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Quick & Easy Black Bean Burgers (6 ingredients! 15 minutes!)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: RecipeVideo

Need dinner fast? Don't have much in the house? Here is my lazy Friday dinner meal--quickie black bean burgers. I sometimes call these "hotel room burgers" because I originally developed them in a hotel room while on vacation! 

Recipe:Black Bean Burgers

Prep time: | Cook time: | Total: | 4 servings


I developed these burgers in a hotel room: they’re quick, easy and require very few ingredients. (In fact, except for the beans and a seasoning packet, I sourced all the ingredients from the complimentary “breakfast bar”). I make these burgers any time I need a super fast meal or I’m really low on ingredients.



Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper and set aside. In a mixing bowl, mash black beans with a fork until mostly pureed but still some half beans and bean parts are left. Stir in condiments and spices until well combined. Then mix in oats. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into thin patties. Bake for 7 minutes, carefully flip over and bake for another 7 minutes, or until crusty on the outside. Slap into a bun with extra condiments and eat!

HH Meal Plan for Week 8/15

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Happy Friday! Here is next week's HH Meal Plan, aptly called "Light & Flavor Loaded." Since it's still hot outside, I took care to pick recipes that are cooked on the stove top again (no hot oven required!

Download the PDF here

Oops! Just realized I accidentally left off 1 cup quinoa (or TVP). please hand write that in!

Don't forget, you can also build your own meal plan and shopping list with our Shopping List feature!  

Get a Happy Herbivore Necklace - Help an Elephant

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

I've turned my adorable logo ("Herbie") into a beautiful 100% sterling silver charm necklace -- get one and help elephants!

The proceeds are going to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee! 

I've created a Kickstarter project for pre-orders! The necklaces are only being made this one time so it's your only chance to get them!

The designer also requires a minimum order of 100 necklaces -- so be sure to tell your friends! Help spread the word by "liking" the project on Kickstarter, tweeting about the project, posting it on your Facebook page, blogging about it, etc! 

Let's sport these cute necklaces and help elephants! 

UPDATE: 10 a.m. 25 necklaces sold! 25% there!

UPDATE: 12 p.m. 50 necklaces sold! 50% there!

UPDATE: 8:30 a.m. We hit 75% overnight! 

UPDATE: Sunday 9:00 a.m. We hit 90% overnight!

Update: (Monday 7 a.m.) We hit our goal over the weekend! Project is fully funded! Thanks!! 

I'm so touched by the support and generosity -- thank you! I'm so passionate about helping our elephant friends and we're going to make such a big impact!