Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Chickpea "Meatloaf"



Finally finally I put The Magical Loaf Studio to use! I've known about this handy recipe generator for over a year and I've been meaning to use it. All you do is pick and choose your ingredients, hit 'submit' and out comes a recipe complete with measurements. How cool is that? I liked meatloaf and I had it all the time growing up. Now that I'm vegan, my loaves are meat-free and even more delicious. I usually make my veggie meatloaves with tofu and vegetables and I've never tried one which comprised mostly of beans. Today's loaf has chickpeas, brazil nuts, whole grain bread crumbs, onions, carrots, garlic, celery, ketchup, soy sauce, black pepper and bbq spice blend (mesquite powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder and other stuff). I also spread a little ketchup on top of the loaf to give it that 1950's touch.


I cut into it about 15 minutes after it came out of the oven. It was moist and very flavorful. If I didn't use bbq type spices in it I would have made a gravy to go with it. I love the versatility of the Loaf Studio and I can't wait to use it again to make an entirely different loaf.

9 comments:

Kamaile said...

That meatloaf looks so good. I've wanted to try this too and now I will!

nora said...

Wow, Kim, that is the coolest thing EVER! Thanks for introducing me to it! I can't wait to try it.

Glue and Glitter said...

Ohman, the loaf studio! It's been too long since I've used it.

Michal said...

Wow that site is so neat I bookmarked it! :)

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I've never used it before either and really should give it a go. The loaves always look so great, especially this one.

Oraphan said...

Wow, your chickpea meatloaf looks really good! Thanks for the link to that awesome studio, I'll definitely give it a try, YUM!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

Yummy!

I've been using a tray to eat in bed lately. It's very pleasing- I love having a nice surface for my napkin and cup. It makes me think of you!

Anonymous said...

That looks great! Thanks for the link to the loaf studio! That is awesome! - Meredith

Happy@Home said...

This is fantastic! Thanks so much; I had never heard of that magical meatloaf site before.