Burger and Fries

Nothing beats a burger and fries. When we first went Veg we used to eat the soy burgers with oven fries all the time. Since then we have found a few recipes that are good and easy to make to replace the store-bought soy paddies. The nice thing about these paddies is that they are made from things that don’t go bad so they can be made without having to go shopping.

These are from the book “The Thrive Diet” which I would recommend getting as it has lots of recipes that are quick and nutritious.

For these you can use any nut you have around. You can change the herb and spices; just try to keep the wet to dry ratio the same so that they form nice patties.

They have basically the same instructions. Put everything into a food processor and then form into paddies. They can be eaten raw or you can heat them in a frying pan or they would be great on the BBQ. Makes 2 paddies.

Almond flaxseed

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup almonds
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed (coffee grinder works great to grind them)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic
  • 2 tbsp oil (EFA or olive is best)
  • A pinch of salt

Walnut Hemp

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp apple cinder vinegar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • A pinch of salt

You can see the similarities between the 2 recipes. The flavour combos are endless. You can use half a cup of 2 different types of nuts, mix it up with the seeds, dig deep in the cupboards and find some fun vinegar. Fresh herbs like dill would make for a nice fresh paddy.

Garlic Oregano Yam Oven Fries

  • 2 medium yams- peeled and cut into fry shapes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • ½ tbsp basil
  • 1 ½ tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Toss everything and put it in the oven on a cookie sheet at 300F for about 35 minutes. If you are BBQ’ing you can tinfoil wrap them and throw them on.

UPDATE – I recently tried freezing the burger before cooking them and it works great! I pressed them into paddies and then placed wax paper between each one and put them into a ziplock. works great for lunch and for evenings when you don’t feel like making supper.

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