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Saturday, December 29, 2012
50 States of MoFo: Oregon: Brown Rice Hazelnut Burgers
A vegan recipe for Oregon should not be a challenge. After all, Portland must be one of the most vegan-friendly cities on earth. While plant-based cookbook authors, bloggers, food carts, grocers, and restaurants abound, it was hard to put my finger on something distinctively Oregonian.
Finally, I decided to go with a recipe involving hazelnuts, as the vast majority of North American hazelnuts are grown in Oregon, and thus it is a crop often associated with the state. One of my favorite Oregon residents is vegan cookbook author Julie Hasson. In her wonderful book, Vegan Diner, she has an Oregon-inspired recipe for Brown Rice Hazelnut Burgers, which fit the bill nicely! The burgers have a lovely, hearty flavor, and are definitely on the "make again" list. If you don't have Julie's book, you need to pick up a copy. We've made many recipes from it, and all have been superb. While you are waiting on your copy to arrive, you can find the recipe online here.