As many of you already know our Monday featured articles are set aside for the promotion of the Meatless Monday food program. By doing this, we are able to share information about a program designed to have individuals take one day a week off from eating meat. Not only does this make the individual healthier, but it gives them a way to help do their part in helping the planet.
Our articles have ranged from introducing the Meatless Monday program, to providing meatless recipes, to profiling food trucks that serve vegetarian or vegan cuisine, and finally on health related articles on how someone can find protein on a food truck without ordering meat.
Today’s article will provide a sample of some of the wonderful meatless food that a family can prepare for themselves if they do not have a vegetarian food truck option in their area. The Katchkie Food Truck is a New York based truck which features menu items from the Katchkie Farm. Their signature offering is a grain and vegetable filled veggie burger.
To truly knock-off the Katchkie Truck’s burger though, you’ll need their secret sauce: a bottle of the Katchkie Farm Tomato Jam ($8).
1 cup chickpeas, crushed
1 ½ cups roasted mushroom, finely chopped
½ cup wild rice, cooked
½ cup wheat berries, cooked
1 cup spinach, sautéed with olive oil, 1 clove minced garlic, and 1 tsp cumin seed 1 tsp paprika
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp teriyaki marinade
1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs, plus additional
Salt and pepper to taste
brioche bun or salad greens
Katchkie Farm Tomato Jam
In a large bowl, mix all the veggie burger ingredients until well combined. If the mixture is watery, add 1 tablespoon additional panko. Preheat a large sauté pan over medium heat with enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Shape into patties, and brown one minute per side.
Serve over salad greens or on a brioche bun with lettuce, sliced tomato, with Katchkie Farm Tomato Jam.
We hope you try this recipe out at home and share your experience with the rest of our readers.