This recipe makes six burgers (so you’ll have plenty of leftovers) and takes about 20 minutes. You’ll need a frying pan, wooden spoon, food processor, large bowl and a spatula.
1/2 c almonds, finely chopped
1 t coriander, ground
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c onion
1 c fennel or celery
3/4 c cilantro
1 1/2 c black beans, cooked or canned
1 c bread crumbs
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and minced
2 T toasted wheat germ or untoasted rolled oats
1/4 t cloves, ground
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t olive oil
Heat almonds and coriander in dry frying pan over medium-high heat, stirring or shaking constantly, until almonds are lightly toasted, about one minute.
Food process garlic, onion, fennel/celery, and cilantro until finely chopped, add beans, and pulse repeatedly until chopped but not liquidized. Transfer to bowl and mix in almond mixture, bread crumbs, bell pepper, wheat germ, and spices. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Shape into six patties with floured hands, adding more bread crumbs if necessary.
Fry in 1 1/2 T oil over medium-high heat until crust forms, about three minutes per side.
After popping in a breath mint or two, grab your partner and try this month’s Cosmopolitan magazine position of the month, the Figure Eight.
[Cosmo]The female should lay on the floor face-up with a couple of pillows propping her butt. Keep her knees half bent, her legs splayed wide, and her arms high over your head or holding on to his side (as in the picture) — so that her body is extremely open. The male should enter at a higher angle than usual (the pillows will help), planting his hands on the floor beside your head. He should move inside her with slow, languid figure-eight motions, so that she feel his whole package — his penis plus pubic region. Remember: The figure-eight motion is key to this maneuver.