Hello again! I shared this quote by Jane Goodall on the Instagram page to highlight the value we have at Wholehearted Herd Counseling of respecting all living things. This shows up in how we value the horses as equal participants who can communicate their desires and needs to us. We value all people as precious individuals created in God's image. We do our best to make choices that care for the Earth. We see the worth of extending dignity to all creation as best we can. We also believe that we should treat ourselves with loving regard, connection, and care.
I don't do this perfectly. But I feel so much better when I try.
I would like to share one of my favorite recipes that cares for our bodies, the environment, and our animal friends. It's one that our two year old loves to help make too!
Veggie Burgers! She gets to form her own personal patty "all by myself" that she is proud to eat.
Beet Bean Burger Recipe (Vegan and gluten free)
1 15oz can of beets
4 cups of black beans
1 medium onion chopped
1 TBS chopped garlic
3/4 cup masa corn flour
2TBS ground flax seed
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
2 TBS soy sauce
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce (use vegan if desired)
Handful of dark leafy greens (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Sauté the onion and garlic with oil in a pan. When they are done to your liking (I like the caramelized flavor) add them and the rest of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until incorporated. Form them into patties and bake for around 30-40 minutes until pretty firm to the touch. Let set for 5-10 minutes before serving to firm a little more. I like to freeze these when cooled between wax paper to have ready when needed! Makes 13 medium patties.
Wholehearted Herd Counseling, LLC provides trauma therapy for children and teens and family therapy focused on attachment for adoptive and foster families with the help of horses. Wholehearted Herd Counseling, LLC is an equine-assisted therapy service in the central Wisconsin, Wausau, and Antigo areas.