Friends, I have officially leveled up in the vegan game. That’s right, yours truly has mastered the elusive Vegan Meatloaf.
May I present, for your Thanksgiving and Holiday pleasure, a BBQ Glazed Lentil Loaf that’s sure to impress your friends and family. This vegan meatloaf has everything you expect from the dish- it’s hearty, savory, flavorful, with a bit of crunch. It’s seriously so good.
When I made this BBQ Glazed Lentil Loaf, my friend even said it tastes like real meatloaf. I loved hearing that, as I’ve spent some time away from the kitchen during my pregnancy and afterwards. It’s nice to know I still got it! Mind you, she is a vegan and hasn’t had meat in years, but still- this vegan meatloaf is to die for!
Aside from finding stolen moments away from the baby to cook (this recipe was made when my mother-in-law came over to watch her), life as a new mom has been incredible! I love looking into the eyes of my daughter knowing she will be raised to love, value, and respect all living beings. No burgers and zoos for this kid!
Also, as a side note, I got mom shamed online for “inappropriate” clothing choices! I feel like I’m a real mom now. Like, you haven’t experienced parenthood ’til some jerk tells you you’re doing it wrong. The jerk in question had a problem with a photo I shared on this blog’s FB page. She declared that Carrots and Flowers is about health and nutrition, so I shouldn’t share personal photos on the page.
She must have missed my stories on Birth Empowerment, the Magic of Burning Man, Overcoming Depression, the 30 Day Fun Challenge, etc. Or this blog’s tagline- Make Art. Have Fun. Eat Plants. Vegan food is a lot of what this blog is about, but it certainly isn’t everything.
Freedom of self-expression is one of the reasons I started this project. Also to become an expert at vegan food- Hello, vegan meatloaf! I’m not going to change who I am or the content I share. I’m going to share what makes me happy! Yesterday, that was a photo of me and my daughter. Today that is the most delicious vegan meatloaf ever. So back to that:
This BBQ Glazed Lentil Loaf is the best vegan meatloaf ever! It is:
Just a bit crunchy
Studded with toasted walnuts
Perfect for a Holiday entree!
This vegan meatloaf is part of a spread I made to showcase the ultimate vegan Thanksgiving feast! I already shared the most amazing 1-Bowl vegan cream cheese stuffed cornbread muffins.
Stay tuned for the best vegan stuffing later this week and the full spread this Monday. To save this BBQ Glazed Lentil Loaf recipe, pin the photo below!
If you make this incredible vegan meatloaf, be sure to leave a comment and rate it below! Don’t forget to post a photo to Instagram with the tag #carrotsandflowers! We LOVE seeing your creations!