On Sunday, we actually had time to prep out some meals. It was nice being able to do that so I guess it’s fine the weekend was pretty uneventful. I’ve been dying to make a curried lentil loaf for a few weeks now, but I never had enough time to actually make one or I didn’t buy the right stuff from the store. Basically bad planning kept me from making a lentil loaf.
Here’s a video showing a little of the meal prep this week and I give you tips! Watch for the tips!
So what exactly is the lentil loaf? It’s the vegetarian option for the meatloaf. I didn’t think it would be so filling, but it was pretty amazing. I just wish the thing would have stayed together instead of falling apart. I think this happened because I didn’t mix all the ingredients enough. I will try this again soon. Like I mentioned in the video, the recipe is from Martha Stewart’s Living and it was super easy to make. It didn’t take long to put together and I loved it because it cooked in the oven for an hour so I had could do other stuff while it baked.
I decided to serve this with some mixed greens because the loaf is so good but there’s definitely not enough green things on the plate. I thought it this would be the perfect time to share a mixed greens recipe.
- 2 16oz bags of mixed greens
- 1 160z bag of baby spinach
- 1 onion (white or yellow), chopped
- 1 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 can lite coconut milk (I used Taste of Thai)
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (optional) *I used cooking spray
- Sautee onion in olive oil, if you choose, until onions become translucent on medium-high heat.
- Add the garlic and sautee for 1-2 minutes. You don’t want the garlic to burn because it becomes bitter.
- Lower the heat to low-medium. Add the greens. Cook until all leaves have wilted down and have softened. I covered the pan to help the process along.
- When the greens are just about done, add the baby spinach. Cook until wilted into the other greens.
- Add salt and pepper and mix into greens, cook for about 1-2 minutes.
- Add entire can of lite coconut milk. Cook until coconut milk thickens a bit.
- Remove from heat and serve.
Willie’s task was cooking dinner which you saw in the video. He’ll put a post up about that later and I’ll be sure to link to it here. I don’t want to steal his content.
Are you watching my videos? What are you eating this week?