Thursday, February 18, 2010

Super power burgers; lentils, pumpkin, quinoa, goji berries , green beans and chia seeds

These burgers have been my late lunch today and they pack a powerful punch, high in antioxidants and full of protein and very delicious :)

I experiemented with baking some, and frying some in golden ghee. The verdict use ghee and gently fry very yummy!

1 can brown lentils
2 tablespoons goji berries
1 tablespoon black chia seeds
2 tablespoons spelt flour (or brown rice flour to help bind)
1/8 bunch parsley, chopped small
200g pumpkin, peeled and steamed for ten minutes
1 carrot, peeled and chopped steamed for ten minutes
organic ghee for frying
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon pink rock salt

Mix all spices in a mortar and pestle and combine in a large bowl with other ingredients mix well and roll into burger size patties. If cooking in oven 20 minutes is sufficient.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

The organic cook eats too.

Green salad with broccoli and salmon gluten free

A cheerful green and easy salad for a rainy day.

1/2 can wild alaskan red salmon
3 slices lebanese soft fetta cheese
1/4 small cos lettuce chopped into small pieces
1/2 lebanese cucumber cut into half moons
5 baby tomatoes cut in half
7 small florets broccoli
1 ear corn pieces
1 tablespoon home made pesto mixed with 1 tablespoon olive oil as a salad dressing add a dass or red wine vingear
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 avocado sliced thinly

Cook the broccoli and corn until bright and crunchy set aside
On a plate put the lettuce and build layers with remaining ingredients adding colour and beauty to the salad.
Serves 2