Comic book writer Alan Moore is best known for stories that Hollywood attempted to make into the next big thing – “V For Vendetta” and “Watchmen.” After those, he’s often thought of for his run on the DC comic book Swamp Thing. But his most underrated work might also be his most inventive. Tom Strong, which
debuted from America’s Best Comics in
1999, plays out as if there are no boundaries or limitations to the stories. The stakes are always at their highest and the title character has free-run of time and space. A Doc Savage type hero, Tom Strong has no super powers, but instead is a perfect specimen thanks to his scientist parents. On the remote island Attabar Teru, they raised and educated him in an isolation chamber that provided increased gravity. While that resulted in his superior strength, he was fed a vegetarian diet that included the native Goloka root – perfect for promoting longevity and higher cognitive awareness. From childhood to his adult years, he is aided by the “pneumatic man” that his father built, Pneuman.

Hold on tight, yer gonna need a dehydrator to accomplish this mission. The “Tom Strong burger” as we’re calling it was a complete accident – “let’s see what we can make out of what’s left in the fridge.” We photographed it open-face style, and the bread is THE Famous Onion Bread from the Raw Freedom Community. The burger is actually from a “Neat” Balls recipe in The Raw Gourmet by Nomi Shannon & Brian Clemment. If you don’t own a dehydrator, you can use an oven at the lowest temperature with the door partially open (this may destroy some enzymes).

3 tablespoons flax seeds, ground
6 tablespoons water
1 cup carrot pulp
1 cup sunflower seeds, ground
1/2 cup finely minced celery
6 tablespoons finely minced onion (or more to taste)
2 tablespoons finely minced parsley
2 tablespoons finely minced red pepper
2 teaspoons liquid aminos
Use an electric coffee grinder to finely grind the flax seeds and the sunflower seeds. The carrot pulp is what is left over after you juice carrots. In a blender, blend the ground flax seed and water, immediately pour mixture into a bowl
and set aside. Rinse the blender container out immediately. In a medium size bowl, thoroughly stir together carrot pulp, ground sunflower seeds, celery, onion, parsley, red pepper and liquid aminos. Add the flax seed mixture and mix thoroughly. Add more water if necessary to make the consistency to form patties. Form into six 1/2 inch thick patties. Dehydrate for 4-8 hours, or leave in sun until warm, or place in warm oven for 10-15 minutes. Makes 6 balls or patties. For that real hamburger effect, top it off with caramelized onions.

This doesn’t taste like a great veggie burger… it tastes like an awesome hamburger! Favorite one we’ve ever made.