The Holy Kale’s Raw Vegan Burgers with Tomato Caprese Salad6
It is DAY 19 of "Raw Food Recipes with Excalibur" and the lovely Lauren Felts from The Holy Kale brings her delicious raw vegan burgers and caprese salad to our Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway party. I connected with this wonderful lady on Twitter and immediately fell in love with her website. For starters, how good is that name, "The Holy Kale?" LOVE it! I just HAD to have her be part of this event.
Lauren Felts is a certified nutritionist and owner of the health and wellness website, The Holy Kale. As an advocate for inspiring others on their quest for health, Lauren specializes in holistic nutrition, cleansing, toxin-free living, and utilizing superfoods for beauty by addressing not only the body, but also the mind and soul.
Lauren describes herself as a "nurition nerd," and she and her Vitamix are on a quest to find "The Holy Kale" of the health and wellness world. Since eradicating her irritable bowel, PMS, insomnia, hair loss, low energy, frequent hives, foggy head, and other complaints with a whole foods diet, green juices, exercise and positive thinking, Lauren has worked in the health and wellness industry for the last nine years. She has worked in a successful private practice; headed a weight-loss program for the intellectually disabled; and worked as an account executive for an international supplement manufacturer and distributor. She now runs The Holy Kale, and continues to help and inspire people to be their most healthy, happy, radiant and abundant self!
I LOVE how this website is organized -- with sections for The Mind, The Body, The Soul, Taste, and Our Earth. Lauren seriously covers everything about conscious healthy living on her site. Everything from Curing Acid Reflux The Natural Way, The MSG Guide, 12 Tips For Breast Cancer Prevention, Natural Sleep Tips, The 5 Tibetan Rites, A Juicing Guide, Delicious Recipes and much more. I seriously could get lost on Lauren's site for HOURS!
These raw vegan burgers and caprese salad is just one example of her delectable healthy creations that will have you coming back to The Holy Kale.
Trust me, get your kale on and check out Lauren's amazing site.
Lauren, thankyou for being a part of this event. You inspire me...
The Holy Kale’s Raw Vegan Burgers with Tomato Caprese Salad
- For the Burgers:
- 2 cups raw sunflower seeds, finely ground in a food processor or Vitamix
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- ½ bunch scallions, chopped
- 5 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup nama shoyu or (wheat free tamari for gluten free)
- 1-2 garlic cloves (roast if you have a problem digesting raw garlic)
- 3 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp fresh tarragon, finely chopped
- 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
- ½ jalapeño, finely chopped
- Place all of you ingredients into a food processor or Vitamix.
- Mix well until a doughy paste forms.
- With your hands, form the mixture into round patties and place on your Excalibur dehydrator sheets.
- Dehydrate on 100º F for approximately 32 hours.
- They are done when they are firm on the outside.
- For the Salad:
- 2 cups fresh arugula
- 1 heirloom tomato, sliced into thick disks
- 1-2 Tbsp fresh basil chopped thinly
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- kalamata olives, pitted
- Celtic sea salt and pepper to taste
- Place a couple handfuls of arugula in a bowl.
- Then layer 1 large slice of tomato, 1 burger, 1 slice of tomato.
- Garnish with fresh basil and olives.
- Finally drizzle with olive oil and a squirt of lemon.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. YUMMO!
Piggy Cooking Tips
a quick easy way to clean this “cling-on” pieces out of your garlic press
If you are using a garlic press to mince your garlic you will know how hard they can to clean sometimes. There are always a few little stubborn bits that refuse to let go of the garlic party. Next time you are replacing your toothbrush (I replace mine about once a month) recycle it and then wash it. Keep it under the sink to scrub out your garlic press under running water to help remove those little cling on pieces.