Friday, July 21, 2006

Loafing around

Here were my ingredients:

1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 TB olive oil
One onion, diced
One large garlic clove, minced
Two celery ribs, diced
2 cups mashed firm tofu
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable broth, as needed
1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
2 TB nutritional yeast flakes
2 TB ketchup
2 TB soy sauce

After I made the "quinoa," I realized that I had accidentally made millet instead. They look very similar when they are sitting next to one another in a dark cupboard in unlabelled bags from Strictly Bulk. Oh well, I had been considering using millet anyway, but thought that I had a lot of quinoa and no millet.
I used Bragg's instead of soya sauce, and shallots instead of an onion, because I had a few lying around. I added more nutritional flakes when it seemed like the loaf was a little more wet than it was supposed to be, because I didn't feel like having to make a miniscule amount of oatmeal.

Here is a cooking montage:

I cooked it for a 45 minutes, and it seemed kind of springy when I took it out. I let it cool for a while, and even though my plan was to save it for later, for cold sandwiches, I decided to cut myself a piece for dinner. It sort of held together.

I put some ketchup on it, and it actually tasted really good. I definitely had low expectations by the time I was putting the loaf in the oven, so it was a nice surprise. I will try making sandwiches tomorrow.


At July 21, 2006 7:37 PM, Blogger michelleknits said...

mmmm, oatmeal and millet! i love that combination!

At July 23, 2006 1:05 AM, Blogger stagflation said...

I tried making sandwiches, but the loaf actually seemed more crumbly after it had cooled down. The sandwiches were ok, but I think that I'm going to do something else with the rest of the loaf (maybe some sort of gravy?)

At July 23, 2006 12:35 PM, Blogger michelleknits said...

mmm, with gravy sounds good! i wonder why it was more crumbly after it cooled? too much liquid? your combo sounds so good that i think it would be tasty no matter what the consistency. it IS a bummer that you didn't get it to be more loafy like, though.

At July 23, 2006 9:46 PM, Blogger mishka said...

It might be good mashed over rice with gravy!

At July 25, 2006 10:43 AM, Blogger Carla said...

If it's crumbly maybe you can treat it as a casserole. Ketchup, oh ya!


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