A year or so ago I took a vegetarian cooking class put on by members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. One thing the SDA has opened my eyes to is the wonder of the Dinner Loaf. Loaves seem to me to be especially emblematic of vegetarian Adventist cuisine (that and Loma Linda and Worthington brand canned "meats").
The teacher gave us all a nifty handout showing how we could create our own "Entree Loaf" by choosing one item from each category. Because I apparently have nothing better to do today (and it's 100 degrees outside and I don't want to move), I have recreated this handy form online.
That's right, my friends! Visit The Magical Loaf Studio and you, too, can custom-design your very own Adventist-style Dinner Loaf!
To make my Magic Loaf I chose cooked crimson lentils, oat bran, almonds, veggie broth, nutritional yeast, and sage. I also had some leftover extra firm tofu in my fridge, so I crumbled it and threw it in as well.
Of course, one of the best things about loaves is how yummy they are on bread with ketchup the next day, like a cold meatloaf sandwich. Alongside the sandwich are a pear, some peas, carrots & corn, and two little Aplets & Cotlets (from my Mother's Day stash).
Verdict: It's all over but the crusts. 4 stars.
If you find any especially good loaf combinations, post about them here. Some combinations they recommended in the class were garbanzos, oats, cashews, and bean liquid; split peas with cashews and soymilk; and mixed beans, walnuts, and vegetable juice. I'd like to try millet, red lentils, and sesame seeds...or black beans, rice, and pine nuts with spicy vegetable juice and cumin...or kasha, butter beans, and walnuts...