Awesome challenge! I feel like I buy so many things and then forget to use them or buy them without being sure how I’m going to use them so this was right up my alley. I decided to use Nutritional Yeast ! If you’ve never heard of or seen nutritional yeast it is a yellow flakey deactivated yeast high in B vitamins. You might see it used as a cheese type replacement in some recipes for vegans. I decided to experiment with it in a different capacity… Instead of using it as more of a condiment I decided to try to use it in combination with panko as sort of a bread crumb filling for a veggie burger. Making the recipe even more unconventional I used ancient grain freekah! Really loving experimenting with less used grains recently! Anyways you could sub rice or couscous for the freekah if you’re not feeling totally adventurous. Also I would definitely recommend cooking whatever grain you do use in some vegetable broth. PS these are awesome to make a huge boatload of and freeze for last minute meals!
1 cup cooked freekah
1 bell pepper
1 15 oz can beans (I used kidney)
1 cup mushrooms
½ cup fresh cilantro
1 TBSP garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup nutritional yeast
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 TBSP hot sauce
1TBSP olive oil
1. Rinse beans and dice veggies into small pieces
2. Sauté onion in 1 TBSP olive oil on the stove top with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper
3. Add additional veggies once the onion starts to become translucent, sauté 5 more minutes
4. Combine with freekah, add cilantro and hot sauce
5. Once thoroughly combined add nutritional yeast, and then gradually mix in bread crumbs
6. Form small patties with mixture and freeze for later serving or fry on stovetop in pan with olive oil, cooking on each side 3-5 minutes until starting to brown
Have you ever tried nutritional yeast before? What about freekah!?
Make sure to check out the link up to see what other bloggers came up with!!
Today I am posting as part of The Recipe Redux– a recipe challenge founded by Registered Dietitians that focuses on making dishes healthier but still delicious. Each month has a theme or challenge and this month’s is Spring Cleaning! Here is the prompt we were given to create our recipes:
Go through your pantry, cupboards, freezer, or fridge; what ‘treasures’ have you found? Pick an ingredient/spice/condiment that’s been hanging out for a while and give it the attention it needs. Share a healthy recipe made using your new-found pantry prize.