Hee hee, anyone sensing a theme to these post titles…?!
None of the nasty white stuff has hit Kent yet, although other areas of England haven’t been so lucky, but it was Baltic out there today! I went to court (as a reporter not a defendant!) and although I was wearing more layers than would be thought humanly possible, I was freezing. I didn’t warm up properly all day 😦
And that made me want something warming and filling for dinner. I didn’t have time to get creative, or attempt to, with my pumpkin in honour of Thanksgiving, but I did make yet another lentil loaf:
I’d made a few changes since last time and it actually turned out as a loaf rather than a mess which is a bonus…
I’ve also made so many changes to the original delicious recipe, I’ve posted it here… enjoy!
65g dried lentils (I prefer red)
100g+ cauliflower, grated
60g courgette/carrot/a mixture of both, grated
120ml water, c. 1tsp vegetable stock powder
Big handful spinach, wilted
100g tinned tomato
About 50g ricotta/mozzarella
2tbsp egg white
Chopped onion, garlic powder
Bring the lentils, cauliflower, stock powder and water to the boil. Once the water’s boiling, reduce heat and let simmer. Add the courgette/carrot and onion and continue to simmer till soft (about 15-20 minutes) I usually add some sweetcorn and/or chopped mushrooms when it’s nearly done.
Meanwhile, mix tomato, garlic, ricotta and spinach together, preheat oven to 175C and line a loaf pan. When the lentil mix has softened, take off the heat and stir in spinach mixture and egg white, mixing well. Pour into loaf pan and sprinkle grated cheese on top. Bake for 20-ish minutes.
I prefer red to green lentils as they seem better for a loaflike consistency. Adding the egg white definitely helps it hold together too (sad to admit it but I was quite impressed by how much!)
Weird how much I love this, considering how much I used to shudder even at the thought of lentils but it fits with all my recent “discoveries” of food I used to dislike!
What do you love eating now that you hated in the past? (Or is it just me… 🙂 )