2stickscelery (with leaves if they're still attached)diced with ends removed
8ounces(225 g) baby bella or cremini mushroomssliced with stems removed
1cup(133 g) frozen peas
2tablespoons(10 g) all-purpose flour
1cup(245 ml) stout beervegan
1tablespoon(15 g) tomato paste
3/4teaspoonsalt or to taste
1/2teaspoonblack pepperor to taste
To start the mashed potatoes, place them in a pot with the garlic cloves, and fill with water until just covered. Add salt and stir to combine, then cover pot and bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, adjust heat to low, and vent the lid slightly, simmering for 15 minutes, or until they are fork tender.
While the potatoes are cooking, place a very large, non-stick, sauce pan on the stove, over medium heat. Once hot, add the whole package of Sweet Earth Foods Awesome Grounds to the pan, and cook it for 5 minutes, while breaking it apart with a spoon, into crumbles.
Next, add onion, carrots, and celery to the pan, sauteing for 7 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Then, add the mushrooms to the mixture and saute for another 5 minutes. (Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375F [190C or gas mark 5] and get out a baking dish that's atleast 9 inches [23 cm] in diameter and 5 inches [13 cm] deep.) If the potatoes are done, drain them and set them aside.
Once mushrooms haved reduced a bit in size, add peas, and flour, stirring to combine. Then, add beer, tomato paste, salt, and pepper, sauteing for 3 more minutes before transferring to baking dish. Take the cooked potatoes and garlic cloves and press them through a potato ricer, removing the peels after each pressing. (or remove peels and hand mash)
Next, add non-dairy milk, vegan butter, white pepper, and salt to taste, stirring together until mixed. Top vegan shepherd's pie filling with potatoes and spread them into an even layer. You can score the top of the potatoes with a fork for more crispy texture. Bake pie in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden spots begin to appear. If you'd like more browning, broil the top for 2 to 3 minutes. Once done, serve while warm!
Note: for a non-alcoholic version, instead of beer, add in veggie broth or vegan beef broth.