Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Monday, October 09, 2006
I'm not a huge fan of Soy replacement products. They have their place. They are like the fast food of my diet. McDonalds for vegetarians. At a family barbeque you don't want to be the only one sitting out eating nothing, so I often will turn to those.
To replace the replacements, I've been working of burger recipes that are homemeade lately. I really like this one:ChickPea Lentil Burgers
1 cup Red Lentils (cooked and drained)
1 cans worth Chickpeas
handful fresh Parsley
2 tsp thai seasoning (corriander, ginger, red pepper, Cinnamon)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
Vegetable stock or egg
Saute the Onions in a bit of oil(sesame is best) with the Thai seasoning until they are translucent. In your processor, blend the Chickpeas, half the lentils, and the onion mix until it's mostly smooth. In a mixing bowl, add the blended ingredients to the rest of the lentils, the Parsley and the Bread crumbs. Use the vegetable stock just to moisten the mixture. If you're not vegan, you can use an egg instead of the vegetable stock I let this sit for a while in the fridge. It helps all the flavors to blend together.
Make your burgers into smallish patties. If you didn't add the egg then your burger will be a little more crumbly so don't get ambitious and make them huge. Then saute or grill the burgers
I found several recipes for Chickpea burgers. One of them served them with a garlic sourcream. Over the week that it took me to eat my batch of burgers I tried several different toppings. I thought they were good plain but they were also good with cheese, and Nayonaise dijon flavor.
I've been working too hard lately. I think I described it as a hamster running frantically on its wheel. Working hard but not yet "moving". Still, I have some knitting to show off:I finished one of Dad's RPM (from knitty summer 2006, the yarn is sport weight "gunsmoke") socks. Well, finished without a heel. When he puts a hole in a sock, it's the heel. So I made the executive decision that all of his socks from now on will have an afterthought heel. They're easier to rip out and replace. Then I started on these. The picture looks mighty grey because I can't show you the colors yet. This is the yarn for the October club. It was a new yarn to me so I needed to test it out. Excuses, excuses.... And obviously needed to make sure I had at least 10 socks on the needles.
Dianna and Shelley have come with a beautiful and thoughtful way that we as a group can come together and bring some comfort to those that have lost. They are looking for knitters and spinners to help making shawls for each of the Amish women who lost a child last week. Go check out the last 3 entries in Dianna's blog for a lot more information.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING CANADA!