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Gluten-free Vegan Earth Patties Recipe

Healthy, Gluten-free and Vegan Earth Patties Recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

Tofu is a highly nutritious food that gives this dish a good boost in protein, calcium and B vitamins. Eating tofu has been associated with lowering cholesterol levels and reducing risk of heart disease. Tofu also contains phyto-oestrogens, which can be helpful for relieving menopausal symptoms in women. Always choose organic tofu to avoid genetically modified soybeans.

Makes: 16 patties



  • 1 sweet potato, steamed & pureed
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • Handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 250g firm tofu, finely chopped
  • 2 heaped tbsp tahini or nut butter
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Mix all ingredients together well in large bowl.
  3. Make medium-sized balls and place on baking tray lined with baking paper. You can use an ice-cream scoop for this. Flatten with fork and neaten around sides.
  4. Bake for 35 mins.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .