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Farm Animal Rights Movement
August 22, 2011

Serving Size 1 patty -- Recipe makes 9 burgers

Amount Per Serving
Calories 148
From fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 0.7g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 242mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 49%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%

* % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Spice-It-Up Veggie Burger

Veggie burgers can be so much more than veggies, including everything from beans and rice to lentils, tofu, and mushrooms. This tasty version has millet, oats and whole wheat and a savory blend of spices. The oats in water become sticky, which helps hold the burgers together. The millet adds a nice nutty flavor. Add some lettuce, tomato and onion, maybe roasted red pepper and avocado too.


1/2 cup millet, rinsed
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup rolled oats
4 slices whole wheat bread, no crust, torn in pieces
1 large rib celery, cut into large chunks
1 medium onion, cut into large chunks
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
3 Tbs. tahini
1 tsp. dried oregano or 1 Tbs. fresh
1/2 tsp. each of salt, cumin, chili powder, paprika
1 large carrot, cut into chunks
2 cups tightly packed fresh spinach
1 Tbs. canola oil (for cooking/mixing spices)


  1. Heat millet and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a covered saucepan; turn heat to low; cook 15 minutes; turn off heat; leave lid on until ready to use.
  2. Grind oats and bread in the food processor until they crumb and set aside.
  3. Chop celery, onion and garlic into small bits in a food processor, but not to a mush; place the mixture in a saucepan with remaining 3/4 cup water; stir some of this mixture into the tahini in a small bowl; return to the saucepan and heat to a simmer.
  4. While mixture cooks, stir ground oat-bread mixture into the saucepan; whisk oregano, salt, spices and pepper to taste into the oil; stir into mixture (the mixture should cook 10 minutes total).
  5. Place millet in a large bowl and add the vegetable mixture.
  6. Process carrots into small chunks; add to mixture; process spinach a little; add to mixture and mix everything together.
  7. Press mixture tightly into a 2 1/2-inch scoop; place on treated paper or oil sprayed baking sheet; gently flatten; bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes without turning.

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Jeff Boghosian has been vegan for 12 years and vegetarian for one year before that. “When I learned what happened to farmed animals I was shocked,” he says. Motivated to do more than change his diet, Jeff spends as much time as possible focused on veg outreach such as leafleting, tabling, conducting talks at schools, vegan food giveaways; he even heads up the Vegan Arizona Meetup group.

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