Why Vegan Ricans?

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Vegans because we don't need dead animal flesh inside our bodies it depletes our vitality, our mental powers and make us feel exhausted. We don't want to support factory farms and their unnecessary process of killing millions of animals for food. "Ricans" because we're native Puerto Ricans people who were born and raised in the Caribbean island, Puerto Rico "La isla del Encanto" which means "The Island of Enchantment".

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Garbanzo Lover's Patty

(Garbanzo patty, Avocado, Raw Nut Cheeses, Spirulina, Tomatoes and cooked Rainbow Chard)

Indulge yourself in the richness of a wholesome, natural and cruelty-free patty. This small golden crispy cake made of Garbanzo beans (also known as Chickpeas) is the perfect cooked meal for vegans and vegetarians on soy-free and gluten-free diets. Garbanzos can be found dried or canned in most supermarkets. The tasty dish can be prepared with sprouted garbanzos to increase the nutritional value of the food. Raw-food chef, Renée Loux Underkoffler, mentioned in her book Living Cuisine: "Sprouting transforms seeds (nut, bean or grain) from a dry, dormant storehouse of nutrition into a wealth of bioavailable vitamins, minerals and protein that is rich in enzymes for easy digestion." Garbanzos are a good source of protein, Iron, Calcium, Potassium and Vitamin A.

(4 servings)
2 1/2 cup dried Garbanzos
1 Carrot
3 Crimini mushrooms
1/2 Onion
1/2 Jalapeño
1/2 stem of Celery
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
Sea Salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
2 leaves -Rainbow Chard (leafy veggie)

In a small pot boil garbanzo beans (for about 2 hours) until tender. If you are using sprouted garbanzos boil for about 20 minutes. Drain water and put garbanzos in a food processor. Puree until the mixture get a very thick consistency. You can also mash the garbanzos with a mortar.

Saute veggies (mushrooms, carrot, onion, jalapeño, celery and red pepper). Combine them with garbanzo mixture. Add sea salt, black pepper and any other spices you like. Shape the mixture into 4 small patties. Fry the garbanzo cakes on each side until golden brown. Bake them in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes.

Watch the Chef

You can serve this succulent veggie patty either on sliced bread or bun. However, I highly recommend it with green leafy vegetables to stay healthy and fit. The garbanzo mixture can be served as baby food or as a sandwich spread. If you don't like to cook frequently make a large batch of uncooked Garbanzo patties and store them in the freezer for future meals.


heidileon said...

hola, esta receta me encanta! La voy a hacer muy pronto. Saludos desde Shanghai

Vacation in Puerto Rico said...

Esto se ve demasiado interesante y delicioso!!!! me encanta todo lo que demuestran.

jd said...

This looks fantastic!

I love that you included a video as well - great idea!

LeAnne said...

That was absolutely incredible. I loved the video presentation. I'm glad I came across this blog!

Anonymous said...

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Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

That looks so good!!