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I want to share a delicious recipe with the world. I made this today during a typically busy Monday afternoon in business. Prep time is about 20 minutes. Cooking time is 30 minutes.

Entrees-Loafs and Patties

Tofu-Walnut Balls

  • 2 – 12 ounce bricks tofu
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cup finely diced onions (or 1/2 cup dried onion flakes)
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp. sage
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. vege or sea salt
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 Tbs. McKay’s Chicken Seasoning

1. Place bread crumbs, walnuts, oatmeal, onions and seasonings in a large mixing bowl.

Hint: Make bread crumbs out of slices of 100 % whole wheat bread in your blender or food processor. Next whiz the walnuts into fine pieces about the size of coarse meal. If using a food processor, the onion can be finely chopped too.

2. Blend tofu with water and Liquid Aminos in blender; add to the bread crumb mixture in the bowl and mix well.

Hint: If your blender has less than a 6 cup capacity, you will have to blend in 2 batches.

3. Place in mounds on a non-stick or oiled cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top and bottom.

Hint: The fastest, neatest way to make these is with an ice cream scoop-large, medium, or small-whatever size you like. The mix should be quite moist-too wet to make balls with your hands. The dryness of your breadcrumbs will make a difference with this, but you can add more water if they seem too dry. A dry mix makes a heavier, drier product, whereas a moist mix results in a lighter, more moist and superior product.

4. Serve with Sweet-Sour Sauce

Hint: We like to place the balls or patties in a casserole dish and drizzle with Sweet-Sour Sauce. Then heat in oven just before serving.

Sweet-Sour Sauce

1/4 Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

1/4 cup honey

1 3/4 cups water

1/4 cup cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup water

Mix all together in blender. Pour into a pot and stir while bringing to a boil. Serve over Tofu Walnut Balls or a stir-fry-type vegetable dish.

Prep Time for Sauce: 5 min

Cooking Time: 5 min

Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

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