Cheeseburger Soup

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Cheeseburger SoupĀ 

Serves 6

Ingredients

6 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp sea salt
head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tbsp butter
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
450 grams lean ground beef
1/2 c shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Instructions

Combine 6 cups of broth and cauliflower into large saucepan; cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook 15-20 min, or until cauliflower is tender.

Meanwhile, add butter to medium pan over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, stirring until golden.

Crumble in ground beef and cook thoroughly.

Stir in salt, paprika and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.

Transfer the cauliflower and broth to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
Return to the saucepan.

Whisk in cheese just until it melts. Remove from heat and stir in the reserved meat mixture.

Serve and garnish with cheese and pickles

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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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Cauliflower Cheeseburger Soup

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Cheeseburger Soup (serves six)

6 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp sea salt
head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tbsp butter
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
450 grams lean ground beef
1/2 c shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Garnish –

Combine 6 c of broth and cauliflower into large saucepan; cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook 15-20min, or until cauliflower is tender.

Meanwhile, add butter to medium pan over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, stirring until golden.

Crumble in ground beef and cook thoroughly.

Stir in salt, paprika and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.

Transfer the cauliflower and broth to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
Return to the saucepan.

Whisk in cheese just until it melts. Remove from heat and stir in the reserved meat mixture. Serve.

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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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