‘It’s called 330 Vegetarian Recipes for Health, published by Hermes House. Its a lovely British production which really reminds me of that other esteemed publisher, DorlingKindersly., simply because it is a great encyclopaedic aid for all the types of ingredients you might want to use in vegeatarian and healthy cooking.
It lovingly photographs each item and explains all information in detail. Then the recipe section , has a ton of tempting ideas
Anyhow, I made a “meat loaf” and we liked it so much that I have gone to that page again and again, so that the recipe itself is almost obscured by spilled ingredients and often, it’s hard to even open the page as it has somehow glued itself to it’s neighbouring pages using the handy spilt ingredients as a very effective glue.
I do have various cookbook protectors and contraptions to hold the book while cooking but somehow they never get used.
“A great vegetarian alternative to meatloaf. Works great as leftovers as well. If you don’t have a food processor, you can mash up the beans with a potato masher.”
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 onions, finely chopped
- 1 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
- 14 ounces kidney beans, canned (in Canada, our cans of lentils and kidney beans always seem to be processed in 19 oz cans. You COULD remove the extra beans and use them for something else OR adjust the recipe accordingly)
- 14 ounces lentils, canned
- 1 eggs
- 1 carrots, coarsely grated (I put in more of everything, because I use more beans..)
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Lightly grease a 9″x5″x3″ loaf pan.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion, garlic & celery and cook gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat and cool slightly.
- Rince and drain the beans and lentils. Place in a food processor with the onion mixture and egg and process until smooth.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and level the surface. Bake for about 1 hour, then remove from the pan and cut into slices to serve.
- Can be eaten hot or cold.
It is SO yummy; husband and all and sundry have approved it….