Recently I went to JoJo's Day Programme and did a cooking class with the clients
Above is a pic of the Middle Eastern Bean Patties with Yogurt and Mint Sauce we all made
Here are Angie and Alan......very keen to have lunch
they sat at their places not long after we arrived and patiently waited!!!
Eddie was a very keen worker
Renae......one of the care workers on the day
and now posing with JoJo
The patties all lined up ready to go
Trying to do a 'cheffy' pose here whilst thinking how would Matt Moran do this LOL
From left to right here.......Alan, Adam, Angie, JoJo, Mieke and me
A very successful lunch and I'm back again tomorrow to do another one......this time a Chicken Laksa
Before trying this with the gang I did a practice run at home
Quinoa - pronounced keen-wah - is a grain, but not just any grain. It is considered to be almost a complete food. It is very high in protein, full of vitamins, gluten- and wheat-free, cholesterol-free and usually organic. And it is simply delicious. This title shows you many different ways to use quinoa.
We have just discovered quinoa in our house and love it
These patties have become a firm favourite with us!!!
Served with Broccoli and a simple salad
* R E C I P E*
Makes 8-10....you could even get 15 patties.......they are a really good size
Gluten Free, Vegetarian and for Dairy Free omit Yogurt
~ 1/2C quinoa grain, rinsed and drained
2 x 400g cans red kidney beans - rinsed and drained
3 cloves garlic, grated
4 shallots or spring onions, finely sliced
1t ground cumin
1/2 - 1t chilli powder
3T chopped coriander
salt to taste
2T olive oil
YOGURT MINT SALSA
~1/2C Greek Yogurt
1T finely chopped mint
1t extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Place quinoa in small saucepan with the water. Bring to boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer 10m until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat and cool.
Coarsely mash kidney beans with fork or potato masher.
Add cooked quinoa, garlic, shallots, cumin, chilli, coriander and egg.
Season with salt and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
Divide mixture into 8 or 10....but it will do 15 smaller ones and shape into round patties.
Heat olive oil over medium heat in pan. Add patties and cook until golden on both sides, aprox 3-4 m each side.
To make the salsa mix together yogurt, mint, oil and season as desired.
Serve the patties with the yogurt mint salsa and a garden salad.
A yummy meal highly recommended.....