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Quinoa & White Bean Veggie Burgers

There’s not much more we love more than filling our bellies with something as gastronomically decadent as a burger, a dish that’s traditionally considered too processed, meaty and heavy with saturated fat to be healthy. This week, Chef Rich has crafted a burger with a plant-based epicurean twist that will leave you full without the guilt-laden food coma!

Q: What’s to spotlight about this burger?

My Quinoa White Bean patties are not only delicious and gluten-free, but they’re also packed with protein to keep you perfectly satiated without making you feel like you’re bursting. Plus, the beans, celery, mushrooms, bell peppers and onions give you the added boost of nutrients, including gut-friendly fiber and antioxidants.

Q: How can you make this recipe even healthier?

I like to serve these burgers in a leaf lettuce or romaine leaf, with thinly sliced avocado, red onion and cilantro sprigs, but you can enjoy them on your favorite whole-grain bun as well with whatever condiments you like. Also, you can use veggie broth instead of coconut oil to cut out the fat as you saute the vegetables.

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Quinoa & White Bean Veggie Burgers


If you have room for dessert or just want a sweet snack to leave on your countertop, look no further than these Lemon Coconut Truffles that look like they came straight out of a gourmet bakery in Paris! Chef Rich says, “These Lemon Coconut Truffles are super easy to make, 100% raw and a fun way to get the kids (if you have any) involved in the kitchen because you can have them help roll.”

Lemon Coconut Truffles


Raining? Snowing? Lazy Saturday morning? Whatever your morning plans are, amp up you’re a.m. coffee with a little bit of that extra oomph to wake you up and start your day with sweet goodness. This Hazelnut Cinnamon Latte is the perfect way to indulge without sacrificing your waist size. Chef Rich says, “I really love the flavor of hazelnuts, and this drink showcases them well”—so if you’re a fan of these cherished nuts, definitely give it a go!

Hazelnut Cinnamon Latte


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  1. The burgers look delicious. Do they freeze well?

    • Christy Okon March 5, 2015

      Chef Richard says: Yes they freeze very well, and they actually hold together even better when you cook them from frozen. Just form them into patties, lay them flat on a plastic tray, and put them in the freezer.

  2. Elaine March 6, 2015

    I would like a healthy receipe for date bars. The top & bottom r oats and flour, sugar and what ever to make a coating and i just cook the dates and in a little water till soft and place them on the first layer of cumble and put top layer and press together and bakein over till a little brown. We lovethem but to much sugar andfat tohold to gether. Thank you Elaine

  3. Faith Roedel March 11, 2015

    Instead of frying the burgers, is it possible to finish them off in a dehydrator?

    • Christy Okon March 11, 2015

      I am sure you could, but I am not sure how long you would need to dehydrate them.

  4. Kathryn Armstrong March 12, 2015

    Those quinoa white bean burgers were delicious – even better on day 2 & 3. Thanks.

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