I think that it is very important for us all to take the time to nourish ourselves in the best way possible at every chance we get. I also know that wellness is all about maintaining a proper balance in our lives, and there are infinite ways to go about doing just that. One of my fave ways to get more in tune with where I am at both physically and mentally, is through yoga. A tried and true action that after a few mindful moments always seems to centre me, even on the hairiest of days. Nothing beats a slew of sun salutations followed by Savasana, and then a snack! So here, I present my very yogi treat: Sun Salute - Sun & Sun Patties
Raw Sun Salute - Sun & Sun Patties
1 C sundried tomatoes (preferably dry – not packed in oil)
¾ C RAW sunflower seeds
1 T sesame seeds (white or black)
3 T chia seeds
1 T curry powder
1 t cinnamon
1 T dried parsley
1 T fresh basil, chopped finely
Soak the tomatoes and sunflower seeds: in separate bowls, cover the tomatoes and seeds in water and soak for 8 hours. Alternatively, you can use warm water and cut the soaking time to 2 hours. Drain liquid before using.
Add the sunflower seeds and tomatoes to food processor. Process until the tomatoes are nicely broken down– I like mine still a bit chunky, but you can blend the mixture as smooth as you like. Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine.
Time to form the patties. I eye-balled about 1 ½ T per patty, but you can go as big as you like depending on whether you want a bite-sized treat or a more full size burger.
Done! Eat as is, at room temperature or for a denser patty, you can put them into a dehydrator for 3-7 hours.
These are great with a side of cashew sour cream and a dollop of guacamole (recipe follows!) or salsa.