Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Faux 'Meat' for Toddlers

I make this for Small in place of a Sunday dinner, but it's also a great snack served like a pâté with a few soldiers of toast. It's loosely based on my old and trusted roast recipe that I often make at Christmas for grown ups. 
It contains B12 enriched yeast spread, as well as plenty of ground almonds which are great for fat & calcium. 

4 slices 50/50 bread*
1tsp low salt yeast spread
150ml hot water
1/2 baby vegetable stock cube
1 TBSP nutritional yeast
1/2 white onion diced
Handful of mushrooms diced
65g ground fine almonds
60g ground fine walnuts 
2 cubes frozen parsley
1 Tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 Tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
Oil for cooking

Boil the water and add it to a large bowl. Mix in the yeast and stock cube and allow to dissolve. Place bread into the water and cover.
Fry the onion & garlic until cooked and brown. Add the nuts, nutritional yeast & herbs. Combine well.
Add the bread (which should be mushy) and Worcestershire sauce. Mix and allow to heat through. 

*If roasting this for older children 2 slices of bread can be substituted for 50g firm tofu. Drain, press and combine with mixture before pressing into a tin, spraying with oil & roasting. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! I am also non-vegetarian. Thank for your recipe. It is new for me. I will try it.

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