There have been a few really big adjustments in the last few weeks. L and I both got new jobs! Yes, it's going to be great, but it also means we all have to get accustomed to the rigors of a new and unfamiliar schedule. So, what we need from all of you is, to please bear with us if it takes an extra couple of days for us to get something new up here on B&C. We promise it will be worth it! As far as we are concerned, one of our biggest struggles thus far has been not caving in to convenience for our meals. Just finding (or making) the extra time to create something healthy that's worthy of brown baggin' has been a little difficult with our new time constraints. But, we shall overcome.
This dish was created during a 30 minute window of opportunity. Pretty good for for 2-3 days worth of lunches! It is infinitely adaptable (as always) and super simple. We used farro and quinoa, however, just about any combination of grains would work. Play around with it, make it your own. Just please, whatever you do, don't call it a burger.
veggies & grain patty
1 cup carrot, finely chopped
1 cup white onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup green onion, sliced thin
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked black eye peas
2 1/2 cups cooked farro
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup tahini
1 Tb soy sauce
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp turmeric
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tb cider vinegar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
In a medium saute pan combine carrot, onions, and garlic with about a Tb of olive oil. Saute over med/high heat until just soft. Add wine and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and place in large bowl. Add peas, farro, quinoa and parsley to bowl. In a separate bowl combine remaining ingredients, whisk to combine. Add tahini mixture to large bowl, mix to combine. Form into patties, place on a non-stick cookie sheet and place in fridge to set up. About 1 hour. Serve it up.
These patties are pretty delicate, so we chose to eat them cold. We would surmise, that if one was careful, pan frying could certainly be a tasty possibility! Enjoy.