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Raw All American Sun-dried Tomato and Pesto Nutburger

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Well if this doesn’t look like the classic American dinner plate, I don’t know what does.   Would you believe that everything on this plate is raw, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free?!  To me this plate resembles a concept that I call comfort food.  All of us have our own version of such a meal,  usually stemming from fond memories in our past.  There are moments in our life when we are sick,  tired, or far from home, and it is during those times that the cravings for comfort foods exert a strong feeling upon us.  We yearn for the gastronomic equivalent of a warm sweater, a kiss on the forehead, or a favorite blanket. Mom’s home cooked spaghetti might bring comfort to you or perhaps a cheeseburger with a side of potato chips.   Hopefully, for you my readers, a slice of Raw Old-Fashioned Apply Pie with Buttery Walnut Crust or a plate of Nomato Spaghetti with Vegan Meatballs (nut free) now brings you comfort.

When I look back, through my childhood I had a thing for blankets, but not just any blanket… hospital bed blankets.  lol  As a young’n, I was a frequent guest of hospitals (I should have collected reward points ) and each time I left, I took a hospital bed blanket.  I still have all of them, the first one I got is literally paper thin and is safely tucked away in my cedar chest.  I guess when they  brought them to my bed, they were warm and I would be swaddled up in them.   A warm hug of comfort in an impersonal place.

The chips that you see in the photos… are raw/vegan and I hope to be sharing that recipe soon.  The rest of the recipe is a mashup of various recipes that I have been creating.  I hope this inspires you and adds some variety  to your weekly menu.  Enjoy!

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Recipe mashup:

Burger:

Toppings:

Preparation:

  1. Combine equal amounts of Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto and Raw Ground Nutburger.
  2. Taste test and adjust spices if need be.  We found it just right as is.
  3. Create 1/4 cup patties and place on the mesh sheet that comes with the dehydrator.
  4. Dry at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, then reduce to 115 degrees (F) and continue to dry for 4-6 hours.  You can remove them at any stage, depends on how moist you want them.
  5. Top and enjoy!

 

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 The burgers will darken quite a bit after dehydrating them… just so you are aware.

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10 thoughts on “Raw All American Sun-dried Tomato and Pesto Nutburger

  1. Kathy says:

    Amie-sue all this food looks and sounds incredibly tasty as always! I am SO going to try to recreate this fabulous all American fare very soon.Also I can so relate to your life long love affair with hospital blankets… the thoughts you shared were very much the same as mine.I still have several of my blankets too. Big Hugs :)

    • amie-sue says:

      So we can become “Blanket soul sisters” Kathy? hehe Let me know if you make the dish. I would love to hear how it goes and what you think. If you have any questions along the way, just leave me a comment and I will help you. Have a happy day, amie sue

  2. Karla Taylor says:

    Hi Amy,

    Where can I get the dehydrator mesh sheets you often refer to, as I didn’t get that item with my purchase?

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Karla, if you bought an Excalibur, they come with the machine automatically. What machine do you have? Depending on the model and make that you have, you would need to contact the manufacture to see if they make them. amie sue

  3. Nancy D says:

    I am loving the recipe mash ups, please keep doing them! Thank you for all the great and delicious recipes Amie Sue!

  4. kate says:

    this looks so good!!! and bring on that chip recipe!!!
    ummmmmm….thank you, kate

  5. Lynette says:

    I’m not GF, Vegan or even vegetarian, but this looks so delicious I have to try it. Lots of creative stuff here. Nice job!

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Lynette, well one doesn’t need to be GF, Vegan or Vegetarian to enjoy good food. hehe It’s all about adding in more healthy foods into our diet and enjoying the process! Have a blessed evening, amie sue

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