Archive | January, 2014

Salmon and black bean patties

15 Jan

Salmon and black bean patties

  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 1/4 c. onion, finely chopped
  • 2 c. black beans, drained
  • 2 -6 oz. cans of salmon, drained
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Saute the onions in the butter, then combine with all the ingredients in a large bowl.  Shape into patties, brown on a large cast iron skillet using coconut oil.

Mix up some cottage cheese and homemade mayonnaise with relish and/or capers for a topping (try dill sometime).

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Chai tea

14 Jan

Chai tea (from Feeding the Whole Family)

  • 4 c. water
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 12 whole cardamom pods
  • 12 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 to 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tbs. ginger, grated
  • 1 c. milk
  • honey to taste

Bring the water, spices, and ginger to a boil in a saucepan.  Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 to 45 min.  Add milk, bring to a boil again, then turn off heat.  Strain into a cup and add honey to taste.

Portobello and beef patties

8 Jan

Portobello and beef patties (adapted from Eating Well)

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 c. portobello mushroom, finely chopped and gills removed (~2 caps)
  • 3 Tbs. breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper or cayenne

Mix the beef, mushrooms, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire, thyme, salt, and pepper.  Shape into small, very thin patties.  Broil until cooked through (~4 to 6 min).