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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

vegetarian nut loaf

I am not a vegetarian, but I eat a lot of vegetarian dishes and I don't eat beef, so I love it when I find a great vegetarian substitute. This is a delicious substitute for a traditional meatloaf. I love to serve this with  mashed potatoes, a big garden salad, and a fresh loaf of bread. Yummy!


Vegetarian Nut Loaf


Serves 8

Ingredients

2 large onions, finely chopped
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups grated carrots
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
5 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs

Directions

  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute onions, mushrooms and green pepper in butter until tender. In a bowl, combine the mushroom mixture, carrots, celery, eggs, walnut, sunflower kernels, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Stir in bread crumbs:
  2. Coat a 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, then line with waxed paper. Transfer vegetable mixture to a prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F Let stand for 10 min before slicing.

What better way to enjoy this delicious recipe than at a table decorated with vintage and thrift store finds.  

This one is perfect for dinner for two.

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gather friends and family together outside, while the weather is still permitting. love mixing thrift store chairs.

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casual family dining.


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and if you are out in the country, moving dinner to the barn is a fun idea.

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Enjoy.


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5 comments:

  1. I love this recipe! I make a similar loaf. It's so easy and tasty. The outdoor eating area is lovely. Too bad our temperatures have already dropped.
    best,
    Duni

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  2. That sounds delicious. I would like to eat it in the barn setting please.

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  3. This looks like a delicious recipe! I will have to try it. Isn't it funny how everything tastes better outside?

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  4. Love your inspiration pictures. I would take any of them.
    Thank you for visiting and thanks for your sweet comments.
    My husband has family in Kentucky, Beaver Dam and Louisville.
    Ginger

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  5. I like the second al fresco photo. The recipe sounds good. Thanks for posting what you enjoy serving with it. :D

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