Bean burgers

1 30 oz can pinto beans (black beans work too)
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1 to 2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
(You could probably stop here and have bean dip)
Or go on…
1/2 cup flour (I used white whole wheat)
1 cup corn meal

1. Drain and rinse your beans. Next dump them into a large bowl and mash them with a potato masher (or use a fork or your fist).  If some of the beans are still whole, that is great.
2. Add the cumin, salt, and garlic powder.  Be sure to mix after each addition.
3. Add the salsa and mix.  After that, add the flour and corn meal a little bit at a time. 
4. Put the bowl in the fridge for about 45 minutes to an hour.  This gives the flour and corn meal time to soak up some of the liquid.
5. Heat up a grill pan or skillet with some oil. Form your patties and pan fry them.  Serve on buns with ketchup, mustard, onions, pickles, etc. 

I forgot to take a picture…



Sweet potato hash browns with plantains.

2 teaspoons or so of oil (my pans are no longer non stick)
One medium sweet potato- chopped
One plantain- sliced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup of frozen fruit

1. Heat oil in a medium to large sauce pan
2. Cook potatoes until soft (mine turned out rather crunchy so I suggest covering the pan so they can steam a little.)
3. Add plantain slices  and saute until browned on both sides.
4. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon then stir it around for about a minute.
5. Pour your mix into a big cereal bowl and add your frozen fruit on top.

I used coconut sugar but sugar is optional.
Next time I will try adding my frozen fruit to the pan in the last few minutes of cooking.  Just to take some of the cold out.
I will also experiment with sliced peaches, bananas, and pears.



Mushroom and Cabbage Stir fry


1 medium onion
1 green pepper
3 cups of chopped mushrooms
3 cups of cabbage
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1 8 oz bag of soy beans

1. Heat a 12 inch skillet or a stir fry pan.  Add oil if needed.
2. Chop onion, pepper, and mushrooms
3. Saute the onion and pepper for a couple minutes add mushrooms.
4. Add the bag of soybeans, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic powder.
5. Add your chopped spinach.

Serve over brown rice, quinoa, spinach, lettuce, whateveryouwant. 

You can also use a couple garlic cloves instead of powder if you want.
I put some Sriracha and Frank’s Red hot sweet chili on mine.