Get Fly In July – Week 4: BONUS! Raw Burger with Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds, like walnuts, certainly have a high fat content, however their unsaturated fatty acids have a positive impact on our cardiovascular system. In particular, it can reduce bad cholesterol in the blood, and increase good cholesterol. Good for a healthy heart and veins, and the reduction of hypertension progression...in short, youthfulness! Ingredients (serves 10): Prep: 4 hrs + 1 hr Note: you will need a dehydrator for this recipe. • 1 cup soaked walnuts • 1 cup soaked sunflower seeds • 7 sundried tomatoes (presoak in water for 4 hours, reserve liquid) • 2/3 cup mushroom heads or stems • 2 tablespoons Nama Shoyu • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/3 cup grated carrot • 1 teaspoon chili powder • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic • 3 tablespoons olive oil Directions: 1. Rinse and drain the walnuts and sunflower seeds. 2. Drain the sundried tomatoes, reserving the liquid. 3. Place all the ingredients in a food processor fitted with the “S” blade. 4. Add 1/2 cup of the liquid from the tomatoes and purée. 5. Scrape the mixture down the sides as you puree, and add more liquid if necessary to form a paste. The mixture needs to be a consistency which can be formed into patties. 6. Prepare one dehydrator tray fitted with both a grid and a Teflex sheet. 7. Measure out 1/4 cup of your mixture and pat down into a patty. Place onto the Teflex sheet and repeat until you’ve used all your mixture. 8. Dehydrate at 145ºF/60º C for one hour and then reduce temperature to 115ºF/50ºC until half dry. These hamburgers can be refrigerated for a few days.