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Nice to be back & Spiced quorn burgers with a side salad, a tasty dressing & spiced chickpeas with runner beans! yeah! :)

on 25/07/2013
A lovely vegetarian spiced dinner! MMM!

A lovely vegetarian spiced dinner! MMM!

Hello , my lovely ones, I am back! If you were wondering, what I have been up to or where I have been, I can tell you, my husband & I had 2 weeks of holiday! Yes, yes, yes! We didn’t go away for a long time, this holiday but we sure had some fun enjoying, relaxing ourselves. We went biking a lot, relaxing in the sun, going to a nice fancy 1 Michelin starred restaurant, called Zur Post, in Sankt-Vith, Belgium.

The lovely new interior!

MMM!

MMM!

I didn’t take any pics there because I tend to enjoy my gourmet dinners without worrying about my blog, etc,.. It was the best gourmet restaurant that I visited in a while,…

Some other pics:

Me, on a ferry, at the Westerschelde, Breskens, The Netherlands!

Me, on a ferry, at the Westerschelde, Breskens, The Netherlands!

Me, enjoying some good food: a lovely fresh shrimp salad with good bread & butter & of course some white wine in Breskens, The Netherlands!

Me, enjoying some good food: a lovely fresh shrimp salad with good bread & butter & of course some white wine in Breskens, The Netherlands!

Now, on with the food,… A new tasty recipe, I created just for you all,…It looks quite tasty, no? πŸ˜‰

This evening, I made this tasty vegetarian dinner! All the flavours go so well together & are combined tastefully & wonderfully too! πŸ™‚ A while ago, I made a lovely dinner with quorn. I think, looking from the reactionsΒ I received, that you all loved it as much as I did! Β It was my Vegetarian spiced stew with quorn & veggies! Β Just click onto the previous link to go directly to the tasty recipe! πŸ™‚

Spiced chickpeas & runner beans mix!

Spiced chickpeas & runner beans mix!

The mayo-soy yoghurt dressing! Esay does it here! :)

The mayo-soy yoghurt dressing!
Easy does it here! πŸ™‚

Recipe: For 2 persons

Ingredients:

* For 4 medium quorn burgers:/ We only ate 1 burger per person though because it is that filling!!!!

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & cut up

125 gr quorn/ This is in Belgium: 1/2 package

28 gr of cooked, cold lentils

1/4 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt + a few pinches extra

15 grins of finely milled black pepper

2 teaspoons of a powerful curry powder/ I use Sharwoods!

45 gr red onion, peeled & cut up

1 large egg, beaten loose

1 heaped tablespoon of flour/ To make it GF: use Gluten-free flour!!!!

* For the mixed salad:

2 handfuls of mixed young salad leaves, including rocket leaves too ( arugula )

2 little Gem lettuce, end cut off, leaves kept like that

2 longer big red tomatoes, cleaned, cut up into bigger rounds, see plate above

* For the mayonnaise soy yoghurt dressing:

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

3 tablespoons unsweetened soy yoghurt

finely milled black pepper

sea salt

* For the spiced chickpeas & runner beans:

300 gr cleaned uncooked runner beans, top & tail removed, each bean cut into 4 pieces

1/2 red onion, peeled & cut finely

roasted garlic spice

black pepper

sea salt

1 can of Β chickpeas, rinsed & well-drained, dept dry with a clean towel

1 teaspoon + 1/2 teaspoon of a good curry powder, the same as above

a fruity evoo

Method:

1. A few hours before dinner, make your tasty spiced quorn burgers. They need to firm up a bit in the fridge for at least 2 hours!Β Take your food processor & add garlic pieces, quorn chunks, cold lentils, red onion pieces, black pepper, sea salt & curry powder & beaten egg. Blitz or pulse until it all comes together. Now, add 1 tablespoon of flour or Gf flour & blitz again! Taste! It has to taste fabulous & powerful. If not, add some seasoning or curry powder extra. With clean hands, form 4 medium burgers aka patties. The burgers are not extremely firm! Place onto a clean plate & place cling-film over the top. Put into the fridge for at least 2 hours. Enjoy & relax a bit! Pour yourself a good glass of wine! ,…:)

2. When you want to make your dinner, cook your beans in some salted water with roasted garlic spice until al dente. Mine took 13 minutes. Drain & keep warm. Meanwhile, prepare your salad dressing. Take a medium bowl & add mayonnaise. Add unsweetened soy yoghurt. Add some seasoning, black pepper & sea salt but not too much salt. Taste! It has to taste very yummy & you must taste the yoghurt in here. It need to be refreshing! Place cling film over the top & keep cool in the fridge.

3. Heat up Β a medium cooking pot, pour drizzles fruity evoo in it. When hot, add red onion & add 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder. SautΓ©e for a few minutes & when onion pieces are nearly ready, add chickpeas & another 1 teaspoon of curry powder. Add some seasoning & fry for a few minutes on moderate heat. Add some more oil if needed. When ready, add the cooked runner beans to it & heat up. Mingle the chickpeas & beans together with 2 big spoons. Check the seasoning. Meanwhile, fry your burgers in some hot fruity evoo in a non-stick pan. Fry until browned onto 2 sides & the outsides look crispy!Β Take your 2 white clean plates & plate up, like above. Drizzle your tasty salad dressing over the 2 salads, besides that, you place 4 big tomato rounds, right of that above, the spiced chickpea-runner bean mix & just before you, on the bottom right side, 1 quorn burger.Β Serve at once & enjoy with a loved one! πŸ™‚

 

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66 responses to “Nice to be back & Spiced quorn burgers with a side salad, a tasty dressing & spiced chickpeas with runner beans! yeah! :)

  1. Welcome back, Sophie. Glad that you had a great vacation.
    The quorn burger looks delish and healthy!

  2. Katarina says:

    Great to hear you had a lovely vacation. The burgers sounds delicious. Hugs!!

  3. Missed you, Sophie! So glad you are back. Great pics!

  4. gwynnem says:

    Welcome back, Sophie!

  5. Jim Brennan says:

    Sophie, good to see your wonderful smile along with your wonderful recipes.
    jim

  6. Liz says:

    Hey, great pix! Fun to see your smiling face and am so glad you had a great get-away. Food looks good and your recipe is a winner as always. Yum.

    Hoping you hunt down my recently published poptail post as I think you’d like this sort of thing. Will call it an alcoholic smoothie on a stick. πŸ˜‰ http://wp.me/p2dvv9-12S

  7. – First, WELCOME BACK! I missed you!
    – Yes, it looks tasty and how! Very delectable. πŸ˜›

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks so much, Fae! It is great to be back with a lot of energy too! πŸ™‚

      I know that you would love this tasty doable recipe, Fae! πŸ™‚ xxx

  8. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Awww I feel all home-sick looking at those photos of Breskens. Sounds like you had a fab holiday Sophie. Love the little glimpse of the beautiful dessert you had at Zur Post! Your burgers look great – I have quorn on my shopping list… still hunting…

    • Sophie33 says:

      thanks so much, Saskia! Breaskens is small but beautiful! πŸ™‚ I didn’t take any pics at the Michelin starred restaurant though! these pics are from their website!

  9. Those Spiced chickpeas & runner beans mix look delicious!

    Welcome back! πŸ™‚

  10. Georgina says:

    It’s good to have you back Sophie! And wonderful to hear that you had a lovely, relaxing holiday.

  11. Bernice says:

    Sophie – glad you had a great vacation with your husband! It is wonderful to take a break from the day-to-day activities and just relax for awhile. You look like you are having a great time in the pictures. And glad to have you back! Plus your recipe looks yummy!!

  12. Norma Chang says:

    Welcome back, glad you had a wonderful vacation. Not familiar with quorn, but if the opportunity presents itself I will certainly give this burger a try. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Hotly Spiced says:

    I was thinking you’ve been very quiet! What a lovely break you must have had. It looks like it was a very relaxing and enjoyable summer’s holiday xx

  14. looks like you had a lovely vacation, welcome back πŸ™‚

  15. mmmarzipan says:

    Welcome back! Happy to hear your vacation was so nice πŸ™‚ Unfortunately I am allergic to Quorn, but I love the taste and would adore your burgers, I am sure πŸ™‚

  16. Hey Sophie! So glad to hear that you had a fab holiday girlfriend! You look so happy in your photos, and you can tell that you eat healthfully – your skin just glows girl!! Celeste πŸ™‚

  17. Ina gawne says:

    Sophie your dinner looks so delicious…as does all the lovely food you had when on holidays. It is making me hungry!

  18. cquek says:

    My kind of food – flavor from top to bottom and lots of color! And I love the way you styled the photo.

  19. Glad to hear your vacation was good and I’m glad you’re back! This recipe does look very tasty!

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks, my sweet friend! I love your guest post at Fae’s too! That Lemon curd cheesecake looks awesomly delicious…..!!!!! Xxx

  20. Welcome back, Sophie!

  21. Bashar A. says:

    I think its funny that you say 2 weeks is not a long time. Most people here get 2 weeks off a year, great companies advertise that they give you 3 weeks off to attract talent!! Glad you enjoyed your mini holidays πŸ™‚

    • Sophie33 says:

      Normally, people over here have 3 weeks or more Holiday per year! Then there is also ancienity years & overtime hours!

  22. Ah, welcome home! I’m so happy to hear from you again and to see your inspiring post! Your vacation sounds lovely, and the food (of course) incredible. Hope you found the break refreshing and reinvigorating, to return to the blogosphere with a renewed enthusiasm. πŸ™‚

  23. Klausbernd says:

    Dear Sophie,
    welcome back!
    Now I know how you look like πŸ˜‰ Great pictures!
    Enjoy your weekend
    Greetings from the sunny coast of Norfolk
    Klausbernd

  24. afracooking says:

    So good to have you back! Looks like you had a fabulous time enjoying some amazing food!

  25. Koko says:

    Ah, welcome back my friend! Your vacation sounds like a lovely, relaxing time! It’s nice to sit back and enjoy your food every once in awhile without worrying about the blog, isn’t it! That restaurant looks amazing, and so do you!! πŸ™‚

    As does this lovely meal. It looks healthy and light, and I can imagine perfectly eating it on the patio in this lovely summer weather we are having over here!

    • Sophie33 says:

      Hey, Koko! Thanks for the nicecompliments! ☺ I am off now to your blog to see what you did on your road trip! Yeah!!! Welcome back too! X

  26. katrina berg says:

    Oh what a fun trip, looks like you had a wonderful time…and the dish looks extra yummy!

  27. Suzanne says:

    Sophie these vegetarian dishes you have here are looking really good, believe it or not I used to be a vegetarian for about 12 years. Kind of funny if you look at my recipe on the my blog right now that it’s baby back ribs, but I didn’t eat them but made them for the hubby. I do prefer veggie meals but it’s tough to get the family on board with that. Glad you had a nice vacation and hope your Summer is a good one.

    • Sophie33 says:

      Great for you bering a vegetarian for 12 years,..You must eat whatever you feel comfortbale with! πŸ™‚ We eatvegan 5x/week 1 once fish, once meat. My husband & I feel great eating this way! πŸ™‚

  28. Tandy says:

    Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great time away πŸ™‚

  29. Carolyn Jung says:

    What a wonderful and enticing plate of food to sit down to. You’re all inviting us over for this, aren’t you? We sure hope so!

  30. So fun to hear about your travels– It looked sunny and relaxing and stocked with good meals! Love all your newsy posts.

  31. lefoodsnob says:

    Ahhhhh! I was wondering where you were! Glad you guys had a good holiday. Burger looks delicious!

  32. Amber says:

    What a great looking and very healthy meal!

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