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Healthy Dining

Lover’s Red Lentil Loaf

2      cups water

1         teaspoon salt

2         cup red lentils

1      small onion, diced

2      cup quick-cooking oats

3/4 cup grated cheese (cheddar, Swiss, jack or American)

1 egg, beaten

1 T olive oil

1 four ounce can of tomato sauce (optional)

1 clove of chopped garlic

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 tablespoon dried parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

Boil lentils in the two cups water for five minutes and simmer covered 25-30 minutes, until lentils are soft and most of water is evaporated. Drain and mash lentils. Add salt and pepper, onion, garlic, parsley, basil and egg, olive oil, oats and cheese. Put in non-stick or greased loaf pan, smooth top with back of spoon and bake at 350 degrees for 30- 45 minutes. Loaf should be golden brown when done. Heat tomato sauce and pour on when serving if desired.