It seems that I am always saying it is time to catch up. Every week I look back through the photographs and realize I have left out some pretty tasty meals. In this week's birthday business, I left out this delicious loaf recipe. In fact, we made this more than a week ago and I'm just now getting it out to you.
Two weekends ago, Mr. Kummerow's mom stopped by for a visit and brought along this recipe she snipped from Woman's Day Magazine. Of course it was far from vegan but she thought the recipe had good bones and that we could recreate it. Well, she was right. While it boasted a vegetarian base, lentils, it was also packed full of eggs and cheese. That had to go! What resulted was a flavorful loaf that actually held together and was packed full of protein and good-for-you ingredients.
Lentil, Roasted Pepper and Arugula Vegetable Loaf
2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal mixed with 6 tbsp water)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup cooked lentils
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cups arugula, chopped
1 jar roasted red pepper, diced
3/4 cup packaged falafel mix
In small bowl, whisk together your flax eggs and set aside for 5 minutes
In large bowl, whisk together oil and 2 tbsp water. Add the lentils, red onion, arugula, and roasted red peppers and mix to combine. Fold in the falafel mix and the flax eggs and mix until well combined. Transfer mixture to a greased loaf pan and bake in a 375* oven for 35 minutes. Let the loaf rest for 5 minutes before serving.
It produced tons of leftovers which is always welcome in my fridge, especially considering how busy we have been all week! I have not cooked a meal at home since this one! Insane. Fortunately we have had these leftovers to create fun lunches and dinners with:
Other meals this week have been:
So several months ago I bought coconut oil because it was on sale and not at all organic or extra virgin. I just wanted to try this coconut oil craze. We went through the whole jar and don't get me wrong, it was good, but I just didn't understand the hype. When we finally ran out I decided I would break down and buy the good stuff. You know, the $12 peanut butter sized jar! I wasn't really sure why I was doing it. I'm pretty sure I just promised Mr. Kummerow I would try not to spend so much money on "exotic" grocery items. But it was my birthday, and I couldn't resist.
Now I understand why. It was like I was drawn to this jar by some invisible force. I bought it two days ago and it has literally been incorporated into every dish since. I.LOVE.THIS.STUFF. Seriously, so good! For dessert last night, I topped my chocolate soft serve with some coconut oil melted. When it hits the cold ice cream it immediately hardens and forms a shell.
Well that's all the photos I have for you in this game of catch up. Off to yoga!