How about a twist on the classic shepherd’s pie? Cold days are all about hearty comfort foods, and our cottage pie’s potato mash, filled with lentils, celery, onion, carrots and spices gives this old classic a delicious update. We love this comforting and heart warming meal and we are convinced you will love it too!
You Will Need
Cook the lentils: Rinse the lentils in a colander. In a medium pot add the lentils and water (2 cup, 4 cups, 6 cups) bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked through. Drain the excess water. Add the rustic spice blend and peas.
Prepare the vegetable: While the potatoes are cooking, wash and dry the vegetables. Peel and dice the carrot, onion and celery in about 1/2 cm dices*.
*cutting the vegetables in small dices is important to ensure a shorter cooking time.
Cook the vegetables: In a pan on medium high heat, add the oil and the diced carrot, onion and celery. Cook 5 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
Assemble & bake the cottage pie: In a pyrex baking dish (9″ x 5″, 9” x 13”, 10″ x 15″), add the vegetables and lentils. Top with the mashed potatoes and bake 15-20 minutes. Serve.
What's in my kit
Dr. Craig Herrington, Nathuropath
Just 2 stalks of celery contain as much potassium as a banana.
Cooking with Kids
Beyond Baby Nutrition
Lacey Engel, Registered Dietician
Serve ”Yum” foods with new foods. When your child sees food they recognize it may entice them to explore other new foods. For example, this dish may be served with a bit of ketchup.
Cooking for kids?
Feel free to slowly introduce new vegetables to children.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 4 and 6.
- Cook the vegetables
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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.