The Perfect Veggie Burger

The Perfect Veggie Burger! There are a few things I look for in a veggie burger, they are: * The burger must be structurally sound * The flavor must be better than just good * The burger must hold together while cooking and * The burger must be soft and tender and act like a burger Well, here it is. Lucinda has out done herself. This is the best veggie burger ever. Give it a try The Real Deal Veggie Burger Healthy Solutions               Makes 14 burgers Featured Platinum Cookware:  The Large Skillet and  Platinum Grill Pan Mix up 2 flax eggs (2 Tbs. ground flax seed + 6 Tbs. water) in a small bowl and set aside for at least 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. 1 can black beans, drained and roughly mashed with a fork or other mashing tool 1 small  sweet onion, diced 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced 1 8 oz package fresh mushrooms, diced 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 medium carrots, finely grated 1 cup oat flour* 1/2 cup almond flour* 2 tsp Mexican Seasoning blend In Platinum large skillet on medium heat, sauté the onions, red bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic until veggies are soft.  If the veggies have too much moisture place the lid on an angle to allow some air flow .  Place all ingredients in order listed into a large mixing bowl and stir very well so that the spices are evenly distributed.  Add the flax eggs and mix very well. At this point the mixture can be placed...

Veggie Potato Boats

Veggie Potato Boats Healthy Solutions Serves:  A Lot Featured Platinum Cookware: 12 Quart and Large Skillet This is a fun meal to prepare with your children.  Your imagination is all that is needed.  You pick what ingredients you place in the boats. To start, take the Platinum 12 Quart Roaster with cover and place 22-23 medium potatoes in the roaster (washed and scrubbed) and place ¼ cup water in with the potatoes.  Cover the 12 quart, turn your stove on to medium temperature.  When the TempAlert Knob reads 90 C, turn your heat to 2 and set your timer for 50 – 60 minutes (depends on the size of potatoes you are using, the bigger the potatoes, the more time needed).  Text potatoes by sticking them with a knife.  The knife will easily go in without resistance when potatoes are done. In the Platinum Large Skillet place those veggies (without water of course) that your family likes and cover.  Turn your stove to medium and when the TempAlert Knob reads 80 C, turn to low and set you timer for 12-15 minutes.  The more color in your veggies the better.  Kids like color.  You might want to start the veggies about 30 minutes into the cooking of the potatoes so they are done at the same time. Once the potatoes are done, remove and slice off 1/3 of the potato (lying on its side) and scoop out the large portion of the potato, leaving about ¼ inch of potato in the peel.   Place your chopped veggie mixture into the potato and serve.  The 1/3 of the potato you cut offf, save,...

Zuddles

ZUDDLES ANYONE? In the past, you’ve needed to purchase a $50 spiralizer to create this wonderful taste treat. Now, use your Platinum Food Cutter and cone #2. Just hold a zucchini (the long way) against the cone and turn the handle. You’ve now created nice long spaghetti like pasta, Zuddles! Place your zuddles in your desired Platinum Pan, sprinkle with fresh garlic, cover, then set stove temperature at medium heat. When the TempAlert Knob reads 80 C, turn stove temp to low or off and cook for 10-12 minutes. Plate, then pour your favorite spaghetti sauce over the top and there you have it, a meal everyone will love. And, it’s gluten free! A Special Thank You goes out to Teankum Conway for showing us how to make Zuddles using the Food Cutter.                          ...

Grilling Plantain Bananas With No Oil!

PLANTAINS! What is that big banana? It looks really rugged, not very appetizing and over ripe. Displayed in the fruit area next to the regular bananas, why would anybody buy that old looking thing? Wow! What a Treat! We were introduced to the Plantain Banana by Q and Elvia A. They purchased the Platinum Cookware and just LOVE IT. They shared this recipe with us and I can’t get enough Plantains. They are sweet, firm and really, really good. The old way to prepare them was frying them in oil.  The new way…grilling them in the Platinum Grill Pan with no oil!. No More harmful deep fried oils clogging up the heart. It’s More Heart Healthy! Here are the grilling instructions: Plantains in the Platinum Grill Pan Healthy Solutions Plantains are ready to grill when they have turned dark brown. The yellow ones have not yet reached the sweetness we’re looking for. If you have purchased yellow looking plantains keep then on your kitchen counter until they have reached ripe perfection. Heat the grill pan on medium heat with the lid on. Open a fully ripe plantain by removing the peel and slice on the diagonal 1/2 cm thick slices. Lay out on the cutting board and spray each slice with a bit of coconut oil spray. When temperature reads 50C on the TempAlert Knob, place the slices, sprayed side down in the grill pan. Replace the lid and leave it 10 minutes. If the temperature hovers at 80 C that is perfect. If it starts to pass 80 remove the lid and turn the slices over. They should show some...

Mac and Squash

Ever want a healty version of Mac and Cheese, Well, here it is.  It’s even Gluten Free Mac and Squash Serves 4-6 Featured Platinum Cookware:  Platinum 4 Quart and 1.8 Quart 1/2 package Goldbaum’s Gluten Free Penne Rice Pasta 1/2 can Sprouts Organic Pumpkin 1/2 can Pacific Friend Coconut Milk 1/4 tsp Sprouts Organic Curry powder, salt free Bring 4 cups purified water to boil on medium heat in Platinum 4 qt.  Add pasta and stir.  Cover.  Set timer for 3, stir, cover, set for another 3 minutes.  Turn heat off.  Stir and cover.  Set timer for 15 minutes.  Drain. Sauce:  mix  the remaining ingredients in Platinum 1.8 qt.  Cover.  On medium-low heat bring the temperature to 30C.  Pour over drained pasta.  Mix gently.  Serve warm with a green salad. Costco carries the pasta.  Reams carries the Coconut milk.  Sprouts carries the other two.  This recipe is a respectable replacement for traditional Macaroni and Cheese; all of the assets, none of the liabilities.  Whole grain, gluten free, dairy free, salt free, chemical free...