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Welcome back to our Eco Recipe series where we empower you to make planet-positive food choices! 🌎 Today educator Ally will be sharing her plant-powered and super tasty Shepherd's Potluck Pie! 😋 

Did you know that by substituting lentils 🌱 for beef 🐄 and making this a weekly meal you can help save 23,095kg C02 emissions annually. Wow that's a saving equal to driving from Vancouver, Canada all the way to Peru in South America!

What an easy way to cut down your grocery bill and help the planet! 💚 


🌱 2 lbs potatoes

🌱 225g mushrooms  (chopped)

🌱 3-4 medium carrots (chopped)

🌱 2 cans of lentils (540g each) 

🌱 1.5 cups frozen peas 

🌱 4 sprigs of thyme 

🌱 2 tbsp cornstarch 

🌱 2-3 cups water from the potatoes (as needed)

🌱 1 tsp smoked paprika

🌱 1.5 tsp chili powder

🌱 1 tsp cumin 

🌱 3 tbs nutritional yeast

🌱 2 tsp butter

🌱 1 tsp olive oil or 1 tbsp water (to saute onion)

🌱  1/4 cup favourite plant milk (we used oat)

🌱  1/2 cup crushed walnuts (optional to add with mushrooms) 

🌱 Soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce (as desired)

🌱 Salt and pepper (as desired)


🌱 Scrub and rinse the potatoes and leave the skins on (to reduce waste and  increase nutrient density). 

🌱 Add potatoes to pot of boiling water and cook till soft. 

🌱 Heat, on medium, olive oil or water in a large saucepan and add onion and garlic

🌱Once the onions are translucent, add carrots,  mushrooms and optional walnuts. Stir as needed to mix together.

🌱Add fresh thyme leaves for flavour

🌱Add soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce, along with salt and pepper as desired. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.

🌱 Add the rest of the spices and nutritional yeast.  

🌱 Add the the rinsed lentils and frozen peas 

🌱 Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F

🌱 Add the cornstarch then mix everything together

🌱 Add water from the boiled potatoes to the mix. (saves water and the starch from potato water helps thicken the sauce.) 

🌱Turn the stove element off and add mix to an oven safe dish then place it to the side. 

🌱 Drain remaining potato water (save for your plants!) and mash potatoes with plant butter and milk.

🌱 Add mashed potatoes to the top of your mix, trying to get it even as possible across the top. 

🌱Sprinkle your favourite plant-powered cheese on top, and place in the oven for about 10 mins until the top is slightly browned and cheese melted. 

🌱Let it sit for 10 more mins to cool and help the sauce set.

🌱Serve and enjoy this comforting dish!

Ready to try this planet-saving and delicious Shepherd’s Pie?

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