Experimenting with Herbs and Spices

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This was a meal made during one of cooking classes for individuals living with cancer. The focus of the class had to do with experimenting with different herbs and spices to help cope with taste changes and food aversions that may happen during cancer/treatment. Some new flavours that were introduced to the class included cilantro, rosemary and ginger. It’s amazing the flavour dimensions that herbs and spices can add to your cooking, without necessarily adding a lot of calories. Enjoy the recipes below!

Vegetarian Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

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Although this recipe is a tad laboursome, it’s a great recipe that can supply you with meals for a number of days! With the yield provided below, I was able to make two casserole dishes of this pie and froze one. I’m cooking for one and this supplied me with lunches for two weeks! I’m probably the odd exception in that I can eat the same lunch for two weeks without getting tired of the meal, but for a family this would be great for a couple of days of meals! I also had friends taste test it and they could not believe it was a vegetarian dish…so go ahead and fool the carnivores in your life with this protein-rich dish!