Still not craving meat on a grand scale.
I’ve noticed every now and then a weird thought will come to me like:
Shit, did I eat meat earlier?
I can’t explain it, but it really feels like I’ve eaten meat, and it’ll take me a few minutes to think back on previous meals to make sure they were meatless. It’s such a strange feeling!
Anyway, woke up this morning with a few things to do:
- Buy a fan
- do some housework
- get some lentils
It wasn’t long before I forgot about the housework, and quickly came up with some excuse about the weather, heat, blah, blah, blah. So, after I completed the other two tasks on my list I started to think about lentils, and how I never really use them – apart from in soups. This sketch from the Young Ones kept coming back to me:
After watching that I decided to make a lentil loaf or pie, whatever you want to call it really. Here it is:
- red lentils (225g)
- water (450ml)
- 1 large onion
- butter (25g)
- cheese, grated (100g)
- mixed herbs (1tbsp)
- 1 egg
- breadcrumbs (25g)
- fresh chilli (chopped)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
Cook the lentils in the water until soft, approx 15 mins.
Then, fry for a few minutes and melt the butter. After that, combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
Add the mixture to a loaf tin or cake tin and bake on gas mark 5 for 30 mins.
Admittedly, it’s not as aesthetically pleasing as I’d hoped – but it tastes bloody lovely.