So, as we’ve been discussing over on me Facebook page, these are indeed strange times. Due to wide-spread International turmoil, it is hard to know exactly what it’s OK to say. My FB and Twitter streams are these schizophrenic out-pourings of murder, mayhem in Israel, tsunamis, aid to Japan and then the Health/Vegan crowd obliviously prattling on about lentils, race times, and the benefits of microfiber. No disrespect meant to any of the posters! I really adore the fascinating and diverse people I follow on Facebook and Twitter and I learn so much. I am just having trouble finding my own voice at the moment and having it be OK.
It’s like after 9/11 when David Letterman said something like “When will it be OK to tell jokes again?”
So… despite the current global crapfest… can we talk about lentils yet? I mean, we’ve all got to eat, right?
How about Amaranth?
Herbed Amaranth-Veggie Patties
1 cup dry amaranth
2 cups water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
2 medium carrots, grated
2 medium zucchini, grated
3 cups fresh spinach, finely chopped
1/4 cup spelt flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp tahina
1 handful fresh basil, finely chopped
1 handful fresh dill, finely chopped
3 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
the leaves of 3 fresh oregano stalks
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp salt
Place the amaranth and the water in a pot, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until amaranth is soft and water is absorbed. Remove lid, fluff and set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 200C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then lightly oil.
In a pan, saute onion in oil. Add carrots and zucchini and saute until all is soft. Add spinach and cook just until wilted.
In a large mixing bowl, mix amaranth, cooked veggies and all remaining ingredients. Mix with your hands until it is all uniformly combined. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Shape mixture into about 10 patties and place on baking sheet. Bake 20-30 minutes until golden and crunchy on the top. Serve as is or topped with a dab or your favorite sauce (I used tomato sauce). Delicious, good for you, high in protein, vitamins and minerals, which is, uh-huh uh-huh, just the way I like it.
We now return you to your previously scheduled black-cloud of doom. At least you’ve eaten.
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