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Spiced Shepherdess Pie
Melissa Hemsley from ‘Eat Green’ (Ebury Press)This beautifully spiced vegetarian version of Shepherd’s Pie uses lentils instead of mince. If you do want to make this with meat, you can use a mixture of mince & lentils, which makes it cheaper than the classic version as well as reducing the amount of meat needed. If you don’t want to make the side dish, then just add the frozen peas to the filling in the last minute of cooking. If you haven’t got all the spices, you could use 2 tablespoons of curry powder.
Aromatic Beef Braised in Coconut Cream & Ginger
There is nothing more appealing to the home cook than a one-pot wonder, especially on a cold winter’s day when you need something simple that warms the soul! Using coconut cream & fish sauce instead of stock & salt to braise beef produces some seriously amazing results. The trick to this dish is low & slow; let the heat of the oven do all the work.