Mama Pea’s Indian Shepherd’s Pie

Tonight, I was very by this dish: Indian Shepherd’s Pie.

After a very long Monday, Cat and I cooked together – roomie bonding night – and broke out my newest recipe book,  For some reason, I thought this would be a breeze. A little chopping, throw it in the oven, presto. We eat. But I learned two things tonight: 1.) good-for-you food takes a while to prepare and 2.) Mama Pea actually is wonder woman. It’s confirmed. This dish is too complex for her not to be a superhero.


I quickly took advantage of making the book nice and sticky. Aren’t you proud, M. Pea?

The great thing about this dish is that we got to use our last garden goods of the season: carrots. The bad news is that we bought some at the grocery store because we thought we wouldn’t have enough. FAIL. I love a dirt-encrusted carrot; don’t you?

What happened in this dish was magic. A complete and wide array of all the vegetables I love and quinoa – a super power food for me. Are you buying the book now? I think I just saw you click to Amazon. If you didn’t, you better.

The final part of the dish was adding it to the casserole dish. The vegetables go first, followed by a mashed sweet potato and butternut squash mixture. I got to use my mixer tonight. Grandma would surely be proud.

I spent the majority of the night in the kitchen with Cat, and it was very much needed. There is nothing better than cooking to relax nerves, calm anxieties and delight in a good evening. Mondays can be  good days. Mondays can be happy days. Plus the healthier we eat, the better we feel (no brainer), and I thank Mama Pea from the bottom of my heart for creating my sustainable dinner this evening. I so very much needed it.


Categories: Food for Thought


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3 Comments on “Mama Pea’s Indian Shepherd’s Pie”

  1. October 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    This has me salivating, a for sure dish to try. Glad you are off to a good start with your new job.

  2. October 18, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    I received that cookbook as a gift and it is awesome. I will have to try the shepherd’s pie. I bet it makes for awesome leftovers.

    Have you tried the African peanut stew? It is to die.

  3. October 21, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    I’m so glad you guys liked the pie! (and yes, I’m very proud of that cookbook holder) ;)

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