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Turmeric Turkey Lasagne

Ingredients
• 500g Turkey Mince
• 1 clump purple garlic - chopped
• Bunch Spring Onions - use the whole lot including all the green bits
• 4 fresh tomatoes - chopped finely
• 1 large jar (700g) Passata (tomato puree)
• 200ml Chicken stock - see other recipes
• 1 medium Brown Onion - chopped finely
• Capsicum - chopped finely
• 2 tablespoons Turmeric powder
• 1 Vegetable stock cube (Massel) - crumbled
• Himalayan Salt and Cracked pepper to taste
• 1 packet fresh pasta (I used La famiglia as it has no preservatives)
• 2 Tablespoon Butter - please use real butter
• 3 tablespoons Spelt Flour
• 600ml Oat/Almond mylk
• 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
• Optional - Fresh grated Pecorino/Parmesan
This Lasagne has a few important healthy changes to the traditional. Mainly the swap out of the beef mince for turkey, the addition of turmeric for added anti-inflammatory benefits and the use of fresh additive free pasta – this makes it extra peachy and yum :)
1
Saute Garlic, Capsicum and Onions in the Chicken stock until soft

2
Add Turkey mince. Stir well to ensure the mince is separating

3
Add Tomatoes, Tomato puree, turmeric, stock cube, salt and pepper

4
To make the white sauce Melt butter in a saucepan, add flour and whisk. Gradually add the mylk until thickened. Lastly add the Nutritional yeast. Set aside

5
To Build the lasagne Add some of the turkey mince to the bottom of the ovenproof dish (about a cup). Spread it out

6
Lay The fresh lasagne sheets, you may have to trim and patch. I use scissors for this

7
Alternate the turkey mince and lasagne sheets, you should do quite thin layers and many layers

8
Lastly Top with the white sauce and some Pecorino/parmesan cheese if you eat dairy. If you mix was a bit dry, add 1/2 cup water - poured over the top, the pasta needs moisture to cook nicely

9
Bake 160 degrees for around 40 minutes

I remember the day my Mum made this what seemed an exotic dish, it sat on the bench and I was in awe of it! Years later I have re-invented it to be a Nutritional and Delitional Masterpiece…

The swap out for Turkey Mince instead of beef is one that is non negotiable for me. And the addition of turmeric makes it great for your gut too.

We don’t eat wheat pasta basically ever, but this is ok for every few months and let’s face it is the ultimate winter comfort food. Serve with a large helping of green salad to get those digestive enzymes singing :)

Serve with
• A Green Salad, a glass of red and some great company :)

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