Black bean and beet burgers with sweet potato fries

How does your life relate to global warming?  Do you know what our most significant interaction with the environment is? Hint: Every one must do it in order to survive. That is right…Eat!
Everything you choose to feed yourself with is a direct demand to the environment of what it needs to produce. So when it comes to global warming in the kitchen, it isn't a hard problem to solve! It's you.                                    
 I'm going to show you some amazing recipes and of how just a few bulk items and sticking to seasonal and regional produce goes a long way; not just for your wallet or your body, but for the planet. By adjusting a few foods you eat and saying no to single use packaging, you can change the course of the future. Your plates, bowls, and tummies will be filled with sustainability and joy!
 All of my ingredients are sustainably sourced bulk and organic/ local fresh produce.

Black bean and beet burgers with sweet potato fries.


-1 cup cooked black beans
-1 cup cooked chickpeas
-1 cup cooked white rice
3/4 cup steamed and diced beets
-1/4 cup rolled oats (or more if consistency is runny) (make into oat flour in blender)
-1 small red onion
-2 garlic cloves minced
-To taste: cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, lemon (any other spices you want!)
What to do
1. Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor til preferred consistency ( I liked it chunky)
2. Pop in refrigerator for an hour or more
3. Make into round patties and pop them on pan or grill on medium with butter or coconut oil (estimated 5 min each side)
4. Dress them up with:
-avocado slices
-ketchup(homemade would be bomb)
-mayo (cashew mayo if vegan)

-1 or 2 sweet potatoes sliced 1/2 inch thick
-salt/pepper/rosemary to taste
-olive oil
What to do
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
2. Align sweet potatoes next to each other on baking sheet, not overlapping.
3. Drizzle with spices and olive oil. 
4. Bake for 40 minutes or until crisp, turning fries over 20 minutes in.
5. YUM!