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Who says eating a plant-based diet has to be boring and bland? In April’s edition of our monthly Go Green supplement we explore veganism – here are a few quick and easy, tasty recipes.

Quick & Easy Black bean Burgers

Makes 8-12 Patties

Ingredients

  • 2 cans rinsed black beans
  • 1 cup of instant oats
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup red onion
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • black pepper
  • cumin
  • season salt 
  • garlic 
  • Olive oil * as needed..

Directions

Drain Black beans and mash in bowl adding ingredients and seasonings until well combined ( You can use food processor but it is not needed). Once all ingredients are added form a paste like texture roll and form into patties. Preheat oven 400 F Spray baking sheet with olive oil and bake on each side for 8 minutes or until firm and crisp. Use any wholegrain buns you like add your own condiments and enjoy. This burger pairs well with sweet potato fries.


Homemade Vegan Pizza

Dough Recipe

  • 2 packets (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar- organic raw brown
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl and brushing
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (spooned and levelled), plus more for work surface

Directions

Pour 1 1/2 cups warm water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Whisk sugar, oil, and salt into yeast mixture. Add flour and stir until a sticky dough forms. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and brush top with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead 1 or 2 times before using.

*Break off big enough piece to make 14 inch pizza.

, you can wrap the dough in plastic and freeze it in a resealable freezer bag for up to 3 months. If you plan to use it in a recipe that calls for half a batch, divide it before freezing.

Pizza & toppings

  • 1/2 cup organic pizza sauce
  • 1 cup vegan cheese, any vegan brand *
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • 1/4 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup kale
  • 1/4 cup cucumber
  • 1/4 mushrooms
  • 1/4 pineapples
  • 1/4 green peppers

Directions

Form Pizza with dough and shape on baking sheet. Spread sauce evenly on pizza dough, add toppings bake at 425 F for 20-25 mins.

 

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