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Nutritious Nut Loaf

By | 2017-10-29T15:42:09+00:00 December 23rd, 2010|Main Courses - Vegan Gluten Free, Meatless Monday, Recipes|

This is a very delicious nut loaf which is a favourite of mine.

Ingredients:

½ cup cashewsnuts
½ cup almonds
10 almonds for decoration

2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup walnuts (chopped)
1 cup cooked, short grain brown rice
1/3 cup soy flour or chick pea flour
4 – 6 tbsp soy sauce or 1 – 2 tbsp vegie salt
1 onion
2 celery sticks
¼ cup water
2 tsp basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tbsp flax meal

Directions:

1.    Lightly roast cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in the oven.
2.    Chop and sauté onion and celery.
3.    Chop all the nuts and seeds.
4.    Mix all the ingredients together and moistening with water.
5.    Pat mixture into a well-oiled bread tin.
6.    Decorate top with 10 almonds and line bottom of tin with grease proof paper.
7.    Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes.

Serve with mushroom or onion gravy.

More delicious ways to get nuts into your diet:

Brazil Nut Burgers Brazil Nut Burgers

Brazil Nut Burgers

Cabbage Walnut Salad

Delicious Raw Trail Mix

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Special Delicious Vegetarian Dinner

By | 2017-11-17T12:30:45+00:00 December 22nd, 2009|Gluten Free, Main Courses - Vegan Gluten Free, Meatless Monday, Recipes|

This special occasion vegetarian dinner is easy to prepare and a balanced meal in terms of acid/alkaline and food combining.  The most time consuming is the nut loaf but it is so delicious that it is worth it and does not take as much time as cooking a turkey.  Also, it is full of protein from all of the nuts and seeds…even my non-vegetarian friends and family like it.

NUT LOAF

Ingredients:
½ cup cashews
½ cup almonds
10 almonds for decoration
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup walnuts (chopped)
1 cup short grain brown rice
1/3 cup soya flour
4-6 tbsp soya sauce
1 onion
2 pieces of celery
¼ cup water
2 tsp basil
2 tsp. marjoram
2 tbsp flax meal

Directions:
1.    Lightly roast cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in the oven.
2.    Chop and sauté onion and celery.
3.    Chop all the nuts and seeds.
4.    Mix all the ingredients together and moisten with water.
5.    Pat mixture into a well-oiled bread tin.
6.    Decorate top with 10 almonds and line bottom of the tin with greaseproof paper.
7.    Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
Serve with mushroom or onion gravy.

Usually, the problem with cranberry sauce is that it is full of sugar. Here is my version of the popular Cranberry Sauce without any sugar which is no easy thing when it comes to cranberries as they are so tart.

CRANBERRY SAUCE (sugar-free)

Ingredients:
1 Package whole, organic cranberries (fresh, not frozen)
1 Organic Apple, cored and chopped
1 cup Apple juice
1/4 cup Organic, Brown Rice Syrup
1 tsp Stevia (Sunny Dew is best)
Pinch of salt

Directions:
1.    Put all ingredients into a saucepan and let simmer for a few moments.
2.    Remove and let cool.
3.    Taste and add more Stevia or Brown Rice Syrup if you like it sweeter.

Nutritional Tips: Cranberries are high in vitamin C, and have antioxidant and antibacterial effects in the body.read all their health benefits here:  Cranberry Benefits

In clinical studies, cranberries have been shown to help maintain a healthy urinary tract and be especially beneficial to the eyes (significantly improve symptoms of cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy)

ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON JUICE

Ingredients:
1 pound asparagus, washed, trimmed, and cut diagonally into 2 inch lengths
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon juiced
Dash of Spike seasoning

Directions:
1.    In a large frying pan over low heat, heat the olive oil
2.    Add Asparagus and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
3.    Add Spike and stir cook an additional 1 minute.
4.    Add lemon juice stir well and serve.

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