Raw Neat Loaf-Phase 1

A Simple Meat Substitute Recipe

The options and variety for interesting meat-free recipe alternatives has grown exponentially and they all taste simply delicious! This RAW Neat Loaf recipe created by the Tree of Life Center US’ chefs will fully classify as a plant-based comfort food!

High in fiber, healthy fatty acids and plant-based proteins – our fully raw and savory Neat Loaf is sure to be a superior alternative to the standard meat loaf. Give it a try!




  • 3 C. mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pumpkin)
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped ginger
  • ½ C. ground flax
  • ¼ C. filtered water
  • 1/4 C. olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan Salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. sage
  • ¼ tsp. hing
  • 2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ C. flax (add last in mixing bowl)


  • 1 C. chopped celery and carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. beets
  • ½ large red bell pepper
  • 1 C. zucchini, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley (optional ¼ Bunch Dill instead of Parsley)
  • 1 Tbsp. rosemary
  • ¼ bunch tarragon


Blend together into a smooth cream:

  • 4 cups Fresh Tomatoes (seeded)
  • 3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¾ cup Sundried Tomato
  • ¼ tsp Stevia Powder or 12 drops Clear Stevia
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne

Combine nuts and seasoning in a food processor. Then add enough water while the food processor is running so that it makes a smooth crumble.  Transfer into a mixing bowl. In a food processor, pulse vegetables into mini chunks and combine with the Nut Loaf mix. Place combined mixture on a cutting board and shape into a loaf.  Cut into slices and place on a dehydrator tray. Dehydrate for 4 to 6 hours at 115°F then place a scoop of sauce on top, dehydrate for another hour.  (If using a conventional oven, please set at lowest temperature, place loaf onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place in oven, keep oven door open slightly, use oven fan if you have one, check after 2.5. You want it firm on the outside and moist on the inside. Add more time if needed. Next, place a scoop of sauce on top of loaf and put back in the oven for a 1/2 hour. Conventional ovens dehydrate more quickly than dehydrators so often to time is cut in half.)