Meatless Monday – Wild Mushroom Nut Burgers with Raw-B-Que Sauce

  Over the past week CNN and other major news outlets have been touting the marvelous benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.  President Bill Clinton turned his health around by following this lifestyle and he has been a great spokesperson on how minimizing your meat intake and eating more fruits and vegetables has an amazing impact on your health and well-being.  See this interview here.

The “Meatless Monday” initiative is not designed to turn every American into a vegetarian or vegan; it is geared toward raising our consciousness on where meat comes from and on the environmental toll and energy consumption that this industry perpetrates.  Did you know that if all Americans simply took one day off a week from animal protein it would have the effect of taking 7 million cars off the road?

This recipe is one of my favorites!  If you have eaten burger substitutes, I guarantee that these are the best you will ever taste!  The broth from the dried mushrooms lends a very meaty taste and the texture is very satisfying.  Dulse flakes are optional – they can be found in the dried sea vegetable or macrobiotic section of your local health food store.  You can even get powdered dulse shakers where the salt and other spices are stored and use that instead of the flakes.  And of course, that ingredient can be eliminated altogether.

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