Ordinary Vegan Thanksgiving Loaf
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This is a very rich and yummy dish and a little goes a long way. If you cut this recipe in half, you could possibly serve 6.
Serves: 10
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • ½ ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1½ cups walnuts
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 ounces shitake or white mushrooms, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1½ cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram
  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped sage leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 4 ground flaxseed eggs (4 tbsp ground flaxseed whisked with 10 tbsp water in a small bowl - leave in refrigerator for 10 minutes to emulsify)
  • 1 cup of extra-firm tofu, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 by 4 loaf pan with vegan butter, line with parchment paper. The butter helps it adhere.
  2. Make flaxseed eggs
  3. Place dried porcini in a small bowl and add boiling water to cover. Let soak for 20 minutes, drain, finely chop, and set aside.
  4. Toast walnuts and cashews on a baking sheet until lightly browned and fragrant, about 10 minutes, careful not to burn. Finely chop with a knife or in a food processor, set aside.
  5. Increase oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes Add garlic and mushrooms. Cook, stirring constantly until the mushrooms are golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  7. Stir in rice, nuts, parsley, marjoram, thyme, sage, flax seed eggs, tofu, salt and pepper.
  8. Form mixture into a loaf and place into prepared pan. Bake until golden brown, about 50 minutes.
  9. Let cool in pan approximately 10 minutes then transfer loaf in parchment paper to a serving plate. Trim the parchment paper for a nice presentation. The parchment paper helps keep it's shape.
  10. Garnish with sage leaves.
Recipe by Ordinary Vegan at https://ordinaryvegan.net/veganthanksgiving/