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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sun Salute: Sun & Sun Patties

I think that it is very important for us all to take the time to nourish ourselves in the best way possible at every chance we get.  I also know that wellness is all about maintaining a proper balance in our lives, and there are infinite ways to go about doing just that. One of my fave ways to get more in tune with where I am at both physically and mentally, is through yoga.  A tried and true action that after a few mindful moments always seems to centre me, even on the hairiest of days.  Nothing beats a slew of sun salutations followed by Savasana, and then a snack!  So here, I present my very yogi treat: Sun Salute - Sun & Sun Patties

Raw Sun Salute - Sun & Sun Patties (Sundried Tomato & Sunflower Seed Patties)

1 C sundried tomatoes (preferably dry – not packed in oil)
¾ C RAW sunflower seeds
1 T sesame seeds (white or black)
3 T chia seeds
1 T curry powder
1 t cinnamon
1 T dried parsley
1 T fresh basil, chopped finely

Soak the tomatoes and sunflower seeds: in separate bowls, cover the tomatoes and seeds in water and soak for 8 hours.  Alternatively, you can use warm water and cut the soaking time to 2 hours.  Drain liquid before using.

Add the sunflower seeds and tomatoes to food processor.  Process until the tomatoes are nicely broken down– I like mine still a bit chunky, but you can blend the mixture as smooth as you like.  Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine.

           Time to form the patties.  I eye-balled about 1 ½ T per patty, but you can go as big as you like depending on whether you want a bite-sized treat or a more full size burger. 

Done!  Eat as is, at room temperature or for a denser patty, you can put them into a dehydrator for 3-7 hours.

These are great with a side of cashew sour cream and a dollop of guacamole (recipe follows!) or salsa.

Meg’s Guac
2 avocado, mashed
1/4 red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
1 T apple cider vinegar
1/4 C fresh organic basil (balcony grown for this one!)
1/4 C organic cherry tomatoes, quartered
salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a big bowl and dive in! Stores well in the fridge for a few days (if you can keep it around that long!).

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