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tuesday taste: black bean burgers!

hi everyone! i have another installment of tuesday taste for you! i’m mostly vegetarian (flexitarian, as a friend pointed out to me!) in that i don’t eat a lot of red meat or fish. i’ve been meaning to be more intentional about eating healthy foods and after i picked up a can of black beans from trader joe’s a little while ago, i decided i would be a little adventurous and make black bean burgers!

here’s the process i went through:

black bean burger washington dc food photographer photo

1. mash beans 

black bean burger washington dc food photographer photo

2. add an egg  + crushed red peppers, lemon+black pepper,  spinach, chopped red onions (in the future i’ll probably caramelize them– i didn’t realize it took 40 minutes!), a bit of cheese (i used mozzarella). preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

homemade black bean burger photo

3. i saw that i had this cute mini bread in my kitchen and decided to make mini burgers to fit the bread, instead of regular sized burgers. next i lightly brushed the aluminum foil with olive oil, placed patties on the foil and lightly brushed the top of each patty with oil so that it didn’t stick when i flipped it over. =)

homemade black bean burger dc food photographer photo

4. bake for about 7 minutes on each side, let them cool, and enjoy!!

homemade black bean burger dc food photographer photo

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This post is part of a new series called “tuesday taste.” You can find the most recent post in the series here. If you’d like to see more of these posts, make sure you follow the blog or like the photography by paulina facebook page! And even more importantly, if you know someone who loves looking at food and could benefit from learning about some delicious eats, be sure to share this post with them! I’m sure they’ll appreciate your thoughtfulness (as will I). =)

homemade apple pie!

“I really want to bake an apple pie,” she said.

It was always something Yasmin had mentioned to me, but the day had finally come when it was time to make it happen. (Isn’t it like that with all our dreams? ;)) I came home one day to find her with dough, a pie tin, and a rolling pin and I knew magic was about to happen.

I watched my roommate as she poured her heart into creating her pie, reminding me that cooking is an art.

homemade apple pie and red wine photo

closeup lattice photo

homemade apple pie and red wine photo

homemade apple pie and red wine photo

She made edible leaves on the lattice as part of a fall theme!

decorative leaf lattice photo

fall homemade pie photo

 red wine photo

homemade apple pie photo

apple pie close up photo

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