My husband doesn't particularly like pumpkin pie, so this year I made him a special chocolate cake, low carb style.
I used a recipe off the internet for a flourless chocolate torte, combined it with my "fluffy buttercream icing, and topped it with a can of "Light, no Sugar Added" cherry pie filling.
The cake has 8 carbs
The total icing made with part cream, has 18…
This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and it one I've made several times. It is Paleo friendly (sans the artificial sweeteners) yet doesn't contain any wheat, dairy, or processed vegetable oil.
- 2 and 1/4 cups of almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp Truvia
- 1/4 cup brown sugar Splenda blend
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil…
Tags: cook, Home, Jimmy Dean Turkey Products, Ortega Taco Shells, Sodium Lactate, Taco, Taco Shell, Tortilla, Turkey
Today’s Menu: Turkey Tacos
This morning it was about 54 degrees, but I guess that was our high for the day as it’s been dropping ever since. rain on and off and windy, blowing in our winter storm I guess. We’re supposed to get 2″-4″, we’ll see though. Got my tests results back and my sugar looked real good they said as did everything else except for my thyroid, which it was a little off. I just have to adjust my medicine. As most former Cancer patients, you usually have a Thyroid trouble depending on your type of Cancer and treatment. For dinner tonight; it’s Turkey Tacos Night!
For the Turkey I used Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Crumbles. Kroger had the bags on sale so I thought I would give it a try! It comes pre-cooked so all you have to do is heat it up for about 8 minutes. As it was heating I added Sea Salt, Cilantro Flakes, and a 1/2 packet of Old El Paso Low Sodium Taco Seasoning. I really liked this! Great taste and real easy to heat up and use. I’ll buy another bag and keep it in the freezer.
I used Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells. Their a good size Taco Shell with 110 calories and 12 Net carbs per serving (2 Shells). Then for my other Taco ingredients I used 2 tablespoons of Del Monte Summer Crisp Sweet Corn Kernels, sliced Black Olives, Shredded Lettuce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Mexican 4 Cheese. I topped them with Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream and Old El Paso Original Taco Sauce. When building my Tacos I always use the Shredded Lettuce as the first layer. The Lettuce helps soak up any moisture so the bottom of your Taco doesn’t get soggy. I love Tacos, easy to make and always delicious! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.
Excellent Source of Fiber and 16 grams of Whole Grains per serving. Each package contains 10 Taco Shells, total net weight of 4.9 oz.
Ortega Whole Grain Taco Shells are rich with flavor and texture and offer the fiber and complex carbohydrates your body needs. Our unique recipe combines whole kernel corn with whole grains for a delicious way to nourish and satisfy your body and the entire family. Plus, only Ortega Taco Shells are carefully placed in a proprietary freshness pack to cushion and protect them from breaking. Each freshness pack is then vacuum sealed to keep the shells fresh and crisp. Taste the Difference!
Whole Yellow Kernal Corn, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Corn Bran, Water, Salt, Hydrated Lime.
Serving Size 2 shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50Calories 110
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Stove Top Instructions:
Remove sausage crumbles from package and place in a large skillet.
Heat and stir over MEDIUM heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until hot.
Serve as desired.
Place ½-cup sausage crumbles into a microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap.
Microwave on HIGH for 30-40 seconds or until hot. Stir before serving.
Serve as desired.
Once opened, use or freeze within 7 days.
Caution: Always follow preparation directions. For safety reasons, do not heat in packaging, on a plate or in paper products. Do not cover with a paper towel. Varying from these instructions may cause sparking hazards.
INGREDIENTS: TURKEY, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: WATER, SALT, POTASSIUM LACTATE, SODIUM LACTATE, DEXTROSE, SUGAR, SPICES, CARAMEL COLOR, YEAST EXTRACT, SODIUM DIACETATE, BHT, CITRIC ACID. COOKED IN BEEF FAT.
Jimmy Dean – Hearty Sausage Crumbles (Turkey) (Fully Cooked) 60% Less Fat
Calories 70 Sodium 480 mg
Total Fat 4 g Potassium 400 mg
Saturated 1 g Total Carbs 1 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 11 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
National Sacher Torte Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in...
1624 Gaspard Bauhin died. A Swiss botanist, he developed a binomial (2 name) system of plant classification. He published 'Pinax Theatri Botanici', which was a compilation that included over 6,000 species that had appeared in works from Theophrastus, Dioscorides and many later herbals.
1822 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz was born.
Tags: Brunch, Christmas, Cooking, Fruit, Holiday, Home, World Cuisines, Zest (ingredient)
Healthy Christmas Brunch Recipes
The presents under the tree aren’t the only gifts you can give to your family on Christmas morning — treat them to Christmas brunch. These recipes for delicious dishes and soothing drinks are a perfect end to your morning holiday celebration.
Orange-Spiced Fruit Bread
Orange zest, aniseed, and allspice, along with honey, lend this full-bodied fruit bread an intriguing flavor. The medley of three dried fruits gives it a chewy texture, eye-catching color, and healthful fiber. For a festive look, the bread is baked in a tube pan: a 10-cup Bundt, Kugelhopf, or other pan with a center tube and decorative shape is ideal…..
Nothing beats the taste of fresh fruit jam. And when you make it yourself, you can control the amount of sugar used…..
* Click the link below for Healthy Christmas Brunch Recipes *
Tags: Bell pepper, Canola, Costco, Fat, Fish, French Bread, Kroger, Sea salt, Simply Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Walleye
Well their saying we could get our first measurable snow fall of the season! Yes, they said that magic four letter word “Snow”! Myself I enjoy it and go on as normal but with a lot of the people in this area it puts them in panic mode! A friend of mine that works at Kroger already called me earlier and said that panic has already set in. There’s been lines all day at the check-outs, he said that people were buying items like they were going to be stranded for weeks! This area is so funny! Anyway I prepared Fried Walleye w/ Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, and French Bread.
I had a couple of Walleye Fillets in the freezer that I laid in the fridge to thaw overnight. I had purchased them from Costco a couple of weeks back. We had some already and they were incredible! I rinsed them off in cold water and patted dry with paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Put them in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till all fillets were well coated. I then fried them in Canola Oil on medium heat, about 3 to 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Along with Crappie their my favorite Fresh Water Fish to eat.
For one side dish I prepared some of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes. These are a perfect Potato Dish for any Seafood. They come Seasoned, just heat in a skillet about 10-12 minutes until heated through. I also heated up a can of Walmart Brand Sliced Carrots along with a slice of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later tonight a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.
We peel and dice fresh potatoes and add just enough delicate onion, red bell pepper and garlic to make our Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes. They make the perfect side dish to go from skillet to table. We’ve already done all the washing, peeling, dicing and spicing so you don’t have to.
Simply Potatoes – Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes
Calories 80 Sodium 350 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 19 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 2 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 1 g
Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Tags: Black pepper, Buffalo New York, Chili pepper, Chorizo, Jill O'Brien, Mussel, Sausage, Wild Idea Buffalo
Mussels and Buffalo Chorizo, seems like a winning pair to me! It’s this weeks Wild Idea Buffalo recipe of the Week -Course II: Mussels in Tomato Broth with Buffalo Chorizo. It’s all from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo.
Note: You might be thinking that this will be too heavy for a second course, but it is light dish (as long as you don’t dip too much bread into the delicious broth). The flavors complement each other nicely and the chorizo adds a nice spice! The sauce can be made in advance, leaving the steaming of mussels for the last minute.
1 teaspoon olive oil +
4oz. Wild Idea Buffalo Chorizo
½ cup yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ teaspoon each salt & pepper
1 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
1 teaspoon chili flake *optional
1 15oz. can, diced tomatoes
1 cup white wine
12 to 16 mussels, washed and de-bearded
1 – In a heavy sauté pan over medium high heat, heat 1-teaspoon olive oil. Crumble sausage into pan and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Remove sausage from pan, place in bowl and cover with saran. Set aside.
2 – Return pan to heat and add additional oil if needed. Add onion and garlic, sautéing until tender, about 5 minutes.
3 – Add seasonings, tomatoes and wine. Stir to incorporate and bring to a boil. *At this point you could remove from heat, cover and reheat when ready to serve.
4 – Add prepared mussels, cover and allow mussels to steam for 4 minutes. Most all of the shells should have popped open. Discard un-open shells.
5 – Add chorizo back to pan and stir to incorporate and heat.
6 – Serve direct from pan or spoon into serving bowls.
Garnish with green leek ringlets and lemon wedge. Serve with warm artisan bread.
Wine Pairing: You could stay with a dry Prosseco for this course or switch to a Dry Riesling or light red.
Wild Idea Buffalo – 1 lb. Chorizo Sausage
Our Mexican style Chorizo makes any dish more delicious! You will love our take on it, with a flavor profile that is every bit chorizo; seasoned with just the right spices, while our grassy bison meat adds a lighter nuance and powerful health benefits. One pound package of ground chorizo, not in links. 1 lb. Package
National Cookie Day
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Today’s Food History
1783 At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, General George Washington bids farewell to his officers.
1786 National Grange was founded. It was the first organized agricultural movement in the U.S.
1812 The power mower was patented.
1864 John Fowler died. An English Engineer, he invented the steam-hauled plow and several other special use plows.