Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bean Cakes and Thrifty finds!

Butter beans (lima beans) are my favorite type of bean, I eat them almost every day in my salads. I go through so many cans of beans, I decided to try using dried beans, which was only about $1 for the bag. I have so many beans now! I can't believe how much cheaper it is to use dried beans. However, now I have so many of the beans, I don't know what to do with them all! I'm not sure if they can be frozen or not? I have so many, it's worth trying even if they come out yucky..
Well, I decided to make Bean Cakes, and they were pretty good! The only thing is that they were kind of crumbly, they probably needed more liquid to them. I paired them with a Vegan Cocktail Sauce (not pictured). All I did for the cocktail sauce was mix Organic ketchup (I'm very picky with my ketchup, and I usually pay extra for the good stuff, it's so much better) with Horseradish Mustard. Tasted just like the cocktail sauce I remembered!

2 cups butter beans (or your favorite bean)
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
2 small garlic cloves
3 T Nutritional Yeast
2 T Veganaise
2 T dried parsley
1 tsp oregeno
1/2 tsp salt

These were so simple to make! All I did was mash up the butter beans, then mix in the remaining ingredients, form into patties, and brown in a skillet with a little oil!

I also went to the thrift store yesterday with a friend and we found some amazing things! My absolute favorite things to get are items for my kitchen, and I found two!
I got these pyrex dishes!

This ice crusher! I'm not sure if it works or not, but it's soo cute!

I also got some other items including a cute stool and bookshelf!


  1. oh my goodness i just found your blog and i love allll your recipes!! definitely gonna make some soon!


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