Thursday, May 16, 2013

Curry Turkey Pasta Salad and an Update

Where oh, where have we been? Well, we have been continuing our diets, which doesn't always lead to the most exciting of menus. That said, the diet has been going well, Matt is down 34 pounds and I am down 23. I'm not saying we don't still eat well, just not as many fun things to share.

On top of that, we have just gone into contract on a new kitchen...

Ok, not just a kitchen, but the whole loft around it. We are selling our house and moving into Minneapolis's downtown North Loop neighborhood. We are looking forward to being in a walkable neighborhood surrounded by restaurants like Sapor, Borough, Bachelor Farmer, Smack Shack, Black Sheep Pizza, 112 Eatery, Bar La Grassa, and Be'wiched, just to name a few. Uh oh, there goes that diet!
Curry Turkey Pasta Salad
With getting the house cleaned up, preparing for a garage sale and finding a new place to buy, we are looking for quick, satisfying meals these days. Over the weekend we roasted a turkey with friends, so we decided to turn the leftovers into a pasta salad. (You could easily do this with chicken too.) Curry powder gives this salad lots of flavor, carrots and celery add a crunch and golden raisins provide a perfect touch of sweetness. We use light mayo and non-fat yogurt to keep the calories low.

Curry Turkey Pasta Salad

4oz pasta
1 t cider vinegar
4 oz roasted turkey, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 c chopped red onion
2 T golden raisins
2 T plain non-fat yogurt
3 T light mayonaise
2 T skim milk
1 T mild curry powder

Cook the pasta according to directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Put into a bowl and stir in vinegar. Let sit a few minutes to cool an absorb vinegar.

Mix everything but the salt into the pasta. Taste and add salt as needed.

Chill covered for at least an hour.

2 servings
About 430 calories per serving

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Manisha said...

Great job on the diet. I can't believe you've lost 23 pounds already!

Alicia Foodycat said...

23lb! That's brilliant! The new house sounds so exciting too.

vanillasugarblog said...

we, or rather me, are dieting too.
So my meals are horribly boring.
I still have to create the sweets for the recipe making but they go out the door fast, really fast.
You're doing good on your diet--23 pounds is a lot! Keep going girl.
I have a lot more to go.

Lori said...

Good for you. That is impressive. Your continuity is inspirational. That is what I always have trouble with. I need to get back on the wagon myself.

Man, I just painted my kitchen and could not stand it being unusable for three or four days. SO I totally feel for what is about to happen to your kitchen and you two.

Wyoming Mad said...

How fun, Kathy! I love that area of the city - and you're so close to the walking path on the river and to Mill City, which you'll love as much as Kingfield - there's even some crossover! And Local D'Lish - you guys are going to love the neighborhood.

My Scandinavian Home said...

YUM!! I'll take this with me for a perfect holiday recipe while I'm on holiday next week!

giz said...

Wow lots of changes for you guys. I don't envy you the whole moving process but yayy on the new house. I still want to go back to Minneapolis, go to the mall and go down the elevator throwing my hat in the air :) Congrats on the weight loss - a terrific achievemenr and a really yummy looking pasta.

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