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Black Bean & Squash Veggie Burgers

We always have people with a variety of eating preferences & palates attending our BBQ's. In response, I've always had fun experimenting with flavors and making new burgers for our get-togethers. This time I want to share one that was tried and tested with our family recently and is sure to be a hit at your summer BBQ's. This soy-free veggie burger is packed with flavor, that plays off the herby cilantro and spicy BBQ sauce, topped with an avocado slice on a sesame seed bun. Black Bean & Squash Veggie Burgers By  Emily (Cooking for Kishore) Ingredients 1 14 oz can of Black Beans, drained 1 Red Onion, choppped 1 Cup Cilantro, chopped 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced 1/2 cup Carrot, grated 1/2 cup Sweet Corn 1 cup Butternut Squash, cubed 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper 1/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Cumin 2 Tbsp spicy BBQ sauce 1/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs 6 Sesame Seed Buns Iceberg Lettuce, shredded Tomato, thinly sliced Avocado, thinly sliced Olive Oil Instructions Heat the Olive Oil in

In My Kitchen - June 2015

It's time for another round of the very cool monthly happening called "In My Kitchen" run by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. I can't believe it's already been a year since joining in the fun!

So here we go....

This Month in my Kitchen...

Garden Buddha among the Japanese Irises

May was a hot month, possibly the harbinger of an even hotter summer! June started off wet, rainy, and quite cold....but quickly decided to change to hot and humid. 

We had a lovely Memorial Day BBQ with family and friends. Everyone was quite impressed with our gardening skills, looking forward to gifts of fresh produce throughout the summer. One of our Friends noticed the amount of wild mushrooms growing in our yard, and thought it would be Hil-ar-i-ous to gift me a mushroom farm growing kit. 
*If you don't know already, I work with fungi so as far as I'm concerned eating it, is a no-go. Kishore, however, loves them, but don't worry he doesn't go without... Mom always gives him an extra serving when she makes them for dinner.*

The Kitchen Garden is growing at full steam and we are slowly reaping the rewards. 

Strawberries, Kohlrabi, Collards, and Broccoli.

Some new kitchen gadgets to play with...
Bee's Wrap - great for covering bowls & keeping the insects away. Enameled Oven Pan to replace a cracked one, High Temp Oven Mitt, Acacia Wood bowls trimmed in Copper, New Nesting Serving Utensils, and a Dough Whisk - great for stirring but not over mixing.

Sliced and dried some pineapple slices for snacking in a new acacia wood bowl with stainless steel trim.

Tandoori Cauliflower w/ Spicy Green Chutney & Naan. 
Recipe link Here.

 Please make sure you stop in and take a glance at everyone else's kitchens!

So tell me...What's happening in your kitchen this month?

If you're curious here's a link to what we were up to  during last year's In My Kitchen: June 2014


  1. The acacia bowls with the copper edging are very unusual. I really like them As for the Tandoori Cauliflower – it looks delicious.

    Always interesting to see what’s happening xxx

    1. Thanks Fiona! I just thought the bowls were so pretty, almost too pretty to use haha! Tandoori Cauliflower recipe is up if you're curious. :)

  2. Emily, your garden and produce are so vibrant! Those purple irises really set off that beautiful carving... a very tranquil spot. I also like those acacia bowls and your newly acquired kitchen goodies assortment.

    1. Thanks Kim! Our garden has become our rest spot, a nice quiet place to relax. I'm loving the dough whisk, it's perfect for aerating and mixing sourdough starter.

  3. Keen to hear how you like that dough hook! I've been eyeing them off for a while but thought it might just end up being anther decoration :)

    1. Hi Ella, I thought the same thing initially but I do like it a lot. It is very good at aerating dough and incorporating nuts/fruit/ seeds rather evenly throughout. I say go for it! :) Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Always lovely to take a peek in your kitchen. Your kitchen garden is certainly rewarding you slowly but surely. The nestling serving utensils are interesting and quite different.

    1. Thanks Shaheen, the garden is just as temperamental as the weather lately, haha! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  5. oh, I want a Buddha like yours! and your plants look so healthy and how rewarding to harvest your own :)

  6. Those wooden bowls with the copper rims look amazing!! Love the look of the new enamel pan too! As always, your garden looks fabulous! :)

  7. what lovely garden produce, I so miss having a garden! Such a good month for IMK!


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