Eating pleasing and tasty food does not need to come at the expense of our health! Joanna from Foodography shows us how to treat ourselves to the most delicious AND nutritious food with her showstopper Vegan & Gluten-Free Chickpea Burger!
MY VERY FIRST GUEST POST
It’s been a while since I wanted to have someone featured on my blog! When I came across the work of Joanna, I just thought WOW I would love if this talented woman would share a recipe with my community! Not only did she say yes, but she is sharing 3 of her amazing recipes with us, so stay tuned because more of Joanna’s delicious vegan recipes are coming your way!
I have mainly focused on sweet recipes since creating Mimie’s Delicacies back in 2017. Mainly because baking has been my very own meditation, but also because I believe that sweet treats are there to help us go through difficult times, bringing us a sense of comfort. My mission has been to make them delicious and nutritious so that they benefit both our mind and our body.
Over the past 4 years I have dedicated myself to studying nutrition with a mission to use the power of nutrition to heal the mind and body. As a result, it is only natural for me to start sharing savoury recipes.
These recipes will follow the same value I cherish since I started Mimie’s, i.e. to create delicious and nutritious meals that please your mind and nourish your body. I am so happy to start this new chapter with Joanna’s Vegan & Gluten-Free Chickpea Burger.
“I am originally from Poland (from a small city located just outside of our capital city – Warsaw). I moved to England at the age of 17 and this is where I have completed my studies – I graduated from the University of Surrey and I have a diploma in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. For a long time my career and jobs revolved around food and hospitality – I was a bartender, barista, waitress then an event and sales manager and a wedding planner. I went back to Poland four years ago and worked as an incentive tourism project manager but due to the worldwide pandemic I have lost my job and eventually decided to come back to England in January 2021.
I loved cooking and baking since I was a teenager. As a kid I used to watch my grandma and my mother in the kitchen and as a teenager I started cooking myself. I still remember the first cake I baked with my sister – it was a surprise for my parents and despite the fact that I was scared to use the oven and I didn’t really know what I was doing, the cake came out delicious! I have never been a fan of meat – apparently when I was 8 I told my dad that when I grow up I will stop eating meat and I guess I kept my promise ! I never liked the taste and texture of meat and from a very young age I was very conscious of animal treatment.”
Learn more about Joanna’s story and her journey to being vegan in next week’s post.
- 1 ½ cup cooked chickpeas around /400g
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ large red onion, chopped
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped coriander
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, optional
- 2 tbsp runny tahini
- 1/3 cup GF oats or breadcrumbs
- 4 whole meal or GF burger buns, to serve
- Chosen sauces – spicy vegan mayo, mustard, ketchup, vegan aioli
- 2 handfuls of lettuce and spinach, to serve
- 1 red onion, to serve
- 1 red pepper, to serve
- 2-3 pickled cucumbers, to serve
- 2 handfuls of sprouts, to serve
- 4 tbsp vegan kimchi, optional to serve
- Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Place them in a bowl and mash using a potato masher until no big chunks remain. Alternatively you can pulse it a few time in a food processor. Make sure that you don’t blend it too much – you don’t want it to be perfectly smooth.
- Shortly fry red onion with minced garlic, then add all other ingredients to a food processor and mix until well combined.
- Divide the mixture into 4 equally-sized patties and place them in a fridge for around 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- After that time take the patties out, put on baking dish with some baking paper on it and bake for around 15 minutes at 180 degrees, until golden brown. Alternatively you can fry them for about 5 minutes on each side.
- Meanwhile prepare your chosen burger fillings and toast your buns if you wish.
- Assemble the burgers by spreading some sauces on the side of each bun, placing the fillings and one chickpea burger into each.
I hope you try and like these Vegan & Gluten-Free Chickpea Burger, if so let me know! Share on Pinterest and tag a photo on Instagram @mimies_delicacies and @foodograpy_by_joanna so that we can see your lovely creations Helping us reach more of you lovely people.
Merci my friends!