These two women tell it like it is. And for most people that is too much. There will always be those people who say, 'Well if I don't know where it comes from then it doesn't bother me.' Really? What if folks had felt that way about Hitler, where would we be today. Being passive is not going to make the changes that need to be made in our food realm. Get yourself educated and see what is really going on in the cattle and dairy industry. You may find out that our government who is supposed to be protecting our food supply, is letting it be altered to the point of not being recognized. But that is for another post.
Now, on to this delicious recipe.
- 1T refined coconut oil, plus more for the pan (we now use this oil all the time)
- 1 carrot, cut into 1/4 inch dice (I would shred or grate next time)
- 1 celery stalk, cut into 1/4 dice
- 1 onion, cut into 1/4 dice
- 3 ounces mushrooms, your choice, cut in 1/4 inch dice (about 2 cups)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 t sea salt
- 1 t pepper
- 2 slices vegan whole wheat bread
- 1 cup toasted almonds
- 2 (14 ounce) package Gimme Lean ground beef style
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup catsup
- 2 T chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Oil a 10x4x3 inch loaf pan (or anything you have).
In an 8-10 skillet, over medium heat, melt the oil. Add the carrots and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are crisp-tender and any liquid the mushrooms have released is cooked off, about 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the bread and walnuts, pulsing to form a coarse meal. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the 'beef', oats, catsup, parsley, and the vegetable mixture. Use your hands to mix well. Transfer the loaf mixture to the prepared pan, spread it into an even layer, and bake for 45 minutes, until tip of a knife inserted into the center, comes out piping hot.
Sweet Mother of Abraham Lincoln. this is bar none, of of the best mock meat loaves I have ever eaten. Make it, eat it and then make some more.