RECIPE: Sun Dried Tomato and Quinoa Veggie Burgers

 Sometimes, you just want a BURGER. But, other times you just a need a protein-acious, patty that will satisfy but keep you in the health zone.  Veggie patties are a stupendous way to start or finish your day. Sure you can buy the over-priced, bland, wheat-filled, hockey puck veggie burgers. Or you can make these lil ladies! Eat as a patty, pair with eggs, crumble over a salad or dunk in your soup!

Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Makes approximately 8-10 patties.

Preheat oven to 375

In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine:

1 cup quinoa (cooked: boil 2 cups water, 1 cup quinoa until water is gone ~ 10 minutes, add a bouillon cube for flavor)

1 egg (farm fresh, hormone and cage free of course!)

4 oz tofu (squeeze it to crumble it in)

1/4 cup shaved/grated or finely chopped red onion

1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomato

1/4 cup arugula chopped (just grab a handful and chop)

1/2 cup Red Mill flour (not processed)

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp thyme

2 dashes sea salt

2 dashes ground pepper

On an olive oil greased pan, scoop palm-sized amount of ‘batter’ and gently flatten each one.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Eat right away or store in fridge with wax paper between patties. Pop them in the toaster over on 350 for ~ 3 minutes to reheat all week. Taste great atop a salad with dressing, by themselves, or with mustard, ketchup and onion!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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