We have just a few days left of:
before I collapse from the bird flu.
The candle is burning slowly now…
Until that day occurs,
I think I am going to pitch my own vegan advertisement
for meatless products.
Here is what I have so far:
The other white, non-meat.
It’s what’s for dinner.”
“My meatball has a first name, it’s:
My meatball has a second name, it’s:
Oh come on, they’re great slogans!
Sure, they are a bit recycled, but I think I am sitting on a gold mine.
You know what else is priceless?
I want to eat my screen, they are so precious.
I had 3 last night for dinner
I think I can improve the texture a bit next time–they are a little soft.
But full of flavor? Absolutely!
And they look like turkeys!
If this doesn’t impress you, well then, I have nowhere to go from here.
Balls of Meatless Nature Recipe
Makes approx. 14 balls ←I feel weird writing that (probably because I am immature)…
- 1 can red kidney beans; rinsed, drained and mashed by fork
- 3/4 c. Italian GF seasoned bread crumbs = (1/2 c. for mixture ; 1/4 c. to coat outer layer of balls)
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 1 Tb flaxseed meal + 2 Tbs water, mixed and left to sit 5 minutes (egg replacer)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbs worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbs fresh basil, chopped
- 2 Tbs spinach, chopped
- 1 Tb fresh parsely, chopped
- 1/2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
- 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- Add everything into a mixing bowl (except for 1/4 c. breadcrumbs) and stir until combined. You might have to get the dainty digits dirty…
- Roll dough into 14 small-ish balls. Roll them into 1/4 c. of breadcrumb mix to lightly coat.
3. In a non-stick skillet, heat up 1/2 Tb butter + 2 Tbs olive oil (you might need more as you go along). When hot, add beanballs into skillet and brown on all sides (I threw them into the toaster oven for another 5 minutes afterwards just to ensure that they heated throughly–optional).
ASSEMBLING TURKEY MEATBALLS:
- 6 al dente Penne GF pasta pieces
- 2 capers
- orange bell pepper, end sliced
- 1 slice of red bell pepper
Greg’s 5 year old nephew helped me make these little guys.
We both had a fun time as we watched the turkey come to life.
He even helped out with the photo shoot.
He chose the white napkin to be placed under the plate,
which I think was a great idea.
Here are his photos that he took:
He did a great job taking pictures, wouldn’t you say so?
He watched me take mine and really got the idea behind it.
Me thinks we have a Nigel Barker on our hands…