Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies

This was quite good and open to many interpretations!  My friend Stephanie suggested this after I asked for recipe ideas.  I have recently been put on a low FODMAP diet, which is a rude awakening for sure (but hard to argue as it is making a difference).  It’s easy to become discouraged, but simple ideas like this work well!  I’m planning to share some recipes (or just ways to prepare food) that work for us and keep me from eating nothing but eggs and cucumbers! 🙂

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Stuffed Peppers Round 2

I have a pretty reliable stuffed peppers recipe we like a lot, but I thought it was time to try something new…we really liked this one! It was based on a recipe from Damn Delicious. I used ground turkey instead of beef, and quinoa instead of rice, both substations I prefer regardless. We did this in the slow cooker and it came out really well!

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Quick “Cassoulet”

We had a couple of cans of white beans, and a kielbasa that needed a job, and it’s cold here on the farm.  While we have more time than we used to on a weekday (horses live at home rather than me driving…amazing the difference!), we still appreciate a quick dinner.  This was fun, tasty, open to whatever sausage you have on hand, etc.  It is from Epicurious, and came up when I googled, “quick cassoulet!”  I added a package of spinach for filling (and because it needed to be used up).

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Smothered Drumsticks

This was a great  older Food and Wine recipe when you’re looking for nice comfort food. It would do just as well with pork chops, but we loved the drumsticks. We had this with brown basmati rice and Brussels sprouts.

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Gotta love classic takeout curry, except it doesn’t necessarily work well with any kind of healthy diet plan.  This worked well, though…easy to lighten, and we had it over cauliflower rice – it was very good!  We would definitely repeat.  You could use full-fat ingredients for this, if you were not looking to lighten it up.

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Caprese Pasta Salad

This was a pretty pasta salad for our Kentucky Derby party this year.  Colorful and it had a lot of flavor.  And of course pasta salad is always great for a crowd.

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Fish Nuggets

This was a really fun and tasty way to get some fish in – I’m pretty bad about remembering to defrost it and cook it, even though we both love it!  This was a Cooking Light recipe, I used Mahi for the fish, and we had it with brussels sprouts.

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Baked Ziti

My favorite baked ziti recipe – easy and always awesome.  I usually just make it with ground beef and season a lot, but it would also work with ground turkey or sausage, as the original recipe (from Smitten Kitchen) suggests.  We’ve also done this with shirataki and liked it just as much. 🙂

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Italian Wedding Soup

My friend Missy is doing a meatball cooking challenge this year, and I was thus inspired to make Italian wedding soup, because hooray meatballs.  I used Ina’s recipe, because I’ve had luck with it in the past.  The (turkey) meatballs were a little bland, but I also didn’t have every single thing on hand.  Still really good, especially leftover!

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