Busy Weekend

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My husband’s fermented products(posts coming soon)

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Braised Tomatoes

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Burger Study(before cooking)

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Anna’s Birthday Cake

Busy weekend….. and yes I also have those days when I don’t feel like making dinner, or going to the store to get ingredients. After a weekend of exams, and a children’s birthday party, which included a sleepover the last thing I felt like doing was dealing with dinner this sunday.
I decided to not go shopping for ingredients and use left overs and whatever else we had in the fridge.
These last days I have been trying to come up with a great recipe for burgers, one that it consistent and reliable and for that practicing is essential. I figured that I had enough ingredients around to experiment, and I must say that this batch of burgers was pretty good. To accompany these burgers I used some left over braised tomatoes from the day before, red onion, olives, as well as my husband’s pickled red cabbage, finely grated carrots, and avocado. For dessert there was left over chocolate cake from our party, accompanied by a cup of yerba mate green tea. All of it was delicious, but I am glad this weekend is over, I just wish I didn’t have a sink full of dishes, specially after drinking my husband’s extremely delicious homemade beer, which really knocks me down!

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Study on Burgers

1 container of tofu mashed
2 cups of cooked brown rice
1 onion finely minced
3 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 finely grated beet
1 celery stalk minced
2 tbs chia seeds
2 tbs pine nuts
2 tbs sesame seeds
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbs nutritional yeast
1 tbs tamari
1 tbs vegamix
1 tsp oregano1 tsp basil
1/2 cup soy flour

-mix all the ingredients together
-to make the mixture stick better you can can blend the ingredients for a couple of seconds with the hand blender, but really just 2 seconds, you really want to avoid a smooth puree texture.
-form the burgers and shallow fry in your oil of preference.

Braised Tomatoes

3 tbs olive oil
4 tomatoes cut in half
3 cloves of garlic
sea salt

-heat the oil in a broad pan
-add the tomato halves and let them cook and char at medium heat
-add the garlic and let them cook until the tomatoes begin to wilt, become aromatic and irresistible, you’ll know when that is.
-use this to accompany your burgers or a million other dishes. I will come back to this recipe at so e point again because it is the basis of some delicious dishes

Chocolate Cake Frosting

I want to share this recipe because it works really well and it’s delicious!

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 coconut sugar
1/4 cup date syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 ripe banana

-put all the ingredients except the banana in a glass bowl inside a heavy pan with cooking water(au bain marie), and stir regularly until all sugar crystals are dissolved and the mixtur is smooth and shiny
-cut the banana in small pieces and added to the chocolate mixture and blend it with the hand blender until full incorporated and smooth
-let it cool completely before using, it will get stiffer when it cools off
-use it on any thing you would use a chocolate frosting….. So good!

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