Friday, September 01, 2006

On becoming Martha Stewart

For those of you who do not know, I am somewhat of a Martha. I am also vegetarian. These two forces combined recently and the product is Lou's Super Easy Vegetarian Shephard's Pie:

Lou's Super Easy Vegetarian Shephard's Pie

450g can* Caneloni Beans, drained
450g can Kidney Beans, drained
450g can Chick Peas, drained
600g can Pasta sauce (or Tomato soup, but pasta sauce is better)
2T plain flour (or you can use Gravox gravy powder for extra flavour- but check the ingredients to get the vegetarian one)
1t basil
salt and pepper to taste

Dump all this in a saucepan and stir over med heat until thickened a little (if it gets too glue-like add a little water/more pasta sauce/tomato sauce/ketchup- anything really to thin it).

Cook about 5 large potatoes, and mash thickly with butter and not too much milk.

Put tomato/bean mix into caserole dish and top with mashed potato.

Sprinkle a little grated cheese over the top.

Bake in mod hot oven for 30 minutes.

Enjoy!! Even Phil-The-Carnivore-Roy loves this one!

*note: can sizes are rough estimates- it truly doesn't matter if you have more or less.


Brenda said...

It looks appetizing! I think I’ll cook it.

Mia said...

I'm a Vegetarian as well. Well a beginner anyway I'll give this a shot.

Mignon said...

Sounds delicious, but does it require you to sleep alone? Beans beans the musical fruit, and all that...

Phil-The-Carnivore-Roy said...

it may require extra ventillation through the house, yes.


but its too good to miss out on it!!

verniciousknids said...

Beanz meanz Heinz!

Not sure where this memory sprang from.

Louise said...

The funny thing about beans is the more you eat them, the less "musical" they become. That said, with all the cumulative bacteria of China ravaging our (already India/Nepal decimated) digestive systems, who knows what the origin of our household gas is!!

It's still yummy, and super easy none the less.