My soul feels rejuvenated after a full day of amazing eats, and even better company. You know your day is going to be great when it starts out with a view like this.
Vegan cupcakes galore at my favorite bakery. I behaved and ate brunch before I got a cupcake, although my meal was more of a snack/treat.
Corn cakes with the most amazing vegan cream sauce and fresh berries. I cannot wait to go back and get a real meal. Any excuse to get more cupcakes…and a ginger molasses cookie.
After a walk, skip, and a jump it was already time for lunch/another snack before dinner. The last time I had a legit vegan pizza was almost three months ago. Vegan pizza by the slice? YES, sign me up. The only thing missing from this pizza was potatoes.
I don’t think they could have squeezed anything else on there if they tried. This slice gave me just enough energy to partake in some shopping, and some berry picking.
I need pie…now. OK OK, now for my favorite meal of the day..summer is almost over and I had yet to make burgers. Better late than never right!?
Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers
- 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 med/large cooked sweet potato
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn
- 2/3 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 6 tblsp rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tblsp olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 375F, once you finish cooking your quinoa and sweet potato.
- Mash half of the beans in a bowl until paste-like.
- Add in the rest of the beans and give a very light stir/mash to combine.
- In a separate bowl, mash the sweet tater, but you don’t want it creamy.
- Stir in the salt, pepper, cayenne, and olive oil, until combined.
- Mix in the onion, garlic, corn, black beans, quinoa, and ground oats, until just combined.
- Taste, and adjust seasonings to your liking.
- Form into balls, between your hands and flatten into 1/2”-3/4” thick patties. This should make 8 medium/large patties.
- Place on a pan lined with parchment paper [or lightly greased pan] and bake on each side for 15min, flipping once, half-way through. Finish and serve!
I topped mine with tomato, roasted red pepper, avocado, swiss chard, and BBQ sauce. As always I make my burgers and sandwiches so tall I can barely fit my mouth around them.
Oh and I saved the best for last..somehow I managed to save the cupcake I got at brunch for after dinner. Seven hours after purchase I sunk my teeth into the most gorgeous sight.
Q: What does it take for you to recharge after a long week? Good food, and great company did it for me this week!
45 thoughts on “A Much Needed Foodie Adventure”
Christina Does It All
oh my goodness. SEND ME ALL THE CUPCAKES!!!! ❤
Christina Does It All
actually, hand-deliver them. that would be even better. 😛
ohhh yum!! the cupcakes! the pizza! amazing!!!!!
Ummm shoot now you got me having the munchies! And it isnt even hempfest time…yet!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
It all looks delicious! That pizza – nomnomnom. Oh and that last cupcake? Work of art gorgeous!
Those burgers are great! I can never ever ever make a good veggie burger with ingredients that are nothing but good for me. It’s a me problem. I’m so jealous of posts like this!!
Ok you just made me want a cupcake reallllll bad! I love baking or eating pancakes after a long week…relaxes me and puts me in great mood for the weekend! Hope yours is awesome 🙂
So many good recipes this week!! Yum! Also omg those cupcakes. I need one.
I want to eat that pizza every day for the rest of my life. I can’t wait to try that burger too! I am going to have to just make it and serve it without telling the other half what it is. I know he will like it, I just have to get it in his mouth haha!
di @ life of di.
The burger looks and sounds delicious. I wish I had the ingredients so I could make one for dinner 🙂 Also, lemon lavender= perfect choice. I love all things lavender 🙂
Luv What You Do
I eat so many sweet potatoes but never put them in a burger. I love this recipe!
Baking is what I need to recharge, and this post just made me go crazy! Foodie adventures are a must! That burger is seriously making me drool Britt! And those blackberries look so juicy and summery! 🙂
Catherine @ A Two Storey Home
Oh dang. I would not be able to resist those cupcakes! All your eats look delicious!
Give me all that food right now! Yummmmmy!
Now that is a spectacular view!
Lemon and lavendar – yum!
I’m glad you are feeling recharged. 🙂
The burger recipe sounds great. I love that it doesn’t seem like the type of veggie burger that just falls apart when eating. Those are the worst!
I will say that these need to SIT for a few minutes after coming out of the oven to set up..I didn’t let mine set up and they did fall apart a bit, but I still HORKED down every last bite!
Bunny Eats Design
I agree with the others, the pizza looks amazing! Sometimes a simple pizza is great but most of the time I want a pizza with heaps of topping. Must be the glutton in me 🙂
kathy @ vodka and soda
NOM NOM NOM! that looks SOOOO good! i’m not a pizza fan but THAT pizza looks awesome!
my recharge is spending a day doing nothing but relaxing and working out.
Every time you post about cupcakes, my day just starts off right. ahhh, so glad I’m up at 5am reading this 🙂 You had the GREATEST days of eats and man, HOW did you save that cupcake for so long?! Definitely deserve a slow cap for that..really. I probably would have gotten two just so I could eat one right then and there AND have one for after dinner, but I’m also obese at heart. 😀 Burger looks delish and if you would cook for me everyday I would probably become vegan – YUM!
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
That pizza looks redonkulous! And I’m going to guess the cupcake was a lemon lavender flavor? Am I right? A day of good eats is always a great recharger for me, too. There is just something about good, quality food 🙂
Um, feel free to send me a cupcakes 😉 (or 20…) And while you’re at it, might as well send me a slice of pizza, a burger, and some blackberries. We can have another foodie feast. 😛
Every time I go to Edible Perspective I remember how much I want to make these burgers, yet alas… I still have no made them. Whomp, whomp. THEY LOOK SO GOOD! I love the fact we both share a love for bite-sized cakes. Mmm nom nom. I never had anything lavender-flavored, though, because I am afraid it tastes like soap.
HAHA that is a valid fear, I am OBSESSED with lavender everything and I LOVED this cupcake!!
Okay I am making those black bean burgers..holy yum!!! And that cupcake looks amazing..
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Good food and good company always do it for me, -especially- if the good food involves cupcakes. Holy.snap do those ever look delicious. Although I’ve got to be honest here… I’m kind of giving you the stank eye for picking lemon lavender over something with chocolate. I’m all for trying fancy and exotic flavours, but… chocolate!
I KNOW I KNOW! I NEVER turn down chocolate, but I have been DYING to try this flavor combo and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT! I should have just bought two…
Davida @The Healthy Maven
I literally want to eat everything! All at once preferably 🙂
Recharging for me usually requires some alone time in the kitchen. Nothing calms me down like a good baking session…and then eating everything I baked!
Good food + company is exactly my solution to a long exhaustive week :D! So much good food happening in this post–LOVE it!
Melissa @ Al Forno Mementos
Mmmmmm . your food pictures always come out SO good! Teach me your ways!!!!
Natural light and CLARITY in the photo is KEY! I seriously will take five minutes to get the perfect photo sometimes haha. I take like 10 pictures of the same thing and pick my favorites!
Mmmm your vegan eats make me want to explore vegan food always!
I tried vegan tofu for the first time last week and it was sooooooo good. I’m going to try make this at home next week!!
Kailey (Caffeinated Runner)
FOODIE ADVENTURE 🙂 Always makes for an interesting food post!
That cupcake and pizza look fabulous – never would have thought they were vegan either!
This all looks amazing!! After a long week, I always need my couch and some trashy reality TV 😛
Change of Pace
What is the name of the vegan bakery, and is it in Seattle? It looks heavenly!!
Sounds like you had an awesome day full of delicious eats!
My favourite way to recharge is a leisurely walk with the hubby and pooch, and some delicious sweets doesn’t hurt either!
This bakery is called, “The Bearded Lady” and it’s actually in Olympia! They offer vegan brunch options that are killer, and almost all of their baked goods are vegan and some are also GF! They do an amazing job!
Life After Swimming
THOSE BURGERS!! And cupcakes! Goodness gracious, you are one lucky lady!
That cupcake lasted seven hours??!! My god, your willpower is amazing. I bow to you. I’d also curtsy for a veggie burger. It looks fabulous. I love the whole beans and corn kernels poking out. And my favorite thing about this post…berry picking. I’m so jealous; I need to go berry picking like yesterday.
The pizza looks so good 🙂 Actually everything looks delish 🙂
Can.not.wait to make those burgers, my mom will love those just as much as me I’m sure!
Good comfort food and a long talk with a friend help me recharge!
Can I please get one of those cupcakes ?? 😉
Rach @ This Italian Family
That pizza looks so good! Love all those delicious veggies! And you know, I haven’t been berry picking since I was a kid. What a fun idea!
Lemon lavender is my favorite cupcake!!!! I have a vegan recipe on miss.zoe!
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Black bean burgers! Thanks for this new twist on it 🙂