Aura's Deliciously Easy "Meat" Substitute

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Posted By: MD
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Preparation Time:  0 minutes
Cooking Time:  0 minutes

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Serves:  6 to 8


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy beans, cooked till soft
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 red onion or two medium ones, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 tablespoons coffee substitute (Roma, Pero, Postum or any other)
  • 3 tablespoons sweet paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Directions

Precook your soy beans and your rice (separately).

In a blender, grind the soy beans, thebrown rice and the onion with a littlebit of water (1/4 to 1/2 cup) untilsmooth. Dump into a large bowl. Mix inthe rest of the ingredients except thespelt. Incorporate well. Add the speltand form a soft dough. The mixtureshould now be a dough that will notstick to your hands. Set aside.

In a kettle or large pot, prepare thebroth to cook your meat substitute:Add sufficient water to cover, 1 onion,halved; about 2 tablespoon green onions,shopped, 1 teaspoon paprika, salt (if youwant more), 3 garlic cloves and let itboil.

Meanwhile, on a clean working surface,stretch out the dough gently with arolling pin (do not have to become flatand thin). Cut sections evenly and dumpthem into the boiling broth (likedumplings).Cook in the boiling broth, uncoveredfor 40 minutes.

Variation for broth: Add 1 stalk celerychopped.

Variation for Meat Substitute:

Prepare the Basic Recipe given above,but add to the dough 1 boiled potato,mashed or, 1 cup potato flakes.

Substitution for the broth:
3 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
2 celery stalks
3 cloves garlic
1 onion halved
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 plum tomato, seeded and halved
2 teaspoon chopped chives or green onions
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried sweet basil

Proceed as for Basic Recipe above. Oncethe meat substitute is cooked you canuse it as you would use any meatsubstitute from a can or package.

Another substitute for the broth would be:
1 bay leaf
2 celery stalks
3 cloves garlic
1 onion halved
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 plum tomato, seeded and halved

Proceed as indicated above.

Enjoy!

P.S.You will, no doubt find other broth variations you might like. Experiment a little.

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