A few weeks back, I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and create a healthy “patty-like” burger to meal prep for the week. And I must say- before you scroll down and see how many ingredients this recipe calls for. Just know you can substitute or add whatever addatives you desire to satisfy your tasting. I can admit the process of making any quinoa cake can be very intimidating because of all the steps but I have tried my best to simplify this so you can cook and eat stress-free!
Now thats out the way. ha! The obsession with quinoa is unreal around my family and friends. It seems like that is all they pair with their meals when the post, or invite me over for dinner. Personally the taste of bland tiny pearls is not ideally my type of side but since experimenting in the kitchen, I have found many ways to enjoy this healthy grain.
Nevertheless I have not cut brown rice completely from my diet unlike many of my friends who are on Whole30 (God bless them)! My love for food trumps most dietary restrictions but I do believe that moderation can help keep you balanced and well nourished. And lets be honest I can’t imagine life without rice- I mean how can you even eat authentic Mexican food? #Tacotuesdays are definitely LIT around here!
So how did this come aboutI had a sack of Trader Joe’s sweet potatoes from early in the week that were on the verge of spoiling, BOGO bags of quinoa, a hangry friend and Pinterest!
I’ve really come love these little cakes as they are great for any occasion such as; meal prepping, party appetizers or your new black bean burger alternative. I could not stop snacking on them mixture while I was forming the patties. They are seriously that good! The aromas of the spices are simply delightful while cooking but even better once they were finished.
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