Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tastefully Tuesday...

Last week I posted a slow cook version of a barbecue beef sandwich and didn't give it much thought. That is until Alexis over at Simply Beautiful Veg. said she would make them if she ate meat it made me stop and realize that I haven't posted a single thing for the vegetarians out there.  I have vegetarians in my family but I am always at a loss as to what to make when they visit so we usually go out to eat and leave the cooking to someone who can make something amazing.  But I really did want to post something fun that everyone could enjoy so I asked Alexis for one of her favorites, and I gotta tell you it looks amazing!  Now I won't be at a loss as to what to make next time I entertain for my nieces and nephews that don't eat meat. 

Please be sure to check out Alexis' blog today too, she is just getting started and I love reading her posts, always something fun, its like chatting and catching up with an old friend.

Palouse Burgers
Written by Caitlin Cole

1 cup dry lentils, well rinsed
2-1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 medium carrot, grated
2 teaspoons dried herb of choice
1 teaspoon soy sauce or liquid aminos, optional
3/4 cup rolled oats, finely ground (a clean coffee grinder or food processor works wonderfully)
3/4 cup bread crumbs

Place the lentils, water, and salt in saucepan, bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, until water is nearly gone and lentils are very soft, with splitting skins. Sauté the onion and carrot in oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Mix the lentils, onions, carrots, pepper, herb, and optional soy sauce in the large bowl, then mix in the ground oats and bread crumbs.

While still warm, form the lentil mixture into patties. To cook, heat a bit of oil in a frying pan, place a burger on top, and fry until brown, 1-2 minutes. Repeat on other side and serve.

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Today's no cook option is Papa Johns, their current special is a Large Works or Tuscan Six Cheese Pizza for only $11.00.  They also have a reward program called Papa points which allows you to earn points towards a free pizza when you order online.  If you order online before April 7 be sure to enter coupon code M4042LG9 to get a large one topping pizza for only $9.00!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far.



  1. Oh, that does look interesting. Great recipe Alexis! We just acquired a whole bunch of lentils from a local Hutterite colony. This might give me something to make with them.

    I second checking out Alexis' blog. Its cute, she has a daily quote and her stuff is interesting to read. Be sure to check her out. Follow her too. She needs more followers. We all remember what it was like to have 15 followers and looking for more.

  2. That looks soo yummy! As soon as I saw the picture.. I knew I had to click and check this out!

  3. Aw, thanks! I do love writing my blog and I appreciate your support! The recipe really is amazing and definitely one of my favorites. I live in an area that produces a ton of lentils so we have to figure out something to do with them! Have an awesome week!

  4. Wow! Those burgers look and sound delicious. Always on the lookout for healthy, inexpensive meals. Will have to try them. Maybe not let the eldest cook 'em though... ;-)

  5. Gosh that looks good. I have fallen off the eating healthy bandwagon right into the drive thru lane at McD's have to get a grip LOL

    Found your blog at the Mid Week Mingle and now following by GFC and Twitter -hope you have a chance to stop by and say hello at my newbie blog WynnieBee : D

    Have a great week!

  6. Thanks for the vegan recipe! I've been vegetarian since 1974. I'm now a vegan 5 days a week and add dairy products on the weekends. I'm always looking for new recipes, and this looks like a great one! Congrats on being the featured blogger for Follow Friday 40 and Over! I'm your newest follower. http://RaisingFigureSkaters.com


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