Recipe NUT LOAF
A very simple recipe that has ingredients that are found in most kitchens. This recipe includes healthy fats from nuts and olive oil, and can be a nutritious alternative to meatloaf and the leftovers can be used for sandwiches.
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup almond milk (not sweetened, if using a commercial brand or see recipe below)
1 cup raw cashews, chopped (roasted, unsalted cashews can be used, less nutritious)
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup whole-grain breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon good quality salt (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon sage
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced (1 1/2 teaspoons, if dried)
Sauté onions and celery in oil until soft. Combine remaining ingredients and add onion mixture. Put mixture in covered baking dish or loaf pan with covering, and place in pan of water in oven. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
ALMOND MILK RECIPE
1 cup raw almonds
4 cups water
Pinch of good quality salt
1 Tablespoon oil (sesame, safflower, grape seed, walnut or other mild tasting oil)
Put almonds in boiling water for one minute. Remove almonds from water and slip off the skins. Place almonds in food processor or blender and add oil, salt and 1 cup of water. Blend, and keep adding water and blending for a total of about 3 minutes.
More information for Recipe Nut Loaf
Almonds are an oval-shaped nut that, in their sweet form are popular as a snack, as a flavoring, as part of cereals and as an ingredient in recipes, especially desserts and garnishes. They are readily available in more forms (in-the-shell, shelled whole, sliced, slivered, blanched and paste) than any other nut. Almonds are high in protein, fiber and minerals, particularly calcium, and a good source of B vitamins.
Cashews are a tan-colored, half-moon shaped nut, native to South America, not sold in the shell due to a toxic irritant in the oil of the shells. They are eaten roasted rather than raw and are higher in carbohydrate and lower in fat than other nuts. They are also rich in protein, minerals, B vitamins and fiber.
Parsley is a popular, leafy green herb, related to celery and often used as a garnish. It is mainly purchased in curly or flat-leaf (Italian) varieties. The Italian variety is considered the tastier of the two. Parsley is an excellent source of Vitamin K as well as a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron and folic acid. Its medicinal properties include digestive, and urinary tract benefits and it may be useful in preventing and treating cancer.
Sage is a grayish-green, “velvety” aromatic herb available in fresh or dried (whole, rubbed, powdered) form. It has anti-inflammatory properties and may enhance memory and is native to Mediterranean region. Sage comes in many varieties including pineapple sage, which has a strong pineapple scent.
Enjoy this Recipe Nut Loaf.