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Slow Cooker Chuckwagon Ragout with Lightened Up Polenta

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This figure friendly ragout is similar to a rich beef stew and it is served over a bowl of creamy cauliflower polenta. Riced cauliflower cooked with polenta, grits or cornmeal turns this dish into comfort food and lightens the dish. This dish is perfect for a busy weeknight, chilly evening or for a quick dinner before your little goblins head out for trick or treating.

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3.5 pounds sirloin steak, cut into small cubes
1 large onion, minced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 28oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste.
4 cups beef stock, divided
1/4 cup steak sauce
1 container of Knor concentrated beef stock
3 tablespoons minute tapioca(for thickening of the sauce)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
salt and pepper to taste
16oz riced cauliflower
1 1/2 cups cornmeal or quick cooking polenta
1/2 cup nonfat half and half
4oz light shredded cheddar cheese
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes,bell pepper, thyme, salt and pepper. Saute until the onions are translucent and tomatoes have softened....
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Nutritions

Calories
785

Sodium
1021mg
42% DV

Fat
35g
55% DV

Protein
61g
122% DV

Carbs
46g
15% DV

Fiber
8g
35% DV

This pan-cooked rainbow trout with potatoes and spring garlic makes an amazing family Friday or any day meal. It is packed with nutritious goodness. And these potatoes… mmmm!

2 large rainbow trout fish whole fish (gutted and washed) or fillets
4 large potatoes
5 spring garlic or 5 medium cloves regular garlic
1/2 tsp salt pink Himalayan
1 pinch black pepper
1/4 lemon juice or cider vinegar
4 tbsp fresh herbs I used the spring garlic leaves but parsley and chives will work great too
2-3 tbsp cider vinegar optional to drizzle over when serving
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1. Peel, wash and cut the potatoes into the desired shape. I fancied slices this time. Chunky chips or wedges will be as good.
2. Season the fish with salt and pepper and place some herbs and a little...
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Nutritions

Calories
65

Sodium
64mg
2% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
8g
3% DV

Fiber
1g
4% DV

Air Fryer Calzone

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Air Fryer Calzone. How to transform your leftovers to make the most delicious air fryer calzone that you have ever tried. Similar to hand pies these loaded calzones are ideal for a fridge clear out, a planned leftover meal, or just something comforting to eat for a Friday supper.

Grandma's Texas Sheet Cake is a moist chocolate cake baked in a jelly roll pan and smothered with a rich, chocolate fudge frosting. The old-fashioned dessert is a crowd-pleasing treat for birthdays, potlucks, or just about any other special occasion!

For the Cake::
0.5 c salted butter
0.5 c shortening
1 c water
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 c granulated sugar
2 c all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 eggs
1/2 c buttermilk
1 t vanilla extract
For the Icing::
1/2 c salted butter
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
6 T whole milk
16 oz confectioners sugar
1 t vanilla extract
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FOR THE CAKE