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Broccoli and Pear Pasta Bake

Yesterday was cheat day, more commonly known as Faturday by the slow carb diet community. Last week, I hadn’t planned for my cheat day and found myself feeling kind of unsatisfied by the end of it all. So I put due care and attention into the carb festival we experienced yesterday and came out the other end wholly pleased with myself. This recipe is not pro healthy balanced diet, but it has a welcome place in the slow carb diet. It’s exactly the spike in carbohydrates that the body needs to reset and continue losing weight the following week (which I think is the whole point of cheat day, but I’m still yet to read the whole book). The bake was inspired by a pasta combo often served at my office canteen, but I’ve poshed it up a bit to ensure optimum decadence. It’ll serve four very greedy people or six sensible portion lovers. 500g cavatappi 50g butter 50g plain flour 600ml whole milk 150g blue cheese (Saint Agur is perfect) 200g extra mature cheddar, grated …