"TEX-MEX NUT MEAT SPREAD"
The basic recipe is mushrooms, nuts, veggies and herbs.
This is a great faux meat-like alternative for vegans. I especially love stuffing the "nut meat" spread into avocados.
1 cup raw soaked Pecans (or any nut)
3 Medium Sized Portobello Mushrooms
6 Shiitake Mushrooms (or any mushrooms)
1/4 Red Onion
1 Celery Rib
1 Garlic Clove
2 tbsp Sun-Dried Tomatoes
1 tsp Miso
1/2 tbsp Tamari
1 tsp Lime Juice
1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Cayenne
1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
1/2 tbsp Cilantro
1/4 tsp Salt
Dissolve some salt into a bowl of water. Soak the pecans for an hour. In another bowl, soak the sun-dried tomatoes. If using dry shiitake mushrooms, soak those too. Saute the portobello mushrooms in a little bit of oil.
After the hour, drain the pecans, mushrooms and tomatoes. Put all the ingredients into a food processor. You can pulse til its smooth or you can allow it to be chunky. I chose to pulse til smooth. You can vary the herbs and spices to what you like.