Day 20.3: Wine and vegan meatloaf

What a great night!

My friend Renee was coming over for dinner, so I got started on the Vegan Meatloaf from Happy Herbivore early since it had to be in the oven for an hour.

First I got out all the ingredients:

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Then I chopped up my onion like a mad woman. Big props to my Pampered Chef chopper…that thing rules and is totally worth the money.

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Then I got started on making the loaf. It was SO EASY!

I followed everything to a T, except the optional ingredients which I left out. One change I did make, was I used oats instead of bread crumbs.

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Before going into the oven (and topped with organic ketchup).

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Oh my gosh. This seriously tasted so good. Except for the fact that it was not at all greasy, this tasted like meatloaf. I mean that, sincerely. YUM! Even Renee, who is an omnivore, agreed. I sent the recipe home with her!

We had some broccoli too 🙂

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And some vino!

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The wine was a brand called Cupcake which was picked for the name which was fine with me since I love cupcakes!

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It was a Cabernet Savignon and at first, we both found it a little dry but once we warmed up to it, it was really good!

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I know some wines aren’t vegan but I didn’t really worry about that tonight. Everything else was!

For dessert we had So Delicious chocolate peanut butter non-dairy ice cream 🙂

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Okay, chocolate velvet has some competition! The peanut butter part was very…peanut butter-y,  ha ha. But I loved it and it was so nice of my friend to bring it over. We also had another glass of wine with dessert!

I had so much fun drinking wine, turning on some music, making a vegan dinner and catching up with my oldest friend.

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Renee and I have known each other since we were five but it has been a long time since it’s just been the two of us.

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She’s actually taller than me, this was a re-enactment, ha ha. When we were kids, I was a foot taller than her!

Hope you had a great night as well. See you all tomorrow!

p.s. Don’t forget to Vote For Me for the Sam-e “Good Mood Gig” 🙂 You can vote once every day between now and October 30th. Thank you!

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on October 20, 2009, in Dessert, Dinner, products, recipes, reviews, wine and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. aw cute post! I have always wanted to try that product but was a little nervous it wouldn’t turn out well. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

  2. If you are looking for a vegan wine Yellowtail reds are vegan. The Siraz is wonderful, and it’s reasonably priced, and easy to find almost everywhere, including Target.

    I admit though that I don’t always check. We had out of town guests last week and they brought us wine that I couldn’t find on the list, but k drank it anyway. I don’t want veganism to seem like some stuffy, stuck up, hard thing to do, ya know?

    Anyway, if you ever want to know if your booze are vegan Barnivore.com is a good place to look.

  3. Sounds like a fun night! That recipe looks similar to my “veggie loaf” except I use whatever beans I have on have on hand instead of the fake ground beef. Sounds awesome! Glad you guys had fun!!

  4. I will have to try your meatloaf recipe! It looks and sounds delicious!

    And I have have the same PC food chopper. You’re right, it’s worth every penny. 🙂

  5. Where’d you get the recipe? Looks & sounds good. I’ve love to test it on my boyfriend to see if he’d even realize it was meatless.

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