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Shepherd's Pie!

I'm trying to get this out a little early tonight because Courtney and I are going out soon!

It's awesome having someone from home here right now.  And she met one of my new friends, so that's even more exciting.  I mean we haven't done that much, pretty much just walked around and went to the Ferry Building.  I have to build her up to walking everywhere, because most people are not used to walking so much.

Braedon is doing so well right now.  He has been getting a little less grouchy and moves around everywhere.  He started crawling, well kind of!  

I made my pulled pork tonight, oh my god, it is seriously my favorite meal that I make.

I fell in love with an apartment that we saw the other day.  Gareth, not so much.  Makes me feel a little sad that he doesn't want it!

I really want to figure out how to market doing meal planning, shopping, and prepping for people, I know it's been done, but I really don't like some of those services.  I think I could do it better.  If you know anything, let me know!

Also, food photography, that is so my thing.  I love doing it so much.  I am looking for new customers, if you are in the Bay Area, I'm talking to you!  Just contact me and let me know what's going on!

I took some amazing pictures of Shepherd's pie the other day, so amazing, that I really wanted to give you guys the recipe.   If you have never had shepherd's pie, you are missing out.  It's a very meat and potatoes type of food.  Braedon loved eating it, he ate almost my entire plate!

Shepherd's Pie


  • 2 lbs potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 Tbs rosemary
  • 2 egg yokes
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1lbs ground beef or lamb
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock


  1. Boil quart of water and put potatoes in it
  2. Test potatoes, knife will go through 
  3. Smash potatoes with cream, rosemary, salt and pepper to taste
  4. Add egg yokes and use a handheld beater to blend it
  5. Put oil in a skillet
  6. Add meat and brown
  7. Add corn, peas, carrots, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and herbs
  8. Cook down a little, add chicken stock until it simmers
  9. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes
  10. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  11. Put into a pie pan or oven safe dish- top with potato mash
  12. Put into oven for 15-20 minutes or until the mash is golden

You can put this in the fridge for 3 days or freeze it for 2 months!  I will have another post coming for you guys on Wednesday, so it's not just a once a week thing!  Oh my god, be excited!

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