“A crime is about to happen, ” said K at the smoothie place. Everyone’s ears pricked up as we all looked out st the empty street. “Whenever it’s this empty, and no one has work, restaurants and hotels have no business, people have no work, thats when crime srarts to happen. ” But, truly, despite the 70% drop in businesses across Ecuador, and the aftermath of the coastal Earthquakes, the local owners say it is always this empty at this season. From May to mid-July, and then again in November. Now I will know to save money for those times!
2 c. artichoke hearts or potatoes
1 c. cooled brown rice
¼ c. nutritional yeast
¼ c. (Sprouted) sunflower seeds
1/3 c.fresh parsley
1 T. Miso or Bragg’a Amino Acids
1 tsp. Prepared mustard
1 clove garlic
Pinch of black pepper
1 T. red wine vinegar
1 c. oats
Blend or process the artichoke hearts, rice, nutritional yeast, sunflower seeds, parsley, miso, Dijon mustard, sea salt, garlic, black pepper, and vinegar and puree. Once the mixture is coming together and a little sticky, add the oats and pulse through several times.
Chill for one hour, then pat the burgers in your hands.
To cook, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for 5–7 minutes on the first side, and then another 3–5 minutes on the second side until a little golden. Serve with the tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and onions and guacomole.
Word of the Day – vacio – empty
Tip of the Day – You could bake these at 400 degrees F. For 10-12 minutes, as well.
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