New Year’s Prosperity Burger

Happy New Year from Bloom Foods!

Happy New Year to all my vegans, vegetarians, plant-curious, flexitarians, animals, and more!

For my New Years burger, I wanted to incorporate foods traditionally thought to bring health, prosperity, and good fortune, so I incorporated black eyed peas, greens, and cornbread!

These ingredients led me to make a cornbread bun, black eyed pea burger, and a big pot of amazing local greens!

There are more greens out there than you think!

Thanks to Plant It Forward and Sustainable Vegetable Garden, I was able to secure some “rare” greens. They are not really rare, because they grow in abundance, but as a country, we do not eat some of these greens very often. I have never seen broccoli greens, cauliflower greens, or Brussels sprout greens available in grocery stores, which is why it is important to buy directly from farmers!

From left to right: Brussels sprout, broccoli, collard, cauliflower, and mustard greens!

Using some homemade Tabasco pepper sauce, these greens came out spicy and savory, with so much flavor!

Black eyed peas and cornbread are a match made in heaven.

I love creamy black eyed peas, and these came out great in burger form. Carrots provided sweetness and texture, and the carrot greens balanced the sweet flavor well.

This plate required a fork and knife to get all the flavors in each bite!

I remember my Grandma making cornbread on the stove, so I attempted to do so this week, vegan style. I made a thin cornbread pancake that held together and flipped really well. It was a bit sweet to balance the spicy flavor of the greens, and fresh jalapeƱo, corn, and onions in the batter provided complex flavors and crunches!

Check out the video this week for my full recipes!

There are three recipes in one video, so go check them out! Enjoy, and have a blessed year!!

Published by Chester Chambers

MIT grad with a mission to make the best veggie burger in the world

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