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Did you ever wonder how the population in the Far East enjoys healthy longevity in slim bodies? Research has proven that soybeans (unprocessed, of course, and organic is even better), a main staple in its diet, is one of the main factors.

“All you need to do is soak the soybeans in water for a couple of days before using them,” Nina advises.


So armed with a bag of dried soybeans that are sold at a very low price, I was ready to try Nina’s recipe for soybean patties. The dry product looks like little beige balls that will somewhat resemble white lima beans after soaking them for 48 hours. Just make sure to change the water at least twice daily.


Baked Veggie Soy Patties

It’s hard to believe that for such a small price you get to enjoy something so great and soy-good-for-you! After you taste these, you’ll understand why natural is always best. Oh, and you can fry these patties if you don’t mind the extra calories…


100 grams soybeans, soaked and checked
1 medium onion
1 medium carrot
1 medium zucchini
3 eggs
3 tablespoons matzah meal
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
Oil spray


Grind the soy beans and vegetables in a meat grinder. Add eggs and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.

Line a baking pan with baking paper and spray lightly with oil. Drop tablespoons of the soy mixture on the prepared baking paper to form patties. Spray patties lightly with oil spray.

Bake on 350F for about half an hour or more depending on how well done you like your patties.


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Mindy Rafalowitz is a recipe developer and food columnist for over 15 years. She has published a best selling cookbook in Hebrew for Pesach and the gluten sensitive. Mindy is making progress on another specialty cookbbok for English readers. For kitchen questions or to purchase a sample recipe booklet at an introductory price, contact Mindy at [email protected].