Occasionally, I get comments about how I should be adding recipes to my site, especially from my webmaster. Now, this is probably true, but I don’t do a lot of recipes here because a. There are so many great vegan recipe sites out there, b. I have a great resources page with links to some of those great sites and c. When I cook, I either follow someone else’s recipes I find online or in the cookbooks I own, or I just throw a bunch of stuff together and don’t really write down what I did!
Yesterday I threw a bunch of stuff together, but this time I feel compelled to share because it was so easy and the end result was healthy and if I do say so myself, pretty tasty.
I decided to make veggie burgers by using whatever sounded good from my fridge and pantry. I have been experimenting with vegan macrobiotic meals and I have a lot of the common ingredients on hand. I ended up with 20 different things in these babies! I probably didn’t need to get that crazy, but I have no regrets.
I started by rinsing some quinoa and putting it on the stove to cook. I then chopped up half an onion, a few mushrooms and some garlic and sautéed them in a little sesame oil and salt. I shredded a carrot and put that in the sautée pan for a few minutes to soften a bit. I also toasted some pumpkin seeds in a pan until they were brown. (Be careful though, they like to pop!) I put all that stuff in a bowl, added a can of Eden adzuki beans, a brick of firm organic tofu, the cooked quinoa, some miso, tahini, a little more sesame oil, some tamari, liquid smoke, Spike, chili powder, cumin, thyme, black pepper, umeboshi vinegar and nutritional yeast and mashed it all up together with my hands. Fun!
Next, I formed a patty, fried it up in a pan and had a lovely homemade lunch. Easy and delicious.