Most ingredients can be found in the produce or the healthy and sustainable bulk section of the Olympia Food Coop.
From Nutrition MD:
Bean and Grain Burgers
Makes 10 to 12 burgers
Bean and Grain Burgers are not only tastier than typical burgers, but healthier as well.
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 19-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed, and ground or coarsely chopped
3 slices whole-wheat bread, blended in food processor
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup tamari
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 cup cooked brown rice
1/3 cup raw wheat germ
10 - 12 multi-grain hamburger rolls
Sauté onion in vegetable oil. Then mix all ingredients, except wheat germ, and form into patties. Coat each patty with raw wheat germ, and grill on a non-stick surface. Serve on multi-grain roll with your favorite toppings.
As found in the June issue of Vegetarian Times:
A heavy-duty blender (such as a Vita-Mix) makes quick work of this frozen treat, but a regular blender will get the job done if you just keep turning it off and pushing down the ice cubes. Or you can simply blend all the ingredients, chill, and process in an ice-cream maker.
1 13.5-oz. can light coconut milk (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup French vanilla soy creamer, divided
1. Puree coconut milk, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla in blender until smooth. Pour mixture into 2 ice cube trays, and freeze solid. Transfer to resealable plastic bags if storing for more than 2 days.
2. Place half of ice cream cubes and 1/2 cup soy creamer in blender, and process until smooth and creamy. Repeat with second tray of cubes and remaining 1/2 cup soy creamer.PER SERVING:
Most of these items can be found at the Olympia Food Coop, some of them in the economical and environmentally friendly bulk section.
By Ron Patton
I read with profound interest the February/March 2008 Olympia Food Co-op newsletter, specifically, the article titled, “Anti-oppression Training at the Co-op,” by Monica Villareal. While the anti-oppression committee is in the process of developing a vitally needed training program, there presently appears to be a glaring oversight regarding their anti-oppression policy.
In 2006, several Co-op members complained about Salsa So Fresh being sold at the Co-op because a portion of the proceeds goes to the Christian charitable organization, World Vision, known for feeding refugees in war-torn countries. While on the surface, this appears to be a worthy cause, World Vision has been involved with U.S. clandestine operations, primarily in Southeast Asia and Central America. Many of the refugee camps hired members of right-wing “death” squads, trained by CIA and U.S. military special advisors. There were numerous credible reports of mass murders of these vulnerable refugees by the hit squads.
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