Warm Salads!

We are salad lovers here! Love love love salads and they are especially handy if you are watching what you eat. But the downside is the same old lettuce base with the usual toppings gets old quickly so we have decided to change it up!

It is cold, windy and rainy outside and it hits me – warm salads (sounds perfect for winter right?) I plopped this into YouTube search and one of the the first videos that came up sounded like a winner! It was a Warm Crispy Mushroom Arugula Salad made by Healthnut Nutrition. It looked crazy delicious and if we were not getting ready to travel I’d be making this today! In her video she said it was a recipe she recreated from a dish that she had at Terroni‘s. I am super excited to try it when we get back and once I do I’ll let you guys know all about it!

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Image is from Nikole’s blog found here – http://bit.ly/3anOO9N

The YouTube Video is on her channel here – http://bit.ly/2Tzbo9o

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Sausage Potato & Leek Soup

I’m not a cold weather person but one of my favorite things about winter is that it’s the perfect time for hot, hearty soups and stews.

One of my more recent favorites would be – Sausage, Leek and Potato soup. It’s fast, easy and delicious. Between the minimal ingredients, quick cooking time and the FullStar Veggie Chopper this was all prepped and done in under an hour! Picked everything up from Kroger on the way home and TADA – dinner. 🍲

1lb ground pork sausage, crumbled
2 -3 large leeks, white and light green parts only
Fresh garlic ( you measure this with your soul)
2 – 2.5 pounds of cubed/chopped potatoes
7 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream or milk (I used milk)
Butter (2-3 tbsp)
Dill
Salt and Pepper

Cook the sausage over medium heat in a large soup pot until done. Add the butter, dill, leeks and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, until soft about 8 or so minutes minutes.

Add the potatoes, broth, more dill (lol), salt and pepper to pot and bring to a boil. Cover and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender/soft

Some people puree this with an immersion blender but I don’t – my family likes the potato chunks – but do whatever brings you joy. 🥰🥰
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You can see my review and video demo of the Fullstar Vegetable Chopper here – http://bit.ly/FullstarChopper