Oh my goodness was this delicious. We have made other raw and/or vegan "meat loaf" recipes, but this is superior to the others.
Our son had seconds on the mushroom nut loaf. What a blessing that the recipe made 6 slices, so we have leftovers for another day.
The recipe for the mushroom nut loaf is from http://www.addictedtoveggies.com/2010/11/easy-raw-vegan-recipes-thanksgiving.html
Raw Vegan Holiday Mushroom Loaf
Step 1. Prep before hand:
1 c ground/smashed Macadamia nuts
I chose to grind my nuts in a food processor --- To smash your Mac nuts: place nuts in zip-lock baggy and pound with a flat heavy object.
Step 2. Seasoning your Mac nuts:
1/2 tsp dried Thyme
1/4 tsp dried/ground Rosemary
1/2 tsp dried Dillweed
1 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
1 tsp dried Parsley
Sea Salt to taste
Add the above ingredients to your ground/smashed Macadamia nuts - proceed to grind/smash again. Remove the contents of your Whitlock baggy, placing them in a mixing bowl and setting them aside.
Step 3. Mushrooms!
2 dozen (24) Crimini Mushrooms - minced very very well (you can either do this by hand, or in a food processor). If you are doing this by hand then you can mince and mash with the flat side of your chopping knife to get a very thorough and fine mince.
2 or 3 Green Onions (scallions) minced very well
Add your Mushrooms and Onions to the bowl containing your seasoned Macadamia nuts. Mix/Mash well )to do this you can use a hand masher or you can pulse with your food processor).
To your mixing bowl add:
1 Tbsp White Mustard //or// 1 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Minced Garlic //or// Garlic Granules (optional)
1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
1/4 c Water (for a Smokey flavor use Lapsag Souchong Tea Water)
Step 4. Final Step! Making your Mushroom Loaf //or// Burgers!
I fist shaped these into little Burgers (using a Biscuit cutter), at about 1/2" thick.
Dehydrating Method: Dehydrate Burgers 5 to 6 hours, flipping half way though.