I’ve been craving the comforting texture and flavour of shepherd’s pie. One of my favourite meals before I went vegan I’ve been keen to see if I could mimic the flavour and texture using whole plant foods. This recipe came pretty close! The potato is so creamy without any butter or oil and the sauce with aduki beans and porcini mushrooms has a lovely rich flavour.
Barley is so underrated. It’s not as sexy as rice, quinoa or any number of other grains, but it’s so versatile and hearty and incredibly budget friendly. In this simple recipe I hope to show you how flexible and cheap it really is. This meal comes in around $3.80 ($5) for 4 people!