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Vegan MoFo: Shepherd’s Pie with Lightlife Smart Ground!

After a much-needed mental health week and tons of junk food, Vegan MoFo on OBH is back for a day of Autumn Comfort Foods! A while back, the good people of Lightlife contacted me to do a review. I already love their products – especially their Fakin’ Bacon! – and was thrilled at the opportunity to branch out and incorporate more of their products into our meal rotation.

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With a packet of Smart Ground on hand, I set to making homemade Shepherd’s Pie – something I don’t think I’ve ever done as a vegan (or an omni). Is there anything better on a chilly fall evening? A hearty casserole of veggies, crumbles, and spices, topped with whipped potatoes? I mean, c’mon…

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The casserole element is totally customizable, but I liked this recipe’s combination of onions, carrots, celery, and mushrooms. The Smart Ground itself had a unique taste – different than Beyond Meat or Boca. It had a slight sweetness that was an intriguing detail of the overall flavor profile.

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Mmm, gimme those smashed potatoes!

Here’s what it looked like after popping it in the oven! Surprisingly, it was easy to plate – not too watery and not dry. It and a wonderful consistency.

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As fall and winter roll on, we will probably be making this dish again! It might be fun to use sweet potatoes one of these days… hmm…

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Thank you, Lightlife! What is your favorite Shepherd’s Pie twist?

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2 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo: Shepherd’s Pie with Lightlife Smart Ground!

  1. Oh my goodness this looks so good!!! I’m actually doing a giveaway for lightlife and nasoya products on my site right now if you are interested 🙂 This recipe you posted is going to have to be the next thing I make.. YUM!

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