It’s day 3 of the cleanse and I feel amazing. My skin is glowing, my tummy is taut and I have so much energy. Just kidding. I feel like shit. The only positive so far is that the detox drink is starting to taste a lot like a jalapeno margarita.
Last week (before I was eating raw vegan) I made these mini quinoa patties. They are so freaking good. I ate them for lunch, dinner and in between lunch and dinner. I highly recommend.
Mini Quinoa Patties (adapted from Super Natural Every Day)
1 1/4 cooked quinoa, at room temperature
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup seasoned whole grain bread crumbs (I used garlic and herb)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Combine the quinoa, eggs, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the chives, cheese, and garlic. Add the bread crumbs, stir, and let sit for a few minutes so the crumbs can absorb some of the moisture. Make small patties (around 2 inches in diameter, 1 inch in height), they don’t have to be perfect – just make small balls using your hands then gently flatten.
Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add the patties and cook (covered) for about 10 minutes, or until the bottoms are deeply browned. Flip the patties and cook for 7 minutes, or until golden.