Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer vegetarian recipes

Photos of South Carolina Farmers Market are from my Flickr page.

I've been intending to post these since I started my blog two years ago, and finally remembered to do it!

What's great about these is: they will not heat up your house in the summer. Here in the south, that is a real plus!


Savory Veggie-nut burgers

2 cups pecans, soaked 1 hour (or presoaked and dried)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups chopped broccoli
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
5 carrots
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 zucchini
2 tsp. dried marjoram
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (soaked 4-6 hrs)
1 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1/4 tsp cayenne
3/4 cup flaxseed, ground

Process nuts and each veggie separately, the finer the better... if no food processor available, mince as much as possible!

Stir in rest of ingredients and mix with (clean!) hands, working it through very thoroughly until it no longer sticks to your fingers, but is still moist. Form into patties about 3" in diameter and 1/4" thick (should work out to about 1/4 cup each) and dehydrate at 105 degrees for 4-6 hrs. Turn patties over and continue dehydrating for 2-4 more hrs.

Serve with a BBQ sauce or other sauce you love!


Yummy Yam salad

3 cups raw sweet potatoes or yams, finely shredded
1 medium sweet apple, chopped
1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped into tidbits or chunks
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup organic raisins or chopped dates
1/2 cup Vegenaise
1-2 Tbsp raw unfiltered honey, can be substituted with agave or stevia
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp "lemon zest" (grated lemon peel, organic preferred due to pesticides on outer fruit peels)

In large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients... mix dressing ingredients and add to existing combo. Mix well. Yummy!


Blueberry Truffles

2 cups walnuts
1 cup pitted dates
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cub raw carob powder
Crushed walnuts or shredded coconut to roll truffles in

Blend nuts, dates, berries and carob powder in food processor, or mush up to the best of your ability! Try to make the mixture as smooth as possible; slicing and dicing can work, but may take awhile. Shape into small balls and roll them in crushed walnuts or shredded coconut.

Makes 10 medium or 20 small truffles.


Zucchini Breath said...

ooo! Those nut burgers look GOOOD!

Meowser said...

Yeah, I want to try the nut burger recipe, for sure. But "dehydrate at 105 degrees"? Does this require some piece of fancy kitchen equipment I lack?

DaisyDeadhead said...

No, it means "dry it out but don't cook it"! :D

Some people have fancy vegetable dehydrators that do it lots faster.

mikeb302000 said...

Yeah, let's eat the healthy stuff.

debonairdebacles said...

Thanks for sharing these recipes. I love vegan mayo, think I need to whip up some potato salad soon :)

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