Winter Roast Recipe

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Mushroom, Cashew and Tofu Roast

Serves 8

Prep time 20 minutes.  Cooking time 1 hour…

If any of your family or friends are veggie, they’ll love you (even more) for going to the effort of making them something special. It’s not much effort for this yummy loaf, and you can prepare it in advance and cook it on the day.

You will need:

2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

125g wholemeal breadcrumbs, fresh

200-250g cashews 

300g plain tofu (firm, not silken)

1 tsp rosemary, fresh is best

1 tsp thyme, fresh is best

1 vegetable stock cube

125ml hot water

250g mushrooms, chopped (field mushrooms for maximum taste)

Ground black pepper and sea salt

Greased 2 lb loaf tin


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC
  2. In a big pot, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and sauté onion and garlic until soft, not brown. Take off the heat.
  3. If you’re making your own breadcrumbs, you can do this now, then grind the cashews and mix them together.
  4. Add the cashew/breadcrumb mix to the pot of onion and garlic, and toss in the herbs.
  5. Blend the stock cube, hot water and tofu in a blender until creamy.
  6. Add the tofu mix to the pan and add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. In a separate pan, heat remaining oil and sauté the mushrooms.
  8. In the greased loaf tin, arrange some of the mushrooms, then press in half the tofu/cashew mix.
  9. Arrange another layer of mushrooms, then the rest of the tofu/cashew mix, then a final layer of mushrooms.
  10. Seal the top with a piece of tin foil and bake for one hour.
  11. When cooked, remove from oven and stand for 10 minutes, before easing round edges with a knife and turning out.
  12. Very tasty with roast vegetables and onion gravy.

Recipe credit: Tracy Griffen’s Healthy Living Yearbook 

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