Monday, October 17, 2016

Quinoa Patties!!

I have been vegan for quite some time now. It all started with developing an intolerance to dairy, and it just seemed like the natural progression. I am not a staunch vegan, I will eat an occasional egg, or fish, so instead of labeling myself, I am just a picky eater :)

This being said, I do not buy all the processed "nutritional" vegan meat substitutes. They have too many ingredients, and I am suspect of them. I am a very limited ingredient type of person. I don't need to buy pre made food. It is easy to make with things I already have in my pantry. ** I had left over quinoa and didn't want to waste it, was pretty tired of eating it, and wanted to find a way to re use it that I could freeze for later.

Stumbled on these, and modified the recipe like I always do!

***** for this to be vegan, you can substitute eggs with mashed sweet potatoes, but I haven't done that yet, and can't tell you how much to use. Please experiment and let me know!!! This recipe also called for Parmesan cheese - I used the nutritional yeast instead. It also called for 1 cup of bread crumbs, and touching back on the limited ingredient thing, I didn't want to use that much. I had some panko in the pantry from another recipe, so I just backed off the amount and added other things to help with the binding.***

Quinoa patties! (these are NOT vegan) 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
4 eggs (beaten - poor eggs)
small chopped onion
3 cloves garlic
parsley flakes, salt, pepper, cumin to taste - bout 1 tsp each, mabbe a little more parsley
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup bread crumbs

MIx all dry ingredients until mixed well - add eggs and mix until wet - you can add a bit of water, I did. Use some olive oil in a skillet and get it hot. Drop 1/3 cup of the mixture into skillet, mash down a bit, and brown on both sides.
OMG so good!!!
They come out bout the same size as a hamburger pattie and would fit on a bun perfect. Makes 9 patties.
I am going to freeze them and see how they re heat.
How have your experiments turned out? How do you substitute? Share and let us all know!

And as always, Be peaceful, Be kind

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