Thursday, January 8, 2009
(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.
2 1/2 cup dried Garbanzos
3 Crimini mushrooms
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.
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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.
Posted by veganricans at 2:09 PM