For the tofu:
1 1/2 cups chickpea flour or white bean flour
1 1/2 tsp. agar powder
5 cups water
Oil a bread loaf pan. Bring 3 cups of the water to a boil in a large heavy-bottomed pan. While you are waiting for the water to boil, place the flour in a medium bowl and mix in the agar powder. Slowly add the remaining 2 cups of water to make a thick, goopy paste. Once the water is boiling, start whisking in the bean flour paste, a little bit at a time (about 1/4 cup) so as to avoid lumps. (Another easy way to do this is to mix the flour, agar, and water in a blender and just use the blender pitcher to gradually add the mixture to the boiling water.) Once all of the bean paste is whisked into the water, keep stirring continuously until the mixture reaches a really thick, glutinous consistency--to the point that you can barely stir it any more. This should take only about 10 minutes with the agar powder in there. Pour the mixture into the oiled loaf pan and smooth out the top. Cover with foil and refrigerate for a few hours before slicing. I needed mine for a recipe I was making in about an hour, so I stuck it in the freezer, and it firmed up super-quick!
1 1/2 cups no-soy tofiu
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup kamut, millet, or barley flour
1/4 cup arrowroot or tapoica starch
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
For the veggies:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium sweet potato, diced
1 bunch lacinto/black kale, stems removed and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces
2 Tbsp. vegan worcestershire sauce (I made mine soy-free by following this recipe and subbing coconut aminos for the soy sauce.)
1 Tbsp. agave nectar
3/4 cup diced seitan sausage, optional
1. Preheat the oven to 350 and oil a 9 inch pie pan. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sweet potato, stir to coat with the oil, and saute for 5 mins. Then add the kale, worcestershire sauce, and agave, cover the pan and cook for about 10 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are very soft and starting to brown. Remove from the heat and add the diced seitan, if using.
2. In a food processor, puree the no-soy tofu, nutritional yeast, flour, arrowroot, olive oil, onion powder, salt, turmeric, and mustard. Stir the tofu mixture into the vegetables in the pan and then scrape all of the filling into the prepared pie pan, smoothing out the top. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 15-20 mins. before slicing and serving.
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