Shepards Pie my way with avo, sugar snap pea salad with poppy seed dressing

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Everyone has their own favourite way to make mince.
I prefer mine more tomatoey but please make your mince as long as you use whole foods where possible.
I find a lot of refined, processed, MSG loaded gravy or soup powders find their way into most mince dishes.
Rather use a herb salt an dif you like tomato sauce try find an organic one or blend fresh tomatoes with 2 tsp of xylitol.

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp garam masala

Fry the above until soft

Add the mince and brown
Add 1 tin of tomatoes and 1 50g packet of tomato paste.
Mix well.
Add 2 tsp xylitol
Add 5 Tbl fresh chopped herbs or 2 Tbls dried herbs
Allow to simmer for about 30mins or longer to let the flavour develop

In another pot, steam cauliflower (if you want to use cauli mash as your topping, or otherwise sweet potato & butternut or baby potatoes)
Blend cauli until smooth but still a bit chunky (i like some texture in mine)
In a dish place your mince and top with your mash.
Sprinkle grated cheese and bake until melted and golden

Mint, avo, sugar snap pea salad with poppy seed dressing


  • juice 1 lemon (25ml)
  • 2Tbls red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tbls poppy seeds
  • 100ml olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Pour all the ingredients into a glass jar, tighten the lid and give it a good shake

  • 1 ripe avo cut into chunks
  • 200g sugar snap peas
  • 5 spring onions thinly sliced
  • leaves for lettuce torn
  • handful of fresh mint

Combine and drizzled with dressing