Crispy Mexican Black Bean Burgers

crispy black bean burger

Food isn’t only about flavor for me. It’s also texture. And that’s why I’ve never been a huge fan of black bean burgers. A burger shouldn’t have the texture of mashed potatoes. Know what I’m saying? And the surface shouldn’t be smooth and soft. Burgers should crumble. The edges should have a little crispy pieces that fall from the patty, fully of intense, savory, burger flavor. And burgers should be juicy – or at least not dry. This bean burger, maybe the 50th I’ve tried now, delivers on ...

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Cauliflower Skillet Steaks – Sicilian Style: #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

seared cauliflower steaks

If you love McCormick spices and rubs (their Grill Mates Montreal Steak, Molasses Bacon, and Smokehouse Maple Seasonings are staples in our kitchen, along with their more traditional spices), you’re going to want to try their newest product line: McCormick® Skillet Sauces. These are ready to go, pourable sauces you can add to sautéed vegetables, whole grains or legumes right in the skillet for flavorful, super easy, and quick dinners. And my husband, Courageous Carnivore (formerly known ...

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Roasted Cauliflower Head with Quinoa Breadcrumbs

roasted cauliflower with quinoa breadcrumbs, vegetarian main dish

Crispy roasted cauliflower head over a pile of quinoa breadcrumbs, capers & kalamata olives, with a soft-boiled egg on the side. Cauliflower isn’t badass like Serrano peppers, who pack searing heat into long slender bodies. It’s not a vixen like salt, completely dominating dishes if mishandled, not letting other ingredients get a word in edgewise. Nope. Nor a superhero like quinoa, able to leap over tall lists of diseases in a single bound. Cauliflower is laid back mellow. Or so I ...

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Cauliflower & Tomato Gratin: #SundaySupper

Rustic Cauliflower and Tomato Gratin : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Comforting gratin of cauliflower, tomatoes and kale in a yogurt-harissa sauce, topped with cheese and breadcrumbs. The moment the weather shifts to cool and drizzly, with murky skies another type of 50 shades of gray, I yearn for soft, liquidy, melty, oozy, food that sticks to my bones. Comfort food. No matter where you live, how much money you have or don’t have, your religion, or ethnic background, at least three or four foods immediately ...

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Kale – Cauliflower Tart in a Cheddar Crust

hearty tart with kale and cauliflower in a cheddar crust

Delicious tart of kale, caramelized onions, cauliflower and roasted tomatoes in a cheddar cheese crust. I think we're fitting the rain of one season into one month here in the Bay Area. To be fair, it's not that we're getting a lot of hard, driving, flooding rain. It's more drizzle, light rain, heavy raindrops falling from overladen leaves kind of weather. And we had such a dry winter until now, it doesn't feel PC to ...

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The Perfect “His and Hers” Steak Dinner

cauliflower steaks with kale pesto on citrus salad

Cauliflower steaks, dry rubbed with chipotle spice, topped with a kale pesto and browned butter breadcrumbs, and laid over a citrus salad. There are challenges to shifting your eating patterns if you’re the only one in your family making that shift. This time last year, I was trying to be 100% vegetarian, while Myles patiently stayed on the sidelines waiting for me to come to my ...

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