A Twist on Shepherds Pie GF

This post may be a little bit rough because I had not planned on blogging about this meal but it was just so delicious that I had to share!

Growing up in South Africa, Shepherd’s Pie was always a staple in our family! I decided to try and make it a little bit more healthy and gluten free. The idea just popped in my head one day and I was a little unsure about the combination, but wow did this turn out yummy!

I don’t have 100% perfect measurements I don’t usually cook that way so I will try my best!




1T olive oil
1lb ground turkey
1/2 onion chopped
1 cup of mixed veggies (this is an estimate, just put what you like)
1 sachet of simply organics roast chicken gravy (pic above)
1 cup of water
2 cans of sweet potato (you can sub baked sweet potato)

Preheat the oven to 350
In a sauté pan put the olive oil and cook the onion just a little bit. Then add the ground turkey until all the way cooked through. Add the sachet of gravy with 1 cup of water and cook until thickened just a couple minutes. Now add the veggies.
I heated the canned sweet potatoes then poured the excess juice out and mashed them. If you use baked sweet potato that will work as well, just bake and mash.
In an oven safe dish put the ground turkey mixture all over the bottom, then place the mashed sweet potato on top. Bake for 15-20 min!

It’s so simple, so easy and so delicious! The hardest part was leaving some for my husband to eat when he gets home!!!

I would say this only serves about two.

Love K

Table Mountain, the newest 7 th wonder!

I usually have a lot of fears! Going to South Africa made me face most of them!  I don’t like airplanes, am terrified of heights and get terrible motion sickness! I was able to battle through all these things and actually enjoy my trip with much help and coaxing from my Aunt.

Table Mountain is just one of those things you have to do when you go to Cape Town, South Africa.  It is a significant tourist attraction with many visitors using the cable cars or hiking to the top. The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. The view from the top of Table Mountain has been described as one of the most epic views in Africa.  The quickest way to the top (1,084.6m or 3558ft) is by Cable Car.

Of course I had to go, but once I actually arrived and saw the cable car that was going to take us to the top of mountain I tried to back out and run away!  My wonderful, loving, mean (jk) supportive Aunt pulled me on the cable car!  Here are a few pics of me facing my terrors and actually enjoying the outcome, with the most breathtaking views!

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More to come……..


My Trip to the Home Land

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa.  My parents brought my sisters and I over to the states when I was 8!  Ever since we left I have felt like a piece of my soul was missing.  I still have a lot of family back home and don’t get to see them that much anymore.  They make a trip over here every couple of years, but it’s just not the same.

In July this year I was able to finally make the long journey home with my husband by my side!!

About to Liftoff

Our journey was a long one!!  We flew to Heathrow which was about a 9 1/2 hour-long flight with a 8 hour layover.  That was pure torture!! Then an 11 hour flight to Cape Town!

I am going to break up our experiences into different blog posts, because we spent about 10 days there and did so many cool and amazing things that it would be way too much to put all into one post!

Thanks to my wonderful Aunty Cathy and Uncle Kevin for making our trip so much fun!!

So Stay Tuned………….

Love, K