"We recently ate a veggie burger at a cafe called Crepe Fever and we enjoyed the nutty grain taste," she writes of Sandy Norris' 14-year-old Ward Centre eatery, recently renamed Mocha Java Cafe. "Is it possible to get a recipe for something similar?"
A recipe follows from "Vegetarian Nights - Fresh from Hawaii" (Celestial Arts, 1994, $17.95) by Valley Isle author and caterer Bonnie Mandoe.
1/3 cup ground cashew nutsGrind the nuts and seeds in a blender, food processor or rotary hand grater until they are finely chopped, about the consistency of very coarse flour. Combine with remaining ingredients, blending thoroughly with clean hands.
1/3 cup ground walnuts
1/3 cup ground sunflower seeds
2-1/4 cups cooked brown rice
20 ounces frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1-1/2 cups grated raw cheddar cheese
1/2 medium onion, chopped finely
2 large eggs
1/4 cup soy sauce
Shape into 6 to 8 patties and fry until brown on a hot griddle or pan coated with 4 seconds of nonstick cooking spray. Cook at least 10 minutes on the first side, so they hold together.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.