Like I said a few posts ago, I’m home right now and I’m loving it! Though I really don’t like the city I love being home and around my family. I’m such a home junkie if that even exists. Lately I’ve been extremely active around the kitchen, there are so many cool things popping out of my head that I’m a “cooking” machine.
The kind of day you choose Banana Ice Cream for breakfast (big smile)
Blend frozen (peeled) bananas in your food processor and go to Heaven!
So now into the recipes.. First I tried to make some “burgers” and I made them with quinoa, my mom loved them! She had some veggie soup first and then the burgers topped with some avocado, tomatoes, grilled zucchini and home-made tomato sauce plus a side salad. I really think these are a great alternative because it is basically just quinoa and veggies.
Fat Free Quinoa Veggie Burgers
3 cups cooked quinoa
2 small carrots
1 small mushroom
1/2 celery stick
Handful of parsley and/or cilantro
1/8 small red onion
Pinch of dried oregano
If necessary, add a little bit of quinoa flakes to thicken the mixture
**Season to your taste if you’re not used to eat salt-free
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Mix all the vegetables and herbs in a food processor, then, when they are chunky, add the cooked quinoa and mix. Adding the flakes if necessary. Shape your burgers and bake until golden. In half the baking time you can turn them over to brown the patties on both sides.
Serve with some avocado, tomatoes, tomato-sauce, grilled veggies, whatever you prefer!
Also, I made some ginger cookies (during the holidays, upsss kind of late) that were supposed to be a bread, but the mixture consistency was “scary” to be called a bread, so I preferred to shape them like cookies, and they were a total success.
Ginger-Cinnamon Cookies (cooked, low fat, vegan)
1 cup gluten-free flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp clove
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 cup coconut oil
Water as needed
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
Mix first 5 ingredients together, add the oil and mix again. Slowly, add water until you get a nice dough consistency.
Put some flour over a plate/table and spread your dough, shape and top with chopped pecans, bake around 20-30 min, until crispy. These have a cookie/bread consistency.