Turkey Kolbassa with Broccoli and Gluten Free Pasta Casserole

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Ingredients:

450 grams gluten free spaghetti
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup gluten free flour
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups milk
3/4 cup shredded marble cheese
2 cups broccoli
1 shredded carrot
1 (16 ounce) turkey kolbassa sausage, cubed

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour, dry mustard, and black pepper; cook until smooth, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, and bring white sauce to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly, to make a smooth, thick sauce. Whisk 3/4 cup marble cheese into sauce until melted.
4. Stir spaghetti, broccoli, carrot and kolbassa sausage into the sauce and transfer to a 3-quart casserole dish.5. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is heated through, about 20 minutes.

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Tangy Crudite Salad

crudite salad
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

Dressing
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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Turkey Kolbassa with Broccoli and Gluten Free Pasta Casserole

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Ingredients:

450 grams gluten free spaghetti
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup gluten free flour
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups milk
3/4 cup shredded marble cheese
2 cups broccoli
1 shredded carrot
1 (16 ounce) turkey kolbassa sausage, cubed

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour, dry mustard, and black pepper; cook until smooth, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, and bring white sauce to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly, to make a smooth, thick sauce. Whisk 3/4 cup marble cheese into sauce until melted.
4. Stir spaghetti, broccoli, carrot and kolbassa sausage into the sauce and transfer to a 3-quart casserole dish.5. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is heated through, about 20 minutes.

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Broccoli Tortellini Soup

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Portion size 4 to 6

Ingredients
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried oregano
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
4 cups (1 L) vegetable stock or chicken stock
1 cup (250 mL) favourite pasta sauce
1/2 bag (454 g) frozen cheese tortellini or frozen meat tortellini
2 cups (500 mL) frozen cut broccoli
1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

Add stock and pasta sauce; bring to boil. Add tortellini; reduce heat, cover and simmer until pasta is almost tender but still firm, about 7 minutes.

Add broccoli and return to simmer; cook until piping hot and broccoli is tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with cheese.

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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