Italian Wedding Soup has always been one of my favorite soups, especially growing up as a kid. Thanks to SunFlower Family, I’m able to recreate some awesome meatless meatballs using their sunflower haché, while keeping it 100% vegan. It’s packed with protein and a great alternative to tofu, tempeh, or seitan.
In a bowl, soak the haché according to the box instructions. Combine the onion, parsley, egg replacer, garlic cloves, salt, breadcrumbs, and nutritional yeast. Using a Tbsp., shape the mixture into 1-inch round “meatballs”; Set aside.
In a large pot, bring the vegetable broth to a boil on medium-high heat. Add the acini de pepe, and escarole; Simmer on medium for 10 minutes, or until al dente.
Using a 1 tsp. measuring spoon, roll meatless meatballs into rounds and place into air fryer.
Cook “meatballs” for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Add to individual soup bowls with broth before serving.
Chef’s tip: Add a can of mashed black beans or chickpeas! The meatballs will not hold together when cooking in the broth, so be sure to cook them in the oven.
This Valentines Day, instead of a fancy restaurant- why not set the mood at home. With these tasty meatless “steaks”, you can! Using beets, mushrooms, onions, and other ingredients, this recipe is packed with lots of nutritious benefits. Whether you pair this with a side of mashed potatoes, asparagus or something you choose, you’ll enjoy a plant-based “filet” that you can now bake or even grill after baking for added flavor!
In a blender, combine everything except for the nutritional yeast, oat flour, and vital wheat gluten. Blend until smooth.
In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients you didn’t add in above’s step. Pour the mixture into the flour and stir until well combined.
Scoop into 5 even spheres and flatten out into a “filet” shape. Wrap in tin foil or other wrapping material and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 60 to 80 minutes; allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Slice and serve with mashed potatoes and asparagus.
Chef’s tip: Feel free to season the outside of the “meat” like a regular patty once the shapes have been formed. Also, if you’d like to make one big “tenderloin roast”, place mixture into a log shape and wrap in foil.
Plant-based alternatives are just as good if not better if you ask me. This Mac n Cheese with freshly steamed peas and sliced mushrooms is the perfect way to end any day. Baked with a thin layer of breadcrumbs, parsley, and Parmesan cheese till its brown and bubbling- you’ll be scooping till it’s all gone! Being able to have your favorite foods doesn’t have to end when you go vegan, which is why I am excited to share this delicious vegan mac!
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