Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

The nights are darker, the days cooler, the leaves have fallen and we are wearing hats, scarves and gloves on our hikes. Fall is definitely here and winter will be arriving soon. There are so many wonderful things I love about this time of year...hot tea, nights knitting by the fire, warm sweaters, scarves, pots of soup simmering on the stove, bread baking in the oven, and so on. It is the time of year to get cozy and I love it.

I also love nourishing, warming winter meals and thought I would share one of our favourites with you today. I served it up on Sunday for Reece's birthday celebration, with some roasted Brussels sprouts and rustic butternut squash, and it was a hit. Truth be told this is one of my go to recipes when meat eaters are coming for dinner and it is always well received.

Hope you enjoy.

Lentil Shepherd's Pie, roasted cauliflower and half a roasted tomato - yum!


Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
4 tbsp of coconut oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 to 3 cups vegetables of your choice (carrots, celery, corn kernels, peas, parsnips, squash, etc)
1 tbsp Herb de Provence
2 cups of cooked green lentils
29oz can diced tomatoes
2 tbsp tamari
3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
8 medium sweet potatoes, boiled and mashed

Heat oil, add onion and garlic and sweat until tender. Add vegetable and sauté for 5 minutes. Add herbs, lentils, tomatoes and tamari. Bring to a boil, then simmer until mix has thickened slightly. Add chopped parsley, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon into casserole dish, top with mashed sweet potatoes and bake for 45 minutes at 400F.

Enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I'll have to try it over the school break when my daughter is home. We are the only two in the family that enjoy sweet potatoes :)

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    1. It is. You could easily switch out the sweet potatoes for Yukon golds, I am sure it would be just as delish.

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  2. Looks great Kim! Winter is definitely on its way here too. We are having a hard time coming up with things to make the dark evenings pass sooner. Kesa wanted to go to bed at 6:00 already last night because it was so dark, but instead we made some cookies. Have a lovely day! :)

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    1. Thanks Tiffany. We are finding the nights long here too, it won't be long before we are use to it though.

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  3. This sounds like something we should make for our Thanksgiving meal. I love that it uses sweet potatoes rather than russets or goldens or any others. Looks delicious and I can't wait to try it.

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    1. It has graced our Thanksgiving and Christmas table a few times over the years :) Enjoy!

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  4. Sounds yummy!! We aren't vegetarians but we always do 'meatless mondays' -- I will have to try it out next Monday!!

    P.S. I love Herb de Provence!I put it in everything - soups, stews, grilled veg, seasoning on meat.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it! I love herb de provence as well, so easy to use and tastes good with almost everything.

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  5. This looks delicious, thank you for sharing.

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  6. Oooh! Thanks for sharing, Kim. It sounds deeeee-lish! Will give it a whirl soon :)

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  7. Yummy! We love lentils around here. I will be trying this this weekend for sure. I pinned this recipe! :)

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    1. Hope you enjoy and thanks so much for the pin, appreciate it.

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  8. Yum Kim. I have been thinking that I should start making a new recipe each week. This is first on my list. I hope the meat eaters in my family will like it! I know I will. Thank you. xxoo

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  9. This looks amazing - I am a vegetarian and currently looking for hearty, comforting, cold weather food - this is going to fit that bill! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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  10. I have made this recipe of yours many times! last time, I made enough to eat and share with friends and even more to freeze!! It's just waiting for the right moment to make its way to our table again!

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    1. So glad to hear you are enjoying it Jules, it is a family favourite in our home too.

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  11. now that the weather has turned cooler I've been craving the warm, comforting meals. Shepherd's pie is a favorite of mine. Think I'll try your version this weekend. :)

    hope you enjoy your weekend!

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