Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Who needs MorningStar when you can make your own Blackbean Burger!

After my morning run, I didn't know what to make for lunch. I had not done any grocery shopping. I saw I had a can of black beans and whole wheat bread. I love the morning star black bean burgers, but thought to make my own! I was very happy with the results! Here's the recipe:

Garlic powder
1 can black beans
Ground cumin
Half of a lemon
Salt & pepper
Israeli couscous
Baby spinacch
Cheddar cheese
Optional (avocados, cucumbers)

Boil couscous for 10-15 minutes. Drain excess water and let sit aside for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, drain excess water from the can of black beans and empty the black beans in a mixing bowl.

Add ground cumin (1/2 teaspoon), garlic powder (1/2- 1 teaspoon), paprika, salt and pepper to preferred taste.

Squeeze half a lemon.

Add the couscous prepared earlier to the mix and mash.

In a skillet, add olive oil and grill the burgers. Flip after 5 minutes on medium heat.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Green Pepper
Red Pepper
Extra firm tofu
Sweet peas
Bean Sprouts
Green Beans
Soy sauce

Riced cauliflower- got a bag from Trader Joe's that looks like:

Dice the veggies.

Add a tablespoon of olive oil. First, sautée the onions, bean sprouts & green breans and wait a couple of minutes. Then add the carrots, peas, corn, and peppers.

At the same time, I used a separate pan and cooked the tofu until golden brown. Add to the mix.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
Add Sriracha depending of personal spice preference.
Add fried egg (optional)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tofu Zoodle Lo-Mein

Tofu Zoodle Lo-Mein

2 zucchinis
1 carrot
1 cup sliced bok choy
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1 cup bean sprouts
2 eggs
1 pack extra firm tofu
2-3 scallions
2-3 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

First, chop all the veggies and tofu. I used a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles and I also used a spiralizer for the carrots. 

Add olive oil in the pan and cook the tofu for 3-5 minutes. 

Add the onions first, sauté for 2 minutes. Then add the zucchini, carrots, and bean sprouts. Cook for 5-6 minutes.

Add the soy sauce and chili garlic sauce or any other sauce you have to add taste to the veggies. Add salt & pepper to taste

Add scallions and use to garnish.
Optional: scramble eggs in a separate pan and add to the zoodles!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Creamy Kale, Cheddar, and Egg Breakfast

Creamy Kale, Cheddar, Egg Breakfast

Beginning this new year with this delicious brunch. This recipe requires a total of 6 ingredients and took me less than 15 minutes to make this. I actually went to a french restaurant in NYC few months back and had this dish and loved it! There I had spinach, but I substituted kale instead! Kale is not my favorite, but thought I'd give it another try. This simple recipe is great for breakfast or lunch!

2-3 cups kale
5 tablespoons heavy cream
1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste

1. Warm the heavy cream in pan. Do not boil.
    Add the kale, salt & pepper.
    Cover the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes at medium heat.

2. In the middle of the pan, add the eggs. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese
    Optional, toast bread while this cooking.
    Cook for another couple minutes and that's it!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Beet & Quinoa Burger, Guac, and Sweet Potato Fries

Beet and Quinoa Burger guac sweet potato fries vegetarian burger

I work at the pharmacy and this elderly customer asked if I had any magazines that she could read while I got her prescription ready. She was talking about a health magazine. I saw the cover photo on the magazine was this beet burger that looked amazing! From that day, I really wanted to try to make a beet burger. I made these beet and quinoa burger patties and they turned out well! Here's a recipe if you want to try making the burger.

1 onion minced
3 garlic gloves minced
2 cups boiled quinoa
2 beet boiled/cooked
2 avocados
1 lemon
some red vine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Once the beet is boiled, mash the beets in a bowl. Remove any excess fluid.

Add onions, cilantro, garlic gloves, juice from a lemon, 1-2 teaspoons of red vinegar.

Add cooked quinoa. Mix well.

Preheat oven at 400 degrees.


Make the beet and quinoa patties. Bake for 20 minutes.

Add cut sweet potato/yam fries in the oven until it browns. It took about 15-20 minutes.

While these are baking in the oven, make the guacamole.

Once the patties and sweet potato fries are done, its time to assemble the burger!

I used whole wheat ciabatta.

Added a layer of freshly cut cilantro.

The beet burger. Topped by guacamole.

And finally the freshly baked sweet potato fries on top! Enjoy!