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 Tortellini Soup

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Ingredients

4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 cups water
4 cups chopped roasted turkey breast
1 265ml can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
1 9 ounce package refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 cups carrots chopped into bite size pieces
6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions
1.In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker combine broth, the water, chopped turkey, tomatoes, carrots and Italian seasoning.

2.Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in tortellini. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more or until tortellini is tender.

3. If desired, sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.

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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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Easy Bolognese Recipe

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Ingredients
1 3/4 cups chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
6 garlic cloves, minced
375 grams ground beef, extra lean
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 cup lower-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Add beef, to vegetable mixture. Cook 5 minutes or until browned; stir to crumble. Drain meat mixture; place in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Remove and discard .

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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