Today Bill and I are off to practice what we preach; ‘ Spend Time in Nature’. In these past months we have been rather involved in creating some new projects and spending way too much time on our computers so it’s off to the beach for a chill out day.
Contrary to popular belief we do have sun in Scotland and I promise you it doesn’t rain every day….but for my Californian husband there definitely is a lack of sunshine in my country and I think he may have been the one to spread the rumour.
What’s in my Picnic Basket?
1 block firm tofu
1 clove crushed garlic
1 small red onion, sliced finely
Handful Coriander leaves finely diced or other herbs of your choice
2 tbsp roasted red pepper, diced (organic jar)
¼ tsp of paprika
¼ tsp of Turmeric
¼ tsp ginger powder
1 to 2 tbsp shoyu or tamari
2 cup breadcrumbs (I make my own)more delicious
2 tbsp corn flour
Sunflower or Sesame oil for frying
4 Wholegrain burger buns
Lettuce leaves, mixed with rocket leaves
Tomato slices (optional)
Relish & Sauerkraut
Crumble the tofu into a bowl. Add the garlic, chopped onions, coriander, red pepper, turmeric, paprika and ginger powder. Mix well and then add the shoyu or tamari and taste test. Stir in the breadcrumbs and corn flour and mix until you have consistency that sticks together well. If too dry add a little water if too wet add some more corn flour. Shape mixture into 4 large burgers or 8 small ones. In a frying pan, add the oil and set the heat to medium/low. Panfry the burgers till crisp and golden brown on both sides.
Spread some vegan mayonnaise on the bun and add a mixture of salad greens. Place the tofu burger on top, and then add tomato slices if using – top with some of your favourite relish and sauerkraut.
Be creative and experiment with your own choice of herbs and spices to make a delicious tofu burger to suit your own taste.
I have some chilled apple/pear fruit puree topped with roasted almonds for dessert and of course a couple of cold beers, a good book and some corn chips and my delicious home made guacamole for a mid afternoon snack.
There are some great recipe ideas in my book ‘Macrobiotics for all Seasons‘ available worldwide on amazon and many other sites.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the sun wherever you are.
In good health