Thanksgiving Dinner Substitute

For the past four years, we have been eating Tofurky for Thanksgiving dinner. This year, we are trying something different - a nut roast. It's basically a meatless meatloaf, which may sound not so appetizing, but I promise you it is.

Below is the recipe I got by watching my brother-in-law make it last time he came for a visit - and yes, we made him cook when he came for a visit. He's an amazing cook, and I love leftovers. So, please try it out and let me know what you think.

Nut Roast

Serves 5-6 people


1 onion

4 cloves of garlic

2 cups of mixed nuts (peanuts, walnuts, almonds, etc.)

1 package of vegetable stock

2-3 slices of bread (wheat preferrably)

1 pint of heavy cream

2 tablespoons of sugar

Salt/Pepper - for taste



Preheat oven to 550 degrees.

Chop the onion and garlic and saute in a large pan or pot. Wait till the onion and garlic are golden brown and then mix in nuts. Fill the large pot or pan to the top with water - just above the mixture. Boil on high with a tablespoon of salt - around 10-15 minues - until nuts are soft. Keep putting water in as it evaporates.

Add the one package of vegetable stock to the mixture - for taste. Take mixture and add to food processor or large blender with bread and cream - gradually add to smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons of sugar - blend till smooth.

Place in oven. Cook for around 40 minutes or until brown on top. Check with a toothpick or knife to make sure inside is cooked.

Let cool and serve with gravy, roasted vegetables and potatoes.

Easy Gravy Recipe:

Saute shallots, garlic, sherry and brown rice miso.