RECIPES: ANIMAL PEOPLE holiday nut roast

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  November/December 2012:


Mix together: 2 pounds of firm tofu, mashed well 2 cups of coarsely chopped walnuts  (Other nuts may be substituted, such as sunflower seeds or pecans.) Thoroughly blend in: 1/4 cup of soy sauce 2 teaspoons thyme leaves 1 teaspoon basil leaves 2 tablespoons of dried parsley or 1/2 cup of chopped fresh parsley 1 finely chopped onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic (Seasonings may be altered to choice.  For example,  a teaspoon of sage may be added,  or you may add more garlic) Finally,  add: 1 cup of dried breadcrumbs 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour Mix all ingredients well.  Turn into oiled pan(s) and form into a 1-inch thick loaf.  Rub the top of the loaf with a very thin coating of olive or other vegetable oil.  Cover the pan(s) with foil, and bake for one hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Take the foil off the pan and cook about 10 minutes longer,  until the top of the loaf is browned.  The loaf tastes best when crispy. Serve with cranberry sauce, applesauce,  or apple butter. Good with vegetarian gravy and cornbread dressing (you can adapt any traditional recipe by simply substituting vegetable broth or water for the customary meat broth).   


Vegan cornbread

Mix dry ingredients: 1 cup white flour 3 Tablespoons sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup corn meal Mix wet ingredients: 1 cup of soy milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil Stir the two mixtures together until fully moistened.  Turn batter into oiled square or round cake pan.   Bake 20-25 minutes, until just brown,  at 350 degrees.

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