Sunday, March 25, 2012

No I'm not Vegetarian

But I do enjoy vegetarian meals occasionally. 

Thought I would share this one with you since I haven't been sewing much of late.  :(

It is from the 12WBT (Michelle Bridges challenge) but I've tweaked it a bit to suit me and you can tweak it to your tastes as well.

Yes I know I'm hearing all the groans of that looks yuck you must be joking, Kath.  But let me tell you it is delicious and it gets better over a couple of days rest.

Lentil loaf with yogurt sauce

3 shallots
150g mushrooms
2 x 400 g tin lentils, drained and rinsed
1/4 c veg stock (i use a chicken stock cube it is in the cupboard and easy)
2/3 c rolled oats
1/4 c reduced fat cottage cheese
1 egg
2 tablespoons of dill, parsley & mint.
my version, a big bunch of dill & parsley and I do mean big. 
1 teaspoon cumin (I use garam marsala)

Cook the shallots and mushrooms.
mash 1 tin of the lentils and add the stock.
Throw everything in the bowl, add some pepper and mix it up.

Line your dish with some non stick baking paper.  (I just use what I have in the cupboard, just plain baking paper and yes it gets stuck)

Oven 180.  Cook for 55 mins.

To serve,
Big leafy green salad
Yogurt dressing - Natural yogurt, warm water with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of pepper.
I also add beetroot (home made from my brothers place, thanks Susie Q)

Great for a quick light dinner.  Left overs, are great on a wrap with the beetroot the next day or so..
Love it oh and it is a healthy meal..

Happy days.  I'm all prepped up for the week to get in some extra study without having to worry about meals.

I'm having withdrawals from not having been in my craft room for so long.  I have a few other priorities on at the moment. 

Hope you are getting creative either in the kitchen or life in general as we know it.
Till next time, happy sewing and baking all.
K x

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