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Recipe Wednesday: Meat-substitute loaf from the 1920s

Sometimes our grandmother’s cooked main dishes without meat – like this meat substitute loaf

Mrs Kirby Baking 1939 (Library of Congress)

Meat-Substitute Loaf

  • 1 cupful of cooked salted rice
  • 1 cupful of crushed peanuts
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cupful of cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of chopped onion cooked until soft in ½ cupful of water
  • 1 tablespoonful of fat
  • ¼ teaspoonful of pepper
  • 1 teaspoonful of salt-

Make into a loaf and bake. Serve hot with tomato sauce.


Vinegar of the Four Thieves was a recipe that was known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal properties for years. It was even used to cure the Bubonic Plague. See Thomas Jefferson’s recipe and many more old recipes from the past in Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past

Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past


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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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2 comments

  1. Joanne Francis Gaughf Davis

    Robin Stard, change the fat to coconut oil (?)

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