Monday, April 11, 2011

Savoury Hippy Loaf

Ok ok… so don’t take any offense to the title… there is a meaning behind it…

Once upon a time…

Wait… no, not that kind of story.

Ok, so I wear Birkenstock type shoes, eat granola, drink green smoothies, and I live on the West Coast… 

My husband is from small town Newfoundland.

Do you know what that means?

(besides a bunch of terrible stereotyping)

A lot of  harassment about being a hippy!  And you know what?  I embrace it! Smile And say BRING ON THE HIPPY!

Even while I was growing up, my friends used to tell me “you’ll always be a hippy at heart” – and so I will…

Once again, I was inspired by…   you guessed it OH SHE GLOWS – and while her recipe sounded fabulous – I felt like it was just calling for some mushrooms and some other savoury goodness… Enter recipe inspiration #2 – Ok this one had mushrooms and a few other yummy things… but still, not quite right.   Enter RAW ROSE, she finished off the inspiration and the Savoury Hippy Loaf was born…

Savoury Hippy Loaf

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Ps.  I am drooling as I write this because it’s cooking in the oven and it smells AMAZING

1 can of beans (I used pinto)  rinsed and drained

1/2 cup walnuts

1 TBSP sunflower seeds

1/3 cup oats

2x celery ribs

2x carrot

2 TBSP raisins (trust me)

3x green onion

2x clove garlic

8 dried shitake mushrooms (soak in hot water until rehydrated *save mushroom water) – Be sure the SQUEEZE out mushrooms before putting in food processor

2 TBSP savoury (I like it really herby – so use less if you don’t)

2 TBSP nutritional yeast (optional, but I heart it)

2 tsp thyme

1/2 “chicken” bullion – I use the vegan one that is soft – so you can easily tear it apart)

1 tsp olive oil

2 TBSP balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup egg whiles  or 2 TBSP chia mixed with 1/3 cup water

GLAZE (which you have to go find out at Oh She Glows)

I followed it perfect – except (haha) I doubled it and didn’t put in apple butter… what is apple butter anyways?

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PREHEAT oven to 350

TOAST Walnuts and Sunflowers seeds – then toss in food processor

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SAUTE celery, carrots, green onion, garlic, raisins, thyme and savoury in some olive oil – add 1.4 cup mushroom water (mixed with 1/2 bullion cute) to cook until carrots JUST become tender.  Transfer into food processor.

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ADD rinsed and drained beans to food processor + nutritional yeast + oats and mushrooms

WHIZZ food processor until all ingredients are at desired chunkiness and everything is mixed together –

Transfer into a bowl – good time to give it a taste!! 

Does it need more salt, more savoury, thyme?  How about pepper or garlic?

Finally add in 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar (or to taste) and finally add in egg or chia egg.  Stir together!

use an 8x8 baking dish with a piece of parchment paper in it (see easy clean up)!

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Spread with glaze and bake at 350 for about 60 mins or until it starts to brown and look crumbly.

Serve with a salad (with this dressing) and you have a perfect hippy meal!

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I’ve eaten all this loaf since I made it! It was awesome in a wrap, served over salad, on crackers, on a pita with hummus!   I probably wouldn’t use the glaze again, but I really was just in a savoury mood while eating it!

I will be making this again for sure!  It was delish!

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Ps.  Can someone help me clean the kitchen now?   HAHAHA… oh boy.

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9 comments:

  1. Yeah, I agree with you. This looks super tasty!

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  2. yay for hippies! ;) this looks SOO yummy! i think i'm making it tonight! i love her blog too, i've gotten some awesome ideas there lately. have a good day!

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  3. This looks so good! I love veggie loafs!

    I love that you took a picture of how your kitchen looks after cooking. I thought I was the only one! Now I feel better about making messes :) Have a great Monday!

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  4. mmm i BET those raisins are a great addition. i love loaves!

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  5. that looks delicious! I have been eying that recipe for a while...can't wait to try it!
    I just found your blog and can't wait to read more :)
    Lots of hippie love to you!

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  6. mmmm that hippy loaf looks sooo awesome!! Yum!!

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  7. I love that title-and I love that hippie loaf, yes please!

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  8. Yowzers, I want to lick my screen! I've been wanting to make Oh She Glows recipe, but love the mushroom addition. Must try.

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  9. The hubby and I get called hippies all the time too :-)

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