Thursday, February 24, 2011

week of quinoa: quinoa burgers

Recipe for quinoa burgers can be found here.

I realized as I was typing the post that I messed these burgers up a little. The recipe says to "pulse mushrooms in a food processor until finely chopped" I totally missed this step and left the mushrooms in small chunks. I think that is why my burgers were a little crumby. They still tasted great though!

I would definitely make these again. They require a little more work than just making patties out of ground beef but they are yummy and much healthier! I wouldn't serve them to the kids again though, they hated it. Liam was the only one that eat any and that was only after he picked out all the visible pieces of mushroom.

Served with the best ever oven fries. Recipe here.


merathon said...

these look good-- i bet the girls will love them!

Vicky @ Pearl District said...

Yum!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!! toddler is really picky, but to be honest, not as picky as daddy! lol Thank you though! ;)


Amy said...

I love seeing people make the "change"....My family has been eating whole, real food for about a year and a half. Just keep offering what you're eating to your kids! (sometimes, the adults eat the "real" food, and the kiddos have Tyson chicken nuggets, because, as you know, kids can be picky.)
Eventually, though, the kids do start loving the food too! As their options grow, so too will their palates.
I found the hardest thing about the switch was realizing how much sugar and sodium is added to food. (even "fresh" chicken). As our mouths were adapting to much, much less of both, there were a lot of complaints. This lasted about two weeks..then, an incredible thing started to happen, and there was a party in our, mouths like never before. My children love, love to help cook, and are constanly offering their opinions as to which herb we should use, if it needs a little more of this or that...They are 8, 6, and 3.
Anyway, sorry to go on and on, I just get so passionate about giving my kids the best, best things to put in their growing bodies...What a sense of satisfaction it brings to me to see my kids chow down on nori, brussels sprouts, and bulgar wheat....

Best in cooking, and in life!

Amy in Hawaii..

Tanya said...

Have you heard of a cookbook called Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood? It has a lot of great recipes that feature quinoa (or quinoa flour) or use it has a healthy add in. I borrowed it from the library to check it out, and then purchased a copy because most of the recipes (even desserts!) I tried were a hit.

Nicole said...

This is so cool! I love that you are doing this! I put it on my five fav friday this week.

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