17 May 2016

BLACK BEAN QUINOA PATTIES

BLACK BEAN QUINOA PATTIES

We are not Vegetarians or Vegans, but these patties are from our last 28-day Detox diet, that is in fact almost Vegan. You will find more Detox posts if you select 'Detox Treat' in the LABELS section on this pageNext to almost nothing, the diet luckily allows beans and lentils, and this recipe for Black Bean Quinoa Burger Patties really caught my eye. Little did we know that these things would be so INCREDIBLY, yes all CAPS, delicious, if not to say addictive, even without the Burger buns, and despite the minor adjustments to make them Detox-fit. So there I made them again, and I have a feeling they are here to stay...

5 May 2016

SERIOUSLY VEGGIE VEGETABLE RICE WITH AN ASIAN TWIST

VEGETABLE RICE WITH AN ASIAN TWIST

Just finishing a 4-week detox diet. Yes, yes, feeling all cleansed, light, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but it also meant 28 long days of no meat, no fish, no dairy, no bread, no pasta, no eggs. Not to mention: no sugar, (no CHOCOLATE... ouch!), no coffee, no tea, no wine... D'OH! So what's left? There's fruit, pulses, and mountains of salad and vegetable - ouch! ouch! ouch! Oh yes, and peanut butter! Yum! And 28 days are long, so in order not to secretly stuff our faces with salami... raid the Nutella jar... gobble up half of the special Culinaria sweetie jar during a conference call, unconsciously, or so they sell their story! get bored too quickly, I try to make dishes that vary in texture, colour and flavouring as much as possible - and every so often a little treat.