I thought some might like this recipe for lentil loaf, it is very simple and quick and can be adapted to suit individual tastes.
1 chopped onion
1 clove garlic
2 celery sticks ( can be replaced I sometimes use mushrooms or peppers or add all three)
175g red lentils
450ml/3/4 pint water
100g ground walnuts
50g whole wheat bread crumbs
2tbs of fresh herbs (which ever available or you like)
seasoning to taste (can replace with some mushroom ketchup)
a few drops tabasco (optional)
Heat oil and cook chopped onion and garlic until soft, add celery, mushrooms, peppers, lentils & water bring to the boil, cover and simmer until soft (20 mins approx) uncover until all moisture has evaporated.
Stir in walnuts, breadcumbs, herbs, seasoning and mix thoroughly.
Line a 1lb tin with foil and oil ( I also sprinkle some seeds but optional), spoon mixture into tine and bake for 45 mins in oven 190 c, 374f, gas 5
Leave in tin for 2 mins then loosen with a knife and turn out. can be served hot or cold suitable for freezing.
Hope you enjoy I serve it with roast vegetables and a tomato sauce.