Easy, delicious and full of fab ingredients, this Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is comfort food at its finest…and the perfect way to celebrate organic food!
What kind of food makes you happy? For me, I would say it’s proper comfort food – which is one of the reasons why this time of year is my favourite. After months of eating salads and cold food, I finally feel I can indulge in all my favourites again: stews, curries, tagines, mac n cheese…and comforting pies topped with wodges of creamy mashed potatoes or crisp puff pastry. Want to indulge with me…check out my all new collection of Easy Peasy Comfort Food – all delicious, warming and comforting recipes, but just as easy peasy as you’d expect from me!
But it’s not just the type of food that makes me happy, it’s just as much about the ingredients I use and the people I share it with too.
It makes me happy to spend time in the kitchen each evening knowing I am going to be sharing it with my lovely little family and it makes me happy creating big feasts at the weekend to share with friends too.
And when it comes to ingredients, it makes me happy to use the very best I can afford for my family. I try to cook from scratch most days, as then I know exactly what is going into my food, and I always try to buy the best quality ingredients that we can afford.
I nearly always buy organic dairy and meat as I want to be sure that the animals have been looked after in a kind and responsible way and, though I don’t buy organic veg quite as often, I am always reminded why I should when I taste them…they taste so much better than their non-organic counterparts. And as a total foodie a heart, good tasting food makes me very happy indeed! It also gives me peace of mind to know that there are fewer pesticides, no artificial colours and preservatives and no GM ingredients in organic food. And that organic animals are always free range and farmers have to adhere to a strict code of ethics, including no routine use of antibiotics.
As you are probably aware, September is #OrganicSeptember, a time to celebrate the wonderfulness of organic food. This year I have joined up with Organic UK to help promote their ‘Organic. Feed Your Happy’ Campaign. They would love you to share food that makes you happy on social media using the hashtag #FeedYourHappy.
Sara Cox, one of the UK’s most loved BBC presenters, is the ambassador of the ‘Organic. Feed Your Happy’ Campaign. Sara will also be sharing her happy food stories in a selection of short films. You can find out more about the campaign and organic food on the Organic. Feed Your Happy Website.
To celebrate #OrganicSeptember and the #FeedYourHappy Campaign I am sharing my recipe for Lentil Shepherd’s Pie…this really is the kind of comfort food I love to share with my family and which really makes me very happy indeed. It is also the kind of dish that really shows off shows off organic food to the max. I’ve used lovely organic milk, butter and a splash of cream from Yeo Valley in the mash. For the filling I’ve used organic veg, lentils, and for an extra touch of umami loveliness, some Clearspring Organic Tamari – which adds extra richness and depth to this delicious vegetarian shepherd’s pie.
I also have two, yes TWO boxes of fab organic Clearspring goodies to giveaway to two of my lucky readers to help #FeedYourHappy! You will find all the details of how to enter at the bottom of this post – good luck!! And don’t forget to share your images of the food that makes you happy on social media using the hashtag #FeedYourHappy. [Sorry, giveaway now closed.]
If you like Lentil Shepherd’s pie…
… you might also like:
Roasted Aubergine and Red Lentil Dhal (Vegan)
Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Soup (Vegan)
Harissa Spiced Cauliflower Steaks with Herby Green Lentils (Vegan)
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd’s Pie Filling
- 25 g butter (I used Yeo Valley)
- 1 leek sliced
- 150 g chestnut mushrooms diced
- 2 cloves garlic crushed or grated
- 2 carrots diced
- 200 g dried green lentils
- 2 tins chopped tomatoes
- 200 ml water
- 6 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce (I used Clearspring tamari)
Shepherd’s Pie Topping
- 750 g potatoes chopped into 2cm cubes
- 25 g butter (I used Yeo Valley)
- 100 ml milk (I used Yeo Valley whole milk)
- 50 ml double cream (I used Yeo Valley)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 50 g cheddar cheese
- Melt 25g butter in a large pan. Add the leeks and fry on a low heat for 3 minutes with the lid on. Add the mushrooms and garlic and turn the heat up a little. Fry for 2 more minutes with the lid off, until the mushrooms have a little colour.
- Add the carrots, lentils, tomatoes, water and tamari and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile place the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water and bring back to the boil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
- Once the potatoes are simmering, preheat you oven to 220C / 200C / gas mark 7 / 425F.
- When the potatoes are cooked, drain them and return them to the pan. Add the remaining 25g butter, plus the milk, cream, salt and pepper, and mash until soft and creamy.
- Place the filling in a large oven proof dish and top with the creamy mash. Sprinkle over the cheese and place in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until bubbling and brown on top. Serve just as it is or with extra veg, such as peas, sweetcorn or cabbage.
Clearspring Organic Goodie Box Giveaway!! [SORRY, GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED]
Want to #FeedYourHappy even more with a chance to win a fabulous Organic Goodie Box? Then read on…
Clearspring produce authentic, wholesome, easy to prepare and great tasting organic foods, including many delicious Japanese ingredients. Their products are produced to traditional recipes using good quality ingredients, which don’t compromise on flavour or ethics. It is their mission to get organic food back on the table, so you can enjoy the same quality of foods that your grandparents did.
And they have given me not one, but TWO boxes full of organic goodies to give away on my blog!!
Each box is worth £40 and contains the following:
- Organic Gluten Free 100% Brown Rice Wide Noodles
- Organic Coconut Oil (Unrefined & Raw)
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother
- Organic Seaveg Crispies (Original)
- Organic Seaveg Crispies (Chilli)
- Snack Organic Tamari Roasted Sicilian Almonds
- Snack Organic Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Snack Organic Tamari Roasted Cashew Nuts
- Clearspring Jute Bag
- Organic Japanese Tamari Soya Sauce
- Organic Japanese Tofu
- Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Ginger
- Japanese Organic Matcha Shot
- Organic Japanese Brown Rice Miso Paste
How to enter this fabulous Clearspring giveaway…
All you have to do to enter is write a comment in the comments section at the bottom of this post and visit my Facebook page, then complete the Rafflecopter widget to say you’ve done it. If you want to, you can get extra bonus entries too! Just follow the instructions in the widget below.
Help! I’ve never used Rafflecopter before…What do I do?
Rafflecopter is a little widget that allows me to run a kind of raffle on my website, except instead of entering by buying a raffle ticket, you enter by doing things such as commenting, following me on Twitter and visiting my Facebook page.
For one entry, all you have to do is answer this simple question: What kind of food make you happy? Then for a further entry, simply visit my Facebook page.
And don’t forget to complete the Rafflecopter widget to say you’ve done these things or they won’t count!
Once you’ve done this, the Rafflecopter will unlock all the other ways you can enter, but don’t worry – you don’t have to do them all (though I’ll love you forever if you do 🙂 and remember, the more entries you make, the more chance you have of winning!) When the competition closes, the little widget will work its magic and select a winning name at random. I will then contact the winner via email to arrange for the Clearspring goodie box to be sent to you.
If you have any trouble at all, please ask via the comments below and I will do my best to help you. Good luck!
The small print…
The prizes are two Clearspring Organic Goodie Boxes, each worth £40 and will be sent to the two winners by the ‘Organic. Feed Your Happy’ Campaign
The competition organiser reserves the right to substitute any product in the organic goodie box, if that product becomes unavailable
The photographs in this blog post are for illustration purposes only and do not represent the exact prize
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Tracy Nixon says
Homemade and traditional British dishes like Shepherds Pie, Cottage Pie, Lamb casserole, Chicken Broth!
Laura Nice says
Anything with mash! 🙂
Sally Collingwood says
I like a hot cooked dinner, it could be a cottage pie and veg or a roast dinner, but it muct have lots of fresh veg, particulary like carrots and cabbage. Always puts me in a good mood.
Anything warming and spicy for me, curries are definitely what make me happy!
This lentil shepherds pie looks delicious! I also love to start eating more stews and hot food at this time of year, especially homemade curries as they are probably my favourite thing to eat. Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice
I love the look of this dish, another great cook to add to my to-do list.
Gill Barwood says
Something delicious, healthy and homemade with lots of vegetables. In this weather it would be homemade french onion soup, with homemade croutons and lots of meted cheese on top. In better weather a massive salad of lots of different vegetables, topped with some feta cheese
clair downham says
pasta with melted cheese
Love your Shepherd’s pie, looks really delicious! I actually already use Clearspring’s tamari sauce but would love to try more of their products.
What type of food makes me happy… I think nothing can beat porridge for me. It’s so nice and comforting in the morning, delicious with cinnamon and homemade elderberry sauce.
Jane Willis says
Home made soup is my go-to comfort food, especially a spicy lentil soup.
Hmm. In a way all food makes me happy because it’s what I spend most of my time thinking about! But I do feel better when I eat lots of whole foods and I have a particular thing for nut butters with chopped fruit.
Jo Dunlop says
I love macaroni cheese, it reminds me of my granny and my absolute comfort food x
Adrienne McGroder says
Rice and pasta dishes or pizza!
Jan Beal says
I love homely dishes like shepherds pie. I can’t wait to try your recipe as this dish can lend itself to so many different flavours. It’s my go-to when I need comfort food to make me feel happy
emma walters says
a big bowl of stuffed pasta in tomato & mascarpone sauce!
laura stewart says
homemade soup and hotpot 🙂
Nice fresh home grown veggies , straight from my garden. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.
frances hopkins says
Cheese & biscuits
Got to be homemade but roasted veg and a crispy roast chicken always make me happy. The skin crisped to perfection?
Great giveaway Hun jo @modernfoodstories (previously paleocrust.com)
Your shepherds pie looks perfect, and I love the idea of using lentils.
And Mexican food makes me happy 🙂
It has to be a sweet sticky pudding with melting ice cream
Mushroom omelette and a big mixed salad.
Michelle Smith says
I’m happiest with winter comfort food – casseroles with dumplings, home made pies, fruit crumbles
I live cheese!
melanie stirling says
Anything really cheesy especially lasagne or cheese on toast.
Graham Ross says
A nice roast dinner with all the trimmings
Most food makes me happy but I particularly like Shepherds Pie, Macaroni Cheese, Lasagne, Spaghetti Bolognese and roast lamb or chicken.
Something quick, easy and tasty
Jo Allison - Jo's Kitchen Larder says
Love your Lentil Shepherd’s Pie Eb! Beautiful and oh so comforting, my sort of food of sure!
Sunday roast of any kind always makes me happy. It’s all about gorgeous food but also happy feeling of family gathering round the table, no rush, time to chat and laugh together. Perfect! x
Corinne Wright says
I totally agree with you! Love this time of year for all the lovely comfort food. I’m sick of salad now. One of our favourite dishes is a good hearty beef stew, actually making one for our Sunday dinner. Can’t wait, yum!
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain says
Just like you it’s undoubtedly comfort food – whether that’s a vegetarian shepherd’s pie with lovely creamy potatoes like you’ve shared here, pizza, lasagne or even a generous slice of chocolate brownie or cheesecake!
PS, sorry I didn’t pop round yesterday afternoon for a read, Furball & I were feeling particularly wiery! I think it’s the change of seasons cos I now feel like I might be getting a bit of lurgey!!
iain maciver says
steak and ale pie
Bev B says
Your shepherd’s pie sounds tasty! There’s something so comforting about mashed, creamy potato. Am always comforted by nostalgic dishes like rhubarb crumble and leek and potato soup.
As someone on a gluten free diet, anything that doesn’t make me feel deprived. Potato bread is my latest thing!!
Iris Tilley says
My homemade Shepherds pie is Lovely
i love comfort food such as cottage pie, sunday roast,mac and cheese…oh i could go on and on.im just a big foodie
I’m a huge fan of lentil pie and make one at least once a week in the Winter months, I’ll have to try your recipe in the coming few weeks (though I will make it vegan), lentil pie is definitely my favourite comfort food (apart from chocolate!).
Janet Birkin says
chelsey Hollings says
Sheena Batey says
Locally sourced, healthy comfort food makes me happy
Monika Dabrowski says
The pie looks like the best, healthiest comfort food ever! And I am entering the giveaway, fingers crossed:)
Monika Dabrowski says
Healthy comfort food definitely makes me happy:)
Abigail Cullen says
I love comfortable meals like stews, casseroles and hotspots.
my hubbys homemade mushroom soup
Hazel Rea says
Home made food cooked from scratch makes me happy – I know the quality, and source, of the ingredients and indeed what the ingredients are.
Jade Hewlett says
Pizza makes me happy (or cake!)
Cheese and crackers for sure!
I love homemade schnitzels that my dad makes.
Jeanette Leighton says
Currys and vegetable sides like my favourite mushroom bhaji
Hayley Lynch says
I love old fashioned homely dishes like hot pot and shepherds pie !
Sophie Hudson says
Cheese is what makes me happy. Particularly a good brie, or something made with goats’ milk. It makes me do a little happy shuffle.
Jemma Dwyer says
pasta food x
Jacqui Bellefontaine says
What a great giveaway. I try to use as many organic ingredients as I can but sometimes price makes a difference. But like you always try to use organic dairy stuff.
Shepherds pie and vegetarian variations like this are always popular in our house. I find lentils are a great way of padding out mince to mke it go further too.
Catherine Pridmore says
It’s getting towards soup season and porridge season, both of which make me very happy. Porridge with seeds and dried fruit is the best way to start the day and homemade vegetable soup makes a lovely lunch.
No one could make mince and mash like my late Mom. Now it is my lamb stew with dumplings
yvonne cooke says
home made soup is a winner in my house, love to put a freash pot on everyday.x great blog.x great prize.x
Amanda Baggott says
Homemade Carbonara, yummy!
sarah m says
I love hearty food! So anything my Mum cooks makes me happy 😉
Natasha R-M says
Gluten-free, vegan, pasta and tofu in a tomato and basil sauce with mushrooms, sweetcorn and peppers.
I do love a vegetable stew and dumplings!
Jo B says
Anything with Japanese flavours – a bowl of warming ramen is calling my name now!
astrid c says
actually just healthy food, lots of fresh fruit and veg, i have a young son nd need to be in good health to keep up with him x
Roger Bufton says
Leila Benhamida says
I love fish and really enjoy Seabass marinated i cumin and served with potato gratin.
Tracy Newton says
Home made roast dinners make me feel happy
Amanda Gardner says
Great recipe & as it’s gluten free I can’t wait to give it a try!
Cottage pie, good fashion homely cooked food .
Lasagna with rocket salad and home made coleslaw!
My comfort food has to be either a roast dinner, or a very crispy jacket potato with spicy beans and lashings of cheese and butter witha bit of red onion on the side for bite.
jade rice says
homemade winter foods , stew , soup and pies , casseroles i love it all
Anything I’ve grown myself!
Emily C says
Any desserts, especially with fruit.
Jason Tolliss says
A good homemade curry served with nam bread and Mango chutney
lucinda duxbury says
Italian, i love pasta
Michaela Hannah says
Traditional home made meals like lasagne, roast dinner
Really fresh seafood. Nothing better than some fresh prawns or crab!
Debbie Callender says
The food that makes me happy is plant-based food
Ren Taylor says
I like a nice warming spicy curry especially ones with lentils in like a dhansak x
Barbara Knight says
Baked potatoes – warm and comforting and so versatile, they are yummy with so many different toppings.
Street food like falafels in pitta breads.
Rebecca Brown says
I love fried egg sandwiches with lots of sauce when I’m feeling a bit down – they never fail to make me happy
Debbie W says
In the winter, comfort food like stews, casseroles and tray bakes. In the summer, salads and summer fruits.
stuart hargreaves says
ORGANIC FOOD MAKES ME HAPPY ESPECIALLY VEGETABLES
Sam Crossman says
I love anything organic!!
rebecca h says
Big bowls of food we can all make together! One pot soups and stews or curries where we all gather in the kitchen and help chop and prepare, taste and season and stand around chatting!
Chrissy Harris says
Veggie lasagna yum!
I lòve a yummy stew
Savoury and spicy foods.
Zoe C says
I love healthy but filling food like stews or similar
Helen Rodwell says
Warm crusty bread with plenty of butter – I’ll have this as a side whenever possible.
Kayleigh Robinson says
Something that I know is good for me! Something filling and tasty and has at least one of my 5 a day
Cherry Edwards says
Great British food like roast chicken, slow cooked lamb shanks, Shepherds pie, stew and dumplings, fish and chips, crumble and custard
Bob Clark says
pasta, chocolate and chips but not together
Ashleigh Allan says
Something a bit stodgy
Kali Filsell says
Healthy organic foods make me happy . Love avocados, organic eggs, fresh bread .
Seafood platters ?
Kali Filsell says
Love this recipe .
Hannah igoe says
I love beetroot and earthy food
Kim Neville says
Lasagne is a favourite in our family with salad and French bread
Katie Skeoch says
Pasta. With rich tomatoes & basil, herbs & chilli
Caroline H says
Tapas, meze . . . any spread of little dishes to pick at, Love it.
Emily Henley says
Anything cheesy! Macaroni cheese, jacket potatoes with cheese and beans, cheese on toast…I’m a sucker for cheese 🙂
That cottage pie looks good!
Natalie Crossan says
Home cooked roast dinners make me really happy!!
Suzanne Jackson says
Cheese on toast – comfort food
Helen Tovell says
A lovely roast chicken with all the sides
Jo Carroll says
Food that makes me most happy isn’t necessarily fancy dishes…quick comfort food such as a nice jacket potato or a simple soup can be really comforting. I guess the saying ‘I know what I like’ often applies. x
Any food, to be honest! We are a family that loves our food so there is very little that doesn’t make us happY!
Lisa Wilkinson says
South-East Asian Food
Frances H says
Any meal that ends with pudding and custard, yum!
Hassni Malik says
Vegetable curry with basmati rice. Comfort food!
Cara Bemrose-williams says
Anything with chocolate in makes me happy ?
Lesley Smith says
All types of food make me happy, but I probably like casseroles the most.
Pauline Hill says
we LOVE noodles
amy bondoc says
i really love any kind of pasta dish! lasagne is my favouritt
Liam Bishop says
Milly Youngman says
Anything that’s quick and easy but equally, tasty and satisfying! Pasta’s always a winner.
Lindsey Smith says
Pulled pork in the slow cooker 🙂
Claire Glace says
Homemade food, I really dont like processed foods, many thanks
Yolanda Davis says
when it’s cold outside proper homemade comfort food makes me happy. things like shepheards pie, liver & baco, stew n dumplings and soups.
Kay Sherman says
Has to be a good old fashioned roast dinner
sarah birkett says
home made usually. I love home made soup or something warming
Susan Hoggett says
I like a nice homemade broth, it makes me feel all warm inside and comforted
Clare B says
Homemade pizza with homegrown veggies and vegan cheese
Jessica Barber says
Freshly cooked, seasonal food ?
Andrea Smith says
Chocolate makes me very happy.
lorraine kirk says
Food that I have grown in my garden makes me the happiest!
Kat B says
Roast dinners followed by apple and rhubarb crumble with lashings of custard makes me happy!
Emma Eminoglu says
Home cooked food always makes me feel good. Nothing beats a good hotpot in winter!
Jason Chambers says
love a bit of spice but I really enjoy proper good old fashioned comfort food
Susan Ocock says
Home made soup
Carole Nott says
wholesome food that is quick and easy to prepare
James Miller says
Home made moussaka
MANDY DOHERTY says
Beef stew & dumplings
Lisa Conn says
I love baking so homemade bread fresh out of the oven makes me happy ?
Marc H says
Something with a bit of heat, i love the burn. Also anything that is chocolatey, rich and stodgy. Brownies, fondants etc.
Maxine G says
anything with cheese or potatoes is perfect comfort food, especially when the weather gets cooler
Ellie Wood says
Pasta with cheese! I also love any fresh veg
ksenia zywczuk says
Chicken noodle soup, sushi and garden salads. NomNomNom
Leanne Perrett says
i love pasta dishes best would be great if one day i could make my own
Emma Topp says
To be honest any home cooked dishes my mum cooks me make me happy.
Iris W says
A roast dinner with all the trimmings or stew and mash
craig austin says
Richard Tyler says
Jolanta K says
Pizza and everything what is sweet ?
Susan Trubey says
Angela Walton says
traditional food that reminds me of dinners my mum made when I was a kid. Sausage and mash, cottage pie, toad in the whole, Sunday Roast, fish fingers and chips. Ahhh I’m all nostalgic now
Mary H says
I love vegetarian comfort food like this! I don’t like fake meat so always use lentils or chickpeas and dishes turn out so nice.
Sarah Davison says
I like healthy but tasty meals. I’m liking cous cous with fish at the moment.
jen jackson says
Inga Andersen says
Comfort food like hot buttered toast, shepherd’s pie, stew and dumplings. Mmm getting hungry now!
DENISE WILDEN says
I like comfort food especially in winter shepherds pie stew casserole anything warming
jacqui rankine says
this is fab
Macaroni cheese and soup with lots of excessively buttered bread!
Stacey McKernan says
Homemade Gluten and dairy free cherry scones ?
Emilia nastaly-howard says
home made food 🙂
Eileen Tingle says
A nut roast with all the roast dinner trimmings
Laura Jeffs says
Healthy and tasty vegan food makes me happy, really love fresh salads and fresh fruit..On the other hand, pizza also makes me equally happy 😉
francis lee says
any kind of pasta dish makes me very happy
carol boffey says
love the shepards pie
Steph o'shea says
I love good hearty comfort food wether it be a classic bolognese, chilli or a curry but my favourite for the upcoming cold days is a dublin coddle done in the slow cooker with a good chunk of buttered crusty bloomer.. mmmm
katie w says
has to be a lovely chicken curry
sheri darby says
Real comfort food, shepherds pie, leek and potato soup and all warm wintery meals
Nicki simpson says
Any (except beetroot)
Homemade fish pie, Yorkshire pudding with Garvey and homemade crumbles.
Sarah Prentice says
anything that has come from my garden makes me happy. homemade dorset apple cake made with our own apples is a favourite.
Kevin Johnson says
A nice cheeseburger always cheers me up.
Juli Savage says
Mash potato and tomato soup (together) makes me happy
Lisa Houston says
Love this kind of food good british cuisine
Laura Claridge says
Comfort food – a good stew/hotpot, shepherds pie and veg and most of all a Sunday Roast! 🙂
jamie Millard says
Something made from scratch at home – usually with some spice.
Any comfort food – lasagne, a good roast dinner – something that’s homecooked and tasty
Katrina Adams says
Pasta! I have yet to find a pasta dish that did not appeal to me!
JULIE WARD says
Broth and dumplings
georgina sudron says
Hunters chicken with baked potato and cheese makes me feel good very tasty
ADEINNE TONNER says
Has to be homemade food it tastes so good knowing that you’ve made it all such as cottage pie or sausage casserole
Keith Hunt says
fry -up with stuffing and eggs
Wendy Guy says
Roast dinner makes me very happy.
Fiona jk42 says
Any food that tastes delicious makes me happy, I’m even happier if I didn’t have to cook it! Luckily my husband loves cooking.
Ali Thorpe says
I love veggie lasagne, mash potato and warm cake.
donna l jones says
lentil shepherds pie
Jayne Kelsall says
I love a lamb roast dinner with all the trimmings 🙂
Veronica Lopez-Smith says
Most definitely two kinds of food: japanese food and anything with rice or on the other side of the world a good cottage pie
Bianca Corcoran says
Tuna pasta bake.. It’s always my treat brimming with cheese!
I love pretty much anything with cheese…so healthy!
Irene Murdoch says
Lasagne and cheesy garlic bread makes me happy
Jo McPherson says
Homemade comfort food, roasts, bolognese, beef stew and dumplings
Ruth Hunter says
haddock and chips
David wilson says
beans on gluten-free toast
Linda Curtis says
i make a mean fish pie and its goes down a treat
Caroline Signey says
I love one pot dishes like chilli, stews etc, and I make sure I eat as cleanly as possible
Danielle M says
Homemade soups and breads
Chris Fletcher says
Lots of mexican inspired food with fresh tomatoes chillis, lime and avocados!
Suzie W says
A homemade chicken and mushroom pie
katrina walsh says
Lots of fish and pasta makes me happy x x
Karen R says
I love cereal, practically any cereal, with hot milk xx
Ellen Nixon says
Comfort food like stews and casseroles
Sam Parkes says
Home made hearty meals such as beef stews an dumplings, Sunday roasts etc
clare davies says
anything that brings the family together!
casseroles and stews and a good shepherds pie
Fresh veggies from my garden in a brothy ramen.
P Williams says
alice lightning says
definitely hearty stews with dumplings
jacqui rushton says
I love sweet, tasty food like lemon cakes and cinnamon buns!
Natalie Gillham says
Unfortunately all the unhealthy foods make me happiest
Michelle Wild says
Carly Belsey says
I’ll be honest I dont do it more than once a week but cooking from scratch makes me very happy. I wish I had the routine and time to do it everyday. It makes me feel good if my family are eating something I have made
Lucinda Fortune says
Stew and dumplings
Audra bland says
In autumn I practically live off scouse (casserole) home made pies, mountains of fresh mashed potatoes lots of yummy vegetables and home made apple pies and crumbles with thick custard ?
marie miles says
stodgy winter comfort foods make me happy, things like beef stew and dumplings or casseroles with plenty of veggies. or a roast dinner with all the trimmings and gravy. i also love chilli con carnie and spaghetti bologanaise i actually love all food. but what makes me happy is winter warmers, nice stodgy and very satisfying to eat.
Rebecca Mercer says
I love anything with lots of cheese and spicy rich foods
Karen Richards says
Good wholesome homemade food. My partner is coeliac so cook in a different way now. Our favourite is shepherds pie with a sweet potato topping(as he can’t have mashed potato either), chilli con carne, homemade curry and chicken breasts with a homemade tomato & red pepper sauce. Like to make more and freeze some as well so sometimes I can have days with no cooking.
emma davison says
warm comfort food, like lasagne or stew in winter.
caroline james says
I love cornd beef hash and dumpling cooked in the slow cooker.
Samantha Fell says
I love fruity savory dishes anything with pineapple lol and vegetarian I love pineapple fried rice I make it for my kids a lot x
Jacqueline Roberts says
Stew and dumplings make me look forward to colder weather
Hali Kinson says
Homemade leak and potato soup! Lovely on a cold day
claire davey says
love a good cottage pie for sure
Rachel White says
I like a big home made lasagne with lots of squishy garlic bread.. yummy!
Joanne Benham says
I love a roast dinner, beef or chicken with lots of crispy roasties and a big yorkshire pudding!
natalee gosiewski says
steaks or roast dinners
Pie and mash
Lucy Chester says
I love all comfort food such as pies either savoury or sweet such as cottage pie and apple pie
Dale Dow says
Okay, I know it’s not technically a food by I love eating ice!
Elisa Cartwright says
A homemade prawn curry
Joanna Kasznicki says
any thing with mashed potatoes make me happy
Ian Campbell says
Any healthy, organic food – it really gives you a warm glow after you eaten it! 🙂
Tammy Neal says
Anything with mash potatoe yumm
Kristy Brown says
BBQ meats and fruits! (Not together)
Rachael O'Brien says
Home made lasagne and French stick , mine and kids favourite !
REBECCA TOWNSEND says
Warming stews and meals made out of in season produce.
Natasha Cross says
I love a roast dinner
Miss Tracy Hanson says
The hearty ones, but my favourite is my Mum’s beef stroganoff. 🙂 She makes it with white wine though not brandy.
Emma Hussain says
Mash potatoes with gravy or sauces
EJ Dunn says
I love Lebanese food. I love making big feasts to share with family 🙂
Sheila Reeves says
Casseroles, something about coming home to the aroma of one of these in the slow-cooker makes me smile
Becky Dibble says
I am a massive Stew/ Shepherds pie/ Spag Bol fan! Any meals like that are so warming x
Kate Sabin-Burns says
i love pasta 🙂
kellyjo walters says
food like fish pie, salmon en croute, even basic egg on toast with beans and cheese
Rebecca roberts says
I love veg a good veg stir fry gets me excited
Jennifer Baker says
Spicy hot food makes me happy x x x
maria gill says
A nice Vegetarian Lentil based Curry with rice and Poppadoms !
Simone Griffin says
I love a big bowl of spaghetti bolognese on the dark, cold, winter nights x
Ali Fanstone says
alcohol haha or maybe chocolate but if we’re thinking proper food then a great big roast with all the trimmings
Andrea A says
Simple homemade food made from home grown ingredients for instance leek and potato soup.
Kay Broomfield says
Carbs, I love potatoes and pasta!
Karl Borowy says
freshly prepared meals
sharon martin says
a lovely warming stew with dumplings
Rachael Sexey says
Jessica Hutton says
In the winter a nice casserole xx
nicky pearce says
Nikki Easton says
My favourite comfort food is anything with Yorkshires and gravy. Yum
Wendy Shippam says
On a cold evening a nice lentil shepherds pie or a spicy butternut squash soup.
Hayley Pemberton says
food that is not good for me lol cheese and cake
This shepherd’s pie looks really yummy. I haven’t really cooked much with lentils but I’d definitely give it a go now with this recipe. I also like that it’s gluten free, so that’s a bonus. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to making it myself!
Karen Dixon says
Ice cream, yum
Claire Little says
Amy Wright says
Lasagne or some sort of cheesy pasta!
Tammy Stevenson says
For me it is a good old Irish stew but it’s got to be thick. Nothing can beat it in the winter, it’s even better with fresh bread!
Jessica Slater says
Anything cheesy and gooey.
Adrian Bold says
Ben Robb says
Irish Stew made with lamb
Ali gill says
Laura Khomutova says
Greek salad with Feta
This recipe is great. I have come to do it again and the only green lentils I could get requires soaking over night (the first ones didn’t)
Is it best still to soak them for this recipe or is it not needed?
Eb Gargano says
Hmmm – good question. All the lentils I buy do not require pre-soaking, so I don’t. But if the packet says to soak first, I would follow that advice. Good to know you like the recipe! Eb 🙂