Steph and I both love fall — mostly for the colours and the soups…
This year, between my work’s potluck, my boyfriend’s family gathering, and my family’s dinner, I had quite a bit of food I needed to contribute. I decided to pick a meal that I could make once and then just reheat the day-of. Enter: Oh She Glows’ Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf.
I bought everything I needed for this recipe from Essence of Life Organics in Kensington market (It’s my new favourite store). I was really happy that I would be able to serve a cruelty-free dish made entirely from organic ingredients to my friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. If you are near Kensington, I highly recommend checking out Essence of Life. You can actually save quite a bit by buying ingredients in bulk!
I ended up tripling the recipe to make 10 mini loaves and brought 2 loaves to each occasion. The rest, I am saving in the freezer for a chilly don’t-want-to-cook day.
I froze everything until the day of each dinner. I took however many I needed out of the freezer in the morning, and baked them again at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes before meal time.
I’m not going to lie, tripling this recipe required quite a bit of prep work, but it paid off! I would definitely do this again. The loaf got great reviews from vegans and non-vegans alike, so I’m tipping my hat to Angela.
How did you celebrate this year? Or, if you’re American, would you give this recipe a try?