Thursday, May 28, 2009

Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

This one, I actually can't replicate. Two days ago I soaked some black beans.  Last night I boiled those beans with some vegetarian boulion, onion. garlic, four chiptoles in adobo sauce (way too many, I was coughing from the spicy), and made soup. Tonight I was looking around, and decided burgers sounded good. I drained the soup juice, pulsed the beans in the food processor, and added shredded carrot, 1/4 sweet onion, 3 cloves garlic, annnnnnnd... I'm losing track. I used some nasty old bread, and toasted it into bread crumbs - again pulsed in the processor. Crumbled some tofu that was left over from Monday by - you guessed it - pulsing in the food processor. Tossed in a dash of soy sauce, a spoonful of nutritional yeast, and mashed it all good with a wooden spoon. Mashy mashy mashy. Then I weighed out 5 oz balls (because this process has been so precise, why not bring the food scale into it?!), and smooshed them into patties. Baked on a greased cookie sheet for thirty minutes, flipping halfway through. I can't tell you how they are yet, because they are in the oven. I'm guessing they will be amazing though - doesn't it sound good!? Sure smells good.... 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Asparagus season

It's asparagus season.... And it's oh so good. Phil and I grabbed this from a streetside stand as we were leaving the farmer's market empty handed. That's right, we failed to buy anything at the farmer's market then stopped at a permanent, year round produce stand not even 100 feet away because we were drawn to these giant asparagus. Tonight I heated up a pan with two tablespoons of olive oil, tossed these puppies in the oil with about a half cup of sweet onion, four cloves of garlic (yes, FOUR), and added some Mexican Chorizo Field Grain Sausages. I think the stand said they were from Hermiston. I have to hurry up and eat the rest of this batch so I can go buy more!