HEALTHY VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE LENTIL, CARROT AND SPINACH BURGER RECIPE
- small cup of lentils
- handful of spinach
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 1 chilli
- 1 garlic
- loads of herbs!
Start off by putting the lentils on to cook, once they are simmering away start chopping and grating the onion, chilli, garlic and carrots. Heat up a frying pan with a little oil and add the chopped and grated goods. This is a good time to start with some seasoning, as the carrot and onion can soak it all up wonderfully. Add any spices that tickle your fancy, personally I like quite a lot of coriander, chilli powder, cumin, turmeric, smoky paprika powder and some salt and pepper. By the time you have fried this all up, the lentils should be lovely and soft, so drain and rinse and spoon into a food processor, add as much spinach as you like and blend until the mixture is smooth. This is what will bind your burger.
Now to the fun and messy part: Combine the carrot and onion mixture with the lentil mixture in a bowl and get your hands dirty! Start scooping out small handfuls of the mix and shape into patties on a board covered in chickpea flour, or whatever flour you have lying around at home. Once all patties are shaped, start heating up the frying pan with a splash of oil. Make sure the oil is hot to create a crispy burger crust and start frying. Et voilà, enjoy!
P.s. You can make a large batch of these and freeze them. Ideal for your packed lunch sandwich, simply combine in a pitta bread (available gluten-free) with fresh rocket and hummus.
Snack: green mango and papaya smoothie, avocado and egg on toast with strawberries. So good.
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Vegan summer rolls w greens, avocado, carrot, cabbage, mushroom and peanut sauce.
Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Bundles
Recipe Link: foodnetwork.com
Candy bars? Healthy? Maybe not when they’re store bought, but making these homemade Almond Joys is delicious, easy, and guilt-free! Almonds reduce the risk of heart attack and lower bad cholesterol, coconut is great for boosting thyroid function and can help our bodies fight illness, and dark chocolate increases blood flow and improves brain function. Best part? Vegan and gluten free
2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened. can be dried or fresh)
1/2 cup unflavored rice milk
1 tbsp coconut oil coconut butter (as binding agent)
1 tbsp agave
20 (+/-) raw almonds
about 8 ounces dark chocolate
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Almond Joys were my FAVORITE candy bar growing up. I can’t wait to make these (with fair-trade dark chocolate and coconut, yay!).
I’ve *really* been wanting to get a dog lately.