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KCL 2018 Beauty Awards

Welcome to the latest beauty edit and the very first beauty awards here on the blog! I’ve tried so many wonderful beauty products this year and wanted to let you guys know which were my top must-have products of the year. I’ve picked from new and small businesses only, as I love to work with indie brands. And like most of the beauty brands I review; most of these are organic, natural, and cruelty-free.

These are the items that long after the required testing and promotion period, I find myself still using and preferring above any others. The're the products which despite a never ending stream of free PR samples, I would still spend my own money (and in some cases have) in order to get more of. And whether affordable or more costly, these are the beauty products that I truly think are worth the price. So if you’re thinking about adding more beauty or selfcare products into your 2019 routine, I highly recommend each of these brands.

BEST NAIL POLISH

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Black Bean Veggie Burgers


Black bean burgers are such a healthy option to traditional hamburgers. They're extremely low fat, low-calorie; yet black beans are high in fiber, protein, and iron, and also have a good amount of Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin B-6. There are so many health benefits to black beans.

Mine black bean veggie burger uses a basic recipe. I don't like my black bean burgers full of veggies, but you can certainly add corn or diced onion and peppers. Try other spicy flavors like hot sauce or teriyaki sauce. I LOVE to put the Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt in, because it really gives the black bean burger a traditional burger taste, if you're used to those flavors in your beef burgers that is.

INGREDIENTS
  • 16oz canned and drained black beans or pre-soaked and cooked dry black beans
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs ground cumin (optional)
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Prepare beans according to directions on bag. Let cool and use a potato masher or food processor to lightly mash the beans. You don't want them completely pureed. Leave some chunks.
  2. Add everything other than the eggs, so you can adjust the spices to taste. The eggs and bread crumbs help with texture and help the patties stay together, though you can get away without them if you prefer, especially if you bake them. If you want to bake them, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Add the eggs last then form into patties. If you have time, freeze them before cooking to help them keep their shape better.
  4. Form into patties and either bake for about 20 minutes or fry in a pan over medium heat over cooking oil for about 8-10 minutes per side.


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Comments

  1. I'd have to pass on this, admittedly. The taste of any kind of bean tends to be very unappealing to me personally...

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    1. I used to hate beans, then it was one of those flavors I suddenly started to like. I'm surprised my kids love them.

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  2. This sounds good! I don't eat much meat anymore, and black beans are my favorite beans!

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