Classic Meat(Less) Loaf from Whole Foods

Do you know what’s my favorite part of the holiday (or ANY holiday, for that matter)? Well, it’s actually two things: food (of course) and spending time with family at the dinner table. This Easter, why not try a vegan dish instead of the traditional ham? Spending time with loved ones and sharing a cruelty-free and healthy meal sounds like a bonus to me! There are SO many options, including the recipe I’m posting. Yum!
Happy Easter (and for those who don’t celebrate, HAPPY SPRING (finally)!
Note: Some of the recipes posted may have ingredients that are toxic to cats and dogs (ex. onions).

1 package (8oz) refrigerated vegan sausage
2 slices sandwich bread
5 Tsp powdered egg replacer
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 package (12oz) frozen vegan burger crumbles, thawed
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley or oregano
3/4 Tsp dried thyme
1/8 Tsp salt
1/2 Tsp ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Coat an 8×4 inch loaf pan with spray oil.
Finely chop sausage and set aside.
Pulse bread in food processor to form fine crumbs.
In large bowl, mix 1/3 cup water and egg replacer.
Stir in ketchup and oil.
Add sausage, bread crumbs and all remaining ingredients.
Mix until well blended.
Scrape mixture into pan, packing gently and mounding top.
Cover with foil and put on baking sheet.
Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean (160F)
Usually this takes 60-70 minutes.
Remove foil for last 20 minutes.
Let cool until just slightly warm. It will not be as rigid as standard meatloaf. Slice with care.

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