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Ham and Turkey Au Gratin

Ham and Turkey Au Gratin
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6
Servings
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Ham and Turkey Au Gratin
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6
Servings
6
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  1. Spray a rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Combine the ham, turkey and cauliflower in the baking dish and set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the shallots and cook for several minutes until the shallots begin to soften.
  3. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 minutes stirring frequently. Add the beer to the pan and continue to whisk until a smooth paste forms. Allow to cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly whisk in the milk. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low.
  5. Add the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce to the pan. Cook until the sauce thickens which should take several minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the cheddar cheese. Once everything is melted, pour the sauce over the meat and cauliflower mixture. Stir to combine.
  7. Melt the remaining butter and toss with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the top of the casserole. Top with the Parmesan cheese and give the top a light blast of cooking spray.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes until everything is bubbly. Turn the oven to broil and let it go for 2 - 3 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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Overstuffed Poblano Peppers

Overstuffed Poblano Peppers
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Overstuffed Poblano Peppers
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4
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  1. Slice off one side of each poblano to create a boat like vessel. Chop the removed pepper pieces and add to the other peppers. Place the pepper boats in a baking pan that has been coated with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. If you don't have cooked rice, cook 1/2 cup of brown rice in 1-1/2 cups of vegetable stock or water that is seasoned with half of each the cumin and chili powder. This should take 30 - 40 minutes. You can do this earlier in the day or even the night before.
  3. In a large fry pan heat the olive oil. Add the chopped onions, peppers, and garlic, tossing to coat everything. Cook over medium heat until everything begins to soften.
  4. Add the remaining cumin and chili powder and let them cook and get fragrant for a couple of minutes. Stir in the rice and toss until well combined with the vegetables. Cook a couple of minutes more.
  5. Add the chili or tomato sauce, stirring it in well. Allow to cook a few more minutes. If the mixture seems dry add some of the vegetable stock as the mixture cooks. Stir in the drained beans and toss to combine.
  6. Divide the filling between the pepper boats. They will be filled to overflowing which is perfectly fine. Cover loosely with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. The boats should be soft and the filling hot.
  7. Remove the foil and sprinkle some of the shredded cheese on top of each pepper. Broil for 3 minutes or so until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Pass your hot sauce of choice at the table.
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Grilled Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

Grilled Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup
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Grilled Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup
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4
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  1. Chop one of the onions. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a soup pot. Add the chopped onions, garlic and carrots to the pot and sweat over medium heat for 5 - 7 minutes. The vegetables should be softened and fragrant.
  2. Add one cup of each the broccoli and cauliflower to the pot using as many of the stems as possible. Cook for 3 minutes or so.
  3. Pour the vegetable stock into the pot and increase the heat to high. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Tie the bunch of thyme together with kitchen twine. Leave enough string to allow the thyme to be submerged in the soup and the twine to be tied to the pot handle.
  5. Using a potato peeler, cut the yellow skin off the lemon. You want the yellow part, not the white pith. Drop it into the pot.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pot. Simmer for 45 minutes. The vegetables should be very soft, the leaves should be off of the thyme sprigs and everything should smell delicious.
  7. Remove the soup from the heat and remove the thyme bundle and the lemon peel.Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until it is almost smooth. Add the Worcestershire and hot sauces and stir. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. While the soup is simmering, slice the remaining onion lengthwise into the strips. Toss with the rest of the broccoli and cauliflower. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and toss to combine.
  9. Coat a grill basket with cooking spray and heat on the grill. Add the broccoli/cauliflower/onion mixture to the pan. Put the lid down on the grill and cook the vegetables for 7 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Everything should be tender crisp and slightly browned.
  10. Add the grilled vegetables to the pureed soup and cook for a few minutes until everything is heated through.
  11. Ladle into bowls and top with a sprinkling of green onions.
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Hummus with Oven Baked Whole Wheat Tortilla chips

DIGITAL CAMERAA healthy and delicious snack. Try it for your next party. Your guests will love the flavor and not realize that it’s fiber rich and healthy.

 

Hummus with Oven Baked Whole Wheat Tortilla chips
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This is the basic recipe for hummus. You can make it your own with the addition of herbs and spices. Add some raw vegetable dippers to up the health and color factor.
Servings
6
Servings
6
Hummus with Oven Baked Whole Wheat Tortilla chips
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This is the basic recipe for hummus. You can make it your own with the addition of herbs and spices. Add some raw vegetable dippers to up the health and color factor.
Servings
6
Servings
6
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  1. To Make the Chips: Cut the tortillas into wedges or strips, as you like. Spray two large baking sheets with the olive oil spray. Lay the tortilla pieces in a single layer on the sheet. spray with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with the salt. Bake at 325 degrees for 7 minutes or so. Turn the chips over and sprinkle with a little more salt and bake another 7 minutes or so. The chips should be crisp and slightly darker brown. Cool completely and store airtight. use as you would any chip.
  2. To Roast the Garlic: Cut the top off a head of garlic (you should see the tops of the cloves). Place in the center of a piece of aluminum foil. drizzle with a little olive oil and seal in the foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 45 minutes. The cloves should look golden and the head should feel soft. Oh, and it will smell divine.
  3. In the bowl of a processor, combine the garbanzos, lemon juice, water, tahini, olive oil and the cloves of roasted garlic. Process until as smooth as you want it. Add the seasonings and process again.
  4. Taste and adjust the seasonings. If mixture is too thick add a little more water. Scoop into a bowl and cover. Chill in the refrigerator at least 3 hours or if possible over night. Serve with chips or vegetable dippers.
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