This afternoon I was feeling oh so "Martha Stewart" and decided to invent my own veggie patties. I still have tons of summer squash & purple beans that desperately need to be eaten. I whipped out the old trusty food processor and tossed in 1/2 cup chic peas, 1 cup sliced summer squash and a big old handful of beans. I blended it all until it looked kind of pasty. I transfered this goop to a bowl and added 2 tablespoons Whole Wheat Pastry flour, 1 tablespoon oat bran, 1 tsp Jalapeño mustard (you can use any flav. you like), some dried basil, fresh ground pepper and an egg white. I stirred it all together until it was well combined. Then I scooped out 4 equal size patties onto a Silpat lined baking sheet. You can not form these with your hands - way too moist - my method worked just fine. I baked them at 425 for 30 minutes. At the half way point I turned them over because they seemed to be getting pretty brown on the bottoms. Thankfully they flipped very easily - I was afraid they would fall apart.
You can see how nice and crispy the outside got but they are very moist and tender on the inside. I would have to say a sure winner!! I am so glad that I did a little experimenting today because I am so gonna make these babies more often and I am going to play around with FLAVA!!!
I also had a Thomas English muffin with Sunflower seed butter and ....
some shredded cabbage & carrots tossed with tofu and Maple Grove Farms dressing.
I am dragging the little guy out to the store - time to restock my fridge with some yummy goodies. I am thinking about making a trip to Trader Joe's - it's only about a half hour away. I will let you know if I find anything cool. See you later. Enjoy the rest of your day.