Lentil Loaf with Mushroom Gravy


1 onion, diced
2 Tbsp water
2 cups cooked lentils, drained
1/2 cup walnuts, ground
1 cup rolled oats (ground, if desired)
1 cup barley, cooked
1/2 cup pureed tomatoes
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
1/2 tsp each garlic powder, thyme, rosemary, basil and sage
2 Tbsp Braggs or soy sauce

Braise onion in water for about 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Combine all ingredients, including cooked onions in a large bowl. Turn into an oiled loaf pan.

Cover with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes. Serve hot with mushroom gravy.

Mushroom Gravy

1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup onions, diced
1 tsp olive or canola oil
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup cornstarch (dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
2 Tbsp miso
3 Tbsp Braggs or soy sauce
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp each sage and thyme
Pepper to taste

Sauté mushrooms and onions in oil for about 5 minutes. Combine cornstarch with ½ cup of water. Add all ingredients to mushroom, onion mixture. Stir constantly until gravy thickens. Serve hot over lentil loaf.