Meatless Meal? Try Spelt Burgers!

Coffee and a juice, what a way to start the day right?? 

Juice today was 1 pear, 1/2 lemon, small piece of ginger, handful of spinach, 1/2 beet and 1.5 carrots

Does anyone look forward to waking up and drinking some coffee as much as me? I don’t know if there is anyone that does. Yesterday I didn’t get to drink all of my coffee because I am administering the NY state math exam and I cannot bring any drinks to the test.  So this morning I am enjoying a cup before I go to work, so I get my fix!


Yesterday I came home and did some much needed yoga. I hopped on my favorite yogadownload.com and did an hour of Yoga Detox.  I just love how an hour of yoga totally clears my mind and relieves stress. It really doesn’t matter how much or how little of it you can do, just breathing and stretching out makes me feel so much better. I have been working on my crow and holding it maybe even half a second longer….exciting right?? Speaking of yoga…has anyone checked out the yoga challenge this month yet? My day is next week to host it!


Before I post a recipe for the day I just have to say something about negative comments. I was reading Averie’s blog last night and she was talking about some of the negative comments she gets. I really don’t understand why anyone would post comments that are so mean and clearly hurting someone’s feelings. People who write blogs put themselves out there and yes, maybe they make themselves vulnerable, but why would someone intentionally be mean? I just don’t understand because I really feel like it takes so much more effort to say something not nice than to say nothing at all. If you don’t like what someone is writing about, why not just close the blog and not read it at all? Why be mean? Okay, I’m done ranting, I just feel for the people who receive negative comments, when it takes A LOT of effort and time to write a blog!


On to my recipe….


After making Angela’s life changing nut butter fries many times now, I knew I needed to try her spelt burgers. I was trying to find something for dinner and I remember these. I wasn’t sure if Danny would like it, but I knew he could always have a PB sandwich if he hated them. 


I didn’t have some of the ingredients that Angela used, so I had to wing it a little bit. 

I threw in carrots, swiss chard, 1/2 red onion, chick peas.
All mixed together.
with the flour, chia seeds and sunflower seeds added.
molded into patties (I don’t really like the word patties…anyone else?)

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup cooked chick peas 
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped 
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup swiss chard
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • 1/4 t fine grain sea salt
  • tiny dash of cayenne
  • 1 clove minced garlic, optional
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 T chia seeds (can be omitted)
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour (or flour of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup millet flour
Preheat oven to 375F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with oil). Place all ingredients except the seeds and flour into a food processor. Process until mixture is blended. Remove mixture and place into a large bowl. Add chia and sunflower seeds, then add the flours. Shape into burgers (6-8) and bake for 15 mins at 375F, flip over and bake for another 10 minutes.
These are perfect wrapped in lettuce, swiss chard, a wrap or on crackers or bread. They also are great topped with some balsamic dressing. BTW, Danny LOVED them. I was instructed not to tell him anything that was in them…ever. I love these burgers because you can make them with any type of bean, seed or flour. They are totally customizable!
Okay, off to day 2 of testing and to drink the rest of my coffee!!
What recipes have you tried from a blog lately??