Since my wife and I moved to Netherlands we had trust issues with the meat here for some reason. Not that it is bad, we just don’t trust it. We changed our weekly meal plans to have more plant based dishes. Since we switched to a “cleaner eating” lifestyle, everything seems to be better. We both have more energy and enjoy eating as much as we like without feeling bad about it. I recently tried making a black bean recipe. We enjoyed it so much that it turned into weekly meal.
I’ve been experimenting with vegetarian burgers and these vegetarian black bean burgers are one of my favourites. Mixing up the ingredients is always fun and you can add all sorts of different options to keep it interesting. For this version I added green peppers and onions into the bean mixture. The preparation takes some time, but that’s because I used a fork to mash the beans. If you have a blender, a couple of pulses with have it mixed in no time.
Stephan ‘Stevie’ Griesel is an IT Security Engineer/Security Consultant/Geek who relocated to the Netherlands recently. He spends way too much time in front of his computer(s), but likes to stay active. He runs a lot (very fast), does Functional Training & Bootcamp. He is a self-confessed Healthy pro, “I like eating plants (haha)” but he’s also all about Coffee coffee coffee. Follow his adventures on www.wijrun.com