Recipe Turkey Vegetable Meatloaf **gluten free

Veggie Meatloaf with Condiments

First Sautee Vegetables

Ingredients:

1 med Spanish onion diced fine
3 celery stalks diced fine
1 carrot diced very fine
½ cup oil canola to sauté vegetables

Add oil to a frying pan.

After oil is hot add all vegetables.

After 5 minutes of sautéing vegetables. Add spices:

½ tsp. salt
1 tbsp. garlic powder

Sautee vegetables on medium heat for about 20 minutes until browned. Vegetables can be cooked longer for extra crispiness.

Add ½ cup sherry

Cook 2 minutes to cook of alcohol

Remove from heat.

Cool down in fridge for about 20 minutes or make the night before.

In a large mixing bowl. Mix all the ingredients

4 –lbs. ground organic turkey meat
½ cup almonds grounded in food processor to a breadcrumb texture
½ cup scallions chopped fine
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup shelled hemp seeds
2 tablespoons of ground flax seed
¼ cup organic maple syrup
½ cup organic unsweetened ketchup Westbrae Natural
¼ cup sweet chili sauce ** optional but good* gluten free
Pinch of salt

Add vegetables mixture chilled from refrigerator.

Incorporate all ingredients by hand.

Place meatloaf in a 9 inch round or loaf pan that has been covered with a minimum amount of oil to prevent sticking.

Bake covered in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Then uncover for last 20 minutes until top is browned.

Let sit for 1/2 hour before serving.

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Real Heart Candy Chocolates *sugar free

chocolate hearts

1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of almonds
3/4 cup of cacao powder
1/2 cup of shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
2 teaspoons of almond butter
1/2 teaspoon of Madagascar vanilla paste
2 tablespoons of wildflower honey
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon Maldon salt

In a medium sauce pan, over medium-low heat, melt the coconut oil.

In a food processor, finely chop the almonds and add them to the melted oil.  Add the cacao powder and shredded, unsweetened coconut.  You can use medium or large shreds.  Turn heat off and add maple syrup, almond butter (you can also use peanut butter), Madagascar vanilla paste, wildflower honey, cinnamon and Maldon salt and then wisk together.

The cinnamon highlights the other flavors in the chocolate. You can also add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne, chipotle or red pepper if you want your chocolate to have a kick.

Spoon the chocolate into a silicon mold.  I used a heart shaped mold.  Place in the freezer to set, this can take up to 1 hour.  Serve promptly after removing from the freezer, because they will start to melt.

chocolate mold

Cooking the chocolate will give them a really glossy look when they are set.