A 7 day Detox + Go in the draw to WIN a year supply of Finish Power & Pure

This post is sponsored by Finish Power and Pure

When I hear the word detox I automatically think it means making better choices of the food I’m putting inside my body.  However, I’ve been challenged to do a slightly different style of detox…. a 7-Day Detox by reducing the amount of chemicals we use in the home, love this idea!

I try where I can to use natural products, but there are times where convenience has become all too comfortable and I lose sight of what chemicals I maybe using. This detox challenge is perfect timing especially as it’s the change of season, two of my kids have very sensitive skin and they always tend to have their allergies flare up when the weather changes which is about now.  By taking the time to acknowledge what I am using around the home and the chemical content, I am hopeful this may help reduce these occurences.

So over the next week I am really going to take note of everything I use to clean around the house and also what chemicals maybe within our kitchen.   I’ll let you know how I go next week.  

The cooler season also means different type of cooking in my kitchen, more casserole dishes, soups etc. Cottage Pie is usually a favourite comfort food on the really cool nights in our household.



Cottage Pie

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/pasta-bakes/"]Oven Bakes[/url], [url href="https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/category/recipes/mince/"]Mince[/url]


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 800g beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 800g potatoes , peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 100g tasty cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat
  3. Add the mince, onion and carrot, cook stirring for 5-10 minutes or until the meat has browned, use wooden spoon to break up the mince
  4. Add the tomato paste and garlic to mince, stir for 1 minute
  5. Pour in stock, worcestershire sauce and sprinkle over the oregano, mix well
  6. Bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid has reduced
  7. Cook the potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water for 12-15 minutes or until tender
  8. In a small jug mix the corn flour with 1 tablespoon water
  9. Add the paste to mince mixture with peas and corn, stir until it has thickened slightly
  10. Spoon mince mixture into a rectangular casserole dish
  11. Mash potatoes and add in milk and salt and pepper to season
  12. Spoon large dollops of potato onto of mince mixture then spread evenly
  13. Sprinkle with cheese
  14. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden

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However, casserole dishes always tend to need a little extra scrubbing.  Not one of my favourite chores each evening.  I’ve been given some Finish Power and Pure diswashing tablets to trial, I’m going to see if they will clean my casserole dishes for me… wouldn’t that be nice, one less thing to clean!!


Finish Power & Pure uses Active Oxygen to clean away stubborn food stains, leaving the dishes clean after each wash.  It also leaves less chemical residue, helping you lead a healthier lifestyle in your busy life.



Three great prizes which I am sure will be helpful in every household

1 years supply of Finish Power & Pure and $1,500 worth of Breville products

1 years supply of Finish Power and Pure and $500 worth of Breville Products

1 years supply of Finish Power and Pure



  1. Send your name, postal address, email and phone number to [email protected]
  2. 100 readers will then be sent a pack of Finish Power & Pure to do their own 7-Day Detox challenge
  3. Once you have completed your 7-Day Detox leave your review of the Finish Power and Pure in the comments section below
  4. From the reviews received back I will then choose three winners to each win a prize
  5. First place will also have their review published on my blog

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Lucy @ Bake Play Smile May 14, 2014 - 7:59 PM

Oh I love the sound of your detox! Cottage pie is one of my favourite winter dinners! I will have to try your recipe out next time… it sounds delish!! xx

Katrina May 14, 2014 - 9:22 PM

It’s going to be an interesting detox, will let you know how I go! Love the cooler weather when the casserole dishes are cooked more often, real comfort type food

Lauren May 15, 2014 - 12:57 PM

This is well worth a try

melanie w May 16, 2014 - 3:19 AM

Sounds wonderful would love to give it a go.

Leanne May 16, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Sorry, but why are Finish suddenly saying that their usual “chemicals” are not healthy?

Susan Hill May 29, 2014 - 2:29 PM

I’ve just completed my 7-Day Detox using the Finish Power and Pure. I have to say I’m very impressed. Amazingly clean dishes with no residue. The very sparkly inside. I’ve previously used only supermarket brands which I thought worked well, but I think now I will be converted as the result is so much better. Thanks Susan

Melinda Paul June 1, 2014 - 9:37 PM

I have just finished my 7 day detox using the Finish Power and Pure. WOW, what a difference one cleaning product has. The dishes came out feeling so clean. Even removed tea stains in my cups, now that’s pretty impressive!! My husband was very sceptical at the start saying they all do the same thing, but after using them even he was surprised with the result. We are converted.:)

Kristie June 6, 2014 - 9:54 PM

I tried out your recipe tonight and it was a winner with 4/6 in the family loving it! I also made a vegetarian version (with lentils and kidney beans, veg stock and tamari sauce) and that was a winner as well! Thank you!


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