Vegetable Nut Loaf

This yummy nut loaf is absolutely full of vegetables, making it great for serving to any reluctant children. The combination of walnuts and sunflower seeds is an unusual but tasty one, packing the loaf full of fibre. Serve the loaf with a spicy marinara sauce for extra flavour.

Ingredient List:
300g grated carrots
200g chopped celery
2 small onions, chopped
75g mushrooms
1 small green pepper
5 eggs
175g wholemeal breadcrumbs
75g chopped walnuts
45g sunflower seeds
1 tbsp. butter
Salt and pepper
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano

Directions:
1) Prepare a loaf tin with non-stick cooking spray and greaseproof paper.

2) Finely chop the onion, mushrooms and pepper together so that they are all roughly the same size.

3) Heat the butter in a pan until foaming. Fry the onion, mushrooms and pepper until softened. Combine with the carrots, celery, eggs, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, salt and pepper, basil and oregano. Once completely combined, stir in the breadcrumbs.

4) Press the mixture into the tin and bake in a 180C oven for 1 hour, until completely cooked through.

Source: Nut Roast Recipes.

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Vegetarian Paella

This meatless paella is amazingly satisfying. Enjoy this with vegetarians for simply on a meatless dinner evening.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound baked tofu, cubed
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, diced
1 tablespoon paprika
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, in juice
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
1 cup frozen peas
1 ½ cups brown basmati rice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1) Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium. Add tofu and brown on all sides, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and paprika; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2) Add tomatoes, broth, peas, and rice; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Serve hot.

Source: Paella Recipes.

Published in: on December 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm  Comments (1)  
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Vegan Fruit Coleslaw

Ingredients needed:

¼ cup of soft tofu.
3 tablespoons of pineapple juice.
2 teaspoons of sugar.
1/3 cup of shredded cabbage.
14 oz of canned crushed pineapple.
1/3 cup of raisins.
¼ cup of dried apricots.
1 cup of diced red apples.
¼ cup of grated carrots.

Directions:

In a food processor or blender, process the tofu and pineapple juice until smooth.

In a bowl, combine all of the other ingredients.

Add the tofu mixture and toss to mix.

Cover and chill.

Source: Coleslaw Recipes.

Published in: on June 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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