Homemade Food Bars

Posted: April 22, 2010 | Author: Bakezilla | Filed under: Bakezilla, beans | No Comments »

I don’t know about you guys, but I love food bars. They are so tasty. I especially love ProBars, which are all natural, delicious, and really, really expensive. I thought that maybe I should make some of my own with ingredients I had lying around the house, and together with a banana and a cup of coffee, this is a great breakfast.

I took about a cup or so of each of these:
-flax seeds
-sunflower seeds
-chopped mixed dried fruit (I had apricots, apples, nectarines and dates)
-dark chocolate chips

Then, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of flour. This keeps the mixture sticking together.

Mix it all together in a bowl, and spread it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for about twenty minutes.

You can use any types of nuts, raisins, dried fruits, chocolate… Get creative, that’s what the fancy bar companies do! These have no added sugar, lots of fiber… tasty. Easy. Saves you from buying them every morning on the way to work.

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Posted: April 13, 2009 | Author: Johanna | Filed under: beans, burgers, cheap, delish, quick, vegetarian | 3 Comments »

Have you found yourself lately thinking, “Y’know, I wish that Joh would post some fun, delicious, progressive recipes for us vegetarians” ?? Have you wondered what in heck you’d eat were you to come to a cookout at my place and not be able to stomach a burger, hotdog, or steak? Are you just hoping that I’ve finally updated this stinkin’ thing, so you can comment on my fabulosity once again??

You’re in LUCK!!!

Tonight, through a convergence of circumstances that can most accurately be described as “shite”, we had a delicious, nutritious, vegetarian dinner! BlackBean Burgers, with mango chutney!!
THey were delish. Seriously. And so easy!!
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained.
1 tablespoon onion flake reconstituted, or some chopped onion/shallot. Basically by 1 tablespoon, I mean a handful, thrown in a prep bowl with some water to get all fresh again.
chili powder
garlic powder
dried parsley

Everything after the onion should be added to taste. Except the breadcrumbs, which should be a shallow palmful. Less, if you have big palms. You’ll have to come measure my palms to get something exact, suckas!!!!!
For those who’ve been reading along, this is a LOT like my falafel procedure. Smash up or food process the black beans, then add the seasonings and breadcrumbs and process again. Or smash again.

I dusted the patties with a little flour, and pan-fried them in a little vegetable oil (strained from my latest fried pickle exploits….nomnomNOM) until they were crispy on the outside and warm through. I put them on toasted Sandwich Thins, which are by far the most amazing inventions of mankind since fork-split English Muffins. I smeared the bottom of the bun with Mango Chutney that I had in the fridge, and it was heavenly.
These are really good. I’d post a picture, but right now Jesse is using the USB cable to help him build the site for our SuperSecretSideProject, which will be awesome. :) I promise.

For now, consider making black bean burgers. They’re delish. And cheap. very cheap. And when you’ve just smashed your lovely French Press by knocking it over in an attempt to not break anything else on your countertop….. cheap, tasty, healthy dinner is always for the win. :)

Johanna: The Improviser

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