Chickpea Burgers

  • 3 cups chickpeas (drained, 1 large can)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles (chopped)
  • 1 small carrot (blanched, diced)
  • 2 tablespoons scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon white mild miso
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • cornmeal (for dredging)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (for dredging)
  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • In a large bowl, mash chickpeas with a potato masher. Mix in oats, olives or pickles, diced carrot, and scallions. In a separate bowl, blend together miso, soy sauce (or tamari), mustard, and maple syrup and add the blend to the chickpea mixture. Form the mixture into palm-sized patties and dredge them in cornmeal and salt.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons of safflower oil over medium heat. Fry each patty on both sides for 5 minutes. When oil is gone, re-oil the pan for the next round of patties. On the bottom bun place the lettuce, then top with the patty, pickle slices, tomato and onion. Spread tahini on top bun and place bun on top of burger. You can also serve the burger without a bun.
  • Tip: This burger mixture freezes well for later use.

Easiest berry crisp from whole foods

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  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter , at room temperature, plus more for the baking dish
  • 1 1/2 pound (about 5 cups) mixed berries , such as chopped strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or raspberries
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup dark brown sugar , divided
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour , divided
  • 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly butter an 8- or 9-inch-square baking dish or 9-inch pie plate.

In a large bowl, combine fruit, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup of the flour and toss until evenly coated. Transfer to the buttered baking dish.

To make topping, stir together oats, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut butter into oat mixture until well-combined. Spread topping over fruit, pressing down slightly.

Bake until the top is golden brown and the fruit is tender and bubbly, about 40 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and serve warm.