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#1 Zen_



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 02:02 PM

Being Thankful
It's easy to overlook the simple things, but maybe that's because simplicity is often born from the very complex. Take this recipe for example; the ingredients are simple, the end result is simple, but the journey will leave an impression upon you that will only melt with the satisfaction of tasting earths perfection. Perfection that's been smashed together into a cake-like substance and slathered in a ketchup based glaze; but it's sweet silence will render the point moot.


Be thankful for what Mother Earth provides.

Show appreciation in the preparation of her fruits.

Then enjoy the nourishment and satisfaction of a job well done.





Meatless Meatloaf



  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Large Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Lbs Cremini Mushrooms
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup 1" Asparagus Pieces (Broccoli can be subbed) 
  • 1 Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts, Toasted
  • 1 Cup Quinoa, Cooked
  • 3 Tbs Chopped Fresh Basil
  • 3 Sprigs Fresh Green Onion
  • 3 Cloves Fresh Garlic
  • 3 Tbs Ketchup
  • 1 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
  • 4 Ounces Fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, Grated
  • 2 Large Eggs, Lightly Beaten
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbs Fresh Tyme or Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil


  • 11/2 Cups Ketchup
  • 1 Tbs Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Tyme or Italian Seasoning



Preheat broiler to high.


To prepare the peppers, cut them in half length-wise; discard the seeds and membranes. Place the pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Flatten them with your hand and then broil for 12 minutes or until blackened. Place in a paper bag folded tightly for 10 minutes. Peel and finely chop and place in a large bowl. Discard the skins.


Turn off the broiler, and reduce the oven to 350*F. Arrange the walnuts in a single layer on the foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 15  minutes.


Prepare Quinoa according to package. When done add to the Peppers and Mushroom mixture.


Rinse and place the mushrooms in a food processor, in batches, and pulse until finely chopped then transfer to a bowl. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Swirl to coat, and then add in the mushrooms. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Sauté for 15 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms to bell peppers and quinoa.


Add asparagus and red onion to the pan, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, and sauté 6 minutes or until just tender; stirring occasionally. In the last minute add 1/3 the green onions. Add this mixture to the peppers, mushrooms, and quinoa.


Arrange the breadcrumbs on the foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Add the breadcrumbs and the remaining ingredients down to the Tyme. Use a spoon to mix all the ingredients well. Then mix again. Use the last bit of oil and a paper towel to wipe and coat two 9" loaf pans. Divide evenly into both pans; layer mixture, a small amount of cheese, mixture, cheese, mixture until done. Sprinkle each with remaining 1/3 green onion and basil. 




Bake 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155*F.


Evenly apply topping to both loaves and bake an additional 10 minutes.


Broil on low for 5 minutes or until desired doneness of the topping is achieved.


Let stand 10 minutes. ENJOY.




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#2 Juthro


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 04:57 PM

Looks damn good :)

Your making me hungry, Zen....
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Posted 11 May 2016 - 05:31 PM

That looks and sounds amazing!!!

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:59 PM

Very nice......I and my vegetarian friends would destroy that.

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