Recipe adapted from Roost Blog


**(this recipe has been taken DIRECTLY from another recipe, this is something I would love to make. You can find the original posted recipe here)

FOR THE CRUST
2 cups raw almonds soaked overnight
1/2 cup pitted dates (about 7 or 8). If the dates are dry, soak them in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes
1/4 cup non-sweetened coconut flakes

Place almonds and dates in a food processor and mix until chopped and well incorporated. Cover the bottom of a 9-inch springform cake pan with wax paper, then with coconut flakes. Pour the almond mixture on top of the coconut flakes, spread out and mold into the cake pan.

FOR THE FILLING
3 cups raw cashews soaked for three hours
3/4 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
3/4 cup raw honey (Regular honey works if you don’t want to go 100% raw!)
3/4 cup raw coconut oil (No need to warm, just use it straight out of the jar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

To make the cheese, blend the cashews, lemon, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, and sea salt. Blend until smooth and adjust to taste. For best results, use a powerful, high-speed blender! Pour mixture on top of the “crust” and carefully tap the pan no the counter to release any air bubbles.

FOR THE TOPPING
1 bag frozen raspberries
Chai spice to taste
Honey or dates to sweeten to taste
1/4 cup apple cider or orange juice, if your mixture appears too thick

Place honey, berries, and cider or juice in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Pour over “cheese” mixture.

Place the pan in the freezer for at least three hours or overnight. Before serving, place on counter to thaw slightly. Best served semi frozen, soft enough to run a serrated knife through.

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This recipe, I found was rather common among vegetarians alike. When I read the words “veggie burger”, I tended to automatically think of the plain old Soy Burgers you’d typically find at a local restaurant (if their menu is even vegetarian/vegan friendly). I was surprised to find how simple this recipe really was, and how tasty the end result was.

Overall difficulty rating: 6/10

recommended listening: Happy Harmonica by Various Artists

Alright, while this recipe is simple, it really just takes the effort and work to construct these delicious bean burgers.

You will need:

  • A single 16 ounce cans of Black Beans (of your choice)
  • 1/2 Medium green pepper
  • 1/2 Medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 Peeled cloves of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chili sauce, hot sauce, or (my favorite) Sriracha
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with Cooking Oil.

1. After you’ve gathered all of your ingredients, start of by draining and rinsing your Black Beans in a strainer.
2. While those are air-drying, finely chop your Green Pepper, Onion, as well as Garlic to create a mixture of delectable vegetables.
3. Now move on to the remaining fundamentals of the meal (egg, chili powder, hot sauce of choice) - simply combine all ingredients in a bowl1, stir until all ingredients are well mixed.
4. Finally, mash your air-dried black beans with a fork in a medium bowl, until the beans form to create a thick, pasty base for your burger patties.
5. The next step will to be to individually combine each mixture to the bowl of mashed black beans.
6. Last but not least, add your cup of bread crumbs, and be sure to stir the mixture until it is completely one mass. (don’t be afraid to use your hands!)

Now, you have two obvious options on how to divide these puppies - mold them into 4 or 2 patties. Personally, what I did was create 2 patties. Which, this time around, seemed as a bit of a mistake, though it would be recommended to extend the cooking time of that of the quarter patties. (they still turned out edible and pretty delicious)

For making 4 patties:
Evenly space each patty on the cooking sheet, and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes. After that time is up, flip the burgers to allow even distribution of heat.

Follow these steps, and you should have a delicious end result!


Patties may also be grilled! Just be sure to take caution when managing the burgers!)


1Don’t forget to crack the shell off the egg before adding to mixture



Hi there! I am creating this blog in attempts to support a new discovered passion and interest of mine - culinary art. I will be documenting my adventures in the world of the cooking craft, as well as posting recipes with step by step instructions, and pictures of the results. I will be doing my best to keep the foods I select interesting, as well as in great taste.

Let it be noted that most, if not all, of my concoctions will be Vegetarian based recipes - containing no meat. In time, and through more intense practice, I will also be posting recipes that are friendly to those of the Vegan lifestyle.

Oh! And for those of you who are curious to know, my name is Nathan Garner. I will keep some contact information for recipe requests and even reviews! I look forward to hearing from anyone with feedback in any aspect of my work.

Thanks!