I hope your day has been pleasant and filled with sunshine!
As you can see from this picture, I took Winston outside with me for awhile. He is such a good cat. He never wanders off and he goes back into the house without much ado (I only end up screaming 40 times, "Winston (menacing tone), Get in the house this instant!!!", as he sits right outside the door staring at me like THIS!
So, I wanted meatloaf tonight, it has been years since I have had one and sometimes your just crave things, so I hopped on the web and took off in search of a tvp meatloaf..I have tons of tvp, because I am basically the only one who likes it (unless I disguise it as taco filling for my husband).
I eventually stumbled upon The veggie table, it sounded simple and it said that it would please meat eaters too. Here is where you can find the original recipe. http://theveggietable.com/
(Seriously this is not meat)
I altered it of course, I honestly cannot help myself..
The original recipe called for regular tofu, I only had silken, and there were not enough flavors in it for my taste.. Well, you will see, Here is the recipe, my way.
1¼ c veggie stock
1½ c ground TVP or seitan
1 onion, minced
2½ T olive oil
1½ c tomato sauce
3 oz tomato paste
3 shakes of vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. Season salt, which ever you prefer
2 tsp. Simply organic all purpose seasoning
½ pound firm silken tofu
1 egg replacer
3 c. Panko bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 375.
Heat stock to a near boil, add TVP, I added some browning sauce, simmer until absorbed.
Meanwhile, heat 2 T olive oil and saute onions until transparent and golden, 3-5 minutes. Add TVP and continue cooking about 1 minute.
In the food processor, puree tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire, onion powder, season salt, all purpose seasoning, and tofu.
Combine TVP, tomato puree, and remaining ingredients. Lightly oil the bread pan, spread the "meat" loaf into it, patting into the corners. Make sure your pan is well greased.
Bake for 60 minutes, invert onto a baking sheet and then top with BBQ sauce and continue baking for 10 more minutes.
My daughter is getting married to a Chinese man who moved to America two years ago from China. He is a sushi chef at a lovely restaurant in Hutchinson, Kansas. They are planning a May wedding next year. Chris, does not speak English very well, which makes it interesting when they come home for dinner. Chris still holds the customs of China, and feels that he must buy his future wife's family presents ever times he comes to our house.
The first recipe I read...I wanted to make!!!
But now I have it!! It is mine......all mine.......!!!!!!
So I made Raspberry Oatmeal Bars!