Not your traditional SHEPHERD PIE! YET, just as tasty and more. Red-skinned potatoes with Dairy Blue Cheese Dressing! Fresh spinach. Simple Truth Meatless Crumbles that taste like beef only better. Veggie Saute with cabbage, green beans and mushrooms! Even a WILD BROWN GRAVY. Topped with garlic panko crumbs!
What the world calls Shepherd’s Pie my mother called Chinese Pie. It wasn’t till I left home that I discovered what I thought was Chinese all this time was something else. Named after Shepherd’s herding their animals to slaughter. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want…something about not fearing the price on your head!
Well, this is my version, not unlike Mom’s, just a few differences. She always used fresh potatoes and ground beef and onions topped with creamed corn, then the potato. It was always good – leftovers too!
I’m trying crispy onion for the first time ever as a topper.
One chore I dreaded as a kid was peeling potatoes. I used a paring knife instead of a peeler to make it quicker. My father would yell at me for cutting away half the potato with the peel. Oh well, then along came instant!! My kind of invention. Of course I still do prefer fresh mashed, but over the years improvements were made in the instant category. Yea!
Shepherds led the animals to slaughter. This animal-free Shepherds Pie herds humans away from the animal and into a new world of animal-free cuisine! Yes, this pie fits the cuisine status! Easy to make lets you enjoy exquisite more often! Elegance from a can and a box – can you imagine that! Good!
Tortiglioni pasta cooked with garlic and black pepper, then layered with a garlic, ginger, mushroom and sweet onion tomato sauce and a blend of three veg cheeses. Baked till steaming hot! Taste the pleasure!
Cranberry bread stuffing made from fresh, partially dried bread, GFS Vegetable Base, sage and jellied cranberry sauce. Topped with instant mashed potatoes with ground pepper and nutmeg. Baked till piping hot. A simply made, but delicious casserole that’s good to serve year round!
No need for noodles in this lasagna! Lots of zucchini though. Pan-fried planks substitute for the noodles, and as if that weren’t enough – 4 cups grated zucchini go into the sauce. Gentle Italian flavors permeate the custard-like texture of the Tofutti cheese in this once in a life-time experience of walk on air delight! A glass of your favorite red wine will be thankful for the company!
Lasagna noodles layered with a Tofutti ricotta and cream cheese filling, sweet roasted peppers, and a garlic, tarragon and fennel tomato pepper sauce. The best of white and red in one casserole! Has a sharp cheese flavor the whole world will love!
Tofutti ricotta, cream cheese, sour cream and mozzarella singles combined with herbs and spices, fresh spinach and veggie elbow macaroni. Topped with fresh breadcrumbs flavored with olive oil and garlic, garnished with roasted pepper and baked till piping hot and crisped!
Pineapple sage stuffing with almonds, layered with mashed potatoes and yams, topped with a coriander and onion gravy, and pineapple mustard-mint fresh cranberry sauce. Baked till steamy hot! Who knew stuffing could be elegant?
ROASTED BEETS AND GREENS IN CREAMY MUSTARD-MINCEMEAT SAUCE
Oven-roasted beets combined with fresh cooked collard greens and spinach along with caramelized onion and walnuts. Served in a casserole dish smothered in a rich sweet and sour mustard, mincemeat, garlic, rosemary and red grape cream sauce!
Layers of mushroom and roasted pepper garlic and fennel tomato sauce, cooked ziti pasta and Tofutti soy ricotta and cream cheese combined with cashew crumbles and flavored with herbs and white truffle oil, all topped with Italian Panko crumbs flavored, again, with white truffle oil. Baked till steamy hot! Superb, rich, light!
Makes 20 servings (1, 8 x 8 inch and 1, 9 x 13 inch casseroles)
Fresh collard greens and onion mixed with canned baked beans flavored with tomato sauce, soy bacon bits, brown sugar, Balsamic vinegar and thyme. Baked till bubbly with a Panko crumb and smoked almond crumble topping!
Serves 12-16 on a buffet, or 8 very large main dish servings