Deliciously Simple Vegetable Burgers

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Hi Guys! This recipe is SO EASY & HEALTHY!

This veggie burger recipe is seriously so tasty! I have recently started cutting out meat & incorporating black beans into everything I eat! They are so versatile and I find their taste to be really similar to meat. This recipe is packed with healthy vegetables and with all the toppings added, it reminds me of eating a beef burger. I really love combining food to create different flavors.

Ingredients

1 425g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed with cold water

1 cup cooked or canned black beans

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup frozen corn

1 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup minced purple onions

1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped

1/4 parsley finely chopped

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp paprika

pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and mix on low until well combined
  3. Shape burgers (1/2 cup) and place on a tray lined with silicone or baking paper
  4. Cook for 35- 40 minutes
  5. We used potato rolls & I topped our burgers with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, purple onions, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard & Vegan Chipotle Fabanaise.  Use your favorite topping!! (Serves 7-8)

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Summer Dating Inspiration

Hello Lovelies!

It’s time for some summer dating inspiration! If you are in need of some unique dating inspiration, check out this list of my favorite dates!

Outdoor Types

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Cinnamon Chanterelles

Mushroom Foraging

There are tons of edible mushrooms in the forest! Buy an identification book and venture into the woods –> Use a mesh bag to collect your specimen in order to spread spores for next years harvest –> Go home, clean and cook! –> We made veggie pizza and soup this year! ~BE AWARE OF POISONOUS MUSHROOMS~

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Wildflower Identification and Framing

We picked up a flower identification book at the local thrift store, although amazon probably offers some relatively cheap options! –> Then we hit our local park and picked up some beautiful flowers! –>Pressed flowers in a big book–> FRAME +FLOWERS = Memories

Watch a Meteor Shower

Use this website to find the next meteor shower in your area + Bring a blanket + surprise your loved one with some coffee/wine = Romance ♥♥♥

Homebodies

Wine and Trivia

We are so competitive and love testing our knowledge and drinking a few glasses of wine! Trust me, if you two take pride in learning, this game is loads of fun! (The vintage trivia pursuit game is much more educationally based while modern trivia is more celebrity and sport based)

Hobby Lobby

Make some coffee and divulge in your own personal hobbies, together! For instance, I’ve been in the mood to organize and minimize my space for awhile now. My fiance enjoys playing guitar so we often hang out in the same room, enjoying our hobbies separately but still somewhat together. I request songs I want to hear while I’m cleaning and then he plays it for me. I think of it as a way to remain connected and involved in each other’s interests, even if you have some different hobbies.

 

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This years cherry tomatoes casually growing on my drum table

Plant an Indoor Garden

Beans and cherry tomatoes do so well on your windowsill! –> Harvest the produce to make foodie cuisine for a romantic dinner in!

The Shopper

Thrifting

The best thrift stores are those run by the community! You never know what you’ll find! It’s sort of like treasure hunting! Depending on your knowledge of antiques, there’s a real chance you could find something treasury! 👑 The best part is, you never spend as much money as you would in any department store and the quality is usually much higher.

Browse Local Antique & Vintage Markets

Vendors share a space and offer unique and often historical treasures for affordable prices. My favorite vintage market in the Pennsylvania is The Swamp Door! I always get the most beautiful jewelry there!

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My sterling silver collection in an antique beveled glass jewelry box

The Foodie

Make cheese! 🧀

Kits are totally affordable online! You’ll probably never go back to store bought cheese! This kit is only $12 on Amazon & it makes 20L of cheese! You can add herbs and spices to make your own unique flavors!

Sample Beer & Take a Virtual Museum Tour

Local bars usually offer mixed six packs! 🍺 Mix a six pack of new beers + visit a virtual museum like The Smithsonian from the comfort of your own home!

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract with Vodka

Hello!

My fiance and I are getting married in five months! We are extremely thrifty people who appreciate practical gifts. We are aware that some people give away gift bags after their wedding has ended as a thank you. In line with our own desires to experiment with making homemade vanilla extract, we decided to bottle up some of our fun and make our guests homemade vanilla extract instead of a gift bag.

Ingredients:

80 Proof Vodka

3 Vanilla Beans per 8 oz of Vodka

Cutting Board

Knife

This recipe is so easy and people will be touched that you put in the (seemingly simple) time and effort!

Directions

1. Cut Beans in half lengthwise and split open, revealing the beans inside.

2. Place the beans into the vodka container and close, making sure the container is air tight.

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3. Place in dark area and shake every so often. The longer the beans sit in the vodka, the better the vanilla extract will be!

I plan to allow the vanilla beans to sit for five months before placing the vanilla extract into individual bottles. You do not have to wait even half as long! I’ve used the extract within one month of letting the beans soak when I realized I didn’t have any vanilla for a recipe I was working on and it worked perfectly!

I just ordered these 1 oz bottles to use for gifts!

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I purchased these beans to make the extract. I found the amount of beans required per cup is negotiable!

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