Vegan Meatloaf That’s Beyond Good

Beyond Meat Vegan Loaf

Meatloaf has always been a favorite around our house. My kids never understood people who didn’t like it. The vegans, however, missed it after the switch. With the advent of Beyond Beef®, that’s over! But enough nattering, the recipe (such as it is) is below… Vegan Beyond Meatloaf Recipe 1 Package Beyond Beef® ½ Medium onion, diced ⅔ Sleeve saltines, finely ground 1/4 cup Just Egg egg replacer (or blended tofu with black salt) Salt and pepper to taste Ketchup to taste Mix ingredients except ketchup. Knead briefly and create a loaf. Bake at 350 until meat thermometer approaches the … Continue reading

Vegan Chili That is Amazing – Pressure Cooker or Instapot

I got this recipe from my mother, who was not a vegan or vegetarian, but was an excellent cook. Her version contained some beef. I’ve adapted it over the years to suit my veggie tastes. It’s very popular in my house and some version is made at least every couple of weeks. This week, VeganAsanaSon4 requested it so his girlfriend could try it, so it was our anniversary dinner. HA! We typically have it the first day as chili and then the leftovers show up as nachos, burritos, and taco salad. Ingredients 2 lbs pinto, kidney, black beans or a … Continue reading

When Chronic Illness Feels Like Depression

Am I depressed or just sick? Am I depressed because I am ill? Am I ill because I am depressed? The National Institute of Mental Health provides the following list as signs of depression: Feeling sad, irritable, or anxious; Feeling empty, hopeless, guilty, or worthless; Loss of pleasure in usually-enjoyed hobbies or activities, including sex; Fatigue and decreased energy, feeling listless; Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions; Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much. Waking too early; Eating too much or not wanting to eat at all, possibly with unplanned weight gain or loss; Thoughts of death, … Continue reading