Orange Beef Curry

orange beef curry
Ingredients
3 cups white rice
2 cups of diced cooked leftover roast beef
1 cup of chopped celery
1 cup of chopped carrots
1/2 cup dice dried apricots
1 peeled diced orange
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
3/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon peeled and chopped ginger
1 teaspoon of curry
1/2 cup orange juice

Directions

Cook the white rice according to package directions.

Dice up leftover roast beef in a bowl add celery, carrots, apricots and orange

In a medium bowl add the cornstarch, marmalade, garlic, vinegar, ginger, curry and orange juice and whisk until well combined.

Combine everything together and add to slowcooker on low for 4 -6 hours

Serve over rice

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Tangy Crudite Salad

Many people have New Years Resolutions, I am one of them, mine is the – standard – weight loss! So experimenting with salads is key for me. Salad ruts seem to hinder weight loss. Here is the latest salad experiment, so far so good! Enjoy!

Ingredients
1 cup of chopped broccoli
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 cup of chopped carrots
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup of diced dried apricots
1/2 cup of cashews

1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoons white vinegar
1/8 cup sugar Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Cut the broccoli, cauliflower and carrots into bite-size pieces.
Place in a large bowl. Add the cranberries, apricots and cashews.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, stirring well.
Add to crudite mixture and toss gently.

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Christmas Salad

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Ingredients:

1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons diced onion
1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup cashews
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 red apple -diced
1 pear – diced

Directions:

1. In a shakeable jar, combine sugar, lemon juice, onion, mustard and salt. Shake until well blended. Add oil into mixture. Add poppy seeds and shake
2. In a large serving bowl combine the romaine lettuce, shredded Swiss cheese, cashews, dried cranberries, chopped apricots, cubed apple and cubed pear. Toss to mix then pour dressing over salad just before serving and toss to coat.

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