I started reading Skinny Bitch last week. I had heard about it, but didn’t know if it was a diet plan, a book of recipes, a fiction, etc. Its actually a book about being Vegan.
The book is written in a really aggressive way. For example it begins like this “Okay. Use your head. You need to get healthy if you want to get skinny. Healthy = skinny. Unhealthy = fat.” Harsh huh? Though I do love what she says about the crazy Atkins diet “Eat the flesh of dead cows, dead pigs, and dead chickens. Avoid fresh fruit. You are a total moron if you think the Atkins diet will make you thin. Or you are a gluttonous pig who wants to believe you can eat cheeseburgers all day”
I could not finish Chapter 4: The Dead, Rotting, Decomposing Flesh Diet. It went into detail (and I mean detail) the conditions of slaughter houses and farms. Now, I don’t believe everything I read. My aunt and uncle are ranchers, and their cattle are not living the life the book tries to make you believe ALL do. Their cattle are not in cages so small they can’t lay down. But the slaughter house conditions and testimonials from ex-employees was horrible and nasty.
After reading the first half of this book I admit I haven’t eaten any meat. I have used yogurt and nonfat milk in my morning smoothies, but that’s just because times are tough and there is no point in throwing out good yogurt and milk. I also used an egg in this recipe.
I had some left over Quinoa from a dinner I made the other night for a few friends. I planned on making Roasted Pepper Veggie Burgers for dinner, but decided to up the protein and make Roasted Pepper Quinoa Veggie Burgers. I made a red pepper hummus to go with the burger, and also topped it with baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, pickled red onions and avocado. I used Oroweat Double Fiber English Muffins, which were supringly delicious and not as ‘wheaty’ as other brands.
Roasted Pepper Quinoa Burger with Red Pepper Hummus
- 2 Red Bell Pepper 1/2 reserved for the hummus
- 2 Poblano Pepper
- 1/2 can ground chickpeas
- 1 cup cooked Quinoa I used red quinoa
- 1/2 onion small dice
- 1 garlic clove crushed and roughly chopped
- 1 handful Alfalfa Sprouts
- 1/3 cup - 1/2 cup Japanese Panko
- 1 Egg
- Salt Pepper, Paprika
Red Pepper Hummus
- 1/2 can chick peas
- 1/2 roasted red bell pepper
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 TBS lemon juice
- handful parsley
- Pinch Salt Pepper, Cayenne
Roasted Pepper Quinoa Burger
- Roast the peppers until nice and charred. Place the pepper in a ziplock bag for at least 5 minutes, this will make taking the charred skin off much easier.
- Clean the charred skin off the peppers and remove the stem and seeds.
- Cut one of the red peppers in half and reserve half of one for later use. Puree the peppers and and chickpeas until smooth. Let cool if warm.
- In a large bowl combine the pepper mixture, diced onion, garlic, alfalfa sprouts, eggs and season to taste. Add the panko until the mixture is easy to work with and patties can be formed.
- Spray a baking sheet with PAM and bake each patty for 10 minutes on each side.
Red Pepper Hummus
- Blend all together until smooth. I add EVOO at the end to make it the desired consistency.
Roasted Pepper Quinoa Burger
Roasted pepper quinoa
This quinoa burger has a rich flavor reminiscent of a southwestern dish. It is topped with roasted peppers, feta cheese, spinach, and balsamic softened tomatoes. It is made with a base of quinoa cooked with vegetable stock and a lid. Then, the quinoa is combined with all of the other ingredients and shaped into burger patties. To serve, place the burgers on a toasted whole wheat bun and enjoy!
The quinoa base is high in protein and is an excellent option for a meatless burger. You can top it with roasted red pepper relish or caramelized red onion jam for an extra kick of flavor. You can also make these burgers ahead of time and serve them right away. Alternatively, you can make the patties and refrigerate them for up to 20 minutes. After grilling, serve them with your favorite toppings.
This recipe is vegetarian and loaded with delicious flavors! Roasted red peppers, goat cheese, and fresh spinach create a hearty burger. You’ll want to use a medium-sized bowl to mix it all together. While regular hamburger buns will work, try brioche buns for a rich, buttery taste. Use a variety of spices to personalize your burger, including freshly chopped herbs and garlic.
Heat a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add chopped red peppers, spinach, and garlic. Cook until the liquid is absorbed. Remove the pan from the heat and let the vegetables cool slightly. Combine the cooked quinoa with the spinach/red pepper mixture. Crumble the goat cheese over the top and mix to combine. Add eggs and serve. Enjoy! If you’re trying out a vegetarian burger, you’ll love this recipe.
A vegan or vegetarian burger can be a wonderful meal. If you are unsure of how to make vegan or vegetarian burgers, you can use quinoa as a base. Then, you can add different spices, such as garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. You can also serve the burger with slices of avocado and lemon. The quinoa and black bean mixture makes for a moist burger, so you can eat it as a meal.
For vegan burgers, you can leave out the eggs. If you want, you can replace the egg whites with a small portion of the avocado. This recipe is also vegan and gluten free. Eggs are necessary to prevent the burgers from being mushy. The quinoa will absorb the liquid from the avocado and the nut butter. The quinoa will also be gluten free.
This delicious, vegetarian burger will have you reaching for another one! This recipe uses quinoa, roasted peppers, and scallions. It also contains plenty of protein! This quinoa burger recipe can be used for a vegetarian or vegan burger, too. Depending on how much you like spice, you can also add a little Sriracha, which is an incredible sweet and spicy condiment.
The quinoa adds protein, fiber, and healthy fats to the burger. And, when mixed with olive oil, it keeps the corn’s buttery taste! This burger recipe is sure to become a favorite! Try it out and let us know what you think! Keep reading for the full recipe! The recipe calls for quinoa flour, but you can also use regular oats.
A Feta cheese on Roasted Pepperquinoa Burger is a Mediterranean take on a traditional burger. It is made with quinoa and roasted peppers, and served in a toasted whole wheat bun. The burger is a great alternative to a beef patty, but you can also serve it with vegetables like spinach or balsamic softened tomatoes. To make a quinoa burger, cook the quinoa in a small saucepan with a lid. Once the quinoa is cooked, drain the liquid. It should be dry but not mushy.
Start by draining the chickpeas. Add them to a food processor and pulse until combined. Do not over-process. Next, mix in 80 g of breadcrumbs. Mix well and add the feta cheese. Mix in the chopped red pepper. Mix well. Form the mixture into burger patties and coat each patty with the remaining breadcrumbs. Refrigerate the patties for 10 minutes. You can also freeze them at this point to enjoy them later.
The Roasted Pepper Quinoa Burger is the perfect dish to start your vegetarian journey. It’s a delicious, healthy alternative to the traditional burger and full of nutrients. Quinoa is a grain that’s packed with antioxidants and minerals. You can also add black beans for a meatier flavor and add protein. Tomato paste adds flavor without being overwhelming. You can also substitute tomato paste with curry paste. Also, you can add seasonings such as smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.
Next, add quinoa to the black bean mixture and mix well to incorporate it. Shape the mixture into 6 “burgers” of about 1/3 cup each. Alternatively, you can use the palm of your hand to form the patties. Once formed, grill them until golden brown. For a more delicious, smoky flavor, brush the patties with your favorite BBQ sauce and serve!