Vegan Aioli

I was looking for something creamy to use as a spread and a sauce. I also wanted to incorporate extra protein and potassium.

I've learned that kidney beans have a lot of potassium, but I didn't have any kidney beans. I did have great northern beans. They don't have quite as much, but they do still boast a fair amount. White beans in general are a pretty good source of it.

This is a spicy puree that's got a creamy texture and a lot of flavor. You can use it as a dip, a spread, a sauce. It can add richness and flavor to almost anything.

It's simple to make. You just puree all the ingredients in your food process and then let it rest for a few hours in the fridge. When you're not cooking with heat resting in the fridge is pretty important. It helps the flavors coalesce. So when tasting (tasting as you go is a must) you need to keep in mind that everything will gain some intensity during that resting period.

1 can Great Northern Beans
1/2 block silken …

Fake Hamburgers

Sometimes I eat those Morning Star Farms fake hamburgers. They're good. What's bizarre though, is that the cheddar ones have less fat than the plain. What's up with that?

All I have to say is always. ALWAYS. cook them in a pan. DO NOT MICROWAVE. The taste difference is astonishing. A few minutes on each side and they're done. No utensils required. Just toss pan to flip.

To check for doneness feel the patty. It should be sort of soft. A little give and hot to touch. Top with pickles and ketchup. Eat on a slice of bread cut in half or a toasted english muffin.

They are really delicious if you cook them correctly.

They are packed full of soy protein. Good for most of us, but bad for some people on certain medications.

Eat hearty. Eat safe.