Being retired means I can take my time and create something good to eat and relaxing to prepare. For example, this made-up meditative meatloaf mishmash.
1/4 cup cream of rice (uncooked)
Small chopped zucchini 🥒🍆
1/2 orange pepper
Stalk of celery – diced
One small diced carrot🥕
About a 1/2 cup of chopped onion
1/2 cup of panko crumbs ( I used gluten-free) bread 🍞
Two tablespoons of ground golden flax seed 🥄
About a cup of diced mushrooms
Two sliced mushrooms for topping
Teaspoon of chives for topping
Two teaspoons coconut aminos 🥥 (I use Trader Joe’s)
One pound ground turkey
SPICES: about 1/8 tsp each of salt, pepper, paprika; 1/4 tsp each of thyme, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, ground fennel seed; a teaspoon of chopped chives from garden (dried for a couple of days on counter) 🌿 🌿🌯
Lightly sauté onions, celery, carrots, pepper, mushrooms and zucchini. Just to soften a bit.
Mix it all up–spice and everything else.
Fold into casserole dish. Top with sliced mushrooms, chives and about two teaspoons of coconut aminos– if you feel like it.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. From what I gather from other people’s recipes, 160-165 degrees is the temperature to shoot for.
All the stuff to mix in…
After baking…I took a bite! Liked it!
Ingredients are pictured above.
Second photo shows the loaf before baking.
A bite is missing from the third photo – had to try it after baking in case it didn’t pan out but it did pan out — I liked it!