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October 7, 2011

A twist from your regular vegan patty – the Sunshine Patty Falafel Burger

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan

I have a confession to make: I’ve been working two jobs and I’m just tired. I haven’t had time to cook anything and have been living out of my freezer for the past two weeks. I don’t know whether to blame it on the economy or just plain bad luck (have had lots of car troubles), but my life has been really hectic lately. So this week I’m afraid I just didn’t have the energy to come up with a new recipe for you, and for that I’m really sorry! However, I do have some good news. The girls from Spork Foods have contacted us with a few sample recipes to try from their new cookbook, Spork-Fed, which went on sale last week. We will be posting our review of the recipes very soon for you to enjoy. For now, I hope you enjoy the below product review and please feel free to e-mail us any review requests!


I am on a quest to find the holy grail of veggie burgers. I’ve tried so many varieties, but they are always just a little too flat in flavor, lacking the necessary “umph” to make them enjoyable. Jessica and I went out a while ago to buy several varieties of veggie burgers to compare, this Sunshine Patty Falafel being one that we chose. It sounded unique, which is the main reason we chose it – not to mention both Jessica and I love falafel.

It is easy to make, spray some non-stick spray in a pan and let it crisp up. Add your favorite vegan cheese (Galaxy being my favorite brand for sliced cheese) and bread, my choice was an English muffin. There are so many other things you could do with this patty, though. Mix it into recipes, wrap it in lettuce for a low carb snack, put it on top of a Mediterranean salad…the combinations are endless.

I have to say I wasn’t blown away, but Sunshine Patty has a lot of potential with it’s unique flavors. Certainly one of the better vegan patties I’ve tasted in a while. The calories are also a little high, at 230 calories per patty and 11g of fat.
Visit their website for a falafel sauce recipe that might make it just a bit tastier:

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