Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Cauliflower Gratin AKA Shepherds Pie - Recipe

INGREDIENTS
1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
1 tbsp skim milk
1/2 lb extra lean ground beef or a turkey meat and ground beef mixture
Salt n peppa
1 large yellow onion, sliced
Carrots
1 tsp parsley

Boil the cauliflower until very soft, mash it with the milk. You don't have to add milk, I just find it makes my 'mashed potatoes' a little more mashed.

Cook the meat and onions together, season well. I usually cook extra meat so I have some to put in my meals during the week.

Cook carrots and slice.

Put in pot like a shepherds pie, cook for 20 minutes at 350.

I got the original idea and recipe for this from the Cauliflower Gratin recipe in the Dukan book. Since I cannot find any ff cheese anywhere (other than the sliced-processed kind) I layered it as such and when I realised it tasted exactly like Shepherds Pie... well... a new favorite recipe was born!

I have gotten friends who aren't even dieting to try this and they have switched from potatoes to cauliflower, eating less starchy foods and getting healthier!

xo
 

9 comments:

  1. I love shepherd's pie and was thinking of making some like this. won't be the same without peas, but i'll survive. :)

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  2. Hey there, I have just discovered your blog and it is amazing. You are inspiring so may people myself included. I know this may be a silly questions but through out your blog i have noticed items that i through were not allowed. I justed wanted to check in Phase 2 can i have cauilflower? Also can i have pork and lamb or is that a phase 3 food.??

    Thanks again for what you are doing. AMAZING

    ELA

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    1. Yes you can have cauliflower, it's in the list of 100 foods you can eat as described in Dr Dukans book.

      You can't have lamb, I believe you can't even in phase 3. You can have lean cuts of pork. I learned this when I was in phase 3 and had eaten pork chops (not a lean cut of pork) the entire diet. Oops.

      Thank you so much, you are a sweetie. :) I hope this answers your questions! Keep 'em coming.

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  3. Just discovered your site and I'm preparing to start the diet in a week. The information is very helpful, and I'm bookmarking your recipes.

    What about carrots? I thought I read they weren't allowed because of too much sugar? (I've ordered the book but it hasn't arrived so sorry if this is answered there.)

    Mo

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    1. Carrots are allowed just not every day and not in huge quantities. They are full of sugar. :)

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