Macadamia, Kale and Tofu Burgers

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on June 13, 2012

 

INGREDIENTS
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 2 TBSP A1 sauce
  • 2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup finely sliced kale (with stems removed)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion (we like a sweet onion)
  • ¼ cup diced macadamia nuts (I used Trader Joe’s dry roasted & unsalted diced)
  • 12 oz firm tofu (drained)
  • olive oil (for cooking)
  • 4 buns/rolls of your choice
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 TBSP mayonnaise (I used veganaise)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In medium sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Knead together with hands until blended.
  2. Shape into patties. Makes 4 to 5 large sliders or 3 to 4 large regular patties.
  3. Lightly oil a non-stick pan with olive oil and bring to medium heat on stovetop.
  4. Add patties to pan and brown on both sides. Approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  5. While patties are cooking toast buns in a non-stick pan on medium heat.
  6. In a small bowl, combine avocado and mayonnaise and set aside.
  7. Assemble burgers and top with avocado mixture and roasted peppers and/or tomatoes.
  8. Enjoy!

*Garnish with: tomatoes and/or roasted red bell peppers

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What is Agar Agar?

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Almond Tofu Pudding

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on January 18, 2012

This recipe is a spin off of the chocolate tofu pudding I have been making for my friends and also in my vegetarian lifestyle course. I wanted to try something different. I had a craving for the almond jello (you may have tried it at a Chinese restaurant) that my mom usually makes since it was absent from our Christmas menu this year for some reason. So, I decided to try to do an almond tofu pudding! Continue reading