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Baked Snapper with Fennel, Leek, Parsley & Lemon

Once you have your fish gutted and de-scaled, cooking them is the easy part!

On a long piece of foil, place the following:
~ shaved fennel bulb (I did mine using a mandolin to make it really fine)
~ shaved/finely sliced leek
~ a few small dots of butter
~ salt and pepper

Place your whole fish on top of the veges, then stuff it with:
~ slices of lemon
~ roughly chopped flat leaf parsley
~ one dot of butter

Salt and pepper the top of the fish, wrap the foil up to meet at the top (not to touch the skin otherwise it will stick!)
Bake at 180C for 15-20 mins, depending on the size of the fish
Allow to rest for 5 or so minutes, and the cooking process will continue
Serve with steamed greens, brown rice.

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Mexican Shepherd’s Pie

This pie is  vegetable packed and very tasty.  It took me about an hour from start to finish, which is pretty good considering it was in the oven for 25 minutes!  I’ve adapted this recipe from Michelle Bridges’ 12 Week Body Transformation recipe.

~ 500g (about 1 large) sweet potato, peeled, chopped into chunks around 3cm square (put this on to boil first for the mash)
~ Olive oil
~ 1 onion, finely chopped
~ 2 garlic cloves, crushed/chopped
~ 2 carrots, peeled and diced
~ 1 zucchini, diced
~ 3 celery sticks, diced (I didn’t have any celery so used 1/2 large leek instead, finely chopped)
~ 1 teaspoon ground cumin
~ 1 teaspoon ground coriander
~ Pinch chilli powder/flakes
~ 200g (3.5oz) lean beef mince – you can put more in if you like
~ 1 tin (400g) diced tomatoes
~ ½ tin water
~ 1 can lentils (drained)
~ 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan or cheddar

Preheat oven to 180C
Boil the diced sweet potato in a small saucepan/pot
Fry onion, garlic, carrots and celery in some oil for about 5 mins in a large pan
Add the zucchini and cook for another few minutes
Add the spices and fry for a few minutes until fragrant
Add the mince, stirring to break up any lumps, until it has cooked through
Stir in the tomato water and simmer, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
Add the lentils and simmer for a few further minutes.

Mash the sweet potato with a little milk/butter until smooth
Spoon the meat mixture into an ovenproof dish, (or 4 smaller oven proof dishes).
Spread the sweet potato over the meat mixture, top with cheese
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden.

Some other dishes you may like:
~ Quinoa Cauliflower Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries
~ Stuffed Mushrooms
~ Zucchini Slice
~ Cauliflower Rice
~ Banana Coconut Bread
~ Coconut Chia Almond Blueberry Muffins

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