Quinoa burgers

These are the best veggie burgers I’ve ever made.

Normally I have a lot of problems with burgers that are too dry, fall apart, or just generally don’t resemble a burger in the traditional sense. But the secret here – binding your burgers with hummus – is genius!

Plus, this recipe is vegan and gluten-free, so it’s a home run.

Quinoa burgers
adapted slightly from savvyvegetarian.com

1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (I used my mix of red and white quinoa)
1/2 cup hummus
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon wheat-free tamari
4 tablespoons brown rice flour
1/2 teaspoon each of dried basil, coriander, paprika and garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Pinch of salt and pepper

Mix everything in a big bowl. Divide into four patties. Heat a little olive oil and brown for about 5 minutes on each side.

Valentine’s Day garland

My friend Särah designed the cutest polka dot heart garland for Valentine’s Day, and she’s offering a free download so you can print them out, too.

I can’t wait to perk up my empty fireplace with this!