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!

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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

“Quin-Bomb”

We are trying to be healthier as a family, and make better food choices.  But not all healthy foods taste good.  The first time we ever made Quinoa I wasnt impressed at all, and quite frankly wasnt sure what all the fuss was about.

Quinoa is perhaps one of the most perfect non-animal sources of protein on the planet. What makes quinoa unique is that it is the only plant based source of complete protein. “Complete” means that it contains all 9 of the essential amino acids that are crucial to human function and health

A couple nights ago I decided to make it again, but a little different.  I made it the way I usually make my risotto!

I chopped up one onion, and 3 cloves of garlic.  Sauteed it in olive oil until it was almost transparent.  Then I threw in two cups of quinoa and mixed it up then added four cups of chicken broth.  Bring it to a boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes.

It was delicious!  Or has my husband would say it was the “Quin-bomb.”

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Love, K

My Famous Honey Chicken

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My girls have been begging me all week to make this meal for them, which I have been making since they were babies!

I have modified this recipe over the years and finally its perfect, and simple too!

First I cut up a couple chicken breasts into bite size pieces, then I sauteed them in a little bit of olive oil, just until browned.

Now I throw in the pan:
1/2 stick of butter
1/4 cup of honey mustard
1/2 cup of honey

That’s it! Just cook until the sauce thickens and serve with rice!

Enjoy!

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