My Mother was Right About Everything

Pesto Quinoa White Bean Burgers

This evening I channeled my mother by walking into my kitchen at 5:15pm without any idea what I was going to make for dinner. I opened the refrigerator door and stood perusing its Tupperwared contents, seeking inspiration.  A few chunks of leftover roasted pumpkin… no.  Newly made coconut kefir… good, but no.  Half a box of barely-good-the-first-time leftover Vietnamese from the weekend… definitely not.

Pesto Quinoa White Bean Burgers

But then I spotted a big zucchini, some (relatively) fresh homemade pesto and cooked quinoa,…

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Black Rice Pecan Burgers with Cilantro-Chili Cashew Cream

Black rice burgers with cilantro-chili cashew cream

Sometimes, accidents happen.

But if you get really lucky, something good will come out out of it.

And according to my Pa, I’m one of the luckiest people he knows, so there you go.

The other day, shortly after I returned from home leave, I was in the kitchen making dinner.  I had a brilliant idea that would not only be delicious, but also use up a languishing ingredient in my refrigerator.  But who knew that phyllo dough does not in fact last 6 months in your fridge???  Well folks, it doesn’t.  I’m not even sure it lasts 2, it was that far gone.

I stood there contemplating.  I wanted to put dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes, and so far all I had going was some local squash roasting in the oven.  I searched the fridge for something non-moldy.  Lo and behold, I came upon the black rice that I had cooked the night before….

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