Reduced food special – Okra and Mushroom burgers

As vegans, reduced fresh fruits and veg are real gems for us. Today I found a really good hoard in Booths. Here is what I did with them!

My reduced food finds included sage, basil, oregano, okra, mushrooms, raspberries and edible flowers
My reduced food finds included sage, basil, oregano, okra, mushrooms, raspberries and edible flowers

Chop

First I chopped up the Okra, Mushrooms and fresh herbs…

gingerling_chop_okra_mushrooms_and_hermbs
Chop it all up!

Next I fried it, with some rapeseed oil (about a tablespoon?). Don’t let the oil get to hot, once it starts spitting it’s too hot. Once stuff is browning up nicely, add some garlic.

fry till brown, add garlic and fry a little more
Fry till brown, add garlic and fry a little more

Fry some more, than add some water (till the bottom of the pan is covered in a little bit) and put a lid on the pan. Go and do something else for a bit, but keep checking back and adding more water. Simmer it all down till it’s mushy.

add some water and put lid on pan, cook on low heat
Add some water and put lid on pan, cook on low heat

Transfer it all into a bowl, add in some seeds or ground nuts, some seasoning if you like, and mash it up.

Add seeds and mash it all together
Add seeds and mash it all together

Stir in some flour, keep adding and mixing till the mix goes all doughy. Then leave it to cool down

When it gets all stiff and doughy leave it to cool
When it gets all stiff and doughy leave it to cool

Prepare your buns, with salad (make sure to put spare salad in a tub in the fridge, don’t leave it in the bag).

prep your baps
Prep your baps

Shape the burgers and fry hot in coconut oil.

Fry hot with coconut oil
Fry hot with coconut oil

Serve with Erdinger alcohol free vegan beer (isotonic, rich in b12) by candle-light

serve
Serve with Erdinger by candle light

And there you have it – cheap, healthy, vegan. Junk food with a twist! And the best thing is… it made Joey happy!

Make your lover happy :)
Make your lover happy 🙂

Lots of Love

From Anna

ps: For desert I made flowers and fruits, both reduced, with a (very expensive) mango vinegar.

A foral pudding!
A floral pudding!

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