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Meatless Monday: Homemade "Sunshine" Burgers 

Today's Meatless Monday recipes comes from The Vegan Chickpea:

When I was getting ready to prepare dinner a couple of weeks ago, I had to break it to Dayv that all of the Sunshine Burgers were gone. He had been enjoying them every evening and they disappeared quickly considering that each container only contains three burgers. I quickly glanced at the ingredients and realized I had all of the ingredients on hand to make my own version! 

An hour later, my homemade "Sunshine" burgers were created. Dayv loved them. How much did he love them, though? So much that when I asked him yesterday if he wanted me to buy more Sunshine Burgers, he said, "Nah..I like yours better."

These burgers are super tasty and so healthy. They are made purely from brown rice, sunflower seeds, carrots, and garlic. No added oil. Also, my upstairs neighbor texted me while I was baking them to say that whatever I was making smelled amazing. So there's that, too :)

Homemade "Sunshine" Burgers
makes three patties 
1/4 cup of brown rice
1/2 cup filtered water
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup carrots, shredded(you can do this in your food processor before processing the sunflower seeds)
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tsp salt

Rinse rice. In a small saucepan, bring water to boil. Add rice, cover, and cook according to directions. When rice is done cooking, set aside. 

Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using your food processor, pulse sunflower seeds about 10 times, just enough to break the kernels up. Add brown rice, carrots, garlic and salt. Alternate between pulsing and processing every 10 seconds until mixture begins to clump together. The key is that you want to keep the texture, but they also need to hold together.

Form mixture into patties (according to Dayv, the patties should be as flat as possible so you can pile on the toppings). Place on prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately (maybe like this)! Wrap any leftovers in aluminum foil and store in the freezer for later. Enjoy ;)

Editor's note: Submit your favorite vegetarian dish to be published in our Meatless Monday feature by e-mailing a recipe and photo to jeff.o at

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