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March 6, 2010

A Shepherd's Pie and a Giveaway Winner

Thanks again to everyone who entered the Primal Strips giveaway! I used a random number generator to determine the winner, and the lucky number was 8. Congrats to Keri of I Eat Trees! Email me your mailing address and I will have your jerky winnings shipped right out.


I'll leave you this evening with a recipe worth checking out.


















This Vegan Shepherd's Pie recipe is brought to you by It Ain't Meat, Babe. This is a photo of my take on her recipe. I did not stray far from the original--just subbed red bell pepper for the corn. This pie is loaded with lentils and diced veggies, and flavored with miso, red wine vinegar, rosemary, and basil. Don't forget the generous helping of creamy mashed potatoes on top! This one is definitely a keeper. 


I have plans to squeeze in one more post before I leave on my trip to India on Wednesday. We will see how that goes though! There is still much to be done before I leave (such as packing). Have I mentioned that I am a terrible packer? I always overpack, and a trip like this one is the most challenging. Climate-wise I have to plan on a range of about 40 degrees difference (jungle vs. Himalayas). Of course I am doing carry-on only to complicate things, and I need to save lots of room in my luggage to bring all sorts of fun stuff back. I'm going to dive in head first on figuring out this packing situation tomorrow, wish me luck (and packing tips are welcome)! 

So anyway, just in case I do not have the chance to post again, I will catch up with you all when I return in a couple weeks. I may have occasional internet access via internet cafes, in which case I will be sure to post a blurb or two on twitter. I will be taking two different cooking classes during my stay, so I hope to come back with all sorts of fun stuff to share with you. I'll save all of the other details for later. Take care bloggy friends, and I'll talk with you soon!

20 comments:

  1. Good luck with the packing, I just hate that part of going away. The shepherd's pie look good. We are having this tonight, but a soya mince version, with lots of mushrooms and carrots. I will have to give this one a go too :)

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  2. Great post! Can't wait to try it. Have a super trip and I do have a packing tip: roll your clothes into "logs". It actually does create space! Good luck!

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  3. I've only had shepherd's pie once and loved it so I may give this one a shot. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. The shepherd's pie looks wonderful, I love that you use lentils in it!
    Good luck with your packing and hope you have a wonderful time Sarah!!

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  5. Glad to see the recipe worked out for you! It seems to be the number one thing that people come to my site for. Thanks for spreading the word and have a great trip!

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  6. You're shepherds pie looks so comforting! Can't wait to hear about all the cooking you're going to do! :)

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  7. Have a great trip! Can't wait to heaer what you learn at your cooking classes.

    Thanks for the Shepherd's pie inspiration!

    have fun,
    Alicia

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  8. Oh yum! I haven't had shepherd's pie in years...and never had a veg one since I went veg! This looks amazing...

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  9. Beautiful Shephard's Pie, Sarah! This reminds me that I've not made something like this in a while... Have fun this week as you pack and make ready to go to India! Wishing you very safe and happy travels. Can't wait to see photos...and hear about the food! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  10. Gotta make this one for my Mom -- she's a shepherd's pie fanatic!

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  11. wow enjoy india - I am green with envy - hope to hear how you go and of course how you eat - maybe some inspiration for new recipes :-)

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  12. Oh yay, I didn't know you were on Twitter! :)

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  13. Hi Sarah, I know you are away on your hols just now, but I have a nice surprise for you when you get back. Well I hope it is. I have given you an award :)

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  14. I love a good shepherd's pie! It looks delicious. Have fun in India!

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  15. Mmm, I love shepherd's pie! It takes a lot for me to go through the effort to put it together, but I'd sure be happy to chow down on a heaping helping!

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  16. It's so neat that you made a recipe from It Ain't Meat Babe. Her and I both live in the same city. I hope you had lots of fun eating adventures in India. Would you consider doing a guest post on veganbackpacker.com to share your experience with future travelers? I'd love to hear the details because I'm planning to spent a month there later in the year.

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  17. Mmm, we love shepherd's pie, and that one looks great! Have fun in India - will be looking forward to hearing about the trip -- and the cooking classes!

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  18. shepherd's pie is one of my favorite vegetarian comfort foods! yum!

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