When life gives you a veggie pattie recipe fail, you make…veggie pattie hash?
Yes; yes, you do. And you add kale. Obviously. More on that in a minute!
Thanks for all of your thoughtful comments yesterday. While I do believe in my heart of hearts that a plant-based lifestyle is the best one on the planet (and for the planet), I also understand that asking everyone to adopt it is unrealistic. I would never want to push someone else into something they aren’t comfortable with, and that’s not how change is created. In the same respect, I think it’s a good idea to explore other options and believe the U.S.D.A. is taking that away those rights by giving into the NCBA. I really loved reading your comments on that post. Now, onto the day!
This morning’s workout was a doozy! I completed the Surfer Girl workout from the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD before doing more abs and leg work. The ab routine was Amanda Russel‘s 6-minute abs routine. I love that workout so much because it’s fast and you can really feel the burn. After abs, I was feeling really good and energized! Although the Surfer Girl workout really kicks your booty and fatigues your leg muscles, I felt like workin’ them some more, so I completed one set of four consecutive moves that targeted my leggies:
- Flamingo Squats - 20 on each leg
- Tone It Up Starfish – 10 on each leg
- Reach for the Sun – 20 times
- Corset Lunge – 20 on each leg
Okay, then I was wiped.
Recipe Fail Turned…Yummy
This morning, I was feeling inspired to create a new recipe. I’ve been wanting to make my own veggie patties for quite some time now and figured there’s no time like the present, right? I’m pretty sure something went wrong with the flax egg because the batter came out very sticky and was reluctant to form into a patties. Womp womp.
I wasn’t about to waste those babies, though, so I formed said sticky patties into small gobs, coated a large skillet with 2 tsp. of coconut oil, and created a delicious hash.
Say hi to our friend, the ketchup heart. He made the hash even more delicious.
To make the hash, I combined the following:
- 1 medium sweet potato, baked and mashed (feel free to devour the skin, like I did)
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp. ground flax meal + 3 Tbsp. water; let it sit for 10 min. before adding to the mixture)
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Black pepper to taste
The directions are quite simple. Just combine and mash everything together before sauteeing it in a large skillet for 5 minutes with 2 tsp. coconut oil. Next, add two large bunches of kale. Stir generously for one minute before letting it cook for 5 minutes. Repeat two – three more times, garnish with black pepper, and enjoy!
While it was slightly sticky, the kale helped dry it out and it was still really flavorful. See? Life really is what you make of it. Pun intended.
Question of the Day: Any recipe fail-turned-success stories out there? I want to hear them!