Sometimes I’m a Ninja

I broke a knife.  How do you ask? Well I’m a ninja…

Or maybe I was just trying to slice a rutabaga…

All for this deliciousness…

Baked Rutabaga Fries…Yum!

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December Recipe Challenge: Vegetarian Lentil Burgers

As you may have gathered, I’m a huge fan of veggie patties.  I eat them all the time.  Unfortunately, they’re expensive and I’m broke.  So I was looking around for a recipe for some sort of patty that’s cheap to make that would fit the need of my December Recipe Challenge (aka healthy).

While perusing 101 Cookbooks, I came across this recipe for Vegetarian Lentil Burgers and decided to try it.  The recipe is really basic so I added a few things to it to spice it up.

Vegetarian Lentil Burger:

adapted from 101 Cookbooks

1 and 1/2 cup cooked lentils
2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg beater type product)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 shake of cayenne pepper
1/2 onion finely chopped
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 tsp olive oil

Ingredient, minus the onion because I forgot to include it in the picture 😦

I cooked some lentils (slightly undercooked since the recipe said to use black lentils which apparently are less mushy than the lentils I have), then put 1 and 1/2 cup of lentils in the food processor with the egg, salt, garlic and cayenne.

Then I processed it for a few seconds, til it looked like chunky hummus.  I wanted to have who lentils still in it, but you can probably process it more if you prefer.

Then I combined the lentil mixture with the onions and breadcrumbs in a bowl .

I formed the mixture into patties (I think I got 8 out of this, medium sized).

Heated the oil and cooked them (covered) for about 8-10 minutes.  On medium heat.  If you have a lid that’s great if not, use foil like I did.

Enjoy!

These turned out pretty well!  I like them!  Next time I would add a little more salt or other spices to make them a little more fun. I still have a ton of lentils that I cooked so I think next time I’ll try making them with a Moroccan twist by adding cumin, corriander, cinnamon and lemon!

Also, don’t forget to suggest a cake!

Breather

Last night was my poster presentation for my land use class.  Thanks goodness that’s done with!  This is our poster:

After that, I decided to take a break from studying for the night.  So I went over to my friend Rhoda’s place to watch her bake (baking hiatus for me!) and watch Julie and Julia.

Luckily Rhoda had many an apron for us to wear.

Rhoda and Amber ready to bake!

Amber and me

Rhoda made these delicious cookies (I ate about 3658939218774 million, that’s what happens when you don’t eat lunch! shame on  me!)

The cookies were great, the movie…not so much.  Sadly I wasn’t a fan.  There were a lot of things I hate about the characters, especially Julie.  Have you seen Julie and Julia?

Anyway, today I’m doing statistics stuff and I have a new recipe to try!

Don’t forget to submit your cake ideas in yesterday’s post! No one has suggested plain yellow cake with chocolate frosting yet 🙂