Saucy Meatless Chunklets

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We are happy when we can come up with a tasty meat substitute, because they are among the most popular recipes we have in our collection. This one is truly savory and is loaded with goodness. Whether you call them meat alternatives, meat replacements, mock meats or meat subs, these recipes are extremely helpful to round up meals and to complete your diet and give flexibility in the preparation of dishes. The saucy little powerhouses of flavor will really tingle your tastebuds. Enjoy!

1 can chickpeas or garbanzos, rinsed and drained
1 cup Old Fashioned oats
1 cup brown rice (raw)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sesame seeds (raw)
4 Tbsp. cornstarch
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 Tbsp. olive oil plus more to cook with
3 sprigs cilantro
1 medium tomato
1 small onion
1 large carrot
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup sweet pepper strips
1/2 cup sweet green pepper strips
1/2 cup water


In a blender or food processor, grind the raw rice with the Old Fashioned oats until pulverized to the consistency of flour. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl till well combined. Process all the vegetables in a blender or food processor with the water, adding it little by little as you puree them.
Scrape into the bowl where the dry ingredients have been combined and mix well. Once you have a dough of a good consistency, like the consistency of bread dough.
Take pieces of the dough and shape them between your hands and shape them into the shape you want and the size you want.
Heat a cast iron skillet that has been barely "painted" with olive oil and cook the pieces over a low heat until golden on all sides. Drop into a bowl and prepare your sauce. A vegan marinara-style sauce would be ideal.
Once the sauce is ready, drop your "meat" pieces into the sauce and let them absorb the moisture an the flavors of the sauce for about 10 minutes.



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Tasty Veggie Sandwich Steaks

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This tasty meat sub is really good in sandwiches and rolled up in wraps with your favorite trimmings. It is easy to make and yields generously. If you want to make a whole lot of them and freeze some of them, put them in an air tight container. We just wanted to show

1 cup oats
1/4 cup walnuts
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 large carrot
1 stalk celery
1 medium tomato
1 medium potato
1/2 cup sweet pepper strips
1/2 cup sweet green pepper strips
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 small onion
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. olive oil plus more to cook with
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup water



Put all your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. In a blender, process the vegetables with the 1/2 cup water. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients little by little while blending well.
Form the patties and cook in a skillet barely painted with olive oil until golden brown on both sides.

Yield: Approx. 1 dozen (depending on the size you give them)

Note: You can put them between two slices of toasted wheat berry or oatmeal bread and add anything you like, including vegan cheese slices, pickle slices and whatever you like. But they are also good like this:

Just add some homemade ketchup or any sauce of your preference.

Enjoy!



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Vegan Mock Meat Delish

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This is a very versatile meat substitute a you will see by the photos. You can use it like patties, you can cut it into strips and drop it into your favorite sauce to get all the juicy, saucy goodness and use it as a delicious side dish. You can chop it and drop it into spaghetti-style sauce and use it to top anything from rice to pasta, to potatoes. Enjoy!

1 cup brown rice, cooked
1 cup cracked wheat, cooked to the consistency of rice
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 medium raw potato, peeled and cubed
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1/2 cup walnuts
Salt to taste
1 cup whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1 tsp. garlic powder (of 1/2 tsp. if you don't like things savory)
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
2 Tbsp. cornstarch (as a binder)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Water

In a blender, put the potato, the onion, walnuts, cilantro, the brown rice and the wheat and process with just enough water to turn the mixture into a smooth paste. Scrape into a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and enough water, little by little, to form a dough that is neither too stiff nor too runny. Taste for salt an adjust to taste.
Grease a skillet with olive oil, just enough to cook the mock meat. Form patties with your hands and drop into the hot skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides.
You can use them as is, they make a wonderful and savory addition to sandwiches, pita pockets, burritos and wraps, or turn them into amazingly juicy and tasty strips and chunks by simply cutting them lengthwise or into cubes, and dropping them into a sauce until they absorb some of the juice flavor, then add them to whatever you like!


This is what they look like after you first cook them in the skillet. You can use them like this or drop them into sauce!


This is how they look when you cut them into strips and drop them into sauce to get juicy and saucy!


This is what they look like then you cut them into chunks and cook them with tomatoes, onion, red and green peppers and sauce until they soak up the juices and become tender and flavorful!

You get the point!



Let me know if you make this delicious meat substitute in the comments and tell me how you made it and what you had it with, it will be wonderful to find out how you prepared it!


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Vegan Millet Omelettes Stuffed with Peas—New Version

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These small omelettes are very tasty and a delicious, very easy and relatively quick to put together.
The recipe yields a good amount of omelette, top them with cheese, gravy or sauce or eat as is. Enjoy!

1  cup cooked brown rice (cooked according to package instructions)
1/2 cup millet (cooked to the consistency of rice)
3/4 cup frozen peas (thawed)
1 cup all purpose flour
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp. onion powder (1 tsp. if you're not a great onion lover, but onion is key in this recipe)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1/8 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. dried sweet basil
1/8 tsp. dried marjoram
1 plum or Roma tomato
Pinch of oregano
1/2 tsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 cup raw almonds, washed
1 cup soy milk (plain and unsweetened)

In a blender, process the rice and the millet with the milk, the tomato and the almonds till smooth. Scrape into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, combining well and making sure you don't get any lumps.
Heat a skillet with very little olive oil and drop the mixture into it by large spoonfuls. Let set before flipping. Cook on both sides till golden brown.

Yield: Approx. 8 omelettes or depending on size you make them in.



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New Cracked Wheat Rollies

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Rollies are an easy and really tasty addition to any meal and would do great for menus you put together when you are planning to have company.

1 cup cracked wheat, well cooked according to package (to the consistency of rice)
1/2 cup quick oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/8 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. dried rosemary
1/8 tsp. dried marjoram
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 plum or Roma tomato, chopped
Salt to taste
1 cup water (or less)

Put cracked wheat in blender with 1/4 to 1/2 cup water and  the chopped tomato, process till smooth.
Scrape into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients and the rest of the water, slowly as you mix till you have a soft dough, which is neither stiff nor runny. Form the rollies by dropping a tablespoon of the dough on the palm of your hand and rolling the mixture into shape.
Drop into a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 25 minutes, then turn and leave till golden brown.
You can serve these as is or topped with your favorite sauce. Enjoy!



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Oatties (Otherwise Known As "Did You Say YUM?")

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Sometimes, recipes just happen. You have something going and the recipe flows just right. Oatties are so named because the main ingredient is, you guessed it, oats! They are very easy to make and heavy on the flavor (yeah, that's our trademark!) You can put these together in a jiffy. If you have guests and are planning to grill some veggies, these would be a perfect addition to the meal. Only, we suggest that you use a grill pan to cook them. They will have the delicious and pretty grill marks that will enhance the appeal and the flavor. use them to go with just about anything. Enjoy!

2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup parsley
1 tomato, seeded and cut in chunks
1 celery stalk, washed and sliced
1 red onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup sweet red and green pepper strips
1/2 tsp. to 1 tsp. garlic (depending on whether you are a big garlic lover or not, adjust to preference)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Salt to taste
1/2 cup sesame seeds, raw
1 cup all purpose flour
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika flour
1 large potato
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. olive oil + more for cooking
1 tsp. dried sweet basil
1/2 tsp. cumin

In a medium bowl, soak the oats in 1/2 cup of water until the oats are soft. Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender with the rest of the water, process the carrot, parsley, tomato, celery, peppers, onion and sesame seeds until smooth. Scrape into the bowl where you have soaked the oats.
Add the rest of the ingredients and combine everything well. Form your patties.
Drop them into a hot skillet barely "painted" with olive oil and cook them until they are golden brown on both sides.

Yield: Approx. 15 (medium size, more if smaller, less if larger)

Note- The Oatties of our photo were cooked as the recipe indicates, then, they were sliced into long pieces and dropped in homemade spaghetti sauce till they absorbed the liquid (oh, roughly some 10 to 15 minutes) and then served with yellow potatoes. You can serve them with your favorite sauces or gravies.



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Perfect Veggie Patties

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These are super easy and very tasty. You can use them as burgers or a sidekick of mashed potatoes or baked yams. You can also slice them in strips, throw them into your favorite spaghetti sauce until they absorb the flavor and then add them to any pasta. The possibilities are endless!



2 cups Old Fashioned oats
1 medium sized Italian bread, cubed
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 large potato, peeled and sliced
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1 large carrot, peeled
1 medium raw beet, peeled and chopped
1 stalk of celery, washed and sliced
1 small red onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup green peppers Anaheim or some similar peppers of your choice, seeded and chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup sweet rd peppers, chopped
1 tsp, garlic powder
1 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
Salt to taste



Soak oats in a bowl in 1/2 cup water, add the bread and let rest till soft. With a potato masher, mash them into a pulp. In a food processor or blender, process the vegetables with as little water as possible till they are smooth.
Scrape into the same bowl where you have the oats and the bread. Add all the seasonings and mix thoroughly to combine. Form patties with your hands and cook in a heavy skillet that has been barely painted with olive oil till golden brown on both sides.

Yield: 16




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