Looking for a good lentil loaf recipe? I came across this one awhile ago and had it stashed in a binder that holds my collection of favorite recipes. I made it 2 or 3 times in the past and found it delicious and easy. It’s got an awesome tangy tomato-y sauce and a crunch from walnuts that I love. Plus it’s protein-packed with lentils, quinoa, walnuts and nutritional yeast.
Check it out here at: Vegan Nosh (Marvelous Lentil Quinoa Nut Loaf
She’s serious when she says to make sure the lentils are cooked very well– to the point of mushiness. I was in a hurry when I made this one and the lentils were kind of firm which didn’t help in holding it together very well. Lesson learned.
This lentil loaf is perfect topped on a bed of beautiful bright green steamed spinach. Or try it cold the next day crumbled on a salad or stuffed into a wrap with sprouts and avocado.
A few fun lentil facts:
- the Latin word for lentils is lens, which is what they are shaped like
- lentils are one of the highest natural sources of folic acid
- they are rich in soluble fiber which is important for maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels
- According to the Bible, Esau was tricked into selling his birthright for a pottage of lentils (Genesis 25:34)
source: The National Lentil Festival
And on a different note….
The robin eggs have hatched! There are 3 babies and they are incredibly adorable:
This is them on June 5
And this is them on June 9, growing up so fast.
“Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” ~ Dale Carnegie