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Cookbooking: The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen

While I love making up my own recipes, sometimes it’s great to sit down with a cookbook and do things someone else’s way. So today, I’m presenting what will hopefully be the first post in an occasional series of cookbook reviews, where I’ll tell you what I think about a book, and show off something I cooked from said book. I’ll be kicking off with a well-worn favorite of mine, The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, by Donna Klein.
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Recipe: Quinoa and chickpea burgers (vegan, gluten free)

Our Sunday dinner
I love quinoa, but Mr. C&V is not a fan. Actually, he has been known to say that he hates it, and even to dismiss it as “garbage”. I made a small batch of these burgers back in June to serve at a dinner party. Imagine my surprise to come home from pre-party activities and find a few pieces of browned quinoa in our skillet. Mr. C&V had cooked himself a burger for lunch–and enjoyed it! He even ate a second burger at dinner the same day. With that ringing endorsement, I decided it was time to size up the recipe and add chickpea and quinoa burgers into our batch cooking rotation. In fact, I was so excited about the prospect of re-quinoaising my diet that I purchased a 4-lb bag of the stuff. We’ll be making these again.
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