Hello everyone! Working on art projects--so I've been busy last few days. I spent a glorious morning at the Denver Art Museum. What a great place to get lost!!
So let's have a drum roll please for the best dinner in the whole DPYC book!! This is what we had:
Purple Potato Salad
Veggie Meat Loaf/ with BBQ Sauce on top
My Purple Potato Salad was not purple--but it was still awesome!! They only had green cabbage at the Whole Foods Salad Bar, and I only needed a little so that is what I got. I admit that I added a tad more mayo than was required, but this dish was FABULOUS!! We both absolutely loved it and gave it an A+.
The Veggie Meat Loaf recipe called for ground steak--and I didn't want to use meat, and I didn't have some of the ingredients, but I had lots of stuff on hand--so I just started tossing stuff in the bowl! It actually turned out great! Here is the recipe I used--which is different enough from the book to share with you! I know I'm supposed to make the recipes as is, but I am getting a little cocky with my new cooking skills!! ha he!! A+ meal!! The BBQ sauce is a MUST!!
Jana's Veggie Lentil Loaf
1/2 cup minced walnuts
1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
1 onion minced
1 cup minced portabello mushrooms
2 cans lentils (one pureed/ one whole)
1/3 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup cooked brown rice
2 cups minced spinach
splash of low sodium v-8
4 garlic cloves minced
1/2 cup parsley minced
1/2 cup red pepper chopped
1/2 cup celery chopped
lots of black pepper
I sauteed the onion, garlic, mushroom, red pepper, celery in a smidgen of olive oil then mushed all ingredients together, put it in a loaf pan and I baked it at 350 for 50 minutes.
It was really good!! I served it a nice salad with Dr. F's Balsamic Vinaigrette from Eat for Health, and I YES, I made cupcakes again!! Great combo dinner platter!! YUM!