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RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Seeking a simple dinner? One that brings a little sweetness and a lot of savory? This one’s the jam for your next Meatless Monday or meatless any-day-of-the-week! Ingredients: makes 4 servings Olive oil 2-3 Walnut Burgers (crumbled and browned) 4 sweet potatoes 2 avocados sour cream Himalayan sea salt Black pepper Steamed broccoli (pairs wonderfully as a side) First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Next, prepare the sweet potatoes by slicing off a fourth of the top of them. Place them on a pan and into the oven for about 75 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven when they are soft when forked. Then, remove the insides, leaving the potato skins intact. Whip the sweet potato “meat” with a beater or a fork, adding a sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Next, place whipped potatoes back into the skins, and into the oven for about another 15 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven and top with a handful of browned Walnut Burger crumbles, diced avocado, and a dollop of sour cream.... read more

RECIPE :: The Bombelette

Sometimes, you need that extra pick-me-up in the morning. A protein-packed breakfast to get you going and take you into the day with extra energy. This one is the bomb, literally. My kind of Meatless Monday morning. Ingredients: makes 2 servings Olive oil 5 eggs (whipped with a fork) Salt & pepper 1/4 cup broccoli, diced 1/4 cup diced bell pepper Handful mixed greens 1 Walnut Burger (crumbled and browned) First, heat a saucepan over medium heat and add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Next, add the broccoli and red pepper and cook until a bit of browning appears. While cooking the veggies, you can also crumble and brown the Walnut Burger patty in another saucepan. Once the veg mix is close to cooked, toss the greens in at the end just to wilt. Add the whipped eggs to an oiled pan to cook, adding some salt and pepper. Once the egg is slightly firm, not entirely cooked, add the veggies and Walnut Burger to the top of the egg layer; add the fillings on one side of the pan so it’s easier to fold the egg layer over the top. Fold over the egg layer and allow the omelette to cook a bit longer until the egg is slightly golden and the fillings meld with the outer egg layer. Cut the omelette in half, and serve with fresh fruit or your favorite... read more

RECIPE :: Roasted Eggplant & Walnut Burger Linguini

When we’re searching for a savory, satisfying meal, we often reach for our friend, the eggplant. Heart-healthy, low in calories and fat free, this plant brings flavor and health to the chopping board. If you’re interested in learning more about all the incredible benefits this fruit brings to the table, check out Well-Being Secret’s 27 Science Based Health Benefits of Eggplant. Well researched, it’s a fun read if you want to dive into more of the facts about eggplants. For this recipe, we did a little twist on the traditional eggplant parmesan. And, this plate’s become a new favorite around our dinner table. Ingredients: serves 3-4 people 1 package brown rice linguini (boiled to package directions) 2 Walnut Burgers 1 eggplant (cut into 3/4 inch round slices) Seasoning (our favorite is Hometown #1) Marinara sauce (your favorite homemade or store bought kind) 3-4 slices swiss cheese Fresh basil for garnish First, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Then, place sliced eggplant on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle salt on each, and allow them to sit for about 5-10 minutes. Next, take a cloth or paper towel to dab off the water that comes to the top of the eggplant. Then, dust both sides of eggplant slices with seasoning and sea salt. Place in the oven. While the eggplant roasts, place the Walnut Burgers in an olive oil or coconut oil greased pan and cook, stirring until the crumbles are browned nicely. At the same time, cook the linguini, and warm up the marinara sauce. Once the eggplant is soft and browned on both sides (you can rotate every 10 minutes or so... read more

RECIPE :: #MeatlessMonday Breakfast Tacos

In the wintertime, warmer breakfasts always make our days start out happier. This protein-packed recipe helps give you the energy to get after it, especially on a Monday morning. Try these tacos next time you’re craving a little extra kickstart in the A.M.! Ingredients: makes 4 breakfast tacos 4 corn tortillas 5 eggs (scrambled) 3 baby peppers (diced) 2 frozen Walnut Burger patties 1 avocado (halved) Salsa (to taste) First, add a bit of coconut oil to a saucepan and add the diced peppers. Cook until they are slightly browned and softened; set aside. Next, scramble 5 eggs and add to a coconut-oiled saucepan. While the eggs are cooking, use another saucepan to cook each Walnut Burger, allowing them to cook until the cheese bubbles; then flip them to caramelize the other side. Then, stack your tacos. Place 1/2 Walnut Burger in each taco, top with peppers, scrambled eggs and your favorite salsa. We like to plate with a half avocado for color, and of course additional omega-3s. 🙂 Super... read more

HAPPINESS :: Family Time

When the holidays roll in, it’s all about family time and food for us. When everyone’s in the same place at the same time, we relish in the moments and many of them end up huddled around the dinner table. For us, it’s all about getting a chance to connect, to tell stories, to hear stories and to just be together. We’re grateful for this time and for the fantastic flavors that land on our plates. Wishing you all a lovely holiday with loads of good... read more

RECIPE :: Winter Wild Rice with Walnut Burger

With a bite in the air and the holidays on the horizon, warm comforting foods are on the menu. For the first time, we put Walnut Burger and wild rice on the same plate, and to say the least: we were pleased. Fresh yet savory, we’re excited to share with you our newest creation, straight from the Walnut Burger kitchen. Ingredients: 1 cup wild rice 2 cloves garlic (diced) 1/4 red onion (diced) 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (cut into small pieces) 1/4 red pepper (diced) 1/4 orange pepper (diced) 1/4 yellow pepper (diced) 10 stalks of asparagus (sliced into 1 in pieces) 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 Walnut Burger patties (crumbled and browned; I used a bit of olive oil in the pan first) First, rinse 1 cup of wild rice. Place in a pot on the stovetop with 1 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil; then cover with a lid and reduce to a simmer. Cook the rice for about 40 minutes. In a saucepan, heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and add the garlic, onion and rosemary; season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Cook until fragrant and the onions transparent. Then, add the peppers and asparagus, cooking until the asparagus becomes tender to your liking. Next, fork the rice and add it to the saucepan with the vegetables. Cook for a few more minutes so the flavors can meld. Then, plate the rice mixture and top with the Walnut Burger crumbles. Pairs nicely with a seasonal candle and a glass of red... read more

RECIPE :: Spaghetti Squash Pasta

The season of shellacked vegetables and decorative gourds has arrived. When that crispy cool air blows in, all we crave are warm comfort-style foods. This recipe puts a healthy spin on a traditional pasta marinara, without sacrificing those savory, satisfying flavors. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic (diced) 3 Walnut Burger patties (crumbled and browned) 1 cup of your favorite marinara sauce 1/2 cup fresh spinach Parmesan cheese, for garnish Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Half the spaghetti squash lengthwise, and clean out the seeds. Then, place the halves, skin down, on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, to soften and roast the inside a bit. Next, remove the squash from the oven. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Then, remove the squash from the skin and add to the saucepan. Cook, for a few minutes, stirring to help meld the flavors together. Then, add about 1/4 cup of water to the saucepan and cover with a lid to allow the squash to steam for about 10-15 minutes. While the squash is cooking, in another saucepan, crumble 3 Walnut Burger patties and cook until browned. Taste the squash to ensure it is soft enough to your liking. Then, stir in the fresh spinach and marinara sauce. Once the spinach is wilted and the sauce warm, it’s time to plate. We used the empty squash half as a bowl for fun. Fill with the spaghetti squash, top with Walnut Burger crumbles and freshly grated parmesan, and... read more

RECIPE :: Submarine Sandwich

Case of the Mondays? A sub sandwich will never let you down, especially this version! This Walnut Ball Sub is a quickie to whip up and it packs a big time flavor profile. Ingredients: 4 Walnut Balls (recipe here) Mozzarella cheese (1 slice) 1/4 cup Marinara sauce (warmed up) 1/4 of an artisan roll or baguette (sliced lengthwise) Fresh basil Parmesan cheese Toast the baguette in the oven for a couple minutes; then top with Walnut Balls, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce. Garnish with fresh basil and a dusting of grated parmesan cheese. Buon... read more

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Quesadillas

Looking for one of the easiest, most satisfying recipes? Nosotros lo tenemos! Try our Walnut Burger Quesadillas with an Avo Tomato side salad – healthy, flavorful and such a wonderful end to the summertime meal. Ingredients: Makes 2 quesadillas 2 Walnut Burgers (crumbled and browned) 4 corn tortillas 2-4 slices of swiss or 1/4 cup cotija cheese Side Salad 1/2 avocado (diced) 1/4 tomato (diced) 1 tablespoon of olive oil Sea salt & pepper First, layer 1 tortilla in a saucepan; top with half of the Walnut Burger crumbles, the cheese, and another tortilla on top. Let cook until the cheese melts and the tortillas are warm. Flip to brown the other side for 20 seconds or so. Next, repeat these steps with the remaining 2 tortillas to make your second quesadilla. For the side salad, mix ingredients together and plate aside your finished quesadillas. Dip with green salsa or sour cream and... read more

RECIPE :: The Perfect Midnight Snack

Sometimes you arrive home, it’s been a long day, maybe it’s midnight, and you’re still hungry. Well, we’ve created our favorite late-night snack that will crave that hunger and satisfy your tastebuds. Ingredients: 1-2 Walnut Burger patties (crumbled and browned) 1/2 avocado (diced) 1/4 tomato (diced) 2-3 spoons of green salsa Tortilla chips Brown the Walnut Burger into crumbles and place in a bowl. Top with avocado, tomato and green salsa. Dive into the bowl with the tortilla chips to... read more

RECIPE :: Walnut Ball Salad

When the heat is on and the summer vibes abound, salads are a welcomed cool from the hot. Try this simple one for your next Meatless Monday, or meatless any-meal! It’s fresh and uber easy. Ingredients: (makes 2 salads) 4-6 Walnut Balls (recipe here) 2 Bowls of mixed greens 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1 avocado (diced) 1/4 red pepper (diced) Mix all salad ingredients together in a bowl. Top the salads with Walnut Balls, and drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar to... read more

RECIPE :: Walnut Ball Pita Wrap

Recently, we got ambitious in the kitchen. In an effort to have some easy and quick food options around, we baked off a plethora of Walnut Balls, and freezed them. Now, they are ready and at our fingertips whenever we want to whip up a Walnut Ball creation. Today, our #MeatlessMonday lunch menu included these super flavorful pita wraps – fresh flavors with the savory and satisfying addition of the Walnut Burger! Ingredients: (makes 4 wraps) 8 Walnut Balls, quartered (recipe here); (if frozen, heat in a covered skillet or thaw and microwave) Pita Bread (4 pieces) 1/2 red pepper (sliced thinly) Couple handfuls of greens 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1 avocado (diced) Tahini sauce (Trader Joe’s has a great tasting one!) Tzatziki Sauce (mix all ingredients together in a bowl) 1/2 cucumber diced 1/4 cup plain Greek yoghurt Juice from 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup chopped basil 1/2 clove garlic (chopped) Salt & pepper A drizzle of olive oil Warm the pita bread in the oven or on the stove top. Then, fill each pita with Walnut Balls, red pepper, greens, carrots, avocado, and a dollop of tahini and tzatziki. Enjoy outside on the patio or in the park for some pure summer... read more

RECIPE :: Southwestern-Style Stuffed Peppers

For this week’s Meatless Monday, we threw in a little heat and a lot of our favorite southwestern-inspired flavors. This quick and simple recipe can be served as the main event (we suggest 2 peppers if these are the headliner), or be paired with your favorite cup of soup or salad to complete the menu. Ingredients: (makes 2 stuffed peppers) 2 Bell peppers Olive oil Sea salt & pepper 2 Walnut Burgers 1/4 cup frozen corn 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/2 Avocado (sliced in half, with the skin on) 1/4 Jalapeño (diced into tiny pieces) First, preheat the oven to 350 and prepare the peppers. Cut the tops off, scrape out the seeds, and place on a baking pan. Drizzle each with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; place in the oven. Next, brown the Walnut Burger crumbles in a nonstick pan; once the Walnut Burger is almost fully browned, add in the corn until it cooks through and remove from heat. Check on the peppers every 10 minutes, rotating them. Once you begin to see the pepper skins wrinkle a bit (20-30 minutes), remove them from the oven. Stir the carrots into the Walnut Burger / corn mix, and divide the mixture to stuff each of the peppers. Place the stuffed peppers back into the oven and allow them to cook for another 5-10 minutes, helping to meld all the flavors together. Remove the peppers from the oven, garnish with jalapeño and a side slice of avocado before serving.... read more

ADVENTURE :: Star Gazing + Walnut Burger Tacos

“Dreams nourish the soul just as food nourishes the body. The pleasure of the search and of adventure feeds our dreams.” -Paulo Coelho We got away for a night of adventure camping under the stars this weekend. With no direction but the mountains, we found ourselves amidst the wild. When in the woods, Walnut Burger tacos are a go-to and super simple to whip up on the propane stove. It’s always amazing to enjoy a super tasty dinner beside the fire! Where are you craving to wander this... read more

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Spring Rolls

Maybe it’s an unlikely pairing, but we think spring rolls can be made using any ingredients that pack your favorite flavors. For today’s lunch, we got to rolling up our newest creation — with Walnut Burger please. Ingredients: (makes 4 rolls) 4 Rice papers 1 Walnut Burger patty (crumbled and browned) Shredded carrots Cucumbers (sliced) Tahini sauce (Trader Joe’s has a great one!) Avocado (sliced) Yellow Pepper (sliced) Tomatoes (sliced) Fresh basil Rinse rice paper under cold water. Place on a plate or cutting board. Next, fill inside with the Walnut Burger crumbles, carrot, cucumber, avocado, yellow pepper, tomato, a dollop of tahini sauce and fresh basil. Fold in sides of the paper, and roll it up. You can play with the amounts you include of the ingredients, depending on if you prefer the spring rolls larger or smaller. For a little extra kick, add a bit of Sriracha. Such a fun and fresh... read more

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger, Gone Greek

There’s something about Mediterranean-style cuisine that can brighten your day. Maybe it’s the lemon, or the garlic, or the use of lots of fresh flavors. With that in mind, we’ve recently come up with our newest #MeatlessMonday recipe and it’s undoubtedly gone Greek. Kali orexi! Ingredients: (makes 2 pita pizzas) 2 Walnut Burgers 2 pitas Feta cheese Hummus (your favorite homemade or store-bought version) Paprika Cucumber Sauce (mix all ingredients together in a bowl) 1/2 cucumber diced 1/4 cup plain Greek yoghurt Juice from 1/2 lemon 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint Salt & pepper Cook 2 Walnut Burger patties in a saucepan — start them from frozen and when the cheese bubbles flip them, cooking until they are golden brown. Place 2 pitas in a 375 degree oven to warm the bread. Then, place each pita on its own plate; spread cucumber sauce on top. Next, place the Walnut Burger patties on top, and finish with a dollop of hummus and crumble of feta cheese. Dust with smoked paprika to finish and... read more

RECIPE :: Classics Don’t Go Out Of Style

The weekend is upon us. At times, the best meals can come from going back to the basics. Stack a Walnut Burger on your favorite whole wheat bun / add some avocado, tomato, cucumbers and your favorite sauce. Sometimes, a throwback to the classics is exactly what your taste buds were asking for. photo by Drew... read more

RECIPE :: Roasted Veg Salad

Often life’s never-ending  busyness is a blur, and when you finally get home to cook dinner, it seems daunting. One of our favorite perks of the Walnut Burger is how easy and versatile it is to cook.  Last night — when getting home after a local beach cleanup, we whipped this recipe up with random ingredients from our kitchen. Healthy, satisfying and simple :: a few of our favorite things! Ingredients: (makes 2 full-size salads) Mixed greens 2-3 Walnut Burgers 6 Baby zucchini  (ends removed, and sliced in half lengthwise) Frozen or fresh corn Garlic salt Paprika Black pepper Shredded carrots 8 Black olives (halved) 1/2 Avocado (diced) Goat cheese Olive oil Balsamic vinegar Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place zucchini and corn on a lightly olive-oiled cookie sheet, dust with a bit of garlic salt, paprika, and black pepper, and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes — until veggies are golden brown. Add a bit of coconut oil to a nonstick saucepan and add Walnut Burgers – cook until the crumbles are browned with a little crispiness on the outside edges. Next, build the salad :: greens, carrots, avocado, olives, goat cheese, roasted corn, zucchini and Walnut Burger crumbles. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic to finish. And you’ve got a protein-packed quick and healthy dinner! photo by Drew... read more

RECIPE :: Potluck Perfect Salad

Honoring and remembering those who have fought for our freedom, Memorial Day & every day. Potlucks in the sunshine have been a Memorial Day tradition for years. Thanks to our fan Lauren for sharing her weekend salad creation with us! We are getting hungry by the second, gazing at her combination of arugula, tomatoes from her garden, hearts of palm, fresh corn, cucumber, carrots, goat cheese, and Walnut Burger of course! A perfect recipe to bring to your local... read more

RECIPE :: Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Inspired by the poutines of our Canadian neighbors to the north and the carne asada fries of our southwestern states, we’ve created a new meatless favorite :: Loaded Sweet Potato Fries :: with Walnut Burger of course! Perfect for a party or for a simple and satisfying dinner, these fries will knock your socks off. Ingredients: (makes 3-4 servings) 2 large sweet potatoes (cut into french fry-like strips) Olive Oil Sea Salt & Pepper Garlic Powder Paprika 2 Walnut Burger patties 1 Jalapeño (seeds removed and diced) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then, toss cut fries with some 1 tablespoon of olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and a dusting of paprika and garlic powder. Place on 2 cookie sheets, and place in the oven to bake. Check on them every 10 minutes to flip and rotate them. While the fries bake, place a bit of coconut oil in a saucepan and add 2 Walnut Burgers – cook until the crumbles are browned with a little crispiness on the outside edges. When the fries are crispy (about 30-40 minutes), remove from oven and stack on plates. Top with the Walnut Burger crumbles and jalapeño. Serve with your favorite spicy mayo or tahini sauce. photo by Drew... read more

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Breakfast Stack

How did you start your #MeatlessMonday? For us, it was with a little twist on the typical breakfast sandwich. Basically, we dig Walnut Burgers so much, we ditched the muffin / bread and shifted our Walnut Burger to the outside of our morning sandwich…(which means we got 2 of them in our morning stack)! Ingredients: 1 package of Walnut Burgers (thawed, cut in half and re-pattied) 1 avocado (sliced) 2-4 eggs 2 tablespoons of green salsa Srirachi First, cut each thawed Walnut Burger in half, and repatty them. Then, place them on top of a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. While the burgers bake, heat a bit of coconut oil in a saucepan and add 1 egg. As the egg starts to cook, add a quarter cup of water and a couple tablespoons of green salsa to the white part of the frying egg. Watch until yolk is how you like it, and then remove from pan. Repeat with as many eggs as desired. To build the sandwiches, place 1 Walnut Burger patty down, top with 1 egg, another Walnut Burger patty, and then avocado and a drizzle of Srirachi. Mmmm good. photo by... read more

RECIPE :: #GoNuts for Cinco de Mayo

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” -Cesar Chavez For us, the 5th of May is a day to honor shared stories and experiences between Mexico and the US. One of the specific ways we build memories together is via FOOD :: one of our favorite things. Enjoy the day. Ask questions. Converse about our connected history. And most importantly, cook and eat together. Walnut Burger Tacos // Ingredients : 1 Package of Walnut Burgers (cut into pieces, and browned into crumbles) Corn tortillas A few handfuls of kale (chopped and sautéed with olive oil and garlic) 2 avocados Green salsa Start with a corn tortilla. Build your taco with the browned walnut burger crumbles, chopped avocado, warm kale and green salsa. Pair with your favorite cerveza or a margarita with freshly squeezed lime juice. Buen... read more

ADVENTURE :: Earth Day, Every Day

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” -Edward Abbey Still celebrating Earth Day, as we do everyday in Walnut Burger World. Thanks Mama and Papa Jenkins for instilling such a love and respect for Mother Nature within us! Where are you adventuring into the outdoors... read more

EATS :: Newfound Friends #GoNuts At Culture Brewing

The Walnut Burger made its first appearance at Culture Brewing Co in Ocean Beach this past month. As part of the Drewfoto March installation, we were able to serve up Walnut Burgers for the crowd, as they walked the tasting room to soak up some of Drew’s gorgeous outdoor captures. It was super fun to share the Walnut Burger with a new crowd of smiling, satisfied faces. As we say :: Walnut Burgers + tasty brews always pair perfectly! Thank you to Matt Hickey of Be Kind Vibes for snapping these photos. AND if you haven’t yet, cruise by one of Culture Brewing Co‘s locations in Ocean Beach or Solana Beach for a... read more

RECIPE :: The Classic Combo

Can’t go wrong with a stacked up sandwich like this :: Walnut Burger on Food for Life bread + homemade guacamole, spinach & tomato. Deeeeelish.   read more

Announcing the WINNERS of the #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest!

First off — thank you to each and every one of you who entered the #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest! It was super fun to see so many unique creations come through the pipeline, and inspire us to use the Walnut Burger in new and innovative ways in the kitchen. All judging was done by the Meatless Monday team in NYC, with submissions being judged on originality, ingredient combinations, and the quality of photos. Without further ado … check out the WINNERS below :: As a graduate student studying nutrition, Brittany takes cooking super seriously. She loves being in the kitchen and takes pride in serving up quality and flavorful combinations for those around her to enjoy. The Meatless Monday team selected her and her husband Brett’s Walnut Burger Enchiladas recipe — check out the recipe here > Check out Mikaela and her daughter Milou’s Walnut Burger Crepes here > Try Sam’s recipe for Walnut Burger Shepherd’s Pie here... read more

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Shepherd’s Pie

Sam :: an avid outdoor enthusiast :: entered our #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest and was selected as a Runner Up! Whether it be climbing mountains, whitewater rafting, or working with Ridge to Rivers Trail System, Sam loves to be outside. He also loves a good brew. Check out his recipe that pairs perfectly with an Idaho dark beer! Ingredients: 2 Walnut Burgers 1 stalk celery 1 carrot 1/2 of an onion 1/2 cup corn 1 large Idaho russet potato butter garlic cheddar cheese salt & pepper to taste Chop carrot, celery and onion into 1/4 inch cubes, and sauté together with some garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes or until soft. Throw two Walnut Burger patties on top of the vegetable medley and continue to sauté together until Walnut Burger separates and mends together with vegetables; remove from heat and set aside. Boil about 1/2 cup of corn; set aside. Cut up potato and boil until soft; make mashed potatoes to your liking, – Sam prefers some butter, cream, garlic and salt & pepper. Now, spread corn on top of Walnut Burger mixture, and then spread potato mixture on top of corn. Lastly, grate some cheese on top of the potatoes, and bake for about 12-15 minutes. Broil for last minute or so to get a brown, crispier top. Shepherd’s pie cooks best in an 8 inch cast iron pan.... read more

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Enchiladas

Newlyweds Brittany and Brett entered our #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest and were selected as The Grand Prize Winners! As a graduate student studying nutrition, Brittany loves being in the kitchen and takes pride in serving up quality and flavorful combinations for those around her to enjoy. Try their Walnut Burger Enchiladas for a tasty Mexican twist on our #gonuts favorite :: Ingredients: Walnut Burger Enchiladas: 1 4-pack of Walnut Burgers 8 flour tortillas 1 bottle of red Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce (could use any sauce) 1 cup spinach, chopped 1 red bell pepper, diced 3 green onions, diced 1/3 cup red onion, diced 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup of corn, frozen & cooked 1.5 cup of Trader Joe’s light shredded Mexican blend cheese 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin Juice from 1 lemon Cilantro Avo Jalapeño Sauce: 1 cup of cilantro 2 soft avocados 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (or to taste) 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar Juice from 1 1/2 lemons Salt and pepper to taste (used about 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper) Side of Greens: 10 stalks of broccolini, stems removed, cut into bite size pieces 1 package of Trader Joe’s Power Greens 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil Walnut Burger Enchiladas: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Slightly thaw Walnut Burgers (~15 minutes) and cut into small pieces, sauté to brown. Allow to cool. 3. Combine diced red pepper, red onion, green onion, drained and rinsed black beans, frozen corn, chopped jalapeño, chopped spinach, lemon juice, cumin, 1/2... read more

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Crepes

Mikaela of Ruth&Ragnar, and her daughter Milou entered our #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest and were selected as a Runner Up! As Mikaela tells us :: “This recipe is perfect for picky toddlers as you can ‘hide’ some lovely dark greens like kale and spinach inside the pancake mixture. The amazing cheesy walnut burger flavor is loved by every kid I have served this to. AND the recipe is so easy, it’s a great one to cook together with your kids. My three-year old made this one all by herself!” Ingredients: 1 egg 1 cup flour 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 cup shredded vegetable of choice (for this recipe, zucchini and carrot was used) 1 Walnut Burger patty (crumbled) Butter (for pan) Mix egg, flour, milk, salt and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add shredded vegetables and stir. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a frying pan at high heat. Add 1/2 of pancake mixture, wait 30 seconds or until mix is no longer wet at the top, flip over. Leave pancake for about one minute before putting the pancake on a plate. Repeat until all mix is gone (approx 4-5 thin pancakes). While the pancakes are cooling down, crumble a frozen walnut burger patty and add to the frying pan with some coconut oil (or any oil of your choice, coconut gives it a nice flavor). When cooked through, lay the Walnut Burger mix inside a flat pancake and roll it up. Sprinkle a bit of cheese on top and put it in the oven on broil until the... read more