We enjoyed a lovely evening at the Island Estuary with Jackie and her friend Pam celebrating Jackie’s final day in her medical rotation at the Ladysmith Clinic. Now onto the real world of residency and orthopedic surgery!
Congratulations Jackie…. lots of hard work and now time to do what you love.
This “mock” meat loaf is so easy to make and extremely delicious!!
In a large pan, saute an onion and celery over medium heat in some olive oil. Add chopped mushrooms, salt and pepper and saute about 4 mins. Then add 1/2 cup of sundried tomatoes (quantities are not very important), at least not in my world! You can add some wine or veg broth for extra flavour and then cook until no liquid remains. Add 1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans along with 1/2 cup unsalted raw sunflower seeds. Then mix together 3 eggs along with 1 tsp baking powder and 1 cup of bread crumbs. Add to the mushroom mixture and mix well. Pour into a parchment lined loaf pan, top with 1/3 cup ketchup mixed with 2 tbsp. brown sugar and 1 tbsp. dried mustard and bake in 350 oven for 1 hour or until set. Once you remove from the oven, allow it to rest for 10 minutes and then slice into 1 inch pieces and serve with mashed potatoes or oven baked fries.
So yummy you won’t miss the meat at all!!! Enjoy.