Huge Vegetarian Burritos

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There is one thing that I have always despised about the Hubby.

It’s not that he can put Baby Boo to sleep in a matter of seconds, where as it takes me an hour..

And despite that pissing me off, I don’t despise him for it…I simply use love him more for it.

But there is one thing…one very important thing, that makes me angrier than if someone told me there would be no more chocolate in the world.

It’s simply the fact of how he eats.

You see, in college when I was overly concerned about food, and would hide behind a couch if someone showed me carbs and told me to eat them, I learned that Hubby, who was BF at the time, could stomach anything. And when we would go out to dinner, he would down a “HUGH JASS” burrito no questions asked, all the while maintaining his sexy athletic figure. I would stare him down as I picked at my dressing-less bowl of lettuce, and wished bad things. Not so evil, but that maybe his BuTt would bubble out the next day from all the meaningless fat and calories he was eating. Needless to say my wishes never came true. =]

Ever since we have been married, I have come to the terms with the fact that some people are just lucky. They can eat whatever they want, and yet look like a champ. It simply is not a struggle for them. (AKA skinny mean girls in highschool =])

But I have learned that “looking thin” means nothing, but feeling healthy means everything. I’m not saying it’s not ok to eat pizza, or have dessert. I mean, I do believe in, “living a little..” =] What I am saying is that, now, I simply don’t have a desire to eat a whole large pizza from little “sleezers,” because I know I will most likely feel like crap after I do.

I eat what I want, and what makes me feel better about my self…

And I feel a whole lot better when I eat one of these…

Hugh Jass Burritos

Ingredients: (Bean Puree)

1 can chickpeas

1 1/2 TB Balsamic Vinegar

1 TB Tamari (or Soy Sauce)

3-4 TB water

1 medium garlic clove chopped

1 1/2 tsp. curry powder

Ingredients: (Veggies Saute)

1 TB Olive Oil

4 garlic cloves chopped

1 LG cup chopped broccoli

1 cup yellow bell pepper

2 TB Worcestershire Sauce

1 tsp. Tamari (soy sauce)

1 cup frozen corn

salt and pepper (dash or two)

Tortillas

Avocado

Hummus Cheese(ohsheglows)

Serving: Enough for 1 burrito

4 TB hummus

1 TB Nutritional Yeast

1 TB plain almond milk (or reg milk) to thin it out

Directions: (Bean Puree)

1. Combine all ingredients in the Bean Puree section into a food processor or high speed blender, and puree until smooth. Set aside.

(For the Veggie Saute)

1. In a frying add oil, garlic, salt and pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes. Careful not to let it burn.

**Side note….***

Do NOT drop your big glass of olive oil on tile…

You most likely, will regret this.

2. Add Broccoli and Bell Peppers, W. sauce, and tamari, and saute for 1-2 minutes.


3. Cover veggies and steam for 1 to 2 minutes.

4. Add corn, mix together, and remove from heat. Keep covered.

5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and warm tortillas over stove.

6.  Build your burritos. Start with Bean Puree,

7. Then add your veggies saute.

8. Next, Fold those bad boys…

9. Then place in a baking dish. I was able to get 4 big daddy burritos.

10. Top with remaining bean puree then veggies.

11. Bake for 20 minutes.

Directions: Cheese Sauce

1. Mix all ingredients together with fork, until smooth.

Assembly:

Remove burritos, and drizzle with cheese sauce, and top with avocado.

A-Freakin-Mazing!

This Burrito, seriously…better than any one I have ever…

ever…

had…

And that cheese sauce…

Holy Heck…

Beware…

Food Porn…

You want to know the best thing about these burritos??

This is now Hubby’s favorite meal…

Take that you skinny buns!

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Roasted Quinoa Bean Burger

I’m feeling extremely happy today!

Not because I found a $50 gift card to Target at the bottom of my diaper bag…

But because I am happy to say that I have kept up with my running goals.

I never thought I would pick up running again after having Baby Boo. After not working out for “nine months”…which turned into…a year…it is just so hard to pick back up.

Sure I walked, and did some spin classes here and there, but when your a mom 24/7 with no time for yourself…

It’s hard to fit it in.

And now I wonder…

How do people with more kids exercise?? Take time for yourself??

I guess this whole Mama thing is a work in progress, but I can attest that every day Baby Boo gets older, it’s easier to exercise. Now that she can entertain her self with teething biscuits and measuring spoons,

Mama can fit in a workout video here and there…

Or have more time in the kitchen to cook some delicious food. =]

Like a life changing…

OK I won’t go there again.

But i’ll just say…it’s pretty amazing.

Roasted Quinoa Bean Burger

Ingredients:

1/3 cup cooked black beans

1/2 cup assorted roasted veggies

(sweet potato, zucchini, onion drizzled w/ EVOO & balsamic vinegar, S&P)

1/3 cup plain cooked Quinoa

Salt&Pepper

*A reader said these stick together really well when you add 1 chia egg to the recipe!*

Directions:

1. Start with your veggies. I used 1 sweet potato, 1 zucchini, and 1/2 of onion.(What I had on hand. Would def suggest the sweet potato & onion!) Chop and spread on baking sheet. Drizzle w/ EVOO and Balsamic vinegar, Salt and pepper. If you don’t want extra veggies to save for later uses in the week, divide veggies in half. (I.E. 1/2 sweet potato, 1/2 zucchini..etc..)


2. Cook in oven to 350 for 30 minutes.


3. Reserve 1/2 cup of mixture, and if you have extra veggies, save the rest in a sealed container in fridge to use through out the week. On salads, in sandwhiches, in quesadillas, etc..

4. In a food processor add veggies and black beans.


5. Blend until a little chunky.


6. Then add quinoa and process until blended. Leave a little chunky, you don’t want it too creamy.


7. Add a little spices if you would like such as cumin or paprika. Then add Salt and Pepper to taste.

8. Form into balls, 2-3, and flatten out to patties.

9. In a preheated 400 degree oven, bake patties for 30 minutes. 15 minutes on both sides.

10. Once they are done, you can add a little coconut oil in a skillet and fry both sides for a crispy outer edge. (optional)


11. Place patty in a tortilla, or hamburger buns, and load with your favorite toppings.

12. Enjoy!


Unfortunately I was out of toppings since I was Low on groceries.

So I used some cilantro dressing and mustard…

Whatever works =]

This “burger” has amazing stats as far as nutrition goes. I don’t like to count calories, but these are pretty amazing =]

Nutrition Facts 

 

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3 Servings  

Amount Per Serving

Calories182.3 Total Fat2.1 g  Saturated Fat0.1 g  Polyunsaturated Fat0.1 g  Monounsaturated Fat0.0 g Cholesterol0.0 mg Sodium14.5 mg Potassium337.2 mg Total Carbohydrate35.1 g  Dietary Fiber5.5 g  Sugars5.3 gProtein6.7 g


Ok, are you ready for a challenge question??

What the heck does a sweet potato look like?

Are they orange, like sweet potato fries, or are they white like a regular potato..??

I’m so confused.

Green Drinks & Nut Butter Coated Fries

I have been feeling AmAzInG lately.

Ever since Baby Boo was born, I have kind of been a homebody…

She was always too little to take places, and since I was her only source of food, I couldn’t really leave her with anyone for too long.

BUT NOW…

She is old enough to go for walks and ENJOY it! She loves to be outside and play. She is easy to take places because I know if she gets hungry I can give her a bottle. (She also isn’t eating ever hour.) And she is easy to leave with the hubby if I need to go to the grocery store/gym.

So recently we have taken walks, I have gone to the gym, and we have played for hours. She is happy and so is mamma.

In other Baby Boo news, I have had to do alot of this lately:

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This fearless little angle just arches her back and practically falls out of each thing she is placed in. Luckily mamma has reflexes like a cat…Powers which I didn’t know I had until I had to use them.

Little dare devil.

Also, to keep up with my New Year’s Goals, I have been aiming at training for a half marathon. I have been running and trying to build up my endurance, and  have felt awesome! I have a program on my I-Phizzle that helps you train. It teaches you to run a little, then walk a little, and eventually you will be able to run that half marathon. Last night I ran 5 minutes, then walked one minute. Your supposed to repeat that 10 times. Not easy, but I know that I must keep it up if I want to reach my goal =]

Now, I don’t know if your like me, but when I work out, I am more likely to make better choices about the food I am eating. I am SuPeR excited to share with you a NEW green drink that I think many of you will like. I’ll reassure you again…

You cannot taste the spinach =]

My brother and sister in law always bring by boxes of oranges from the house. I love it because I am obsessed with fresh squeezed OJ.

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The only thing I don’t know if I like is pulp…

It makes me…uncomfortable =]

That’s ok…pulp or no pulp, your still my lover fresh squeezed orange balls of juice.

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And as I sqeezed that precious juice into my glass, I couldn’t help but think of those ice cream bars I used to have as a kid…So creamy, so orangey…

And then I knew I just had to try and recreate…

In a green drink form…

Creamsicle Green Drink

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Ingredients:

1 Cup fresh squeezed OJ

3/4 cup Vanilla almond/soy milk

2 cups fresh spinach

1/2 (heaping)cup frozen peaches

1 medium banana

ice

Directions:

Blend in blender until smooth and creamy.

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Oh MY Lanta!

I couldn’t believe something SO good, was a benefit to my body.

It definitely reminded me of those yummy ice cream bars.

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If you want to turn this into a protein drink I’m assuming you could add vanilla protein powder too!

I think this drink brought me luck today, because as I was stumbling through recipes, I found one that rocked my slippers off (I don’t wear socks…I wear Snooki slippers)

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Nut Butter Coated Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

1 tsp. Almond Butter

1 TB Peanut Butter

1/2 TB. Olive oil

Dash of Salt

1 Medium Sweet Potato (or LG. Parsnip)

Recipe by:Diet, Dessert, & Dogs and Ohsheglows

Directions:

1. Gather your ingredients:

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2. Mix Nut butters, oil, and salt into a bowl and set aside.

3. Peel and wash potato or parsnip and slice into fries.

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4. Coat with Nut butter mixture.

5. Spread onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper or baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 50 minutes.

I didn’t think I was going to be able to wait that long…

But Baby Boo kept me preoccupied by wanting to play my her favorite game…

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dress up…

When the fries were done…

I may have wept a little.

They were damn good.

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And I may have drizzled a little agave on top…

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I don’t remember much after that…

Goat Cheese Black Bean Burger & Turkey Burger

 I have learned a few things things this past weekend.
Such as,
pacifiers are not just for babies.
Puppies need pacifiers too.
My child will probably never trust me again.

“Sure mommy, i’ll let you put an ice cube in my mouth, cuz I love you!”
“Hmmm, something doesn’t taste right.”
“That definitely didn’t taste right”
“Why does my head feel funny mommy?”
“I will never trust you again mommy.”
Besides that,
Goat Cheese Stuffed Black Bean Burgers are my new favorite thing.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Black Bean Burgers:
Adapted from Allrecipes
Ingredients:
1 Can black beans
1/2 bell pepper (I used green but you can use yellow/red/orange)
1/2 Onion
1 TB chopped garlic
1 egg
1 TB chili powder
1 TB cumin
Dash of hot sauce
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Goat cheese (I used herb and garlic seasoned)
Directions:
1. Mash black beans
2. Finely chop onions, bell pepper, and garlic
3. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix together
4. Form into smaller patties (4), reserving less than half the batter
5. Press goat cheese onto tops of patties
6. Using remaining batter, top patties so goat cheese is covered
7. Either pan fry or bake at 375 for about 35 minutes
So you start of with a simple can of black beans.
I love them beans.
For some reason I have this song stuck in my head,
“Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat the more you….”
Then you mash them…I used a potato masher…
Worked JUST FINE
Then chop your pepper, onion, and garlic.
Gather your spices, crumbs, and the egg.
Throw all ingredients into the bowl, and mash.
Then don’t forget the star of the show.
You don’t have to use goat cheese…
I guess…
Your problem, not mine =]
Top your patties with goat goodness.
Then top with remaining batter.
I baked mine, but pan fried would probably taste better.
Then top with all the fixings,
Such as,
avacado, lettuce, tomatoe, onion, hummus, ketchup, mustard, chocolate…
wait….
no never mind,
chocolate taste just fine on it.
Don’t worry, I tried it.
 And for those of you who are lame, and don’t want to try a black bean burger…
Try this turkey burger that I made for the “male” members in my family…aka sissy men who don’t branch
out =]
you know who you are.
P.S.
My dad said it was the best turkey burger he has ever had.
But he’s my dad, and he is supposed to say that.
Turkey Burger
Adapted By: How sweet it is
Ingredients:
1-2 pounds lean ground turkey
1 TB. olive oil
1/2 Cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tsp. chopped garlic
dash of tabasco
1/2 TB onion powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 TB. dried parsley
dash of salt and pepper
Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash together
2. Form patties
3. Cook on skillet until cooked all the way through.
Make sure to share with everyone…