Hello lovelies! I hope everybody is having a nice weekend, enjoying some free time maybe? I made my way down to my folks house and am taking advantage of the surprising sun down here in fogtown. It’s been bright and lovely, and I have been riding my cruiser around town as much as possible. Perfect Memorial Day weekend, if you ask me.
I just wanted to post a quick recipe. It happens to be my newest favorite fill-er-up meal, as it’s full of goodness and keeps you really full afterwards. I’m always looking for yummy foods that keep me full for a while- there’s nothing worse than eating and eating and eating and STILL being hungry… so dissatisfying. But this, however, is not guilty of that offense.
So basically it’s a lentil loaf recipe, but in practice it’s less “loaf-like” and more “spoon it up-like.” It doesn’t stay as solid as a real loaf would, but I think it’s pretty damn perfect in wraps. If you made patties and pan-fried them, you could have some great burgers too.
-1 roasted carrot
-1 roasted beet
-1 fresh onion
-2 cups dry lentils
-2 tbsp wheat germ
-2 tbsp ground flax seed
-1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
-1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
-2 tbsp barbecue sauce
-more salt and pepper to taste
Make it Happen:
1. Put the lentils on the stove, cover with water, and simmer up. You want to cook them for at least an hour so that they become very soft and can be mushed together easily. When they’re done, strain them.
2. Make sure carrot, beat, and diced onions are well covered in olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Then put into an oven at 350F to roast. They’re done when you can easily stick a fork in the beet and carrot.
3. When lentils and veggies are ready, mix strained lentils, veggies, wheat germ, flax seed, egg, panko, sauces, and salt and pepper in a big bowl. You want everything to come together and become well intermingled.
4. Grease a loaf pan and spoon the mixture in, then cook at 375F for about forty-five minutes or until it’s cooked through.
I found that the loaf, when cut, didn’t hold its shape well. So instead of treating it like a slice of meatloaf, I used it as filling in collard green wraps. These are super easy and deeeelish. Basically you just spoon the lentil loaf into a big collard green leaf, drizzle with some barbecue sauce, and wrap it all up. It’s filling and just plain tasty.
So anyways, get back out there and enjoy this Memorial Day weekend! Make some food for yourself, friends, family, whoever and say thanks for all you have… I know that’s what I’m going to be doing, for sure