6-8) scallions, chopped (both white and green parts)
- 1 large jar fire-roasted red peppers, drained and chopped (2 peppers)
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp Hot Mexican chili powder
- 1 Tbsp (low sodium) soy sauce
- 1/2 cup salsa (I used Frontera Tomatillo)
- cilantro for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit
- In a large mixing bowl, mash the beans with the cumin and lime juice, then add the oats, garlic, scallions, peppers, Liquid Smoke, soy sauce, chili powder, and half of the salsa. Mix it all together.
- Pour into 1 large or 2 small loaf pans (use parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray), top with the other half of the salsa, and bake for about 40 minutes.
I portioned this into 6 servings with the following nutritional info, per serving: 242 calories, 2g fat, 44g carbs (12g fiber, 4g sugar), and 13g protein.
This was delicious and will definitely be added to the weekly rotation! Hope you enjoy :)