OK after looking at the pancake recipe I wanted to make some sausage. It's made up, thrown together, and in the D. So we'll see how it turns out.
1 c walnuts, soaked and drained
1 c cashews, soaked and drained
6 dried roma tomato slices
1/2 c flax seed, ground
1/2 lg sweet onion
1 sweet apple
1 small handful each fresh oregano, sage, and thyme
garlic powder, pink salt, and cayenne to taste
1 rib celery
Everything went into the vitamix except the celery which I used to push the rest down. It got blended last.
If it turns out I'll take a pic.
* After about 8 hrs on each side they tasted very much like the extruded slightly sweet sausage that is used on some SAD pizzas.
** For the 'pan fried' pattie taste I was looking for I put them in the FP and added:
1 c fresh ground flax seed
1/2 c pulsed sunflower seed
1 t dried red hot pepper
1 t garlic powder
1 1/2 t rubbed sage
1 t dried thyme
1 t chili powder
1 oz ACV
2 oz nama shoyu
2 oz EVOO
Voila, great base for sausage patties. These were still milder than I'd like. So will probably leave out the cashews and add more spices next time.