No carb Shepherd’s pie


Ingredients :
1 lb lean ground beef (grass fed)
1 shallot
4 tsp minced garlic
2 large eggs
Olive oil
Salt & pepper
Italian seasoning
2 bags frozen cauliflower
1 bag frozen peas
1 bag frozen carrots
Butter (real butter)
Dubliner cheese of desired

Place cauliflower in large pot with water to bring to a boil.
Meanwhile,  add chopped shallot, olive oil and garlic to a pan sautée over medium heat until fragrant.
Add beef and salt and pepper and Italian seasoning.
Add 2 eggs when meat is half way browned.
Cook throughout.

When cauliflower boils, keep at a boil for 8-10 minutes until the florets fall apart with a fork.

When meat is browned, put into a greased casserole dish. Do not drain meat!

Layer frozen carrots and peas.

When cauliflower is ready, drain and mash adding salt, pepper,  butter to your taste and a bit more minced garlic.
Top off the Shepard pie with mashed cauliflower.
Add dots of butter and paprika.
Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes.

Serve warm. Add shredded Dubliner cheese is desired.


Paprika chicken with garlicky swiss chard


Paprika chicken with garlicky swiss chard and a side salad.

My dinner was full of greens and there are very little ingredients to this, but lots of flavor.
Ingredients :
1 lb chicken tenderloins
Salt & pepper
Olive oil
1 bag frozen organic swiss chard
1 tbsp minced garlic

In a large pan with sides add  whole chicken tenderloins and olive oil, paprika to coat, salt & pepper. Cook on medium heat approximately 5-7 minutes.
Turn tenderloins over cover with paprika and salt & pepper cook an additional 5-7 minutes.
Add bag of frozen kale and garlic.
Cover and cook another 5- 7 minutes.
Once the Swiss chard is wilted and all the flavors have married, it’s done!

For my side salad I made a simple vinegarette with balsamic,  dijon mustard and vinegar. 

Aldi Brat and potatoes dinner

Ingredients :
In a frying pan add 1 package cheddar brats cut into pieces
1 onion sliced
2 bell peppers sliced
Add olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Sautee over medium heat for 15 minutes or until onion and pepper is tender.

Prepare warm potato salad by dicing 4 medium potatoes.
Boil until fork tender, drain
Mix to taste with mayonnaise,  apple cider vinegar,  salt and pepper and onion powder. Mix when warm.

Layer potato salad then brat mixture.