It can be hard to find balance in life when we are so busy with all the other things that we have to juggle. One thing that has stood out since starting BROOD, is just how many of us are constantly looking for more ways to try switch off and spend quality time as a family. It’s also clear that we all want to incorporate ways to exercise into our weekly routine and encourage our kids to be active and outdoors too, but it can be hard to fit it in when there is only so many hours in the day! So, with a new sport activity sweeping exciting across the UK – Padel – we just had to find out what all the hype was all about, and to see if it was an activity that would fit into family life.
SWEET POTATO SHEPHERD’S PIE
1 ½ lbs minced beef
1-2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
6 oz mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons low sugar ketchup
3 tablespoons natural B Worcestershire sauce
2 cups chicken stock or broth
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (instead of corn starch )
heaping ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper
3 large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
1 tsp additional minced garlic
3 tablespoons butter
¼ teaspoon additional smoked paprika
sea salt and pepper
Place your sweet potato chunks into a pot of water and bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until soft. Drain and place back into the pot. Add butter, garlic, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper. Mash like it’s 1999. Set aside.
Brown meat in a skillet over medium high heat .Once browned, remove the beef from pan, leave any fat in there. Sauté onion for about a minute. Add in leeks , carrots, and garlic for 8-10 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Add in salt and pepper, smoked paprika, ketchup, worcestershire and beef and stir.
Mix the arrowroot powder and chicken stock . Pour the chicken stock into the pan with the beef and vegetables. Cook for 10 more minutes.
Pour the meat mixture into a baking pan. Spread the sweet pot mash over the meat mixture until meat is fully covered. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving. We love this with peas or cabbage! Enjoy! .
Auntie Cath Cooks
Cath Tyldesley is one of the UKs favourite actresses. Making in her mark in the likes of BBC Ones ‘Lilies’ , sitcom ‘Scarborough’, ITVs ‘View Point’ and Ofcourse- the nation’s favourite ‘Coronation Street’.
Catherine has recently finished filming another drama for ITV and was crowned Winner of All Star Musicals 2021. Cath’s other huge passion in life is Food! After study nutrition on maternity leave with her first child- Caths enthusiasm for food grew. Especially nutritious, budget friendly, tasty family meals. We’re thrilled to bits to have Cath join us and share her knowledge and passion! You’re in for a treat with Auntie Caths recipes!
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