RECIPE :: The Bombelette

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...
RECIPE :: Roasted Eggplant & Walnut Burger Linguini

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...
HAPPINESS :: Family Time

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...
RECIPE :: Spaghetti Squash Pasta

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...
RECIPE :: Submarine Sandwich

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...
RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Quesadillas

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...