Saturday, September 11, 2010

Split Pea-Chickpea Burgers, Pear Upside Down Cake


Burgers I made out of leftover curried split pea soup and chickpeas. Also has onions, cilantro and cumin.


For lunch I had them in a pita with lettuce, tomato and tahini sauce.


For dinner, I had them as a burger in a whole wheat english muffin with Vegenaise and ketchup. This was yummy.


I made an upside down pear cake for dessert! It was really pretty and good except it didn't cook all the way through in the middle! I swear I did the toothpick test twice and it was fine. But when I cut into the middle, it was all gloppy! Good thing vegan cakes don't have eggs!

10 comments:

amymylove said...

what's your secret for turning everything into veggie burgers!!! i need to know

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ Sketch-free Vegan said...

The burgers look so adorable! I love how you used split peas, those can be difficult to handle sometimes...

Kiersten said...

Those sound yummy! I love how you can always turn leftovers into something else.

kmouse said...

amymylove,
Make sure you have enough binder ingredients like bread crumbs, flour etc. to be able to shape them into patties.

Jennifer and Jaclyn,
I drained the soup so I only used the non-liquidy part!

Kiersten,
I love "revamping" leftovers.

amymylove said...

do you fry them or bake them? if baking what temp? do you let them set at all in the fridge? sorry so many questions :)

kmouse said...

amymylove,
Bake at 400 degrees for 30 min or so. Flip the burgers halfway. They will bake up crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. No need to refrigerate the patties beforehand.

kmouse said...

I said 400 but you can do 350 as well. My oven's weird.

Jeni Treehugger said...

Both look amazing!
That Cake is a thing of beauty! And so long as it tasted good that's all that matters.
:)

Ninja Vegana said...

It is all very tasty. The pictures are very beautiful

amymylove said...

awesome! thank you kim for the details! you're so awesome and such an inspiration <3 i'm going to LA this weekend to just walk around and maybe hit up a museum and vegan food joint... Do you have any fave vegan restaurants?