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

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here are ingredients that I used

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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

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

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

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I top it with some mustard

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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.

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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.

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

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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! 😦

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

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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 great..you 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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