Happy Labor Day everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying a glorious three day weekend. Since classes officially start tomorrow, I’m soaking in my final day of freedom before law school reclaims my life.
Even though it’s still the weekend for many of you, it’s also Monday, and that means another Marvelous in my Monday with Katie from Healthy Diva Eats!
Normally, I do a weekend recap, but today I thought I’d share a marvelous new recipe instead. If you’re joining the meal planning challenge (and I hope you are!), you can incorporate them into your plan next week.
After I mentioned it during last week’s WIAW post, I got a LOT of requests for this recipe, which was pretty exciting! As I’ve said over and over, the kitchen is something of a foreign planet to me, but I’ve realized recently that I’m a lot better in there than I think. Practice really does pay off, who knew? I thought I would NEVER be able to come up with my own recipes in the kitchen, and now that I am, it’s a little surreal. Needless to say, I’m pretty proud of these bad boys, even though they aren’t perfect.
The inspiration for this recipe came from these quinoa patties, which I have made several times. Sadly, they call for flour and bread crumbs, two things I shouldn’t eat because of my FM. Since I had some coconut flour I needed to use up and I’ve been obsessed with coconut lately in general, coconut quinoa patties seemed like a perfect idea.
COCONUT QUINOA PATTIES
Makes 4 patties (2 servings)
15 oz Cannellini beans (1 can)
1/2 c. Quinoa (cooked)
1 tbl. Coconut flour (or other flour if you prefer)
1/2 c. Shredded coconut (I used sweetened because I couldn’t find unsweetened, but either should work)
1/2 tsp. Lemon pepper
1-2 tbl. Oil (I used vegetable because it was all we had)
- Drain and rinse the cannellini beans.
- Mash the beans. I stop once it all starts to stick together. Very scientific, I know.
- Mix in the quinoa.
- Beat the egg, then add it to the mixture.
- Mix in the shredded coconut.
- Add the flour and lemon pepper, mix completely.
- Divide the mixture and form into four balls. Shape the balls into patties.
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until slightly browned, flip, and repeat on the second side. For me, it took about 3-5 minutes per side.
That’s it! Fairly quick and painless, at least in my opinion. We served them with our own lazy version of aioli and some greens. In case you’re curious, here’s how we make the “aioli.”
Lazy girl’s aioli: Combine 1/4 c. mayo, 1 tbl. lemon juice, 1 tbl. chopped garlic, and a dash of salt and pepper. Stir. Serve.
What’s making your Monday marvelous? Do you have to work today? How did you spend your weekend?