Meatless Monday 

Hello Dear Reader,

Shepherdess pie is a real favourite here. It’s probably one of the cheapest meals we eat on a regular basis. Another winter staple with just about every meal is cabbage. This poor specimen had languished in the bottom of the fridge and had gone a bit yellow but waste not want not. Here’s my very easy recipe. 

1 onion chopped

1/2 head of celery – finely diced

3 large carrots – finely diced

1 cup of lentil

1 tbsp of oil

 2 cloves of Garlic – crushed

Tin of haricot beans or a tin of baked beans.

3/4 litre of veg stock 

Seasoning – I add a big splash of Worcestershire sauce and plenty of salt and pepper.

Mashed potatoes

All all the ingredients except the stock and mashed potatoes to a pot and sauté. Add the stock and cook until the lentils and carrots are soft. 

Spoon into a baking dish, cover in mashed potato and placed under a searingly hot grill.

Serve with anything you like. On a cold, can’t be bothered sort of nights, a tin of carrots and peas and some limp cabbage will do.

So cheap and simple but we love it.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxx


10 thoughts on “Meatless Monday 

  1. We often have veggie cottage pie (bungalow pie here), one of my favourite cheapies is any leftover veg, mix in a can of baked beans and top with the mash, even nicer if there’s a bit of cheese around to go on top! We have just had slow cooker veg casserole with suet pudding on the side, so cheap and filling on a cold night.


  2. I like this pie very much, make it quite a lot. Also use a similar combo with veggie mince. Baked beans add a bit of colour, as does the Worcester sauce.
    Nothing wrong with tinned peas! They’re quite tasty.


  3. I need to get my two carnivores weaned onto this. I’ve already added 50%-ish lentils to the lamb mince in shepherds pie to save on the meat and they didn’t notice. Let’s see how far I can go!


  4. Just by chance was planning to have a version of this yesterday. Your version is lovely, the top is crunchy and the bottom is full of flavour. Thanks.x


  5. My little boy gets poorly eating lentils but this recipe has inspired me to use a frozen beef bone from the roast at the weekend (it has a fair amount of meat stuck to it) to make a cottage pie.

    Thanks, as always, for the inspiration.


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