Thursday, January 6, 2011

Clean Eating Thursdays #2- Shepherd's Pie

I finally sat down last night and wrote my New Years Resolutions down. I am posting them right next to the computer since I sit down at the computer a couple times a day, yet it is kind of a private area. You know, strangers and preschool parents don't need to read all my weaknesses on the fridge! This year, besides my yearly goal to start to exercise (hey...I did get a lot better this year...) and read scriptures....etc...I have a lot of goals for my little businesses. At preschool I want more one on one focus with each child. I want to start taking baking and cooking classes this year also. I am taking a candy making class on January 30th...good start! And I want to ROCK THIS BLOG!!!! Is anyone out there reading it? Please start leaving comments, questions, recipe requests, etc. LET ME KNOW YOU ARE THERE!!! This weekend I will be having my second give-a-way...and next week I will be posting Valentines Day Treats you WILL want to order for SOMETHING!!!!
I got side-tracked...anyways...another goal of mine...refocusing on clean and healthy eating. This is one of my family's favorite recipes so far from Clean Eating. I just watched Food Inc. and next time think I might try substituting beans for the meat. Not saying I am going vegetarian...but...less meat would definitely benefit this fam.
Shepherd's Pie
Source: Clean Eating Magazine
Toss in your shopping cart the following ingredients...
1 lb. Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 clove garlic
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 Tab. Chives
Sea Salt and Pepper
4 tsp. olive oil
1 lb. ground turkey breast
1 yellow onion
3 medium carrots
1 celery stalk
1 tsp. fr. rosemary leaves
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 Tab. tomato paste
1/2 cup frozen peas
Put on your apron and get busy in the kitchen...
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Get water boiling in your big stock pot. Peel and cube your potatoes and toss em in with garlic clove. (I did this the first time and now when I make this, I omit this step and add garlic powder (gasp...shhh...don't tell) to the potatoes while I am mashing them for a stronger flavor).
While the potatoes are boiling till soft (15-20 minutes) I get my meat browning in a frying pan. Set Aside.
Then, heat 2 tsp. olive oil in skillet and add chopped veggies. Make these veggies small so they cook faster. Add rosemary to veggies when they are soft and add broth, meat, and tomato paste. Cook about 5 minutes til liquid thickens and then stir in frozen peas.
Transfer to a baking dish. Pat potatoes down on top. With a pastry brush, brush potato layer with olive oil to make your pie nice and pretty and brown. Bake for 30 minutes.

Shepherd's Pie. Clean Eating. Kid Tested. Mother Approved.
What are your resolutions? Are you going to learn something new this year? Let me know!


  1. But you aren't...I REALLY REALLY Miss you! Thanks for having my back! Love ya Girl!

  2. seriously....I am bummed I missed the gingersnaps!! I love them.


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