Beetroot, Chick Pea and Quinoa Burgers

I now realise you can make burgers from pretty much anything provided you follow a few basic principles. You need something dry, something sticky to bind it together and lots of flavours. The dry part tends to be oats, or breadcrumbs, or nuts. The sticky comes from eggs, cheese or mashed pulses. This came about…

Mushroom & Rice Burgers with Raw Cashew Hummus

I had some leftover rice from a black bean and sweet potato chilli party last week and, as vegans have a bit of a reputation for burger eating, I decided to use them as the base for a Sunday night tea of burgers, salad and baked potatoes. Usually I would be adding cheese and an…

Beet ‘n’ Bean Burgers

I first had a beetroot burger at Wholefoods Market on a recent trip to New York while trying to escape the cold and the rain. Then on a flying visit to Cornwall last weekend I had them again – this time at the takeaway hole-in-the-wall at Watergate Bay. These can be made in advance and…

Quinoa and Red Bean Burgers

Veggie burgers are tricky things to get right. Too dry and they crumble apart when you try to turn them in the pan. Too wet and you end up with a sludgy mess on your plate. On a recent visit to New York i experienced the good and bad side of burgers. On the first…

Broad Bean Burgers

For those of you who grow your own you’ll be aware broad bean season is once again upon us. Broad beans are one of the easiest things to grow, just watch out for blackfly and pinch out the tender tops as the plants grow to prevent the blackfly from spreading. This recipe really does benefit…

Falafel Burgers

There’s a new fast food joint in town … only this one is a little different. Pilpel have opened at three sites. I was in the area of St Pauls recently thought I’s give it a try. Lunchtime at Paternoster Square was a little manic and a bit confusing at first but well worth it….

Hot Sweet Potato and Halloumi Sandwich

I’ve been thinking about this a quick family tea for a few weeks. I plan on making it, then for some reason everyone’s plans change, people are in, out, who knows where, and I end up not cooking or doing something a bit boring like pizza. Hardly the most original or inspiring snack ever invented…

Vegetable Burgers with Halloumi and Mint

This dish came 4th in Linda McCartney Foods search for Britain’s Best Vegetarian Dish. I made these up after having eaten a burger at Borough Market on Good Friday. This is probably one of the best things I have cooked of late. I added some cooked rice as I didn’t want too many breadcrumbs but…

Portobello and Halloumi Burger

Quick and tasty snack to see me through after two big lunches in two days For each burger you need:- 1-2 Portobello or large field mushrooms 1 large slice of halloumi 1 large bap – brown or white, whatever takes your fancy 1 piece of grilled red pepper – from a jar is fine 1…

Burger Disaster

OK so I had everything now to make the Strand Cafe Burgers. I wizzed the carrots, celery and onions, then found lots and lots of stringy bits of celery in the mix. Way too much to pick them all out. So onto the compost heap it went. Will start again at the weekend. I think…

Healthy Junk Food

It’s been one of those days. Stuck in traffic trying to avoid the A40 closure, thinking not only about how I can negotiate my way round West London to get home, but what to eat when I get there. West London suburbs seem to be teeming with fast food joints. The smell of fried onions…