Burgers were always a favourite of mine when I was a little girl mainly because of all the ketchup I would drench it in lol true story! I'm not such a fan of the ketchup anymore however I am a huge fan of mustard and pickles and all yummy fixins for a burger and since well I choose to not eat meat because well I never really liked it ... I'll tell you more about my choice to not eat meat and also how I experimented with being a vegan and my body didn't respond well .... This journey of life has taught me so much and mainly its that my body is way smarter than I give it credit for and it knows what it likes and doesn't so i'm learning to listen and give it what it likes and not give it with things that it clearly doesn't! ... it sounds easier than it actually is because we've been so conditioned to eat certain things and then there's the emotional aspect of comfort and cravings and social pressures!
Anyways back to the burger I experimented with that turned out delicious! This is a very simple recipe, to follow if you're pressed for time then you can use an organic can of sodium free black beans, if you prefer making your own I suggest soaking them over night and then cooking them and making this recipe.
Black Bean Burger
1 can of no salt added black beans
1 celery chopped up
1/4 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1/4 tsp of Himalayan or sea salt
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a fork.
Heat a pan between medium-high. Spray with some on stick spray. Spoon some of the mixture on the pan and shape it like a burger, wait 3-5 minutes then flip for another 3-5 minutes.
Makes about 4 or 5 burgers.
I used a gluten free bun and a slice of vegan gluten free soy free cheddar cheese and lots of mustard, a slice of tomato, smashed avocado, lettuce and pickles.
If you can eat gluten and dairy go ahead and make enjoy it however you'd like :)
For two days now I’ve been going to town in goji berries! Not sure what prompted it but after reading all the benefits I think my body is just smarter than my mind and it knows exactly what it need so I’ll continue to feed it what it’s craving without thinking so much!
Goji berries have been extensively researched for their ability to generate general feelings of well-being, improve neurologic/psychologic traits, support better gastrointestinal health and bowel functions, help build stronger musculoskeletal systems, and improve cardiovascular health. They’re easy to add to meals to boost energy levels and performance.
They’ve been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more 2000 years Whoa!!!
They provide 11 essential amino acids!!
They pack 500 times more vitamin C than an orange!!!
Rich in iron, copper, zinc, selenium, vitamins A and C!
Goji berry benefits include the ability to naturally treat diabetes , hypertension, infectious diseases, and common illnesses like the cold or a fever. Traditionally, they’ve also been used to fight depression and anxiety or other mood disorders. They’re a great source of antioxidants known as beta-carotene, plus other phytonutrients that help protect skin and eye health. Thanks to their ability to reduce blood glucose, regulate cholesterol levels and keep triglycerides at an ideal balance, they’re also shown to prevent heart disease.
Here’s some of the major benefits of goji berries:
Provide High Levels of Antioxidants and Nutrients
Improve Immune Function and Fight Cancer
Promote Healthy Skin
Protect Eye Health
Help Stabilize Blood Sugar
Detoxify the Liver
Keep Your Energy and Mood Up
Sold I’ll continue to eat these delicious berries! I like to freeze them so they’re crunchy and not so chewy but I like them all the ways! I mix them with pumpkin seeds and coconut or almonds or pistachios whatever nuts I happen to have on hand.
Hi everyone! This was yet another experiment of mine gone horribly right!
Most of the time when I'm making something I have no clue how it's going to turn out so it's always a surprise ha :) This is definitely one that was so surprisingly delicious I love it! And so incredibly easy to make!
Nutritious Packed Red Lentil Crust Pizza
2.5 cups of dry lentils
1/2 tsp of thyme
1/2 tsp of oregano
1/2 tsp of garlic
Blend the dry lentils to make a flour like consistency. Add the spices and slowly add some water. Not too much water check the consistency before you add more. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Flip it and top it with desired toppings and bake again for another 10 mins.... I remade my crust and put it in the fridge and made my pizza a day later.
I topped mine with an Alfredo cashew sauce that I made, zucchini, arugula, caramelized onions with sautéed mushrooms and vegan mozzarella Daiya Cheese.
Hope you enjoy