Guest: Lentil Loaf – Gluten Free and Vegetarian

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Please meet our next guest blogging over @ firefly465
I am glad to have Adele Marie Park sharing with us a bit about herself, and then also included a Gluten Free and Vegetarian Lentil Loaf recipe for all to enjoy.  
Writing stories is a passion which has been with me for as long as I can remember.
Brought up on the small Orcadian island of Rousay, I was fed tales of myth and magical beings in everyday life.
My first expedition into world building came about when I was ten.
Italian and its magical dragons soaring the skies possessed me and I spent many hours drawing maps. Creating the characters and the lands they lived in.
My mother was Irish and through her and my family, I learned the tales of the Tuatha De Dannan and the heroes of old sagas.
This heritage plus the Orcadian heritage gave my imagination and open mind enough fodder to keep me going through some of the blackest times.
Wisp is my first published novel. Self-published last year it was an experience that I had not been prepared for even though I read up on self-publishing. The reality is different for everyone.
Wisp 2 “Spells of Sea Dragons” has been completed and set aside for now. The editing will begin soon, then the beta readers and then the formal editing. I am hoping to self-publish it before Christmas 2017.
I have entered numerous short story competitions and find them beneficial for the learning curve they have.
I will never stop learning my craft and improve on my work.
My wish is for readers to love the stories I bring them. The memorable characters and the messages that some of my work carries.
Oh, and eventually, I want an eco-built house by the sea with a round window to gaze out of. Returning to the place where all my senses come alive. The sea.
Lentil Loaf – Gluten Free and Vegetarian
Lentil Loaf
Ingredients:
I cup of lentils (red or green)
2 cups of water
1 teaspoon salt
1 small onion chopped finely
1 cup of quick cooking oats. (I use porridge oats)
¾ cup of grated cheese. (Use any mature good tasting cheese or alternative. I have to use lactose-free cheese.)
1 beaten egg.
4 ½ ounces of tomato sauce or passata. (I use tomato sauce)
3 ½ ounces of brown or barbecue sauce.
A dash of soy sauce (optional)
1 teaspoon garlic dried (optional)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon of dried paprika
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper
Method
Add the salt to the pan of water, bring to the boil, add the lentils and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until the lentils are soft.
Remove from heat and partially mash the lentils, put into a mixing bowl and lay aside to cool.
Stir in onion, oats, and cheese until mixed.
Add egg, tomato sauce, brown sauce, herbs and any spices.
Mix well.
Spoon loaf into a greased baking dish, patting down the top with the back of a wooden spoon.
Bake at 350 degrees F/177 degrees C/Gas mark 4.
If you have a fan oven, reduce cooking time by about 5 minutes.
Cook for 35 to 40 minutes.
Leave in pan to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
Run a knife around the edges, turn out onto a serving plate.
I like to serve this recipe with roast potatoes, normal and sweet, green cabbage, peas and gluten-free gravy.
Leftovers are delicious eaten cold with some homemade chips.
Enjoy.
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42 Comments
  • olganm
    Posted at 03:44h, 16 November Reply

    I love lentils, so I must try this one. It sounds delicious! Thank you, Adele and Esme.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 06:32h, 16 November Reply

      You’re welcome Olga – Hope you will enjoy it and please do let us know once made. Now as with all the others, I have to ask you if you would be interested to do a Guest Post. NOTE: NO need to be food related, any niche accepted. Looking forward hearing from you.

    • Adele Marie
      Posted at 09:33h, 16 November Reply

      Thank you, Olga. xxx

  • dgkaye
    Posted at 20:00h, 15 November Reply

    So great to see Adele here! And thanks for this great recipe Adele, I’ve been thinking of making a lentil loaf and now I have the recipe filed! <3

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 20:09h, 15 November Reply

      Awesome – so happy that you found another one to go on your file!

      • dgkaye
        Posted at 04:53h, 16 November Reply

        Thanks Esme. I enjoy lentil loaf, but never knew how to put it together. 🙂

        • cookandenjoyrecipes
          Posted at 06:31h, 16 November Reply

          Awesome – thanks to our fellow blogger Adele, now you can prepare your own. This may also go on my list for Christmas with my vegan family members with some tweaks to make it fully vegan.

          • dgkaye
            Posted at 17:54h, 16 November

            Wonderful idea Esme! 🙂

          • cookandenjoyrecipes
            Posted at 19:21h, 16 November

            Let me know what you think should you get to do it Deb

          • dgkaye
            Posted at 12:23h, 17 November

            Oh for sure I will Esme. Probably not for a few weeks as I’m busy as a bee and food isn’t always my first priority, lol. 🙂

          • cookandenjoyrecipes
            Posted at 17:15h, 17 November

            I know – just reading what you’re busy with at present will also make me not have time for food! Enjoy whenever you can

          • dgkaye
            Posted at 10:40h, 18 November

            Lol Esme!!!!!!! 🙂 x

    • Adele Marie
      Posted at 09:33h, 16 November Reply

      Thank you, Debby, it is delicious. xxx

  • Tina Frisco
    Posted at 15:43h, 14 November Reply

    Lovely post, Esme. So nice to learn more about Adele; and that lentil loaf looks delicious 🙂 ♥

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 17:58h, 14 November Reply

      Thanks for your kind words Tina – How about you share your own story with us, anything, any niche, no need to be food related. Let me know if you would be interested.

      • Tina Frisco
        Posted at 20:17h, 14 November Reply

        Welcome, Esme, and thanks for the invite. I don’t cook, so no recipe. Will see what I can come up with 🙂 ❤

    • Adele Marie
      Posted at 09:34h, 16 November Reply

      Thank you my friend, give it a go, it’s tasty. xxx

      • cookandenjoyrecipes
        Posted at 19:20h, 16 November Reply

        Love to see so many want to try this Adele – Thanks dear

        • Adele Marie
          Posted at 01:53h, 18 November Reply

          I know, I think it’s great, when I get the recipie for gluten free scones down correctly, I’ll send it to you. xxx

          • cookandenjoyrecipes
            Posted at 07:20h, 18 November

            Awesome looking forward to that one – I love scones and would be happy to showcase that as well here for you and try it myself

          • Adele Marie
            Posted at 12:01h, 20 November

            Thank you. xxx

      • Tina Frisco
        Posted at 14:29h, 17 November Reply

        Welcome, Adele. I’d like to lift it off the page! 🙂 ❤

  • Adele Marie
    Posted at 10:53h, 13 November Reply

    Thank you, Esme, for having me over and letting me share my recipe. xxx

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 15:46h, 13 November Reply

      It’s an absolute delight and pleasure Adele – Anytime you wish to do more, please let me know. Thanks again

  • Adele Marie
    Posted at 10:53h, 13 November Reply

    Reblogged this on firefly465.

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