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Friday, October 28, 2016

Food Friday: Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie with Soy Curls

Shepherd's Pie

Mix together 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon beef broth powder and 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce in a medium size bowl.  If you do not have these flavorings, just use water.

In the bowl add 2 cups of Soy Curls.

Let sit 10 minutes to re-hydrate.

Finely chop one-half yellow onion and begin sautéing on medium low heat until translucent.  Add 3 finely chopped cloves garlic and continue sautéing for another 2-3 minutes.

Drain the liquid from the soy curls.  If you used flavoring in the soaking water, save for soup stock.  Put the re-hydrated soy curls into a blender jar and pulse until the curls are rather finely chopped.

Soy Curls/Onion/Garlic/Corn mixture in bottom of casserole dish.

Add the chopped soy curls to the pan of onions and garlic then add 1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet Browning and Seasoning sauce and 1 teaspoon soy sauce.  I used La Choy this time.

Stir the mixture well together.  If it is a little dry add some of the soaking broth a tablespoon at a time until you like the “meat” consistency.  Add one can drained whole kernel corn and heat through.
Mashed Red Potatoes with Skins

In the meantime,  scrub, rinse and cook 6 medium red potatoes and cup into quarters and steam until soft.  Pour into large bowl and mash with a potato masher or ricer.  Add 2 tablespoon butter and mix well.

Also, in the meantime, turn the oven on to 350 degrees F.

Pour the vegetable/soy curls mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish.  Cover with the mashed potatoes and place in the oven until everything is uniformly hot.  Since you have just been working with them, they are probably able to be eaten immediately but it is nice to put them in the oven for 15-20 while you set the table and clean up some of the kitchen mess.
One Serving of Shepherd's Pie

Serve with a nice tossed green salad.  If you also just made some nice whole wheat bread, add that to the meal.  Or any recently homemade bread.  It will taste good and you will feel virtuous.  And perhaps your Dear One will also serve himself seconds….

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