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Cashew Chocolate Mousse Pie + Hearty Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

Cashew Chocolate Mousse PieHappy New Year, VegCooks!

Our furnace broke last week (boo), so I’ve been making recipes that use the oven to keep our house warm!

I tried 2 recipes last week from our December VegCookbook, Vegan Holiday Kitchen.

Cashew Chocolate Mousse Pie

A mildly sweet, but still rich pie, I liked it a lot, but I’m not sure it will pass muster with non-vegans (I’ll find out tonight!). It’s super easy to pull together, and I’ll definitely make it again. It has tofu in it, so it feels “healthy” to eat two pieces (:

Hearty Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd's PieHearty Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

It was difficult to take an attractive photo of this dish, but it was tasty.  It uses *a lot* of potatoes. You’re only seeing half of the potato layer in this photo. If you’re not a potato fan, I’d use a few less. If you don’t have a copy of Vegan Holiday Kitchen, you can view the recipe on FatFree Vegan Kitchen.


  • The recipe called for canned lentils, so I used Westbrae Organic Black Lentils, which were tasty.
  • I don’t like rice milk, so I used soy milk, which I already had on hand

VegCookbook Story Swap

• Elisa of Veggie Goes Vegan made Black Rice with Corn and Cranberries, Hearty Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie, and the Coconut Butternut Squash Soup.

• Kelley of Eatin’ Vegan in Smalltown USA made Agave and Mustard-Glazed Green Beans, Chocolate-Orange Cake, Red Quinoa Pilaf with Kale and Corn, Roasted Squash and Peppers, Sauteed Asparagus and Broccolini, and the Black Bean and Sweet Potato Casserole.

• Lydia of vegankind made Hearty Vegetable Pot Pie, Dilled Miso-Tahini Dip and the Chocolate Nut Cookies.

• Jessica Diane made the Hearty Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie.

I hope I got everyone. Y’all have been VegCooking machines!

What did you VegCook last week?