Monday, October 21, 2013

Raw Mushroom Nut Loaf

We had raw mushroom nut loaf for dinner tonight with roasted butternut squash, carrots, onions, with garlic, and lightly steamed green beans. The No Cream of Mushroom Soup was used as a gravy.
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
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.

The recipe for the No Cream of Mushroom soup is

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