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Shepherd’s Pie and Potato and Celery Soup

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Shepherd’s Pie

For the bottom layer:

an onion, 3 chopped parsnips, a carrot, 2 cups of cooked lentils, half of a red pepper, 5 small cloves of garlic, 2 stalks of celery, a tomato, spices…. a cup of vegetable broth and a couple of tablespoons of arrowroot powder

For the top layer:

mashed potatoes!

I baked it at 350 for about 30 minutes.

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I had lots of extra mashed potatoes, so I made a quick soup: vegetable broth, a carrot, 3/4s of a bunch of celery, half of an onion and a head of roasted garlic blended with mashed potatoes and some almond milk.

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Pasta with alfredo sauce….and vegan shrimp?

I recently got a coupon from one of those deal sites for wholefoods, where I got 50% off. I decided to get something ridiculous with my savings. Enter vegan seafood. I never really liked seafood when I did eat the real thing, but curiosity got the better of me.

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It came frozen and vacuum packed. It was pretty tasteless, but had a similar texture to shrimp. The texture actually weirded me out, and I couldn’t eat them all. I guess if you like the texture of seafood, this might be for you.

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I decided to add them to a pasta dish with alfredo sauce.

Here’s my alfredo sauce recipe:

In a food processor, combine:
– 1 package of silken tofu (340 g)
– 3 cloves of minced garlic
– 1/4 c of olive oil
– 3 T nutritional yeast
– 1 T tapioca starch
– 1 T lemon juice
– 2 t dried basil
– salt and pepper

It makes a pretty thick sauce, so I would add a bit of water until it reaches the consistency you need.

At least the pasta and sauce were good in this dish. I probably wont be buying vegan seafood anytime soon, haha.

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