I don’t think it will be too long before there is some kind of “National Pin Day.” I think that schools and offices should be closed, and not just some of them. All of them. And everyone will spend the day crafting and cooking and organizing, all projects inspired by pins.
Yesterday was Pinterest Food Day, but only in our house. We made sweet potato veggie burgers that were SO easy and could be tweaked in any direction, really. You could sub peanut butter for the tahini and make them Asian. You could add some curry and make them Indian. You could add chipotle for some Southwestern flavor. We left them pretty plain, and they had lemon pepper breadcrumbs on them (sometimes you have to work with what’s on the shelf), but they were great!
Photo credit: lunchboxbunch.com. Because how can I compete with this picture?
We did them without the bun and lettuce, but with the avocado. I thought they’d be good with black beans instead of cannelini if you were going for that Southwestern thing.
Then we made banana balls, inspired by this recipe. We just used 2 ripe bananas, 1 cup of oats, and some chocolate chips. If you follow the recipe, you might get more of a cookie dough taste.
Photo credit: loveveggiesandyoga.com.
Anyway, we tweaked some of these by rolling them in unsweetened coconut before baking which turned out to be a REALLY good call. Next time, I also plan to mix in some peanut butter chips. or maybe just cover them in peanut butter. Or fill them with peanut butter. Or Nutella. I could go on…
We ate all of these things. They were delicious. Then we ate some chocolate out of a jar (think Nutella, but without any hazelnuts). With spoons… we are nothing if not civilized.
In the spirit of honesty, my mom did all the making of the things. I just ate them.