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Gardener's Pie

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“I got this recipe out of the guidebook supplied in the 'Quick Cleanse 15 day detox'. This is like a vegetarian shepherds pie. I usually make it without the mushrooms (don't like them) and add some zucchini or whatever is on hand. I also tend to use red lentils because they don't need to be soaked. Prep time does not include time taken for soaking the lentils.”

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  1. Soak the lentils for 2 hours or overnight, drain and rinse.
  2. Add fresh water and bring to the boil in a large saucepan with the onion powder.
  3. Simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  4. Heat oil in a large saucepan and saute onion, garlic and mushrooms for 5 minutes.
  5. Add remaining vegetables and saute a further 5 minutes.
  6. Add lentils, seasoning, tamari, vegetable stock, herbs and tomato paste.
  7. Stir over heat until combined and simmer 5 minutes. Mixture should be fairly thick.
  8. Turn into a 5cm deep dish, top with mashed potato.
  9. If you're not a strict vegetarian sprinkle some grated cheese on top.
  10. Mark attractively with a fork and brown in a hot oven 15 minutes.
  11. Serve with side salad or vegetables.

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