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Thanks so much for checking out my blog. My name is Arica, I am a Personal Chef serving the Lake Tahoe area. Please visit my new website at www.yummyfixins.com

Cooking is my passion, I love spending time in the kitchen creating yummy dishes. I originally created this blog to share healthy yummy recipes with my friends and family but now I'm sharing them with the world. Most of the dishes you will find here are very healthy and can be altered to fit any dietary restrictions. I hope you will find something delicious!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Quinoa Burgers with Yogurt Chive Sauce

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 can white beans
1 egg
1/4 cup bread crumbs
8 green onions, sliced
*season with  S&P, garlic powder, cumin and cajun seasoning*

Yogurt Chive Sauce
1 lemon, squeezed
1 cup plain non fat yogurt (Greek or regular)
2 tbs of tahini (optional)
*season with  S&P, garlic powder and a touch of olive oil*

Whole wheat pitas, cut in half
Cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 English cucumber sliced thin

Bring 3/4 cup of water to boil and add quinoa. Bring to a simmer and cover until the water is absorbed (about 10-15 minutes). Set aside to cool down. While the quinoa is cooling chop the green onion and separate into two piles. Place the carrots into a food processor and chop until pretty shredded. Then add the beans, quinoa, green onions and seasoning. Give the mixture a taste to before adding in the egg just to make sure it has good flavor. Next add the egg and bread crumbs. Spray a baking pan with non-stick olive oil spray. Make 6-8 patties and place them on the pan. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes and preheat the oven to 400.

While the patties are setting in the fridge make the yogurt sauce. Combine the remaining green onions with the Yougurt Chive Sauce ingredients above. Place in the fridge. Place the baking sheet with the quinoa patties into the oven and bake 10-15 minutes on each side. Keep an eye on them but make sure they crisp up a bit. Once the patties are done spread the Yogurt Chive Sauce in the pita and fill with tomatoes, cucumbers and half a patty in each half of pita. Yum!

*The patties don't look very appetizing before they are cooked but don't worry they taste awesome. Don't hold back on the seasoning to help with the flavor. Delicious and nutritious!

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