Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers

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PrintLoaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers Yield: 4 ServingsServing Size: 1 PattyCalories per serving: 230Fat per serving: 6g Ingredients1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 1 carrot, diced 4 scallions, sliced 2 cloves garlic 15 ounces can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup Italian seasoned dried breadcrumbs 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon ground cumin ¾ teaspoon salt…

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4 Great Vegetarian Bean Recipes

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I adore beans. Just lust after beans. Black, garbanzo, pinto, red, you name it. They’re inexpensive, filling, and they make me realize healthy and delicious are not mutually exclusive. Here are the four bean recipes I love most: 1. Vegan Black Bean Burgers 2. Baked Falafel with Lemon Tahini Sauce 3. Spicy Garlic and Lime…

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Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili

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  Dearest fall, You’re much more attractive than Summer told me you’d be. Let’s get to know one another. Always, Andie   PrintSlow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili Yield: 5 Servings Ingredients28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 14 ounce can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon brown…

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Vegan Black Bean Burgers

I love these. PrintVegan Black Bean Burgers Yield: 2 BurgersServing Size: 1 PattyCalories per serving: 204Fat per serving: 6g Ingredients2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped onions 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots 1/4 cup finely chopped peppers (any color) 1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 teaspoons dijon…

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Easiest Ever Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

Something you may not know about me is that I eat a mainly vegetarian diet. And not for any particular reason either, I just find myself living day in and day out without paying much mind to meat. I’m lucky to love nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, tempeh, and generally anything else that might make my…

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Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas

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    You may not know this about me, but I eat a mostly vegetarian diet. Yes, I love love love the succulence of a perfectly seared steak, the sweet smokiness of  pulled pork, and the way lamb seems to melt on my tongue after a day of slow cooking, but truthfully I could go…

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Motivation

I lived for years with the looming “Diet starts on Monday” mentality and I recognize how daunting this day can be for others doing the same. The worst parts of this notion are 1) That it induces a Sunday (or perhaps all weekend) binge on every deliciously heavy, sugary treat you can get your mitts…

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Spicy Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

I like to stuff stuff. Chicken, turkey, tacos, bras, cookies, potatoes, brownies, bellies… any old thing, really. It’s almost always a fabulous idea (well, not the bra one). Take these skinny red peppers for example. They would have been happy, relieved even, to just sun themselves on the grill and mingle with black beans and…

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Vegan Black Bean Burger

I never understood why people ate veggie burgers. Until three years ago, I thought it odd that someone who didn’t want to eat animals would want to recreate a cow-flavored burger. I realize now that I was assuming all veggie burgers were posing as meat imposters. I was also making assumptions about why people chose…

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yesterday I was sailing along. I’d finished a whole slew of to-do’s, baked so much that my oven begged for mercy, read the news (and not just People.com), and successfully choreographed a dance to Katy Perry’s  “California Gurls.” I even cleaned my computer screen. Things were going swell. To spend some time in the sunshine,…

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