Dear Peoples: It's almost summer! Time to dust off the grill, as well as those grilling recipes. We posted last year about making your own black bean burgers--since then, we've gotten a pressure cooker and started cooking our own beans. Man, what a difference! This latest batch of black bean burgers was the best we've ever made! I can only guess, but I'd wager that not sitting in a can of liquid for weeks/months/years helps these guys stay way more solid.

Observe--these suckers aren't even baked yet and they're almost solid enough for the grill! After baking lightly and then grilling, they were perfect. (We doubled the recipe and froze the rest.)

We ate them with this kale (sans sesame seeds, and with S & P). 'twas a well-rounded, satisfying meal! Huzzah!