Now, I just hope my company will like them too:-)
1/2 cup mixed quinoa, rinsed
3/4 cup lentils, rinsed
1 tbsp. ground flax soaked in 1/4 cup hot liquid
1 tbsp. ground Salba, (optional)
1/2 medium onion, minced ( or 4-5green onions, minced)
4-5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp. rosemary, crushed
1 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. celery powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tbsp. chicken style seasoning
1 tsp. poultry spices
1 tbsp. minced parsley
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup gluten flour
1/2 cup oats, finely grounded
Cook quinoa in 1-1/2 cups of water for 15– 20 minutes. Separately, cook lentils (in about 2-1/2 cups of water) until lentils become soft, (for bout 25 minutes). Remove from heat and drain off excess liquid.
Add lentils to a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash part of the lentils to break them up a little bit. (I found it, they stick together better). Add the drained quinoa; stir to mix.
Mix the ground salba (if you are using) into the flax mixture and add it all to the quinoa and lentils bowl. Using a spatula, stir them together until well mixed.
Add the onions, garlic, rosemary, turmeric, celery, paprika, smoked paprika, chicken style seasoning, poultry spices, parsley, salt and black pepper; stir to mix together.
Add the flour and oats; stir to mix well. The mixture should be soft but not too sticky. (Add a little bit more flour or ground oat flakes if needed. I greased my hands with some coconut oil to prevent sticking).
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a large baking sheet with oil ( I used coconut oil); set aside.
Take about a large spoonful (or ice cream scoop) of mix into your hands and form patties. Flatten them to about 1/2 inch thick and place them on the baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes, then turn them over and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until golden brown, (check so they don’t dry). Remove baking sheet from oven.
Serve hot with Mushroom Gravy.
NOTE: Salba is ground white chia seeds. It is considered the nature's most powerful whole foods, an excellent source of omega 3's, fiber, protein and antioxidant. It forms a gluey texture mix when mixed with liquids.
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