Challenge J&J recipe #1

Day 1 of my new challenge was GREAT! The simple fact that I’m doing something new and fun excites me! 😆 I dunno…. sometimes I’m really easy to please 😉

What I made? Meatless Burger


here are ingredients that I used



Since I didn’t follow the recipe 100%, I think it’s safe to share my version here, but please note that the original recipe was from Eat Clean Cookbook

Ingredients for 2 big burger

  • 1/2 cup black bean
  • 1/4 cup oat
  • 3 stalk medium celery
  • 1/3 green pepper
  • 1 oz. almond
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • dash of worchestershire sauce
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • S+P+italian seasoning+chili pepper flakes

Blend everything


form two burgers and bake for 25 min at 375F turning it middle way


DA DA!!! Meatless Burger with green bean “fries”



I top it with some mustard


For a second, I almost thought it was the REAL burger! Doesn’t it look like one? 😉 It’s tasty, moisturized (coconut oil) and crunchy (almond and celery). I think it was a BIG success!!!! 😆 And SOOO easy to make. 5 min preparation and 25 min baking!

For dinner I made something yummy too: An Asian Flavored “noodle” stir-fry topped with “fake” steak.


The fake steak was the portobello mushroom. I marinated it with some oil, soy sauce, mirin and brow sugar and bake it for 30 min.


“noodles” was spiralized zucchini (I almost forget how good it is!!! Haven’t used it for >3 months :shock:)


What are the key ingredients for asian flavor? Sesame oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds. So I used them to make the stir-fry. YUM YUM YUM~~~ 😀

Dessert was the LONG waited but DISAPPOINTED unripped kabocha! 👿 I can get very angry when I don’t find good kabocha! 😦


to console my soul, I had some lotus powder! 😉


I called it a day of good eats, do you agree? 😉

I have in the oven recipe #2! Stay tune! 🙂

Q1: What’s your favorite burger?

Q2: Does anyone knows why kabocha is so “bad” lately?



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16 responses to “Challenge J&J recipe #1

  1. way to go – it looks great!

  2. Your first recipe looks like it was a huge success, Coco! Meatless burgers are so delicious…I think I feel inspired to make some! 🙂

  3. I am not a huge fan of the pre-made, packaged garden burgers (veggie burgers) but I LOVE homemade versions! Your really does look real…I want one! Thanks for the recipe. I may have to try it, and take LOTS of Beano 🙂 I love that there is almond in it!

  4. So far the recipes look great! Can’t see the rest of them!! 🙂

    And can you believe I still haven’t had kabocha!? EVER!!! :O

  5. whoa lotus powder? That looks crazy!

    I am a huge fan of black bean burgers with peppers. Yours looks awesome! Kudos on making a new recipe!

  6. Happy to hear that you’re enjoying this challenge! Those burgers look amazing.
    I love black bean burgers, but my favorite commercially prepared variety is the Sunshine burgers.

  7. I m the only blogger who has never tried kabocha. LOL

    And the burger looks could make it totally vegan by omitting the egg and mixing 2 tbsp of flax with a little water and allowing it to become goo-like for a flax egg, and then you’re got yourself a vegan GF burger. And that’s how my brain works 🙂

  8. I LOVE black bean burgers. The recipe I have is very similar to this one.

  9. wow, your black bean burger looks so good! that’s my favorite burger, and second favorite would be a turkey burger. i’m not a fan of a beef burger.

    i’m really excited to keep reading about your daily challenge. i need something like that in my life too, just to keep things interesting. sorry the kabocha was a disappointment – i’ve actually never had it before, but i know you love it so much! 😀

  10. That burger does look just like a meat one! Lately I’ve been digging bison burgers. Yum!

    I can’t even find kabocha’s anymore…

  11. I get angry with bad kabocha, too, esp because they are getting pricey. The kabocha I’ve gotten has mostly been good. I like the older ones, the ones with a lighter green color.

  12. that burger looks fabulous, as does the stir fry!!

    sorry the kabocha wasn’t tasty 😦

    i had black sesame mochi today and i IMMEDIATELY thought of you because of the black sesames 😀

    happy Sunday!

  13. I love portobello burgers! 🙂

    Happy Sunday!

  14. mmm, now i’m craving a burger 😉 i’m going to guess that the kabocha is getting out of season… just like the rest of winter squashes?

  15. I love bean burgers!! Those looks great!!!
    Definitely giving those a try!

  16. Hi darlin’! I’m sorry the kabocha wasn’t ripe!! i HATE it when I buy one that isn’t sweet. UGH. My guess is that the kabocha season is over (winter is squash season right?) so we’re getting ones that are old and harvested a long time ago. If you find out how to pick a good kabocha, please let me know!!! I’ve been getting a few bad one lately too! 😦

    On the other hand, your recipe ROCKS. I love veggie burgers!!! But i’m very picky, i don’t like it dry and I don’t like it too greasy. I LOVE zucchini in it!! Thank you for sharing your recipe darlin’!!

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