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K-Chick Loaf

What you need: 

1 can chick peas/garbanzo beans
1 can kidney beans
1 small onion
2-3 cloves of garlic (or more if desired)
5-6 small-medium sized carrots
1 cup bread crumbs (I used fresh whole wheat)
1/2 cup dry unsalted cashews
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
cumin seeds, basil, rosemary, cinnamon, salt, pepper
spices: a teaspoon or more (to taste)

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Boil carrots for approximately 10 minutes, drain, and mash.
Saute onion in olive oil on medium low heat until softened.
Add garlic and spices and heat another few minutes.
Food process cashews until grainy in texture. Food process bread if making crumbs fresh.
Mash beans, add cashew crumbs, and bread crumbs in large bowl.
Once all veggies are done, add to bowl and mix/mash very well until combined and sticky in consistency.
Pack mixture into an oiled bread pan and bake for approximately 1 hour (times may vary).
Let cool slightly before turning out, cutting, and serving.
**Well worth the effort and spices can be adjusted/changed as necessary. Enjoy!

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I made this last night and it turned out FABULOUSLY! I food-processed the onion and also food-processed the beans and carrots instead of mashing by hand. The cinnamon added an extra flavor boost (I was kind of leery about it, but it tasted great). I baked it for one hour and it was moist, while still holding together well. I ate it with Mushroom Sauce (submitted by queenwillow), and added two veggie boullion cubes to the sauce to give it a little extra flavor. All in all, k-chick loaf is now one of my favorite recipes... and it's so easy to make!


This was yummy! I overcooked it but that was my fault - I was pressed for time so I did it at 425 for 40 minutes. I'm going to cook it as directed next time. Even with it a tad overcooked, it was still delicious! Especially with some ketchup mmmmm....  :) I subbed wheat germ for the bread crumbs, and used the spices mentioned -  just a couple of shakes of each. I especially liked the cinnamon in it - it gives it a nice flavor. I served this with roasted potatoes, green beans, and mustard greens. I have to say, I liked this loaf better than the Holiday Lentil Loaf that so many enjoy. If you like that loaf, you should definitely try this one! Thanks for the recipe, I will be making it again!


Sounds good! Gotta try it!



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