Welcome to installment two in my raw food journey! We’ve been doing well, considering that we’ve been “cooked food + meat eaters forever. My husband is doing slightly better than I am. He’s got the willpower of…I don’t know what, but he’s almost unbending in this raw food journey. A bull! He’s stubborn like a bull.
We’re still in the “integrating” stage, where we do a lot of raw, some vegetarian/vegan, and meat once a week. We had some beef ribs on Memorial Day weekend that we smoked--and oh man, they were delicious and mouthwateringly perfect! But we both felt sort of sick after eating them. Not only bothered in our stomachs, but it felt weird not being able to get the taste out of my mouth. Beef, I’ll miss you. You were always such a tasty treat…hehe. But back to the integrating--we still have some baked bread and non-raw stuff, but overall, we’re eating much healthier than we were a month ago.
Which brings me to these raw burgers, from Ani Phyo. They were really tasty! Perhaps need just a bit of playing around with as far as seasonings go--I’d like to add the Weber Burger Seasoning that we always use. Used, hehe! And maybe a little Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. (Which tastes just like soy sauce, only lighter, for those of you who have never tried it.)
Overall, they were really good, and we’ll have them again, for sure. I loved the flavor that ketchup added, too, surprisingly! I didn’t make Ani’s raw ketchup, but the one we used was organic. They definitely need some crunch, so go ahead and pile on your crisp greens and sliced onions.
I dehydrated the bread and burgers in my oven with the door propped opened, but as we prepare more and more raw foods, I am starting to see the need for and advantages of a dehydrator. We like to have crackers and chips to snack on--and it would be nice to pop them in there and let them do their thing. But in a pinch, the oven did the job.
The recipe for the burgers can be found here, on Ani’s site. And the bread recipe can be found by clicking here. My tip--if you’re making this without a dehydrator, make the bread on parchment paper, because when it’s time to flip it, it’ll be much easier. Then peel the paper off. And although the bread looks cracker-ish, it’s not. It’s very pliable.
Raw Burger Porn:
All of this healthy stuff…
becomes this super healthy bread:
I hope you’ll continue on with me on my raw food journey. It won’t be all I make and post, for sure. I love to bake, and we’re still eating meat at least once a week, so there will always be something for everyone.