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Author Notes: This vegan shepherd’s pie is comforting, healthy, delicious and really easy to make. You can also make it in batches to freeze and serve when you don’t have much time to cook. We used lentils to make ours, but you could use chickpeas instead, if you’d prefer.
The recipe can be found here - http://www.mynutricounter.com/recipe-shepherds-pie-vegan/ —Nikki Brown
- 600 grams cooked lentils
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 piece white onion, chopped
- 2 pieces cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 350 grams vegetable stock
- 1 piece red onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
- 1 piece cumin
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup/honey
- 400 grams can chopped tomatoes
For the mash:
- 735 grams sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 100 milliliters coconut milk
- 1 piece Optional: sprinkle of nutritional yeast
- 1 piece Fresh coriander to serve
- Preheat the oven to 175C/350F.
- Start making the filling: add the coconut oil to a saucepan and gently fry the onions, ginger, garlic and spices until soft and tender.
- Add in the rest of the filling ingredients, bring to the boil, then leave to simmer for 20-30 mins.
- Meanwhile for the mash - add the sweet potatoes to a pan of boiling water, bring to the boil then leave to simmer for 20 minutes (until softened).
- Drain the water from the pan of potatoes, then add the rest of the mash ingredients and mash until smooth.
- Add the filling to a large baking dish (or 4 small dishes), then add the mash on top and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then serve with fresh coriander.