Sunshine Burgers

sunshine burger on rice bread

These are delicious, they just are….whether you keep them almost raw (the only cooked ingredient is organic brown rice) and stuff it into lettuce leaves or it is perfect inside a bun, pita or bread of your choosing baked, pan fried or toasted. Today I made this lightly pan fried, just to get a crust on the patty and to warm it through, and ate it on gluten free rice bread. I topped it with all of my favorite fixings; organic green leaf lettuce, avocado, vegan mayo, ketchup and mustard…..RIDICULOUSLY MESSY AND DELICIOUS……I ate it accompanied by one of my very own fermented sour dill pickles and a Steel Rail Beer….I did not want for anything.

Sunshine Burgers

Almost raw, wheat-free, gluten free

2c cooked brown rice (cooled or even cold)

2c sunflower seeds (raw, soaked and sprouted, can also use 1c of another sprouted seed like pumpkin)

1 small onion, rough chopped

1 large carrot rough chopped

1-2 stalks celery rough chopped

1/4 bunch parsley rough chopped

2 leaves kale or handful baby spinach

2T raw tahini

1T mello miso

1t chipolte powder

1t cumin

1/2t himalayan sea salt

*I have also used left over pulp from my savory green juices in place of new veggies ¬†VEGGIE JUICE PULP¬†(KALE, CELERY, CARROT, GINGER, CUCUMBER, PARSLEY, LEMON, RED PEPPER!) Comes out delicious…

Process the seeds with the brown rice in a food processor until a meal forms. Add the other ingredients and process until a thick mixture is formed- if it is too wet, add more seeds or rice. Taste this and adjust your spices and seasonings- keep in mind that if you dehydrate, flavors will intensify somewhat so easy on the salt.

Form into patties- I dehydrate mine for 2 hours or so but you can coat them in a dusting of rice flour and then pan fry them or you can bake them until they dry out a bit.

Can be baked, pan fried, or eaten AS IS. I make a large batch and freeze them- then pull out as needed and decide how I would like it prepared!

I LOVE these. You can play with the flavors, spices etc…southwestern, mexican, spicy, mellow etc…

*sunshine-burgers

Basic Awesome Nut Milk

Since learning about nut milks, I have not puchased a box of soy, almond or rice milk- or any other milk for that matter since. I use it almost every day for making sweet breads, smoothies, creaming up soups, adding to gravies- you name it. The even MORE basic version is nuts and water in the blender- that’s it. In a pinch you can even use a nut butter and water and blend-and there you have it, milk. With these slightly flavored versions, they are delicious on their own or for use in cereals and shakes.
*basic nut milk

Basic Awesome Nut Milk 

Almond:

1c almonds- soaked overnight

4c water

1T coconut oil/butter

2T raw agave

2t vanilla

pinch Himalayan sea salt………

Cashew:

3/4c raw cashews

4c water

1T raw agave

pinch Himalayan sea salt………

Use for smoothie bases, cereals, or drink as is. You can also add fresh fruit; strawberries, blueberries, cacao to flavor the milks….

SUPER FRICKEN YUM