The elementary school saying is true. For me, this summer has been very educational on the food front. I finally watched Food Inc, I read The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, bought great vegetarian cookbooks and I am going to be the proud owner of a farmshare in the fall. Many people that I have interacted with lately could probably tell you two things about me:
One: I LOVE food blogs. Seriously. Since I don't discriminate, cooking and baking have been equally enchanting for me this summer. But foodgawker.com is the fuel to my obsession's fire.
Two: I have recently (a few months ago) stopped eating meat. I will not call myself a vegetarian because it is a very political term and many omnivores have alarmingly picky views about what can be considered a truly meat free person. Not that this annoys me at all (does sarcasm translate on blogs).
With all this being said, I decided to share one of my sans meat meals with you all in an attempt to emulate my idols:
Zucchini Patty Sandwiches (adapted from Whole Living magazine)
1 15.5 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 small summer squashes, grated
1 small red onion, diced
1 egg, lightly whisked
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 whole wheat pitas
1 cup low-fat Greak yogurt
8 leaves of lettuce
1. Mash garbanzo beans in a bowl until smooth. Stir in breadcrumbs, summer squash, onion, egg and salt. Form into eight patties.
2. Sauté patties in oil until golden, 3 minutes per side.
3. Halve pitas and stuff with patties, yogurt and lettuce. 4. Enjoy!!