Who says eating a plant-based diet has to be boring and bland? In April’s edition of our monthly Go Green supplement we explore veganism – here are a few quick and easy, tasty recipes.
Quick & Easy Black bean Burgers
Makes 8-12 Patties
- 2 cans rinsed black beans
- 1 cup of instant oats
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 1/3 cup diced carrots
- 1/3 cup red onion
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- black pepper
- season salt
- Olive oil * as needed..
Drain Black beans and mash in bowl adding ingredients and seasonings until well combined ( You can use food processor but it is not needed). Once all ingredients are added form a paste like texture roll and form into patties. Preheat oven 400 F Spray baking sheet with olive oil and bake on each side for 8 minutes or until firm and crisp. Use any wholegrain buns you like add your own condiments and enjoy. This burger pairs well with sweet potato fries.
Homemade Vegan Pizza
- 2 packets (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar- organic raw brown
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl and brushing
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (spooned and levelled), plus more for work surface
Pour 1 1/2 cups warm water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Whisk sugar, oil, and salt into yeast mixture. Add flour and stir until a sticky dough forms. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and brush top with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead 1 or 2 times before using.
*Break off big enough piece to make 14 inch pizza.
, you can wrap the dough in plastic and freeze it in a resealable freezer bag for up to 3 months. If you plan to use it in a recipe that calls for half a batch, divide it before freezing.
Pizza & toppings
- 1/2 cup organic pizza sauce
- 1 cup vegan cheese, any vegan brand *
- 1/4 cup onions
- 1/4 cup spinach leaves
- 1/4 cup kale
- 1/4 cup cucumber
- 1/4 mushrooms
- 1/4 pineapples
- 1/4 green peppers
Form Pizza with dough and shape on baking sheet. Spread sauce evenly on pizza dough, add toppings bake at 425 F for 20-25 mins.