Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers 

I served these burgers on a whole wheat bun with Trader Joe’s Sweet Indian Relish and caramelized onions. Sharp cheddar also goes well with this burger. If you do not like a lot of seasoning I would leave out the curry powder and paprika.


1 cup cooked quinoa

15 oz can (almost 2 cups) black beans

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1/3rd cup almond meal

½ of an onion (minced)

½ teaspoon garlic (finely chopped)

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4th teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon curry powder

1/4th teaspoon ginger

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil the quinoa with two cups water. Reduce to simmer and cook until all the water is absorbed.
  2. Mix the quinoa and black beans together. Mash.
  3. Stir in the yeast, almond meal, onion, garlic, and the spices.
  4. Mold the mixture into 4 patties.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and fry.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox

A great morning pick-me-up if you’re feeling under the weather or sluggish. Apple Cider Vinegar lowers cholesterol, clears sinuses, fights bacteria, aids in digestion, and provides extra energy. Lemon removes toxins and provides vitamin C. Honey boosts your metabolism.



  • Glass of water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Squeeze the lemon into the water then add the apple cider vinegar and honey.

“Cheesy” Roasted Broccoli

“Cheesy” Roasted Broccoli 

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1 Broccoli (including stems)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon almond meal

2 tablespoon shaved almonds

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Salt and pepper to taste


Sprinkle ingredients over broccoli. Roast at 380º for 20-25 minutes.