black bean shepherd’s pie | no meat may | recipe 3 of 31

If we’re friends, or you just know me from my blog or my socials, you’ll know I’m vegan and I’m very bloody worried about the climate, what we’re doing to the planet and the future we are leaving our children/grandchildren, nieces and nephews/children of our friends {by looking at it that way, we’re including everyone – not just those of us who are parents!}.

The simplest and most immediate thing we can do as individuals to have an effect on climate change {which, to be honest, can feel insanely overwhelming most days!} is to stop eating animals and animal products.

No Meat May sets the challenge to each of us to go a month without meat. This is easy in our home because I’ve been vegan for almost 4 years and vegetarian for about 5 before that. A lot of people I know, however, wonder what on earth they will eat if they aren’t eating meat and dairy. So I decided to share 1 recipe every day for the month.

black bean shepherd’s pie
3 of 31 black bean shepherd's pie

An oldie but a goodie, from Deliciously Ella. Ella released an app recently and it is so worth the money. Simple, easy to use, delicious recipes {with the ability to save your favourites} and yoga!

For this recipe, I swapped out the mushrooms for eggplant as I’m allergic to mushrooms. For those of you who are vehemently opposed to sweet potato {I’m looking at you Melissa 😉} you can use regular potato, or a combination of root vegetables {I love the flavour you get using parsnip}.

I added extra potato, a tablespoon of organic tomato paste and a sprinkle of Massel {vegan} stock {I used beef but vegetable or chicken just as good}. If you’re trying to squeeze some extra veggies into your diet {or your children!} you can easily add them in this recipe. Dice some carrots, capsicum {red ones with 4 lumps at the base – the females, who knew?! – are the sweetest variety}.

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Don’t forget to take a photo and tag me {insta @bumpyroadtobubba} if you’re playing along! #veganmjnomeatmay #mj3of31 #nomeatmay #31recipes #veganfortheplanet #vegafortheanimals #veganforthekids #veganforthefuture #easyrecipes #tasty #doitfortheplanet #doitfortheanimals #doitforthekids #actNOWforfuture #challenge #youcandoit

TODAY {FRIDAY 3 MAY} IS #CLIMATEELECTION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION.  LINK HERE TO SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING WHERE YOU ARE. I’M OFF TO SUPPORT THE KIDS AND JOIN THE PROTEST IN AUSTRALIA. WE NEED OUR POLITICIANS TO DECLARE A #CLIMATEEMERGENCY AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION.

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