You can make raw food meat loaf from soaked nuts and seeds. The combination of nuts, sunflower seeds, vegetables, spices and olive oil delivers the flavor of traditional meatloaf without ever heating up your kitchen. Raw food devotees and vegetarians can enjoy this hearty meal as a special treat or occasion.
Things You'll Need
- Mixing bowl
- Food processor
- Dehydrator sheet
- 1 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 1/3 cup almonds
- 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp. sea salt
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 2 cups mushrooms
- 1/2 tbsp. ginger
- 1/2 tbsp. dried rosemary
- 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tbsp. basil
- Parsley to garnish
- Raw ketchup
Cover all seeds and nuts in a bowl of water. Soak them for 4 hours. Drain the nuts and seeds. Add to the food processor. Add garlic. Process well until the mixture becomes doughy. Add olive oil to thin, if necessary.
Stir in the sea salt, parsley, onion, celery, mushrooms, ginger, rosemary, red bell pepper and basil. Mix well.
Shape the mixture into a loaf on a solid dehydrator sheet. Dry the meatloaf for one hour at 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the meatloaf from the dehydrator. Top with raw ketchup.
Dehydrate the meatloaf for an additional 2 1/2 hours at 90 degrees.
Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately with raw ketchup.
- Food Network: Raw Food Trends
- "Raw: The Uncook Book: New Vegetarian Food for Life"; Juliano Brotman and Erika Lenkert; 1999
- Photo Credit Zedcor Wholly Owned/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images
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