Because eating well doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
Becoming a vegetarian or vegan is one of the best things you can do for the planet but what if (like quite a few of us at Global Cool Headquarters) you’re not ready to ditch meat completely? Never fear, you can still do your bit for the planet (and make yourself healthier and richer) by incorporating Meat Free Mondays into your life.
Meat Free Mondays will bring you the crème de la crème of vegetarian recipes to encourage you to ditch meat just one night a week. This week check out this easy meat-free Shepherdless Pie makes a delicious and nutritious dish for vegetarians and meat eaters alike…
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 red pepper
a handful mixed dried herbs
1 bag (300 – 500 g) of Quorn mince, or other veggie mince
2 tins tomatoes
a splash of soy sauce
a squirt of tomato paste
approx. 500 ml vegetable stock
1 kg potatoes
any other veggies you fancy or have lying around
Fry the onions in olive oil. Add the garlic and fry for another couple of minutes.
Add chopped red pepper, mixed herbs and mince and fry for another few minutes. Add the tomatoes and a good squidge of tomato paste and a good slosh of soy sauce.
Add handfuls of veggies such as peas or sweetcorn or spinach, which will cook quickly. If you want to add things like carrots, microwave them first.
Add enough veggie stock so that there is enough liquid to simmer away for 20 minutes.
At the same time, boil or microwave the potatoes and mash them. Put the sauce in an ovenproof dish, put the mashed potato on top. Add cheese if you like.
Bake in oven at 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 for 30 minutes.
Here comes the science bit…
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