The Thrive cookbook is nice and attractive but I don’t like how every recipe calls for some weird superfood ingredient that costs $12 and then you use 1/2 tsp of it or else things that I cannot buy at the normal store, like lucuma powder and wildwood brand aioli (used in an aioli recipe, what?!) and sunflower sprouts. However this black bean burger recipe is easy, normal and delicious. I do roll my eyes at how there is a “recipe” in the next chapter that tells you how to take this patty and put it on a bun with lettuce and tomato (and aioli!).
That is not dirt on the plate but instead shadows and balsamic vinegar. I do not eat this on a bun because it is already carby but it is tasty on a plate with melted fake cheddar. Also I do not measure anything in this recipe. Also the first time I just put everything in the food processor and mushed it up. This time I did it as written. I think the blender onion is the genius part so do it that way. I mean I liquefy it in the vitamix with that other stuff. Don’t chop it before you put it in the vitamix because why. Also I bake them in the oven instead of frying. Also I use premade breadcrumbs and much much much less of them because why would you make a burger out of mostly bread. Also muchmuchmuch less that 3 tbsp salt unless you are completely crazy.
Whenever I look at this cookbook I want to make something else from it but I just don’t see it happening. There is a curry rice bowl recipe that calls for 23 ingredients including 4 cans of coconut milk for 4 servings. What. Why don’t you go run another ultra marathon Brendan Brazier.