I was going to make one of my old fashioned tried and tested Shepherds Pie or Shepherdess Pie recipes made with beans and lentils, but he expressed that he didn't want one made with lentils and beans, as we have been feasting on lots of pulse based dishes recently such as the Black Eyed Pea and Lemon Hot Pot and Red Kidney Bean Schnitzels.
The only issue I had with this was that we haven't been out to the shops to stock up on fresh vegetables, so I was having to make do with what we had in our kitchen cupboards. And there seems to be an awful lot of dry ingredients: flours, grains and beans. Well, I kept hush and just got on with it and decided the vegan Shepherds Pie base was going to be made with soya mince which I often use for my Mexican Tamale Pie. And yes I know soya mince is a legume, but minced up D is none the wiser. Shu. Lets keep it hush between us.
|Winter Greens Shepherds Pie part covered with mashed potatoes|
Verdict, he really loved it. It was very, very paprikarey, yes I was a little heavy handed with the smoked paprika!