Best Veggie Burger EVER

This Veggie burger recipe gives carnivores a run for their money. I cooked it and served it to my meat eating boyfriend and he rated it a perfect 10!

Makes 4 Large or 6 Smaller Mushroom Veggie Burgers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb mushrooms, roughly chopped (combination of crimini, shiitake, and Portobello)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, or 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


Heat 1 tbsp oil in large saucepan. Saute the mushrooms, onions and garlic over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the liquid boils off, and the mushrooms begin to saute.

In large bowl, add mushroom mixture to oats, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well. Allow to sit for 15 minutes to develop the flavors. Shape into patties. Heat 2 tbsp oil in large non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Fry patties, cooking about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Serve with your favorite burger toppings. (Mine are lettuce, arugula, tomato, red onion, mustard, raw goat cheese and garlic paste)

Photo credit: Photo © John Mitzewich

Joshi´s Holistic Detox

Dr. Neish Joshi is the founder of the Joshi Clinic in London, merging old indian traditions, ayurvedic principles, and other philosophies to create an excellent form of detox and new life style.

Dr. Joshi says, "My first bestselling book, Joshi’s Holistic Detox explains in more detail the fundamentals of my detox and dietary program, but its essence lies in:

  • Avoiding all refined carbohydrates including white flour and sugar
  • Avoiding all foods with chemical preservatives and flavorings including foods that contain toxic elements (such as heavy metals, e.g. tuna)
  • Drinking at least one to two liters of pure water daily to help the body clean and detoxify itself
  • Eating fruit and vegetables that are ripe, fresh and as free of chemical fertilizers as possible
  • Minimizing tea, coffee, dairy products, and alcohol
  • Boosting your health and vitality with a diet rich in organic, ripe fruits and vegetables.
  • Eating protein such as white fish or white meats with each meal
  • Sleeping at least eight hours a night and practicing some gentle exercise, yoga or meditation every day to reduce the effects of stress on the body."

Neish Joshi, Joshi Clinic

Hope you give it a try!


The Clean Diet by Dr. Alejandro Junger M.D.

Dr. Alejandro Junger Clean Program:

Remove, Restore, Rejuvenate. These are the three pillars of the Clean Program. The best, most effective way of getting Clean is to follow the program available at www.cleanprogram.com. But if you are not able to follow the full program, here are some tips that you can do at home and are organized in a highly effective way to restore your control of your health and avoid becoming a number in American statistics.

Here are some practical tips to help you get started:

  • 1) REMOVE toxins:
    • • Avoid processed foods.
    • • Buy organic when possible.
    • • Buy eco-friendly cleaning products.
    • • Remove one or more of the foods that cause food allergies, sensitivities and are mucus-forming, such as dairy, bread, pasta, sugar, white rice and red meat.
    • • Remove the bad bacteria in your gut with plant and herbal antibacterials and use garlic, lemon, olive oil, oregano oil, thyme and cayenne pepper – all powerful natural antimicrobials.
  • 2) RESTORE what is lacking:
    • • Consume nutrient-rich foods (vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes).
    • • Use supplements to boost availability of your specific depletions (the B vitamins are commonly depleted).
    • • Soak up some sun. Fifteen minutes of sun exposure a day will allow you to sustain better levels of vitamin D for bone strength and protection from cancer and depression.
  • 3) REJUVENATE your life:
    • • Get yearly tests for vitamin D, free T3, iodine reserves, heavy metal toxicity, CRP, thyroglobulin antibodies, magnesium and zinc – all of which are frequently absent from physical exams today.
    • • Make time for “detox-enhancing” habits such as sauna, massage, hot and cold baths, and skin brushing. All of these improve circulation and increase perspiration, which help fuel your body’s natural cleansing system.
    • • Most importantly, rest your mind. Meditate, even if for only five minutes a day.

For more information:

• Visit www.cleanrevolution.tv for educational videos.

• Visit www.cleanprogram.com for the supplement-meal replacement kit, formulated with all natural nutrients of the highest quality. This is perfect for busy people with no time to prepare the recipes in the book, masterfully designed by Jill Pettijohn, live food chef, nurse and detox specialist.

• Visit www.my.cleanprogram.com, an interactive web community where hundreds of people around the country and the world are doing the Clean Program together. You will be able to share your experience and tips and inspire others to get “Clean.”


Natalia Rose is my hero!

I have recently purchased two of Natalia Rose´s books:
Detox 4 Women and The Raw Food Detox Diet.

Let me just say that they are wonderful books to have! I have already shed some of my extra weight and feel much much lighter. Give it try for 14 days!

DetoxWorld review is:

"Here is the solution. Rose has formulated a very specific detox prescription for women that is easy to follow and gentle on the system, yet yields fantastic results that are both immediate and lasting. In Detox for Women, she brings you her powerful step-by-step plan that will help you shed weight, look years younger, and radiate energy in only 28 days.

Like Rose's celebrity clients, you will love this plan! Rose steers readers away from traditional detox fare like fruit and nuts and cautions against eating too much raw food too soon. And while many detox programs do not allow you to eat at all, during the next 28 days you will enjoy:

* Cooked foods that are easy to digest
* Treats like dark chocolate and wine
* Recipes that hark back to favorite foods like pumpkin pie and guacamole
* Sunshine for Breakfast! Rose's own elixir for health and beauty
* Great restaurants—this plan can even be tailored for eating out!

You will also luxuriate in relaxing baths, get plenty of fresh air, and enjoy meals that are simple to prepare, beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat. Like Rose's clients, you will probably also find that this way of living is so easy and rewarding that you will even want to make permanent changes after the 28 days are over.

With inspiring stories from real women, Natalia Rose doesn't just give you a detox prescription but also real hope for the kind of transformation you have always wanted."

I guess the cool thing about Natalia is that she presents you with a test to see what Level of Raw vs. Cooked Foods you are in.

Depending on what stage you are in, your diet is tailored to meet your needs.

I hope you try it out!
Love, E