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… Jessica Sepel

Aussie-born nutritionist and prolific health blogger Jessica Sepel understands the dangers of drastic dieting and overexercising; years of study – and lots of practice – have taught her how to find a gentler path to health.


Photograph © Rob Palmer

Jessica believes great health starts with positive lifestyle changes such as rest, less stress and more family time. We couldn’t agree more, here at Gousto.

In her brand new book, The Healthy Life, Jessica explains why what we eat has such a strong effect on our mood and offers over 120 delicious recipes. And she’s given us one of her favourites!

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Jessica Sepel’s Cauliflower Cottage Pie


Serves 4

“Classic comfort food at its finest – my family loves this dish on cosy winter evenings”

– Jessica

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 500g organic beef mince
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 courgette, finely diced
  • 150g green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into bite-size florets
  • 700ml organic tomato passata
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • ½ head cauliflower, cut into florets, steamed
  • ¼ cup milk of choice
  • Himalayan salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley (to serve)
  1. Preheat the oven grill to medium-high
  2. Lightly grease a baking dish
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large, wide-based pan over a medium-high heat
  4. Cook garlic and onion for 5 min or until softened
  5. Add the mince and cook for 5 min or until browned
  6. Add the carrot, courgette, beans and broccoli to the pan and cook for 3-4 min
  7. Add the tomato passata and thyme, stir and cook for 10 min or until the vegetables are tender
  8. Season and spoon the mince mixture into the baking dish
  9. Place the cauliflower and milk in a large bowl and roughly mash
  10. Season and spoon over the mince
  11. Sprinkle with the parmesan and lightly drizzle the top with olive oil
  12. Grill for 5 minutes or until lightly browned
  13. Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy!

Give it a go! You can tweet snaps of your cottage pie creation or join Jessica’s 100,000 Instagram followers, hashtagging #TheHealthyLife, and keeping up to date with her super healthy, headline-hitting life.


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