Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer

J Michael Winward

Veggie Pulp Burgers: The Circle of Life

  For those weekend mornings when you wake up needing a quick detox, the Breville Juice Fountain Plus is an invaluable tool. Root vegetables are in abundance in New England throughout the fall, and I find that beet, parsnip and carrot make a great base for a redemption juice.


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Set the veggie pulp aside before adding apple, orange, ginger and lime. You now have a magic elixir that you will feel permeating your system. You will start to feel like a normal human being again very soon.


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But what to do with the remaining pulp? It seems like a waste to throw it away.


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Here is your chance to become a productive member of society once more. You are about to turn all this unused fiber into a hearty meal.


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2 1/2 cups veggie pulp

1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa

1/2 cups bread crumbs

15 oz can of black beans, drained

6 oz can of tomato paste

4 eggs

1 tspn paprika

1 tspn chili powder

2 tspn dried oregano

Salt & pepper


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First smush the black beans with a fork.


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Then combine all the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl.


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Form eight patties. They look remarkably like actual hamburgers.


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These patties can be pan fried, or baked in the oven. You can refrigerate the rest for use the next day, or you can freeze them.


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You've accomplished a lot today. Well done!

RecipesJ Michael Winward