Vegetarian Labor Day Feast

Labor Day is all about getting together with friends and throwing one last BBQ before summer’s end. There’s always plenty of burgers and hot dogs, but what about options for the vegetarians? Those veggie lovers deserve something better than a frozen soy patty so for this Labor Day feast we came up with an idea that even the meat-lover might go for. Get ready for the satisfying and tasty Black Bean Quinoa Burgers, Gluten Free Sweet Potato Chips, Crunchy Asian Slaw, topped off with a Date Cake.

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Begin this supper by preparing the date cake. When it comes time to blend the date mixture I skipped the food processor and just used an immersion blender. So much easier to clean! While the cake is baking start the black bean and quinoa burgers. The quinoa need to cook for 10 minutes which is just enough time to prep the gluten free sweet potato chips and the glaze for the date cake. The cake should be done, so take it out of the oven and increase the temp to 400 degrees F. Place the sweet potato chipsinto the oven. Go back to the black bean quinoa burgers. Mix the ingredients, form into patties on a cookie sheet and spray the tops. Turn the oven down to 375 degrees F and place the burgers in the oven with the chips. While the burgers and chips are cooking pour the glaze onto the date cake and prepare the crunchy asian slaw. When theslaw is finished the burgers and chips should be too.  Your supper is ready to serve. Now doesn’t that sound swell?

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