Thursday, July 08, 2010

Lentil Bean Loaf?

Okay, so it sounded like it had great potential. I had to try anything that included so many intriguing flavors. Better Homes & Gardens called it "Nutty Meatless Loaf". Hugely high in fiber with 13 grams per serving and lots of protein.

It took a long time and lots of pots and pans to prepare. 40 minutes for brown rice really slowed me down, plus rehydrating the lentils, but golden raisins, garlic, toasted pecans, mango chutney, fresh mango - who could resist? The end result was actually very attractive with the loaf smothered in a chutney, mango and chopped red pepper topping. The taste was as interesting as the ingredients promised but very dry to the mouth. The additional fresh mango that we paired with the loaf slices and even more chutney made it pretty palatable.

I'm afraid that it will be in the "good experiment but we won't have to have it again" category.
As it turns out, we WILL have to have it again - and again - because as the old joke goes, "There's lots of it!" Anyone who thinks they want to try it will find it in the March 2010 issue of BH&G.



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