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Fabulous Vegetarian Meatloaf, I Had To Share!

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http://www.vegsource.com/marla/lentil_rice_loaf.html

I let it sit in the fridge overnight after it was baked to let it set up harder for a more meatloaf type texture but if you dont mind it a bit softer it held pretty well just not as strong as a meat fresh out of the oven, It was so good! It tastes just like regular meatloaf but better!

I used glutino chicken soup base and gluten free pantry french onion soup mix, I did cut back on the onion and only used a 1/2 vidalia since we are not super big into onion flavor. My picky three year old ate 3 slices by herself along with her dinner. I have yet to see her eat that much food at one time.

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Actually lentils are protein and I dont follow a carb controlled diet. Im a vegan so I eat carbs all day basically and I dont have a weight problem so I have never had a need to follow it. I usually eat mine with carrots as the lentil loaf is very filling.

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THanks for the recipe. I will definitely try it. We are very frustrated eating gluten free and being vegetarian. I feel like I am so unhealthy now. I know it shouldn't be that way, but I had so much trouble finding food that agreed with me, that I pretty much gave up and eat whatever is available and already made! We will finally be in our new house and so I am planning to cook again.

Thanks,

Monica

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Hi there!

I have a question. Do you know of a good gluten-free vegetarian website? Technically, I'm no longer a vegetarian, but I am not fond of meat at all... and 90 percent of the time, make it only for my hubby.

I don't really want "exotic" dishes with veggies I've never heard of before. (Mainly because I don't live close to a health food store). I only have Kroger and Publix. If you know of a good website or book, would you please let me know?

Thanks for sharing! -Julie :)

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Actually lentils are protein and I dont follow a carb controlled diet. Im a vegan so I eat carbs all day basically and I dont have a weight problem so I have never had a need to follow it. I usually eat mine with carrots as the lentil loaf is very filling.

Well, I'm diabetic so I have to watch my carbs. :angry:

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Hi there!

I have a question. Do you know of a good gluten-free vegetarian website? Technically, I'm no longer a vegetarian, but I am not fond of meat at all... and 90 percent of the time, make it only for my hubby.

I don't really want "exotic" dishes with veggies I've never heard of before. (Mainly because I don't live close to a health food store). I only have Kroger and Publix. If you know of a good website or book, would you please let me know?

Thanks for sharing! -Julie :)

Many vegetarian or vegan cookbooks & sites will have many recipes that are naturally gluten-free or can be made that way. Marla's site has some wonderful recipes, for instance. The regular cookbooks I use the most are "The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet" and McDougall's Quick & Easy Cookbook. (Do you see a common theme :rolleyes: ) A new one that I just bought that many have raved about is "Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker."

For strictly gluten-free, try out fatfreevegan.com which has a gluten-free section. Here is another site where you can search & get a list of gluten-free recipes --

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?cate...n%2Cgluten-free

(then you can search within this list)

There is a Yahoo group you can join that has scads of recipes in their files --

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Vegan-and-Gluten-Free/

Another new cookbook I have that just came out not too long ago is "The Gluten-Free Vegetarian Kitchen." I've ran across a couple gluten-free vegetarian blogs with recipes too --

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/index.html

http://www.bookofyum.com/recipes/ (This has links to other sites which I haven't checked out.)

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You are more than welcome :D

I think I'm going to try the meatloaf recipe tonight. I don't know if I have precisely the right amoung of lentils, so I may need to experiment a bit (extra rice, or perhaps adding a bit of buckwheat to make up the difference). I sprained my ankle a little over a week ago and so I'm trying to come up with meals based on whatever I have in the house. I don't feel like hobbling about a grocery store yet. (I should look at the silver lining. I have an excuse to read, hang about the internet, etc. all day, rather than doing something constructive :lol: ) So my essentially lazy preferred cooking style is getting even more extreme these days.

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You are more than welcome :D

I think I'm going to try the meatloaf recipe tonight. I don't know if I have precisely the right amoung of lentils, so I may need to experiment a bit (extra rice, or perhaps adding a bit of buckwheat to make up the difference). I sprained my ankle a little over a week ago and so I'm trying to come up with meals based on whatever I have in the house. I don't feel like hobbling about a grocery store yet. (I should look at the silver lining. I have an excuse to read, hang about the internet, etc. all day, rather than doing something constructive :lol: ) So my essentially lazy preferred cooking style is getting even more extreme these days.

Oh, now...you're injured...no need to hobble anywhere. Go to the store, and get in one of those motorized carts and have people put the groceries in the little basket for you!

This is a true story...I almost got flattened by a family of motorized shoppers in Wal-Mart one day. They came up behind me like they were racing. I would have been injured, but I heard my hubby call, "Get out of the way!" :rolleyes:

My mother and step-father have used those carts after surgery. They're actually very handy....although somewhat dangerous...depends on who's driving. ;)

Feel better. -Julie

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OK, do NOT make this subbing buckwheat for some of the lentils, or at least not the medium granulation type. I just had to warn people off :lol:

The places I shop don't have those carts. I'm thinking when the well is really dry I will send my husband out to buy things. Of course, there will be things he can't find because he is male and won't ask, or he'll get the wrong things, or he'll come home with a bunch of crap, too -- but I love him anyway :rolleyes:

Of course, after the sludge we had for dinner last night, he will probably be willing to spring for restaurants in the meantime ...

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Sorry it took awhile for me to come back, health problems kicked in.

Juliebove- Im sorry your diabetic I cant imagine what I would eat as a vegan if I did get that diagnosis.

Monica- I hope you like it. I had a hard time too going gluten free everything seemed to bother me. With going bland for awhile now I can tolerate alot of foods that I couldnt before. I cant imagine trying to eat healthy without being in my own home. I seemed to get glutened anytime I eat other places its very frustrating. I stopped eating out and I havent been glutened for a long time, at least a year, Im almost to the point of forgetting what its like to be glutened.

Julie- I also like -www.drmcdougall.com- they have many recipes and a forum to help out with questions a few ladies on there have celiac disease so there are easy adaptions. I use the quick and easy cookbook too.

hathor- definitely do not substitute buckwheat :lol: I'll remember that! Im trying to picture and it just doesnt sound right, full lentils and rice is good though. Oh a little thing I did was double the vegan chicken seasoning mix, its a much meatier flavor which my husband liked since he is a bit pickier on vegan dishes. I do mcdougall also, its amazing the health benefits I have received from following this diet. Im sorry about your ankle, My quick meal is canned pinto beans, kidney beans, stewed tomatoes, taco seasoning (bearitos), lettuce and crushed corn chips. I find its quick, easy and hard for my hubby to mess up :D Sometimes I will add a little more tomato juice to it add some corn, skip the lettuce, and call it taco soup :) I Looove marla's recipes too, hopefully she will get a chance to get some new ones up soon.

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As long as we are sharing quick or easy meals --

Scrub & cut Yukon Gold potatoes into big chunks (no need to peel). Bake until the outside is a little crispy. Put prepared pasta sauce over it.

From one McDougall cookbook, which I vary quite a bit: 2 cups of assorted beans/split peas, cut up onion, 4 cups water & whatever seasonings you want. Put in a crockpot & leave on low all day or high for about 4 hours.

On the McDougall board, I posted a recipe I have for baked risotto. No need for all that continuous stirring and no fat. You can add whatever veggies & seasonings you want at the end. So I have a meal possible as long as I have veggie stock & arborio rice about, SOME sort of veggies, and think to start an hour in advance :lol: There are a few of us gluten-free sorts on that board. (There's a relatively new gluten-free vegetarian board at www.vegiac.com too.)

Something else I've taken to doing is cooking greens that need the time (like collards, kale, chard, etc. -- definitely not spinach or the like) at the same time & in the same pot with pasta. Other veggies work too. Adds nutrition & no additional dishes to do.

I like to make some quinoa & then throw what veggies or seasonings I have around into it. I probably like corn, black beans & some salsa to taste the best.

And my ultimate lazy meal: make some pasta & put some Bush's vegetarian beans over it. (I may dress it up with some greens or cut up some roasted pepper). Every time I do this my family raves about how good the sauce is. Ummmm :rolleyes:

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OK, do NOT make this subbing buckwheat for some of the lentils, or at least not the medium granulation type. I just had to warn people off :lol:

The places I shop don't have those carts. I'm thinking when the well is really dry I will send my husband out to buy things. Of course, there will be things he can't find because he is male and won't ask, or he'll get the wrong things, or he'll come home with a bunch of crap, too -- but I love him anyway :rolleyes:

Of course, after the sludge we had for dinner last night, he will probably be willing to spring for restaurants in the meantime ...

When I was diagnosed, I was vegetarian. I ate some, but not much cheese and eggs. But my main foods were beans and rice, pasta and rice, and assorted salads. Now that I know of my allergy to eggs and cheese, my diet is often vegan, at least at home. I tried going raw vegan, but due to other health problems, I don't digest raw fruits and veggies very well. So while I didn't want to, I had to add certain kinds of meats into my diet just to stave off the anemia I seem to get if I don't eat them. Daughter is the one with the gluten problem (among other things), but I mainly eat gluten free because it's just easier.

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