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Flavorful Vegan "Mock" Chicken Meat

๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ” Celebrate National Chicken Month with Flavorful Vegan "Mock" Chicken Meat! ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”

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Hey foodies! As we dive into the heart of National Chicken Month, I'm excited to bring you another fantastic plant-based recipe that's perfect for all you health-conscious and environmentally aware folks out there. If you enjoyed my previous recipe for seitan-based vegan chicken, you're going to absolutely love this raw and vegan twist on "Mock" Chicken Meat. It's versatile, nutrient-packed, and ready to rock your taste buds! Sorry for the low quality image. This is another recipe from my raw food recipe archives. Enjoy!


๐ŸŒฑ Raw Vegan "Mock" Chicken Meat Recipe ๐ŸŒฑ

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked for 4-6 hours and drained

  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, soaked for 4-6 hours and drained

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (a blend of sage, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram)

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds

Instructions:

  1. Blend soaked sunflower seeds, walnuts, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, tamari, apple cider vinegar, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a food processor until coarsely textured.

  2. Mix ground flaxseeds and water to make a flax egg. Let it thicken for a few minutes.

  3. Add the flax egg to the mixture and blend again until dough-like.

  4. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

  5. Shape mock chicken meat and place on a dehydrator tray lined with non-stick sheet. Dehydrate at 115ยฐF (46ยฐC) for 6-8 hours.

  6. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Serving Suggestions:
  • Salads: Top a fresh, crisp salad with a serving of mock chicken for a satisfying and protein-packed meal.

  • Wraps or Sandwiches: Create delicious wraps or sandwiches using the mock chicken as the star ingredient along with your favorite veggies and spreads.

  • Stir-Fries or Grain Bowls: Add mock chicken to stir-fries or grain bowls for an extra layer of texture and flavor.

๐ŸŒŸ Nutrition and Benefits:

This vegan "Mock" Chicken boasts an impressive nutritional profile:

  • Calories: 260

  • Total Fat: 21g

  • Protein: 10g

  • Fiber: 4g

Sunflower seeds and walnuts provide healthy fats and proteins, while nutritional yeast adds B vitamins and a cheesy flavor. Lemon juice aids digestion, and flaxseeds contribute omega-3s for heart health.


๐Ÿ”’ Storage:
  • Short-Term: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.

  • Long-Term: Freeze in portions for up to 2-3 months.

๐ŸŒ Eco-Friendly Twist:

Choosing plant-based options like this "Mock" Chicken Meat contributes positively to the environment by reducing your carbon footprint and supporting animal welfare.


As you enjoy this scrumptious vegan creation, don't forget to check out my previous post on seitan-based vegan chicken, another fantastic option to celebrate National Chicken Month while staying true to your plant-based journey.


Stay tuned for more delightful recipes that are sure to keep your taste buds dancing and your body thriving. Happy cooking, everyone! Let's celebrate National Chicken Month in a truly compassionate and delicious way. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒŸ


Disclaimer: Please note that this raw vegan "Mock" Chicken Meat recipe is intended for use in raw or lightly cooked dishes. It may not hold up like cooked meat alternatives and is best enjoyed in recipes that maintain its tender texture.


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