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Are you looking for a comfort- ing and nutritious meal to serve your family after spending time outdoors on such a cold day? This reinvented shepherd’s pie will satisfy every appetite, from the smallest to the biggest! INGREDIENTS: - 1 small onion, chopped - 2 garlic cloves, chopped and green sprouts removed - 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil - 450 g (1 lb) chicken thighs and/or breasts, minced in a food processor - 2 ml (1/2 tsp) thyme - Salt and pepper to taste - 225 g (8 oz) white mushrooms, quartered - 5 potatoes - 2 sweet potatoes (or yams) - 125 ml (1/2 cup) chicken broth Chicken Shepherd’s Pie with Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes


ARIES You might come up against some “big talkers, little doers”, which means that you will have to cope on your own and finish things by yourself. TAURUS You don’t like to be bored, so you try to organize some interesting activities with your partner or with friends. Trying to please everyone is going to be compli- cated, though! GEMINI You may be tempted to do some compul- sive shopping, but what you really need is to be more active and to have some interesting experiences. There’s no need to empty your bank account to feel better. CANCER You would benefit from getting some rest so you can start the week on the right foot. You need a solid night of sleep in order to be efficient and healthy. LEO You are particularly creative. Studying different cultures and societies can help you find the necessary inspiration to create a masterpiece. VIRGO You are quite happy to discover a moun- tain of work this week. Having a lot of work helps you feel more secure, a feeling that really matters to you. LIBRA There may be a trip coming together for you. You may even envisage working abroad in order to experience a more enriching life. SCORPIO Even though you are usually an extremely reserved sort of person, be sure to take time to discover and be carried away by new pleasures. If you allow yourself, you can find a way to combine business with pleasure. SAGITTARIUS You see all around you the kind of infor- mation that can help you develop a new life path for yourself. You will deploy all your passion and love for life this week. CAPRICORN You have to negotiate with groups at work in order to establish a long term under- standing. You will be very active within a union or in your community. AQUARIUS You’re usually quite a perfectionist, and this is what will propel you towards a pro- motion at work. Try to take care of your- self or you may lose your voice. PISCES You don’t enjoy being in the spotlight for too long, but allow yourself to enjoy the warm congratulations for pulling off a brilliant exploit.

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METHOD: onion and garlic in half of the olive oil. Add the minced chicken and contin- ue cooking until the meat is no lon- ger pink. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Place the chicken mix- ture in a square oven casserole dish. Next, sauté the mushrooms in the remaining oil and layer over the chicken. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes and sweet potatoes in salted water. Mash potatoes, adding chicken broth. Season to taste. Cover shepherd’s pie with potato purée. Finish cooking in a 200ºC oven (400ºF) for 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 80ºC (175ºF). Sauté the


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