Thanksgiving Vegetarian Walnut and Pecan Loaf Recipe

I’m no chef, I’m a gardener who likes to eat healthy, keep fit and generally practice as I preach. Here’s my meat free loaf a #manmade recipes for relatively healthy no frills meals.

There is always the opportunity to make any recipe healthier for example this recipe could be a plant based nut loaf recipe. Vegan eggs and almond butters are becoming readily available as consumers take control of the vegetable marketplace.

You will need:

4 farm fresh eggs

1 1/2 sticks of butter softened

1 teaspoon of soy sauce

Mix these ingredients until well mixed in a blender and set aside

Finely dice or shred in a food processor the following

1 Large carrot

1 Red onion

3 Celery Sticks

4 Garlic cloves

Fry in a little olive or coconut oil until the onions and carrots soften, allow to cool then add to blender and blend for at least 40 seconds. Realistically now would be a good time to pre-heat the oven 350f, once up to temperature cook for approx 60mins.

In a bowl add the following ingredients

1 cup of cooked brown rice

3/4 teaspoon of Oregano

3/4 teaspoon of Thyme

3/4 teaspoon of Sage

1 tablespoon of fresh yeast

1 cup of ground walnuts and pecan

Mix all dry ingredients well before adding the blended vegetable batter, mixing all the ingredients wet and dry together in a large bowl. The result should be a tan coloured batter ready to pour into a 9″x5″ butter lined loaf pan. Oven at 350f cook for approx 60 minutes try the cocktail stick test at around 55 minutes.

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Stephen Pryce-Lea

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Award winning, 40 something year old professional plantsman and horticulturalist with National Trust, private parks and estate management background. My vast plant knowledge and hands on techinical experience, afforded me the opportunity to work in various horticultural landscapes, in the UK, USA & Eastern Europe. Having worked in both garden retail & the design service industry gave me the practical diversity and managerial skill set, required for running a large prestigious gardens and stately homes. I strongly believe knowledge is to be shared and have worked closely with people and staff of all ages and abilities keen to develop their passion for gardening, including groups of children, special needs and adults. I have hosted guided walks, talks and tours for those keen to learn about cultivated and wild plants, garden development, history and design. As an member of the NNCPG and National Trust, I am actively involved in the preservation of several important plant collections both in public and private gardens throughout the UK. “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, in a garden it’s paradise” Follow @IGrowHort on GardenTags. Stephen is passionate about gardening as Head Gardener with a team of ten staff he manages a prestigious Cheshire country estate of 55 acres, inc wild flower meadows, woodland, organic kitchen and formal gardens. Follow Stephen today”

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