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Savoury Nut Loaf and the Slow Cooked Challenge

Many thanks to Lucy at Baking Queen 74 for the October Slow Cooked Challenge.  Pop over to Lucy’s blog and check out the October Slow Cooked Challenge Round Up .  

October has come and gone, Halloween is  now past and Christmas just over the horizon. Despite this,   I am in denial,  looking back over my shoulder to balmy September days of glorious sunshine and fresh, light food.  

There are lots of recipes to remind you of warmer days that you can cook in the slow cooker, especially if you make your recipe meat free, so the theme for the Slow Cooked Challenge this month is 

MEAT-FREE.

Savoury Nut Loaf

It’s years since I made a nut loaf, but I really liked the look of this Savoury Nut Loaf from 400 Slow Cooker & One-Pot Recipes by Catherine Atkinson & Jenni Fleetwood.  The book could have been written for the Slow Cooked Challenge, it’s packed full of recipes not only for Crockpots and Slow Cookers but has Claypot recipes and recipes to cook slowly in the oven too.  There are lots of ideas for every meal and and every course.  Each recipe is illustrated with step by step photographs which makes it easy to see exactly what needs to be done.  400 Slow Cooker & One Pot Recipes is available from Qwerkity who specialise in great gifts for men and women.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM BELOW: 

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The Savoury Nut Loaf is packed full of vegetables, nuts and lentils, it’s filling but not heavy.  I served it just warm, with a tomato salsa and a Waldorf Salad of celery, apples and pecan nuts.  Later in the week I also served it hot with a baked potato, vegetables and gravy, just as I would with a meat loaf, and it was equally delicious.   

Savoury Nut Loaf
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 30ml/2tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  2. 1 onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 leek, finely chopped
  4. 225g/8oz/3 cups mushrooms, chopped
  5. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  6. 425g/15oz can lentils, rinsed and drained
  7. 115g/4oz/1 cup mixed nuts, such as hazelnuts, cashew nuts and almonds, finely chopped
  8. 50g/2oz/1/2 cup plain (all purpose) flour
  9. 50g/2oz/1/2 cup grated mature (sharp) Cheddar cheese
  10. 1 egg, beaten
  11. 45-60ml/3-4 tbsp chopped fresh mixed herbs
  12. Salt and ground black pepper
  13. Chives and sprigs of flat leaf parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Place an upturned saucer or metal pastry ring in the base of the ceramic cooking pot.
  2. Pour in about 2.5cm/1in hot water and switch on the slow cooker
  3. Lightly grease the base and sides of a 900g/2lb loaf pan or terrine - first making sure it will fit in the slow cooker - and line the base and sides of the tin with baking parchment
  4. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the celery, mushrooms and garlic, then cook for 10 minutes, until the vegetables have softened, do not let them brown.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat, then stir in the lentils, mixed nuts and flour, grated cheese, beaten egg and herbs. Season well with salt and black pepper and mix thoroughly.
  6. Spoon the nut mixture into the prepared loaf tin or terrine, pressing right into the corners. Level the surface with a fork, then cover the tin with a piece of foil. Place the loaf tin in the ceramic cooking pot and pour in enough near-boiling water to come just over halfway up the side of the dish.
  7. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook for 3-4 hours or until the loaf is firm to the touch.
  8. Leave the loaf to cool in the tin for about 15 minutes, then turn out on to a serving plate. Serve the loaf hot or cold cut into thick slices and garnished with fresh chives and sprigs of flat leaf parsley.
Notes
  1. I served the nut loaf with a tomato salsa and a Waldorf salad made with chopped celery, apple and pecan nuts.
Adapted from 400 Slow Cooker & One-Pot Recipes
Adapted from 400 Slow Cooker & One-Pot Recipes
Farmersgirl Kitchen https://farmersgirlkitchen.co.uk/

 

The Slow Cooked Challenge

The Slow Cooked Challenge is a monthly blog challenge dedicated to making recipes using a Slow Cooker/Crockpot or by slow cooking in the oven, aga or other slow method of cooking. Each month there will be a theme e.g. soup, dessert, vegetarian etc

 We would love for you to join us, here is what to do:

Make your recipe in your Slow Cooker or other slow cooking method and post a photograph and the recipe, or a link to a recipe, on your blog

  • Link to Farmersgirl Kitchen and Baking Queen 74
  • Use the Slow Cooked Challenge logo in your post
  • If you use twitter, tweet your post with @FarmersgirlCook @BakingQueen74 and use #SlowCookedChallenge and we will re-tweet it to our followers AND post your picture on the dedicated Pinterest Board.
  • A round up of all the entries will be posted on the host’s blog.

Rules:

  • Please do not publish recipes from cookbooks on your blog without permission, they are copyright.
  • If you are using recipes from another website, please link to the recipe on the website rather than publishing the recipe.
  • One entry per blog.
  • Recipes must be added to the linky by the 28th of each month and a round up will be posted on the host blog.

 
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Comments

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      Janice Pattie
      November 1, 2015

      I think that’s the joy of this recipe, it doesn’t need to be cold outside to enjoy it. One for the Viking perhaps?

  1. Leave a Reply

    iain maciver
    November 1, 2015

    Slow cooker cauliflower korma love the sound of this

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 1, 2015

      Yes, it does sound good

  2. Leave a Reply

    Carolyn Montgomery
    November 1, 2015

    Vegetarian Fajitas

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 1, 2015

      oh nice, I love fajitas

  3. Leave a Reply

    Carolyn Montgomery
    November 1, 2015

    I love vegetarian fajitas

  4. Leave a Reply

    Sheila Reeves
    November 1, 2015

    Tagliatelle Broccolo – not a slow cooker recipe but one that us so quick & easy to prepare and taste delicious
    Have bever made a nut loaf in the slow cooker, one that is being bookmarked now though!

  5. Leave a Reply

    Nancy Bradford
    November 1, 2015

    Lentils with feta and raspberry balsamic topping.

  6. Leave a Reply

    Kim Neville
    November 1, 2015

    Vegetable lasagne. Need to get more adventurous but hard with a fussy son

  7. Leave a Reply

    Tracey Peach
    November 1, 2015

    Vegetarian Lasagne πŸ™‚

  8. Leave a Reply

    Jane Berrow
    November 1, 2015

    I love savoury lentil recipes

  9. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Pybus
    November 1, 2015

    I love roasted vegetable gnocci bake

  10. Leave a Reply

    pete c
    November 1, 2015

    not very adventurous yet so baked potato with sweetcorn and salad at the moment

  11. Leave a Reply

    laura banks
    November 1, 2015

    homemade mushroom soup

  12. Leave a Reply

    Amanda Richardson
    November 1, 2015

    has to be nut roast every time πŸ™‚

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      I’m glad you like a nut roast too, Amanda

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      A veggie lasagne is always popular, Paul

  13. Leave a Reply

    winnie
    November 1, 2015

    Slow-Cooker Bean and Spinach Enchiladas

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      Mmm enchiladas are sooo good, winnie

  14. Leave a Reply

    David Powell
    November 1, 2015

    Slow cooking is not only convenient, but the food taste terrific.

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      That is so true David, I love my slow cooker

  15. Leave a Reply

    falon
    November 1, 2015

    ROASTED SQUASH AND RED PEPPER SOUP

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      Lovely combination

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      What a lovely soup combination

  16. Leave a Reply

    Sue C
    November 1, 2015

    Curry with lentils, sweet potatoes and yogurt. Yum!

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      It does Nazima, such an easy way to make nut loaf

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      I do love a bit of tex-mex, Jane

  17. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Mackay
    November 1, 2015

    Mushroom stroganoff

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      mushrooms are great in a stroganoff, Sarah

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      sounds delicious Kellyjo

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      Love mushroom soup, Ruth.

  18. Leave a Reply

    Laura Pritchard
    November 2, 2015

    Tomato & basil soup

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      Mmm basil is one of my favourite herbs, Laura.

  19. Leave a Reply

    Miss Tracy Hanson
    November 2, 2015

    Vegetable lasagne πŸ™‚

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      I’ve never tried to make lasagne in the slow cooker Tracy, I must do that soon

  20. Leave a Reply

    Paula Readings
    November 2, 2015

    cranberry & pistachio nut roast

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 2, 2015

      Oh that sounds really nice and festive, Paula

  21. Leave a Reply

    Rhiannon Hodge
    November 2, 2015

    Bean Burgers with sweet potato chips

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 3, 2015

      Thank you Sarah and thanks for linking up, your onion gravy would go very well with the nut loaf!

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 3, 2015

      It was really easy to make Amanda and there are so many good slow cooker recipes, it’s worth getting it out again.

  22. Leave a Reply

    Laura Nice
    November 6, 2015

    Mushroom soup is my favourite!!x

  23. Leave a Reply

    milli
    November 7, 2015

    sweet potato & chickpea curry

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 8, 2015

      oh that does sound good

  24. Leave a Reply

    Emma Ellams
    November 8, 2015

    I love a good roasted vegetable version of a tagine πŸ™‚

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 8, 2015

      That sounds very good Emma.

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 8, 2015

      Must have a look at your recipe, they must be good if you are making them again!

  25. Leave a Reply

    Isabell Whitenstall
    November 12, 2015

    Vegetable Lasagne is a favourite of mine

  26. Leave a Reply

    Jane Willis
    November 14, 2015

    It’s hard to pick a favourite, there are so many delicious ones – but anything involving curried lentils is a hit with me.

  27. Leave a Reply

    Sharon H
    November 15, 2015

    Butter bean and pepper goulash.

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 21, 2015

      It was good, Choclette. Well worth making again.

  28. Leave a Reply

    Darrell
    November 21, 2015

    I love making a Cashew Nut roast with a thyme and majoram herb stuffing. Delicious!

  29. Leave a Reply

    Lynsey Buchanan
    November 21, 2015

    Macaroni and Cheese

  30. Leave a Reply

    melanie stirling
    November 22, 2015

    Macaroni cheese

  31. Leave a Reply

    Lizzy Cooper
    November 23, 2015

    I love vegetable chili πŸ™‚

  32. Leave a Reply

    Gilly Holmes
    November 23, 2015

    Spicy parsnip soup

  33. Leave a Reply

    Victoria Prince
    November 24, 2015

    At the moment it’s a vegetable stir fry πŸ™‚ Toss up between than and vegetable lasagne! Love the sound of this book

  34. Leave a Reply

    amy bondoc
    November 24, 2015

    Im not very adventurous when it comes to food, simple mac n cheese for me !

  35. Leave a Reply

    Naomi Manser
    November 25, 2015

    I just got given my first slow cooker so I’m really excited about trying all these new recipes!

  36. Leave a Reply

    Naomi Manser
    November 25, 2015

    As the weather is turning colder now I’m going to make a delicious Minestrone Soup <3

  37. Leave a Reply

    Jade Hewlett
    November 25, 2015

    Vegetarian lasagne

  38. Leave a Reply

    Eleanor Powell
    November 25, 2015

    Veggie Chilli con carne

  39. Leave a Reply

    Claire Barker
    November 25, 2015

    Italian slow roast vegetables and pasta.

  40. Leave a Reply

    holly mercer
    November 25, 2015

    Mushroom stroganoff with tagliatelle pasta

  41. Leave a Reply

    Daniel Todd
    November 25, 2015

    I have been veggie for 18 months now and I always find myself eating the same things over and over as I struggle to find new recipies . I really like the look of the nut roast

  42. Leave a Reply

    Kimberley Hazelton
    November 25, 2015

    I love stuffed mushrooms or any kind of creamy pasta dish

  43. Leave a Reply

    Anthea Holloway
    November 26, 2015

    My favourite vegetarian recipe is vegetable lasagne.

  44. Leave a Reply

    Donna Caldwell
    November 26, 2015

    Spicy bean burger

  45. Leave a Reply

    Fiona K
    November 27, 2015

    I like vegetarian chilli, either made with soya mince or myco-protein meat-free mince. We serve ours with tortillas, guacamole and “sheese”. You can make the chilli in a slow cooker with soaked uncooked red kidney beans – if you use canned then you can make on the stove top.

  46. Leave a Reply

    Natalie Baugh
    November 27, 2015

    Vegetable Lasagne πŸ™‚

  47. Leave a Reply

    Alison Macdonald
    November 27, 2015

    Love a bit of spice so either veg curry or chilli πŸ˜‰

  48. Leave a Reply

    zoe somerfield
    November 27, 2015

    Mushroom tagliatelle

  49. Leave a Reply

    Gemma Cook
    November 27, 2015

    Slow cooker cauliflower korma sounds absolutely delicious xxx
    I really enjoyed reading this blog post, thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  50. Leave a Reply

    tracey grevatt
    November 27, 2015

    veggies toppings on pizza. So tasty!

  51. Leave a Reply

    Susan B
    November 27, 2015

    My favourite vegetarian recipe is baked root vegetables with melted mozzarella and a few chunky wholemeal breadcrumbs.

  52. Leave a Reply

    lynn neal
    November 27, 2015

    I love chickpea and butternut squash veggie burgers!

  53. Leave a Reply

    Samantha Atherton
    November 27, 2015

    Tomato & butternut squash risotto.

  54. Leave a Reply

    maggie Riordan
    November 27, 2015

    Quorn casserole with chick peas, raisins, celery and spaces

  55. Leave a Reply

    Jamie Gallant
    November 27, 2015

    I like potato and aubergine moussaka

  56. Leave a Reply

    Aaron Milne
    November 27, 2015

    Leeks & Cheese on toast

  57. Leave a Reply

    Natalie Crossan
    November 27, 2015

    Veggie lasange xx

  58. Leave a Reply

    Leanne Bell
    November 27, 2015

    I’m a bit scared about giving our slow cooker a try, but I would love a book with recipes in to get me started x

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      November 29, 2015

      Aw Leanne, don’t be scared it’s the least scary kitchen appliance. Check out the recipes on the Slow Cooked Challenge, there’s bound to be something there that you feel happy to make.

  59. Leave a Reply

    Jo Hutchinson
    November 27, 2015

    Vegetable lasagne with lots of mushrooms.

  60. Leave a Reply

    Lindsay Taylor
    November 27, 2015

    Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry from the slow pot

  61. Leave a Reply

    tracy sinclair
    November 27, 2015

    My favorite is Cauliflower Cheese x

  62. Leave a Reply

    Colleen Thomas
    November 27, 2015

    Vegetable lasagne

  63. Leave a Reply

    Gloria Jean
    April 18, 2017

    I so enjoy your site and your recipes. Would you please consider adding a print option so we can enjoy your recipes a little more easily. Thank you.

    • Leave a Reply

      Janice Pattie
      April 18, 2017

      Thanks for your kind comments. There is a print option in the recipe card for this recipe.

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