Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Lentil Mushroom Spinach Roulade or "Vegan Stromboli"

This is yummy. The recipe was originally found at Mouthwatering Vegan. Her pictures are spectacular, for more detailed instructions go visit her. Also - I changed out some spices and you may like hers better! This is how I made it...Arielle and I loved it. Michael said it was good. 
Note photo from Original Recipe - go check it out! 
2 T of olive oil (use up to 2 T more if you need it)
6 large mushrooms, chopped well
4 cloves of garlic, minced
Medium onion, chopped fine
3 T tomato paste
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 - 1 tsp fennel
1/2 tsp onion powder
salt to taste (don't skip)

2 C of cooked lentils (or 15 oz of canned)
2 C COOKED spinach (takes a LOT of spinach), roughly chopped
6 sun-dried tomatoes (I didn't have)
1/4 C water
Splashes of lemon or lime juice to taste

3/4 C pecans (roast) - chopped
handful of cashews - chopped
1 T Nutritional Yeast Flakes 

Vegan short crust pastry - I used pie crust - enough for a double crust pie

Vegan milk to brush on top

Preheat oven to 400*.

Saute mushrooms, garlic and onions until limp.

Add tomato paste, curry, onion powder, fennel, salt and mix.  Stir for a minute.

Add lentils and stir.

Add spinach and tomatoes, water and splashes of lemon or lime. Taste. Adjust seasonings.

Original recipe called to cover and simmer. Mine didn't look like it needed to simmer so I skipped.

Roll out dough to 10x7. I figure I did THIS WAY bigger as ours were so long they had to be cut in half and they were skinner than hers...but it tasted fantastic.

Spoon lukewarm lentil mixture onto the dough. She suggests vegan cheese. I don't do vegan cheese. I opted to add extra nuts on top of the mixture - sprinkle both on. Save some to press into the ends of loaves before you cook.

Sprinkle a tablespoon of nutritional yeast on top of the nuts. You won't miss the cheese - I promise.

Roll away from you into a log. Get help to move it to a greased pan

Score the top. Brush with vegan milk.

Bake until it turns golden. Recipe said 20 min. but it took mine much longer. So long, in fact that I turned the broiler on and left it too long. LOL

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