The first time I met Mikayla, I thought she was a porcelain doll come to life. I’ve seriously never met someone so beautiful. She glowed with the light of Christ. You see, Mikayla was a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was new to my area and had come over to meet me with her companion. It was the first time that Sister Missionaries had been in our area for a while, and I was THRILLED to have them come over. I was going through a particularly dark period in my life and the Spirit these lovely women brought with them was a relief to my aching soul. They shared spiritual messages, and just were the friends I needed at the time. When she got off her mission, Mikayla came home to Utah. I had recently moved to Utah and was so excited to see her again. I’m really lucky to have Mikayla in my life, I count her as one of my family. So when Mikayla came to me and asked me to come up with a vegetarian stuffing recipe for her. I was thrilled to help!
I love you Mikayla. Thank you for all you ever did for me.
Walnut Meat Substitute
This meat substitute is not your average weird meat substitute. It is insanely delicious. It changed my life. I love Jimmy Dean’s Pork Sage Sausage, as has been discussed many times. But when I make this walnut meat substitute, I don’t miss it. I get everything I need from it and even more.
Here’s what we have going on in this vegetarian taco meat situation:
- Coconut Oil for moisture
- Classic Thanksgiving Seasoning Mix
It gives the great crumbly meat texture that I’d normally get from real sausage, but is completely plant based.
My Favorite Thanksgiving Stuffing… Reborn
Other than removing the meat products (Turkey Stock, a turkey liver, and pork sage sausage) there is nothing different about my stuffing. This is as good as it gets. This is a staple of every Thanksgiving for our family. If you don’t want it to be vegetarian, that’s fine – just add the pork sausage in while you saute onions and add Turkey stock back in. But now it is friendly for all people, and I dare you to try the walnut sausage meat. You won’t regret it.