Monday, June 24, 2013
Garden Veggie Burgers!

MiMM MIMM #55 with Relaxing and More!

Thanks to the lovely Katie, I feel like I really do start the week off right! Definitely feeling Marvelous In My Monday! I'm kicking this Monday off on a serious high note! This weekend was nothing short of amazing. We did nothing in particular except enjoyed family time and some amazing fresh air! We did get some gardening done. Finally I have a few plants that will hopefully give us some good fresh vegetables to enjoy later this summer. Sure, it's a little late, but we live in Atlanta, we will have plenty of time to grow things. I'm hoping to get in a fall garden in the other bed too. Maybe plant some kabocha?

We love having fresh herbs and the nursery happened to have beautiful fresh mint. Tony immediately knew what to do with it...

He'd been eyeing the watermelon juice coming from the fresh watermelon all week for a cocktail creation he wanted to try. It was beautiful outside and we had just finished up what we had wanted to accomplish, so it was officially cocktail time! This was delicious and refreshing...perfection!

Along with it being perfect afternoon cocktail weather, it was also perfect burger weather! I had everything we needed to make our favorite homemade veggie burgers with a side of zucchini chips! Which also goes perfectly in the theme of Better With Veggies Meatless Monday From A-Z post for Flax!

I'm a HUGE fan of flax in baking and for adding a little extra boost of omegas and fiber to salads and well anything really. I often use it for an egg replacer, but since we've gone gluten free, I really love adding it to our baked goods in general for a little extra fiber boost. In this recipe, it's a great binder to hold everything together. Nobody likes a veggie burger that crumbles. This one is the perfect combination of veggies, grains and protein!

(Note - the burger pictures are recycled since I was enjoying family time. Also, they looked exactly the same as last time.)

Garden Veggie Burgers
(makes 9)

1/2 cup gluten free steel cut oats (I used Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup lentils
1 Not Chik'n Bouillon Cube
3 cups water

Bring this mixture to a boil and cook for 20 minutes.

3 TBSP flax meal

Add flax to the hot oatmeal lentil mixture and remove from heat.

2 cups pepper and onion mix (frozen)
1 cup peas and carrots mix (frozen)
1 cup corn (frozen)
1/4 cup chickpea/fava flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder

Process peppers, onions, peas and carrots in the food processor just to chop up a little smaller.  Add this and the rest of the ingredients to the oatmeal lentil mixture. Stir to mix well. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

When completely cooled, form into patties (wet hands keep it from sticking to you) and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes on each side (40 minutes total) at 375 degrees. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Did you get to enjoy some outdoor time this weekend? Hopefully you all have an incredible week!

I'm sharing this on Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Allergy Friendly Wednesday this week.

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 11:06 AM  
  • At June 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    Oh loving this recipe! I need to make some more veggie burgers as it is. Perfect timing. Definitely got to enjoy some outdoor time - despite the crazy heat. Thank goodness for a pool ;-)

  • At June 24, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Blogger Christina said…

    Those watermelon bevvies look DELICIOUS! Perfect summer drink!

  • At June 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    I saw that drink on Facebook and turned green with envy. It looks so refreshing!!!

    I love a good veggie burger - I need to make some more to keep in the freezer. So much better than the store bought.

  • At June 24, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Blogger Anna @ On Anna's Plate said…

    Mmmmm...those cocktails look perfect!!! I like Tony's style. ;-)

  • At June 24, 2013 at 5:14 PM, Blogger Cotter Crunch said…

    my husband would love this! can you just come back it for us? bring those cocktails too!

  • At June 25, 2013 at 3:15 AM, Anonymous STUFT Mama said…

    Well, yes I think you need to plant kabocha and yes I would love to come to dinner and have burgers with you. He he. Oh and those drinks with the fresh mint on top. I might fly out and visit just so we can cheers with those. :) Love ya friend. SO glad you got some good family time this past weekend. (PS- my kabochas are sprouting.)

  • At June 25, 2013 at 10:32 PM, Blogger Amber said…

    This meal looks FABULOUS!!!! I saw that pop up in my email and was like, oooh yeah! What a great recipe. And those watermelon cocktails. YUM!!

  • At June 26, 2013 at 5:14 AM, Blogger Kath (My Funny Little Life) said…

    I'm still new to gluten-free baking (since I used to eat a lower carb diet before, but now I've switched to a plant-based diet with lots of legumes and whole grains and feel much better) and I've used flax a couple of times for binding and adding fiber (there's so little fiber in gluten-free grains :( ...), and that worked well, but I haven't used it in burgers much so far.

    Your burgers sound wonderful, and I'm going to make an adapatation of them now (since I don't have all ingredients already, my gf oats are still in the mail). Anyway, there's a container with cooked lentils in the fridge, and I also have some peppers I need a use for soon, so this will be my kitchen experiment for today! :D

    I have a series on my blog called "cooking with friends" which I use for posting recipes I've adapted from other bloggers, so I'd like to post the recipe when I've made it. :)

  • At June 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM, Anonymous Cait's Plate said…

    Oh my goodness - everything looks so good!! Especially that drink...SO refreshing for this oppressive heat!

  • At June 27, 2013 at 8:27 PM, Anonymous Brittany said…

    Love this recipe! I will def have to use it!

  • At June 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM, Anonymous Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said…

    This a recipe I would love. I am going to make these while we're at the beach with the family. We have lots of vegetarians in our fam and I know they will LOVE these! :D

  • At June 30, 2013 at 6:51 AM, Anonymous Heather @ Better With Veggies said…

    I wanted to make this before I left, but just didn't have enough time. It looks so GOOD and I'm pinning it for later. Yum! :)

  • At July 10, 2013 at 8:17 AM, Anonymous MIZ said…

    late BUT finally making these tonight!

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