Delicious veggie burger recipe.

My wife made these veggie burgers last night for dinner. Absolutely delish!! For all you meat eaters out there, give this a try, you will like it, I promise!!!
Stay strong YYC!!

Chunky Portabella Veggie Burgers
Author: The Kitchen Whisperer

2 cups portabella mushrooms, cubed (smaller pieces); gills removed
2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and divided
1 cup minced broccoli, fresh only
1/2 cup red onion, minced
3 XL eggs, beaten
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbl Panko or Gluten Free Panko
1 Tbl Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 Tbl Worcestershire *for full vegetarian style use one that does not contain anchovies
2 Tbl minced garlic
3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan
Olive oil
In a large bowl add 1 cup of black beans and mash with a masher (chunks are OK).
Next, add in the mushrooms, the rest of the beans, broccoli, garlic, onion and steak seasoning.
Mix just until coated.
Add in the eggs, cheese and bread crumbs and mix gently with a large spoon until the mixture is combined.
Set aside while you place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add in 2 Tbl of oil.
Once the oil starts to shimmer (about a minute or two), using dampened hands (the mixture will stick to you if you don’t), scoop a 1/2 cup of mixture into the palm of your hand and gently shape into a burger all the while pressing together. The mixture should hold a burger shape. If it doesn’t add just a Tbl more of bread crumbs.
Place in the oil and cook for 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown and a crust has formed on each side.
Serve with hummus, guacamole or steak sauce.


Stuffed garlic, spinach and cheese pasta shells

Here is a pretty quick way to whip up some stuffed pasta shells. This is not a very calorie reduced recipe other than the fact that it has spinach in it. I had to share it because it was delicious!!
pasta shells
Spinach (I used 1 frozen box of leaf)
Cheese (your choice here, this time I used cheddar and mozzarella)

While the pasta is cooking to al dente. Prepare the spinach in a frying pan. Add it to the melted butter and cooking garlic. Cook until soft and juicy.
Let it cool.
Set Cooked pasta on side if it is done prior to spinach cooling.
Grate cheese.
Stuff pasta with spinach mixture and top with cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.
Stay strong YYC!!