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.


  • 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


  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!


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.


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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