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Because it is relatively easy to adapt recipes for fit in with this way of eating — cutting down on the starchier vegetables and not being afraid of fats, dinners shouldn't be much of a problem. Most recipes and menus can be adapted to fit this simple rule.

However, it is always nice to have new recipes to try. So here is one we are particularly fond of. We call it Swiss shepherd's pie.

A shepherd's pie is a meat mixture under a mashed potato topping. This recipe reduces the carb content by replacing the mashed potato with a Swiss cheese, hence the name. The recipe is really easy to make, and is a very tasty and filling dish. You can use any meat, although leftover cold meat from a lamb roast gives the best taste. You can also use pretty much any green leafy vegetable or tomatoes, instead of the spinach. Although Raclette cheese is best, other 'rubbery' cheeses, such as Maarsdam or Edam are also suitable.

Swiss Shepherd's Pie

1 medium onion, chopped into small pieces
450g (1 lb) minced lamb or beef.
50g Lard, beef dripping or coconut oil for frying
100g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
100g (4oz) spinach or broccoli
150g (6 oz) Raclette cheese sliced 6 mm (1/4 inch) thick

Fry chopped onion and meat in the lard. Add sliced mushrooms and fry until cooked. Mix well together.
In a saucepan, bring spinach, which very little water, to the boil and switch off. This will cook it sufficiently. If using broccoli, cook until tender.
Take the meat mixture out of the frying pan and place in an ovenproof dish. Cover with the spinach and then place slices of Raclette cheese over the spinach to form a 'crust'.
Place the dish under the grill until the cheese is golden.
Serve alone or with a salad

Serves 2-4; Carb content: Negligible

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Last updated 23 January 2009

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