WIAW – Meal Change and Lentil Patty Recipe!

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I need change, like something bad.  One thing I have come to realize about my blogging is that regardless of how many good ideas I come up with for posts, I have no desire to write them unless they’re about something new and exciting.

So I need to get out of my head and just go do some things, and make some changes.  Including switching up which foods I buy and eat. Case in point – I think I’ve had zucchini noodles at least three times this week.  Veggie-ful? yes. Food rut? quite possibly.

But here we are, again at What I Ate Wednesday!  Eats are not that exciting, but you do get a little recipe at the end.

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The return of overnight oats!  I’m not one of those people who could eat these every day, but it’s a start at changing it up.  Plus I added in some cooked wheat berries (chewy goodness) and topped with tahini (my current favorite fat).

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A lunch salad.  same old same old – salad with tuna and things.  I love salads, but I definitely need to look into changing up the toppings.

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Another lunch – quinoa, veggies (lots of them! there’s my extra cup!), eggs, pesto.  This was actually way more satisfying and filling than I expected. I think I got the eggs just the right consistency!

And the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

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Homemade lentil patties!  So delicious – I made them on a whim (without measuring anything) the first time, and they were just so good I had to recreate them for a recipe.  Luckily I still had all the ingredients on hand.

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Quick and Easy Curried Lentil Patties [vegan, gluten-free]

Makes: one serving, 3 small patties

These patties are super tasty, and incredibly easy to make - you probably already have the ingredients on hand! These patties don't hold their shape as perfectly as some, but they still make a really great appetizer or salad topper. Inspired by Happy Herbivore lentil burgers.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (packed) cooked lentils
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1T tomato paste
  • 1t green curry paste
  • 1T water or vinegar
  • optional: oil for cooking, about 1-2t

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor, and blend until well combined. Or, if you're like me and don't have a food processor, add the ingredients to a bowl, and use a potato masher to mix until all ingredients are well combined, and the oats have softened and absorbed some of the liquid.
  2. Method 1, frying: heat 1-2 teaspoons of oil (I suggest olive or coconut) over medium heat. Form the mixture into patties, and cook until each side is golden brown (about 3-5 minutes per side).
  3. Method 2, baking: form into patties, and place on a greased baking sheet or parchment paper. Cook at 350* for about 10 minutes per side.
  4. Dig in!

Notes

I used red lentils, but I'm sure green lentils would work as well. If you do not have curry paste, mustard and spices would make an excellent substitute.

http://www.eatlearndiscover.com/2012/04/18/wiaw-meal-change-and-lentil-patty-recipe/

Do you ever fall victim to routine?  What do you do to stop thinking and make a change?

How’s the veg pledge going?

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9 thoughts on “WIAW – Meal Change and Lentil Patty Recipe!

  1. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Dohhh I am sorry you are struggling a bit right now and needing a change! That’s great that you are tackling it in one way with the food, that is progress m’dear! I food ruts are common for me.
    As far as blogging goes, I am always adamant about not blogging when I don’t feel like it… trying to force it just sucks! So when you have a good idea, maybe try jotting down a few bullet points to remember the extent of the idea and if you feel like elaborating, go for it! If not, save it for another time :)
    OH and that recipe looks great! Thanks for the idea Rachel

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