Monday, January 2, 2012

"The Happy Herbivore" Hippie Loaf

A few months ago I bought an awesome cookbook called the Happy Herbivore. It is an awesome book and I have tried some of the recipes with good results. So tonight I decided to try the hippie loaf. i enjoyed it and even my dad (meat eater) said it was good. It doesn't taste like meat, but that doesn't make it any less yummy. I decided to serve it with green beans and mashed potatoes. Here is what you need for the loaf:

1 can rinsed black beans

1/2 cup of diced onion

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 large carrot, peeled and shredded

2 celery stalks, shredded

1 c. chopped mushrooms

1 c. cooked quinoa

1 tbs Italian Seasoning

3tbs whole wheat flour

2 tbs soy sauce

2 tbs ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grase an 8 inch loaf pan

Mash black beans and combine the rest of the ingredients until evenly combined. Transfer to prepared pan and pat down firmly using a spatula. bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, until firm and brown. Allow the loaf to cool 15-20 minutes before serving. I can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow :)