Amy's Shepherd's Pie
reviewed by Lisa Thompson
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Sheperd’s Pie- a popular comfort food. Lots of beautifully seasoned veggies and usually some sort of meat, like beef or chicken, topped with a fluffy layer of mashed potatoes. What’s not to love, really?
Amy’s Kitchen has made a Sheperd’s Pie that is meatless, gluten AND dairy free. Amy’s says this Sheperd’s Pie has ”organic vegetables in a nourishing broth blanketed with smooth mashed potatoes”. This meal also has only 4 grams of fat, no cholesterol, and is completely and 100% natural (no icky preservatives or additives found here!)
So I followed the microwave instructions and popped this pie in, let it sit for 2 minutes as directed.
After 5 minutes or so, a little bit of the filling oozed out into the packaging, but nothing I couldn’t lick off the wrapper. I decided to try just the top first-the mashed potatoes. They were super fluffy with a real homemade taste. The potatoes were nice and creamy, and almost had a whipped-like consistency. There were garlic and onion flavors that also complimented the potatoes nicely. Onto the filling-assorted vegetables consisting of bits of mushrooms, carrots, celery, garbanzo beans and tomatoes. It sort of reminded me of vegetable soup- the taste, not the consistency. It had a tomatoey-based taste, mixed with some spices, which included a dash of black pepper. This pie was packed with these veggies, that were all tender and nicely cooked, The carrots were not as tender, and had a bit more of a bite to them.
This pie has a very “Mom Made (or Dad Made!!)” flavor- a comfort food for sure. It’s not enough by itself for a meal, but if you pump it up with some protein and veggies (or applesauce!!), you can turn it into a light, healthy and delicious meal
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