[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In Westgate Design Darron’s forays into wholefood cookery are, we’re delighted to report, going from strength to strength. You can now sample from a delightful range including vegan curry, beetroot burgers (a favourite of mine) and a wonderful range of wholesome and flavourful salads not to mention some raw and vegan sweet treats for dessert, so we heartily recommend a lunchtime (or an anytime!) foray into Westgate Design when you feel like something sinfully delicious yet nutritionally saintly. Darron provided the recipes for #Kickstart16 so check these out for more nutritious and delicious recipes to keep your healthy eating on track.
This vegie burger recipe typifies Darron’s approach, highly nutritious and very tasty. It isn’t thrown together in seconds but as Darron suggests ‘make a big batch and freeze in portions’. They’re really tasty and should even appeal to kids. As with all similar recipes this one invites infinite variation, try adding curry powder or Cajun seasoning for more kick. Do try this one, it’s a super tasty treat!

Vegetarian Lentil and Sweet Potato Burger
Makes 6
2 tblspns of olive oil
2 medium sweet potato
100g of canned lentils or any canned bean
1 bunch of fresh coriander
4 beaten free range eggs
2 tblspns of ground cumin
Half a cauliflower broken into small florets
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 medium leek finely chopped
Sea salt and cracked pepper to season
– Roughly chop the sweet potatoes, drizzle with a little oil, season and bake on a medium oven tray for 20 minutes. Mash when fully cooked and leave aside.
– Place a pot on a medium heat, throw in a gulp of oil and next put in the onion, garlic and chopped leek and stir until soft.
– Now pop in the cumin and continue on a low heat.
– Next add the lentils and the cauliflower florets and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.
– Remove this mixture into a large bowl, add the mashed sweet potatoes, beaten eggs and fresh coriander.
– Season well, add more cumin or coriander if you wish.
– Fold all the ingredients together but don’t over work the mixture.
– Line a baking tray with parchment.
– Mould the burgers into 100g pates. Place on the oven tray and bake at 175c for 20 minutes.
– Serving suggestion – Green leaf salad or steamed greens or any preferred vegetable.