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Hamburger buns!

Hamburger buns!

Buns, lentil hamburgers, pesto potato salad, and chocolate + peanut butter cups

Buns, lentil hamburgers, pesto potato salad, and chocolate + peanut butter cups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am American. While I pride myself on teaching dishes from all over the place, sometimes you just want a good hamburger, comfort potatoes, and maybe a Reese’s peanut butter cup for dessert.

As a once-a-week meat eater, though, I don’t feel a particular imperative to eat a big disc of ground beef for dinner. Solution: these awesome lentil “hamburgers.” They have the rich umami goodness of meat, but are really a combination of lentils, mushrooms, carrots, tomato, and onion. Add eggs & homemade breadcrumbs and you have yourself a burger that even carnivores would approve of.

Then there’s the realization that you can make peanut butter cups at home–using no more than five ingredients, no less. None of the strange chemicals of the storebought ones, and they come together in 20 minutes? This was a good class–no matter your nationality.

–OTCS

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