week 11 of socially distant lunch

kinda tired of rice + tofu + vegetables so i went in a wildly different direction. made mini chickpea loaves, collard greens, and mashed potatoes. i’m going to find out how this goes cold until the portable “oven” i bought gets here tuesday evening. idk it won’t matter, it’s food it will eat

instant pot collard greens

1 1/2 lb collards, large stem chunks removed & ripped into 2″ish pieces

1/2 onion

a lot of garlic

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 tsp orrignton farm’s vegan ham broth mix

black pepper

crushed red pepper

1: saute onions until translucent, add garlic and saute a minute more

2: add collards and saute until wilted

3: add water, broth mix, pepper and crushed red pepper

4: seal and cook at high pressure for 25 minutes. allow to release pressure naturally and tbh you could leave it on the keep warm setting until you’re ready to dish it. i think i left it in there for an hour + original cook time

5: serve w/ cooking liquid

chickpea loaf

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 onion, minced

1 medium carrot, minced

2 ribs celery, minced

1 tbsp tomato paste

3T – 1/4 cup water

1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and skinned

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp worchestershire sauce or sub

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tbsp flax meal

3/4 – 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

black pepper and whatever other seasonings you want

meatloaf sauce:

3 tbsp ketchup

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp worchestershire sauce or sub

3 tbsp yellowbird serrano sauce

preheat oven to 375

1: combine the first 3 ingredients and saute until onions are translucent. add tomato paste and water, stir to dissolve the paste and cover the pan. cook until the carrots are tender. remove lid and allow the water to cook off.

2: mash everything except breadcrumbs together, mix in sauteed vegetables. then mix in breadcrumbs.

3: make 5 little loaves, place on greased foil and seal up into a package.

4: cook sealed up for 35 minutes

5: open up foil packet and brush loaves with sauce. leave the packet open and bake uncovered for 15 more minutes

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