Meal Prep Monday: Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

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Veggie Shepherd’s Pie Directions

Ingredients

From the Market:

Foraged Farm

  • Bag of Nettles
  • Bag of Mushrooms

Forstbauer

  • 20 small potatoes
  • 4 carrots

Golden Ears Cheese

  • Butter

Amazing Foods BC

  • Dal Lentil Soup Mix

Other

  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 celery stocks
  • peas/green beans
  • 4 cups stock
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 can black beans
  • Quinoa

 

Prep Work

  • Dice onion, celery and carrots into small bite size pieces (break apart any large mushroom chunks)
  • Dice Potatoes (peel’s on) in even cubes. Add enough cold water to cover by 1″.
  • Set aside 1 cup of fresh or frozen peas or green beans
  • Mix 3 tbsp of cornstarch with 1/4cup water and dissolve. 

 

Cooking Start

  • Bring pot of potatoes to a gentle boil, test for doneness every 5 min by piercing with a knife tip. 
  • Cook Quinoa and set aside
  • The absorption method works best. 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups cold water. Bring to simmer uncovered on medium heat. When the pot is tipped to the side and no more water is noticeable, cover the pot with a lid and turn heat off. Rest Quinoa for 5 min, remove lid and fluff with fork.
  • Add 3 tbsp oil to the pan, simmer onions, carrots and celery until tender.
    1. Add dry nettles, mushrooms and peas/beans to pan
    2. Add entire Dal Lentil Soup mix and seasoning packet to pan
    3. Add enough stock to mixture to cover all ingredients
    4. Simmer and stir until lentils are fully cooked (approx 8 min) *Add more stock if needed
  • Check potatoes, when they are done drain and return to the hot pot, cover and let the potatoes “steam” for an additional 5 min. Mash. Add enough butter and stock of choice to get smooth texture. Season with salt to taste.
  • When veggie mixture is cooked add 1 cup cooked quinoa (set aside the extra quinoa for a different meal)
  •  Stir cornstarch liquid and add to the pan. Keep at simmer and stir constantly for 3 minutes, mixture should thicken. If not add another 1tbsp cornstarch and water mix at a time until thick.
  • Season to taste. Add salt, pepper and any other preferred spices 

Suggestions: 

Classic > Thyme and garlic

Mediterranean > Cumin and Oregano

Indian> Garam masala and tomato paste

  • Add veggie mixture to dish(es), top with potatoes

*Optional garnish: Sprinkle nutritional yeast, paprika or shredded cheese to the top*

 

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