Grilled Avocado and Apple Waffle Sammie

I wanted something yummy for dinner

as opposed to the evenings when I want something gross

Oh wait, I always something delicious.

But, I don’t always get it

Actually often I do

Enough rambling,

It’s amazing how complicated I can say “Tonight’s  dinner was tasty”

You what was even more remarkable?

This tasty dish I’m talking about  was a sandwich.

I generally don’t like sandwiches.

But, this was a waffle sandwich.

Spraying the pan wasn't enough....butter to the rescue!

The interior is smooth and creamy, yet crisp and crunchy; Sweet yet savory. The exterior resembles a waffle. I’ve never met anything remotely waffle-ish that I don’t love.

Grilled Avocado and Apple Waffle Sammie

2 slices bread (I used seeded Ezekiel)

1/2 a small avocado mashed

1/4 of an apple sliced thinly (eat the remaining 3/4 alongside the sandwich)

Turkey (omit if you’re not of the meat eating variety)

A slice of cheese (optional, I didn’t use)

Butter/oil

Spread the avocado mixture on both slices of bread and top one slice with apples, turkey and cheese (if using) and remaining piece of bread. Butter the bread and put the sandwich into a waffle iron (or panini press or just a pan on the stove). If using a waffle iron, you may want to but something heavy on top of it. Cook until lightly browned. Enjoy!

I may have shed a few tears when I realized it was almost gone.

Moral of the story: You should make this sandwich.

At least then I’ll have someone to cry with.

Or we can just make each other more sandwiches.

That would probably be better.

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?