Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Vegan Italian Sausages
Category:   Main Dishes - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
1/2 c pinto beans
1 t garlic powder
1 T onion powder
2 T Italian seasoning
1/2 c textured vegetable protein
1/2 c vital wheat gluten
1 T fennel seeds
1/4 t black pepper
Dash red pepper flakes
1 t paprika
3/4 c water
2 T soy sauce
Directions:   Crush fennel seeds into a powder using mortar and pestle, set aside. Pulse beans a few times in a food processor or mash manually with a fork until no whole beans are left. Combine beans with all dry ingredients (add red pepper flakes to taste, a little goes a long way) and soy sauce in a large bowl. Mix with your hands to ensure even distribution. Add water and then knead dough about 10 times and set aside. Grab 5 rectangular shapes of foil and prepare your steamer (turn it on and get it ready). Divide dough into 5 equal parts and, using your hands, shape it into a log on the tin foil. Wrap each piece tightly in tin foil, twisting the ends to close. Steam for 40 minutes.
Makes:   5 servings