Carrot Falafel Burgers, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, & Roasted Beets

This was a great dinner! Everything went together really well…it was a bit tedious so I’m glad I cooked this one on a Saturday night 🙂

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Carrot Falafel Burgers

Ingredients:

-3 medium sized carrots (forgot to include them in the photo!)

-3 cloves garlic

-2 15 oz cans garbonzo beans

-5 teaspoons coriander

-2 teaspoons cumin

-Salt

Directions:

-Grate carrots and then cut into a few smaller pieces

-Finely dice the garlic

-Drain and rinse the garbonzo beans

-Blend all ingredients together in food processor. Blend until the mixture sticks together. Some chunks are fine, as long as it all holds together when you press into a patty shape

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-Divide into about 10 patties

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-Gril or bake for about 10 minutes on each side. Be careful when you turn them over, they are fragile until crisped on both sides

-Serve them with either lettuce wraps or your favorite ‘burger’ buns, top with vegetables of your choice!

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

-4 – 5 sweet potatoes

-7 Tablespoons safflower oil

-1 teaspoon oregano

-1 teaspoon thyme

-1/2 teaspoon sage

-1/2 teaspoon basil

-Salt and pepper

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit

-Line cooking sheet with foil

-Peel potatoes, and then cut them to desired “fry” size (either wedges or strings), and spread them over the cookie sheet

-In a small mixing bowl, combine oil, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, sage and basil. Mix well

-Toss the potatoes with the oil/spices mixture until evenly coated

-Bake for 35 minutes, and then turn the broiler on and broil for 3 -4 minutes, or until crispy

-I mixed organic ketchup with a little siracha sauce to dip the fries in!

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze

I’ve posted this recipe before! I love beets…here’s the link for the ingredients/directions

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^the boyfriend taking a pic of dinner . . . he’s the one who encouraged me to start blogging again !

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XOXO

 

 

 

 

 

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