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There are many benefits to cooking with friends. First, financially it just  makes sense. You share the cost of the meal, which makes buying organic ingredients less expensive. Second, you can teach each other different ways to cook your favorite foods. ie: substitutions for healthier ingredients. And third, and most importantly; you can spend time with your friend preparing a good nutritious meal. Score!!!  Keeping each other accountable…score +1 🙂

My friend Alexi and I have started a tradition where we get together and cook every Thurs. We are trying to come up with a name for this:

Healthy cooking meet up…no

Healthy food and friends…possible

Still thinking about this…anyway…Alexi is a vegetarian and so am I, mostly.  So far we have cooked vegan tacos with soy chorizo (yum!!), vegetarian chili, and most recently, black bean burgers. This was our first attempt at veggie burgers. We had so much fun making these black patties of perfection, and really got our hands dirty, in a good way. 😉 Btw, they were delicious!!!

If you haven’t tried this with a friend, I highly recommend it. You don’t have to stick with a veggie only menu. Keep your menu sensible and nutritious and you can’t go wrong. See, it’s a blast living a healthy lifestyle. Have fun everyone!

The pics of our black bean burgers:

At the start...    

Sauteed mushrooms for the top of the burgers…

    

   

The finished product…

Wishing you all radiant health…and happy cooking!! 🙂

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