Canadian Shepherd’s Pie 2.0

Canadian Shepherd’s Pie 2.0

Shepherd's Pie- Pâté Chinois
The Canadian Shepherd's Pie, also known as Pâté chinois in French Canadian, is part of the Canadian comfy food repertoire. It is made of mashed potatoes, corn and ground meat. This traditional Canadian dish owes its origin to the Chinese workers who, according to the oral history, made this dish while working on the railway in Quebec, Canada. The recipe was then adopted by the locals there and was later on named pâté chinois (Chinese pie) due to its history.
sweet potato
This dish is really easy to make as it requires minimum ingredients. For this recipe reno I used extra lean ground turkey instead of ground beef and Japanese sweet potatoes (purple skin- white meat) instead of the regular white potatoes. Why would I do that you ask? To reduce fat, thanks to the turkey, and to fill this dish with nutrients find in sweet potatoes.

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Turmeric and Zucchini Turkey Meatballs

Turmeric and Zucchini Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs

If you are looking for a simple, flavorful and quick recipe, this is the one. These Turmeric and Zucchini Turkey Meatballs are ready in just 30 minutes. You can serve them over pasta and tomato sauce, in a bun, with a salad, in a bowl, etc. Whichever way you want to eat them, the possibilities are endless.  You can easily make those from scratch in no time on weekdays and they are always a hit. 

Turmeric has become one of my favorites spices to use in recipes. The reason being, it has multiple health benefits. Turmeric can help prevent or reduce effects of some diseases. One of the best-known benefits of this spice is its anti-inflammatory compound. Some studies show that Turmeric is more effective than most of the over the counter pain medication. You might not know but, it can also help prevent weight loss. 

You should know that Turmeric does not have a strong taste so it is easy to pair with different foods and spices. If you want to know more about the numerous benefits of Turmeric, I suggest you to visit https://draxe.com/turmeric-benefits.  In the meantime, if you try this recipe, leave a comment below as we always like to know what you think. Oh, and don't forget to tag @vic.r_c if you share it on Instagram.   

Thanks and Enjoy!

 

 

Spicy Bunless Turkey Burger

Spicy Bunless Turkey Burger

Bunless Turkey Burger

When the BBQ season was at its peak, I had to come up with a flavorful burger recipe. I opted for a bunless burger since I try to avoid wheat as much as possible. The challenge was to find a way to make my burgers more filling so I don't need to eat a lot of patties to feel full. I am not a fan of poached eggs with meat so I opted to top my burgers with guacamole instead.  Turned out that the turkey burger and the guacamole are a perfect match!  These bunless burgers are absolutely delicious. Whether you grill them or cook them on the stove, they remain very flavourful.

Give it a try and let us know what you think; we would love to have your input. Please leave your comment below. You can also take a picture and share your bunless turkey burger on Instagram. If you do, don’t forget to tag @vic.r_c so we can see what you came up with.

Thanks and Enjoy!