What I Ate Wednesday

I decided to join in on Peas and Crayons‘ WIAW party!

My day began with a grapefruit + a handful of Habenero BBQ almonds.

I ususally don’t like almonds because I find them really bland, but these are soooo good.

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I ate this thinking I was going to the gym and it would be a good, little pre-gym snack, but I didnt’t make it to the gym for a few more hours.

Around 11:00 a.m., I decided to mix up some of Mama Pea‘s Apple Cinnamon Pancakes.

With a mug of tea, yum!

After finally going to the gym and then running some errands, I had I snacked on some blueberries and veggie sticks

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and an unpictured granola bar.

Soon, dinner came rolling around:

The meal featured Mama Pea’s Black Bean Burgers, served on an English muffin bun (love those nooks and crannies!) with plenty of smashed avocado, lettuce and tomato. Along side, were some butternut squash fries and sweet corn on the cob. I will admit, I gave most of the fries to my dad. They tasted strinkingly similiar to sweet potatoes, which I do not like (sweet potato soup is a unique exception).

So, there you have it: my totally random day of eats, made espicially random by my going vegan for a week. I ususally try to eat more greens/veggies then I did yesterday, but I’m sure I’ll make up for it today :)

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten this week?

Spiced Up Black Bean Burgers

I’ve posted a black bean burger recipe before and that recipe is delicious, despite the fact that the photo I posted there is atrocious. But, today I wanted to make black bean burgers and I didn’t have all those ingredients.

This recipe is much simpler

This recipe does not have bread crumbs and is therefore gluten free

This recipe does not have eggs and hence is vegan

This recipe is still really tasty

And a little spicy too

Spiced Up Black Bean Burgers

Makes 3 burgers

1/4 of a medium red onion

2-3 gloves garlic

1/2 a small jalapeno pepper (save the other half for a garnish!)

1 (15oz) can black beans

1/2 cup rolled oats

Juice of half a lime

1/4-1/2 a tsp salt (I used a mix of  kosher and seasoned salt)

1 tsp dried cilantro

A few drops of my latest obsession

1 tablespoon olive oil

Place the onion, garlic, and jalapeno, in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped.  Add beans and oats and blend until combined. Transfer mixture into a boil and add remaining ingredients (except the oil). Heat the oil in a saute pan on medium heat. Form the bean mixture into 3 patties and saute until heated through, 5 or so minutes on each side. Serve!

*for a chunkier texture only put 1/2-2/3 of the beans in the food process and stir in the remaining beans after you transfer the mixture into a bowl.

These would be delicious topped with guacamole and caramelized onions. Then again, what isn’t delicious topped with guac and caramelized onions?