Simple Vegan, Bread-free Quinoa Stuffing
1 1/2 cup lentils (yellow or green)
1 1/2 cup quinoa
2 cups (approx) vegetarian broth, or half a vegetarian bouillon cube
1 yellow onion
2 celery stalks
2 tablespoons Spice Trader stuffing mix
Salt and Pepper to taste
Prepare the quinoa and lentils according to cooking directions, using vegetarian broth instead of water, or 1/2 bouillon cube dissolved in water to add extra flavour. Preheat the oven to 350 C.
Finely dice the onion, carrots and celery stalks. Saute them in olive oil until lightly golden brown. Add the stuffing spice and cook on a low heat for 5-10 minutes.
Add the cooked lentils and quinoa, stirring to combine with vegetable mix. With a fork or a potato masher, gently mash some of the lentils to achieve a softer consistency. This will make them easier to form into balls.
At this point, you can serve the stuffing as is, or form it into balls to bake in the oven.
Prepare a baking sheet for the oven. Allow the stuffing mixture to cool a bit to avoid burning your hands.
Firmly press the stuffing into balls in the palms of your hands. If you feel the consistency isn't soft enough to do this, add a little more water or broth and continue to mash the lentils. Place the prepared stuffing balls on the sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes in the heated oven.
Serve warm and enjoy!