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Day 28

Sweet potato quinoa burger with Avocado Aioli

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For the Avocado aioli I used:
1 avocado
3 Tbs vegan mayo
1 clove garlic
lime juice
salt

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I initially wanted to use jalapeno, but it wasn’t spicy at all, so i used few drops of habanero sauce. I used a hand blender to mix all until smooth and creamy.

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For the burger:

1 cup of quinoa boiled – it rendered 2 cups cooked
1 big sweet potato cubed roasted in a 425F oven for 35 min
1 garlic head roasted in the oven together with the potato
4 oz of firm tofu crumbled
1 medium onion chopped sauteed in olive oil
1/2 cup quinoa flour
1 jalapeno chopped- this one wasn’t spicy either….I had 5 jalapenos that all tasted like green peppers… c’est la vie!
smoked paprika
smoked salt
salt and pepper

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I mixed everything together, formed into patties and cooked them on a grill pan.

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Mike and I had them just like that with no bread.

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Day 15

Today I’m trying to recreate the cashew yam burger we had at The Coup last weekend. I bought their cook book by Tabitha Archer and Dalia Kohen.

Here’s the recipe:
550 g yam
1 1/2 cups smoked tofu crumbled
30g garlic -roasted
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup cashews – crushed
3 tsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
1 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup fresh dill

First I crushed the pumpkin and sunflower seeds with the cashews.

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Cut yams into wedges. Mix in bowl with canola oil, 1tsp salt and 1 tbsp pepper. Place on a bake sheet. Roast in pre-heated oven at 350F for 35-40 min.

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Roast garlic bulb at the same time, keeping the skin on.

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In a large bowl, I hand-mixed cooked yams, smoked tofu, peeled garlic, sesame oil, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, salt and pepper. I only used half of the amount of sesame oil the recipe calls for.

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The garlic bulb I cut off the top and then squeezed out all that goodness!

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Form patties (approx 100 g each) and roll in sesame seeds.

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Bake in oven or pan with a very small amount of canola oil for 10 min.

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The book says it goes best with garlic aioli and dill. I agree!

Garlic aioli:

1 cup vegan mayo
1-2 garlic cloves minced
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/8 cup olive oil
salt and pepper

I had a dilemma on what to serve it on, so I used for one dish GF bread, and for the other GF plain tortilla. At the restaurant they served it with arugula, so I did the same even though it doesn’t call for it in the recipe. Also added a green onion, just because!:)

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