Podcast #43: Cooking With Plants & Building Delicious One Pot-Meals

August 29, 2018


Cooking with plants is a lifestyle that can be enjoyed full or part-time. Even adding two or three plant-based meals to your diet every week can have significant health benefits.

A recent study published in the Journal of The American Heart Association revealed that swapping one or two servings of animal protein for plant protein could lead to a reduction in three main cholesterol markers for cardiovascular disease.

Another study suggests that eating only one cup of leafy greens a day could slow the rate of memory decline in older adults.

Today's podcast is devoted to getting back to the basics of cooking with plants. It doesn't have to be complicated. The methods of cooking that we discuss today provide maximum nutrition and satiate without a lot of time or energy. The kind of food that makes you want to run up a mountain and not take a nap.

So please join me today and learn how to create delicious, nutritious one-pot meals and easy steps to building a vegan burger.

Today's recipe's, One Pot Vegan Chickpea, Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Stew is available here. The recipe for the Vegan Black Bean Burger is below. If you like the idea of one-pot recipes, this One-Pot Tomato Basil & Spinach Pasta is one of Ordinary Vegan's most popular recipes.

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Cooking With Plants Podcast Black Bean Burger Recipe

Vegan Black Bean Burger
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You can saute or bake these black bean burgers. Sauteing will make them crispier.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 2 14-ounce cans of rinsed, drained, cooked black beans
  • 3 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise (or aquafaba liquid )
  • ⅓ cup of bread crumbs (use Panko for gluten-free)
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅛-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional - adds heat)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (you can substitute parsley)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees if baking
  2. Add one 14-ounce can of rinsed, drained, cooked black beans into a food processor, Add the mayonnaise, bread crumbs, cumin, oregano, cayenne (if using) salt and ground black pepper. Pulse together until a coarse puree forms. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add another 14-ounce can of cooked, rinsed, drained black beans and the cilantro. Stir together.
  4. Form the mixture into 4 patties and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes turning once or until the center feels firm.
  5. Or heat a non-stick pan and cook burgers until the outsides are crips and lightly browned. About 8 minutes total, turning once.



4 thoughts on “Podcast #43: Cooking With Plants & Building Delicious One Pot-Meals

  1. I have a different bun recipe that is delicious but the buns keep falling apart.You mentioned in one of your first podcasts that I can also add a seed gel- how does that work?

    1. Hi Annie – There are two egg replacers that help bind. The first is my favorite. It is the aquafaba liquid from cooked chickpeas – 4 tablespoons = 2 eggs. Drain the chickpeas and store the aquafaba in your refrigerator. I think the aquafaba could fix your bun problem. The other vegan is ground flaxseed eggs. Take 2 tablespoons of ground flax and whisk it with 5 1/2 tablespoons of water – put it in the refrigerator for ten minutes to thicken. Hope that helps. Have a great weekend!

  2. I’m making this for dinner tonight I’ll let you know how it turns out. But I looks good anyways.

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