Vegetable Fritters

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How excited is everyone that Thanksgiving is right around the corner?  Even though I get bummed out saying adios to summer, I simply love the Holiday Season.  Thanksgiving means it’s fall, which means it’s the coziest, most delicious time of the year.  That last part, the delicious part, translates to me spending much of my free time playing in the kitchen.  The somewhat unfortunate part is that I’m busy trying everyone else’s recipes!  I blame Pinterest.  It’s safe to say I am a Pinterest addict, but who isn’t?

As much as I am loving trying out new recipes, many of which are pretty complex, I need some simple  go-to’s.  I whip up zucchini fritters quite a lot during the summer so for fall I decided to make some with more seasonal vegetables.  So simple and you could easily double the recipe and have some for later in the week.  Leftovers store for a few days.

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Vegetable Fritters

Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup (GF)* flour
  • 1/4 cup (GF)* bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (Parmesan is fine, will not be vegan)
  • 2 thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 clove of garlic,minced
  • 1 flax egg (1 egg is fine, if not vegan)
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • large dash of salt and pepper
  • *Optional to use Gluten Free

Instructions

  1. Place broccoli and carrots in a small saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook 4 minutes. Rinse with cold water and drain. Chop broccoli into smaller pieces.
  2. While veggies are cooking, combine other ingredients in medium bowl.
  3. Place broccoli and carrots in flour bowl; mix well.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan and coat. Spoon about a 1/4 cup broccoli mixture and pour in pan. Flatten slightly. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side.
http://vibrantbean.com/2013/11/vegetable-fritters/

Enjoy alone or maybe with some spicy vegan ailoi

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Highlight of these fritters?  BROCCOLI!

  • Can help lower cholesterol
  • Helps the body metabolize Vitamin D.  Most people are deficient in Vitamin D and take supplements, but Vitamin A and K are both needed to keep D in balance.  Broccoli has a good amount of both A and K
  • Helps detox the body, majorly!
  • Helps lessen allergy related issues
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties

There ya go!  It’s broccoli’s season.  Eat up!

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