RECIPE: Veggie loaf/Veggie burgers
This relates to an ealier post in which a member was looking for a realistic veggie burger. I have come fairly close to a good veggie buger (and lost the recipe, but I take it philosphically because I was told that it contained too much garlic), and now I am looking for a good veggie loaf recipe. Most of the ones that I have found do not have a meat-like texture, and as some people are vegetarians because they don't like the texture of meat and don't miss it at all, I understand that. However, I want something nostalgic, which, after all, describes meatloaf best-a hodgepodge of memories, warmth, instaneous weight gain and clogged arteries:).
I also accept that as a vegetarian, I will never get the trifling, greasy loaf that I remember, so it will never taste exactly the same as meatloaf, but most of the recipes that I have seen on the internet are either, as I mentioned earlier, so unmeat like that I know from reading the ingredient list that that is not what I want (containing carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.), or tvp-based and so similar to what I have done already that I know it won't turn out as I wish. The base that I'm using right now is tvp, egg, couscous, the ubiquitous onion, and various condiments. I've stopped using any additional oil or margarine because all it does is soak into the couscous and I can't taste it (and I use a very small amount of couscous, just enough to hold the loaf together after it has cooked.).
Also, has anyone noticed that you can bake veggie loaf for a really long time and it never seems done? It just becomes increasingly dry. . . .
Any feedback is appreaciated greatly.