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Vegetable Turkey Mince

This recipe is great if you need to make up a big batch of food.  It is simple to make, and packed full of protein and good carbohydrate for energy and all your lovely fibre and micronutrients. It is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and paleo.  It could be made vegetarian or vegan by removing the mince and adding a grain such as brown rice.  Delicious, filling and everything you need! 


  • 300g organic turkey mince
  • 1 x 400g tin organic lentils
  • 1 x large carrot, grated
  • 1 x large zucchini, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 knob ginger, sliced
  • 1 large brown onion, diced
  • 3 cups kale, chopped
  • 2 x 400g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1 tsp dried mixed Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan.  Brown mince and set aside. Saute onion, garlic and ginger in the saucepan for a few minutes.
  2. Add all other ingredients and spices, aside from kale and arrowroot flour, and mix in.  Add the mince back in, cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Add arrowroot flour to thicken. Stir in kale just before serving.
  4. This will serve 4-6 people, more if you serve with a grain, pasta or bread.  I like to have it with mashed sweet potato!