Monday, April 21, 2014

Super dinner: paleo shepherd's pie and blackberry/sunflower-seed-butter ice cream!!

Weighing in at 123.4... Easter weight is slowly coming off as I inundate my body with clean, fresh foods!

I love to eat tasty foods, so I've learned to create simple, fresh, clean meals with limited, colorful ingredients to make sure I get my pleasure AND my nutrition!

Shepherd's pie:

- browned ground turkey with sautéed onions and mushrooms (spices: pepper, paprika, basil, garlic powder)

- boil some organic peas (these have an AMAZING taste, no spice needed!)

- boil fresh cauliflower till very soft, used a hand blender to get it smooth and creamy with garlic and pepper and a touch of butter.

- layer it all in a casserole pan and toss in oven to broil (to get a nice browning on the mashed cauliflower and heat up the ingredients if they've cooled):

Dessert was banging, too! Fresh fruit and less than a serving of sunflower seed butter made a decadent ice cream treat!

Put in food processor frozen banana slices, frozen blackberries and a spoonful of sunflower seed butter:

Process till it turns into ice cream (it took a little longer than my earlier attempts because of the frozen raspberries)... Put a dab of sunflower seed butter on top and enjoy!

We had a really special dinner and dessert together, without a huge calorie investment and with tons of nutrition to help fuel our bodies for our lives.

It took a long time of practice, but I can eat dinner at home every night of the week for many weeks and never get bored or feel like I'm being deprived! 

Cheap and healthy :)

Enjoy your day!

Namaste <3


  1. Yum!! Love the purple "ice cream" too!!

  2. I make a very similar shepard's pie! So awesome with the cauliflower.

    Love the ice cream! I'm going to try it!

  3. Just love your shepherds pie recipe.

    All the best Jan

  4. I make mine the same way except I use carrots and green beans in addition to peas.