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Shepherds Pie Recipe

Posted on January 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

After 2 days of rain I am welcoming the spurts of sunshine and warmer temps despite the winds!  So as I posted on Instagram I had never eaten or made Shepherds Pie but it was something I was interested in trying.  Something new for us to try - which I am making it one of my resolutions to make more of a variety of home cooked meals.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I figured it was worth a shot - I loved it to say the least (and it even tasted good as leftovers)!  I am a crock pot junkie (I have 3 of them LOL) and find that many times it is so much easier to use my crocks to make meals because I am able to basically put the ingredients in and not have to stand over the stove or oven (and they are a savior in the summer time)!  Now, I knew it required meat, veggies and mashed potatoes.  That was about the extent of what I knew about Shepherds Pie.  So I pulled out one of my trusty crocks and put about 2 pounds of grass fed beef in, some dried minced onions, turmeric and ginger powder (I add these 2 spices to just about everything I cook), about 1 cup of water, and a about 8 splashes of Worcestershire sauce (you can buy what I use here - affiliate link), and some Himalayan salt (You can buy the kind I use here - affiliate link).  I let the meat cook throughly and once the meat was cooked I added a 16oz. bag of organic mixed vegetables to the meat.  Then I cut and cooked about 7 organic potatoes and when they were done I mashed them, added some grass fed butter, milk, some Himalayan salt, cheese, and parsley.  Once the mashed potatoes were finished I scooped by spoonfuls on top of the meat and vegetable mixture and allowed it to cook on low.  Whether it would be considered Shepherds Pie, I don't know but for not having knowledge on how to make it and never eating it - this was yummy!  Something I will definitely make again!  If you decide to give it a try, drop me a line or comment on how it was!  I would love to hear about it!  Coach Michele

The Easy "Cheesy" Transition

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I got some really encouraging and to me, exciting news!  Had gotten a visit from friends not long ago and the subject of food came up (specifically chesse for pizza), and my husband brought out the block chesse and started shredding it.  Of course his friend asked why we do this instead of the easy bagged cheese.  That got us all talking about food and reading labels.  We told our visitors we can't even attempt to eat bagged pre shredded cheese anymore and talked about reading the labels and showed some labels of different foods.  The response was, well, I don't know how to explain it but disbelief maybe?  My husband proceeded to explain about what is in the other "cheese" and I had a grin from ear to ear.  In a way it was like we were giving a mini session regarding food which felt awesome!  My husband even said if you change just one thing, start with cheese.  Don't buy the wrapped processed slices or the bagged stuff, buy a block of cheese and a shredder and give it a whirl.  I mean, what a small but HUGE step for a family to take.  Well, they returned home and did buy block cheese and a shredder.  While my husband was back home in town about a month or so later,  he visited his friend and guess what?!?!?!  They no longer buy bagged cheese!  His friend read the labels and when he got to the mold inhibitor part of the ingredients, that pretty much did it for him.  They now buy block cheese and shred their own!  This is exciting for me because it shows that just even a small bit of education on food can make a difference.  The process is baby steps, as I could not expect someone to go "cold turkey" on all food.  But this made me so happy to know that what I call "My Easy Cheesy Experiment" works!  Again, start small and take on "My Easy Cheesy Experiment" and see what results from that one change!  Make sure to read the labels too!!  That is such a critical part when making these type of lifestyle changes!!  If you decide to take on "My Easy Cheesy Experiment", I would LOVE to hear your experience!!  Til later! :D

Kraft Heinz now?!?!

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Link to the article on the merge of Kraft Foods and Heinz... I guess the eat right seal thing was icing on the cake?!?! Blah.....

Peanuts possibly helping Peanut Allergies?!?!

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

So... one of the rare times I actually watch a major news channel and of course most of it is the negative but then a small clip came on about peanut allergies.  Of course it caught my attention, not because of having the allergy but what they were reporting on a study that was conducted.  Exposing kids (of course not those diagnosed with a true peanut allergy) to peanuts to help to try and combat developing a peanut allergy....  So why would I be excited about this?  Because it sounds like something I just studied and took a class on recently regarding Homeopathy (remember I do not give medical advice not claim to be a medical doctor!).  One of the things that I learned in the class about this is "like treats like".  Gasp!!!  What you mean that's an "alternative" practice so to speak?  Look it up, better yet, I'll give you a link to read by Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier (click here) You can type in a search like homeopathy like treats like (that's what I did) and you will find a lot of info available.  So here is the link to the news story that caught my attention and really pay attention to what they say...  it is quite interesting!  MJ