An easy to way add the principles of tikkun olam (repairing the world) in your everyday life is to cook vegetarian (or even better, vegan!) foods. Even if you can’t go veggie full time, you can still make a difference to your health and to the environment by going vegan or vegetarian just one day per week.

These homemade black bean butternut squash veggie burgers are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional hamburgers, and because they are made from scratch, they are a healthier alternative to store-bought veggie burgers, which frequently include a variety of additives and soy products.

Personally, I prefer them with a slice of melted Swiss cheese, but for a vegan meal, simply skip the last step or replace with a vegan-friendly cheese substitute.