Low Carb Dips

October 25, 2014 at 10:50 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Originally posted on Diabetes Diet:

At the moment, I’ve got a thing about guacamole… Traditionally, this Mexican style dip is eaten with tortilla chips, but you can skip the chips when you are eating low-carb and use it for much more.

  • Use it as topping for chilli, for example.
  • Or cut up red peppers into strips for an easy starter.
  • And then there is my all-time favourite – a thick dollop topping a good burger…

I can’t claim authenticity for my recipe, but it is pretty delicious and full of good-for-you ingredients – raw garlic and avocado. Try not to eat it all at once.

Guacamole – makes roughly one cup/container

  • 1 large, ripe avocado*
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ to 1 chilli, chopped finely**
  • 1-2tbsp mayonnaise or Greek yoghurt
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone. Place in large bowl…

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Top Diabetic Chili Recipes

October 25, 2014 at 5:20 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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The Fall weather and tailgating, it just all seems to go together. Add Chili to the mix and it’s perfect! From The Diabetic Living On Line website it’s the Top Diabetic Chili Recipes!




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Top Diabetic Chili Recipes
Chili is a delicious and healthful dish that’s easy to make for a perfect weeknight meal or game-day crowd-pleaser. These diabetic recipes are loaded with veggies and fiber-filled beans for a nutritional bonus.


Farro and Vegetable Chicken Chili
Farro is a tasty alternative when pasta and rice become boring standbys. Farro is a grain that is gluten-free and filled with fiber. One serving of this chili will give you 5 grams of fiber and large dose of vitamin A…..


Chipotle Pork Chili
Filled with sweet peppers, chile pepper, salsa, onion, and garlic, this slow cooker chili has a kick your taste buds will love. Plus, it provides 16 percent of your daily need for potassium — a nutrient that is often inadequate in American diets…….

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 25, 2014 at 5:19 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Save those Shells….

When you peel shrimp save shells. Boil in water about 20 minutes. Strain and freeze for use as fish stock.

October 25 is National Greasy Foods Day

October 25, 2014 at 5:17 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Originally posted on Foodimentary - National Food Holidays:



Here are today’s five craziest, most delectably greasy foods:

  1.  Deep-fried hamburger
  2. The Fat Darrell
  3. French fry-coated bacon
  4. Monster grilled cheese
  5. Deep-fried pizza


Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary


Today’s Food History

1955 The first microwave oven for home use was introduced by the Tappan Stove Company. It cost about $1,300.

1962 Chad Smith of the music group ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ was born.

1975 On the ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ Chuckles the Clown is killed by an Elephant while he is dressed in a peanut suit.

2001 It was reported that the remains of a crocodile that lived 110 million years ago was found in Niger. It could grow up to 40 feet long and weigh more than 8 tons!

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Turkey Bacon and Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries

October 24, 2014 at 5:16 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Bacon and Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries




A beautiful Autumn Day outside today! Sunny and a high of about 61 degrees. Started off with a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Sausage Links, a Golden All Natural Potato Cake, a slice of Toast, and hot cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A very good Turkey Bacon Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger 002start to the day! Did some laundry and got the cart out and spent most of the afternoon riding around and enjoying the day. For dinner tonight it’s a Turkey Bacon and Muenster Cheese Turkey Burger w/ Baked Fries.


I’m using the Jennie – O Turkey Burger Patties. Their already pre-made Patties and come fresh or frozen so all I did was season it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and fry! I fried them in Canola Oil about 8 minutes per side. I served the Burgers on Healthy life Whole Grain Bun and topped the Burger with Jennie – O Turkey Bacon and Kroger Private Selection Muenster Cheese. Love these Burgers!




Then for a side I baked up some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries, served these with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.


Jennie – O Lean Turkey Burger PattiesJennie o Lean Turkey Burgers

An all-natural burger choice.
Product Features:
* Gluten Free
* All Natural
* The Biggest Loser® product

Cooking Instructions:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add 1-2 teaspoons of oil.
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
Place burgers patties in hot skillet.
Cook approximately 15 to 17 minutes, turning occasionally (2-3 times).
Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 112 g Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Calories 180 Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calories From Fat 80 Sugars 0 g
Total Fat 9.0 g Protein 21 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g Vitamin A 2%
Trans Fat .0 g Vitamin C 0%
Cholesterol 80 mg Iron 6%
Sodium 100 mg Calcium 2%


- See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/products/70-Lean-Turkey-Burger-Patties#sthash.BexBV2hD.dpuf





Ore Ida Simply
Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries

You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Simple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.

Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg


Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Holiday Sausage Stuffing Balls

October 24, 2014 at 5:48 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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With the Holidays getting closer here’s a great recipe to keep on hand, Holiday Sausage Stuffing Balls. It’s also this week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Holiday Sausage Stuffing Balls. It can be found, with all the other delicious and healthy recipes, at the Jennie – O Turkey website. (http://www.jennieo.com/)

Holiday Sausage Stuffing BallsHoliday Sausage Stuffing Balls

Classic stuffing flavors all rolled up into an impressive little ball.


1 onion, finely chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces JENNIE-O® Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage, casings removed
2 cups toasted bread cubes
1 cup crumbled cornbread
1 teaspoon dried sage or poultry seasoning
1 cup chicken broth
4 eggs or 1 cup egg substitute
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray two 12-cup mini-muffin pans with cooking spray. In large skillet, cook onion and apple in butter 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring often. Place in large bowl. In same skillet, cook sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Drain. Crumble. Add to onion mixture.

Add bread cubes, cornbread, sage, chicken broth and eggs. Stir to combine. Pack stuffing into muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to cooking rack and let stand 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups. Serve warm.


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Nutritional Information
Calories 40 Fat 2g
Protein 3g Cholesterol 10mg
Carbohydrates 3g Sodium 150mg
Fiber 0g Saturated Fat 1g
Sugars 1g


Healthy Casserole Recipes to Freeze

October 24, 2014 at 5:47 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Here’s more Casserole recipes from the EatingWell website. (http://www.eatingwell.com/)




For busy nights, plan ahead and make a freezable, healthy casserole recipe.
Make a healthy, hearty dinner with one of our freezer-friendly, easy casserole recipes. Our Classic Lasagna and Baked Mac & Cheese are family favorites you can make ahead and freeze for a healthy weeknight dinner. Our chicken casserole recipes, potato casserole recipes and more healthy casserole recipes are recipes for the freezer that make putting a healthy dinner on the table even.




Broccoli, Beef & Potato Hotdish
This easy casserole, full of ground beef, roasted broccoli and topped with hash browns, was inspired by the classic Minnesota Tater Tot hotdish. Roasting the broccoli before adding it to the casserole gives the whole dish a much more complex and exciting flavor, but it’s by no means necessary. If you want to keep it simple, skip roasting the broccoli (Step 2) and use 6 cups frozen broccoli, thawed, in its place (omit 1 tablespoon oil, as well)…..




Buffalo Chicken Casserole
We took the classic flavors of Buffalo wings—hot sauce, blue cheese, carrots and celery—and created a finger-licking-good casserole. Serve this dish during football season to a hungry crowd and it’s sure to be a hit. We don’t typically recommend ingredients by brand name, but in this case we make an exception for Frank’s RedHot Sauce. It has the perfect balance of spice and tang for this casserole. Texas Pete and Crystal hot sauces are suitable alternatives if you can’t find Frank’s…..




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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 24, 2014 at 5:46 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Are you wondering how to freeze fish so that you can prevent freezer burn? Put the fish into a resealable plastic bag, fill the bag with water, press out the air and seal. This just might come in handy for ice fishermen also!

Cumin Spiced Monster Pork Chop w/ Smashed Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus

October 23, 2014 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Monster Pork Chop w/ Smashed Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus


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Our coldest morning in a while, about 34 degrees. I bought some Silk Light Chocolate Soy Milk the other day and have fallen in love with this stuff! Ran some weekly scans on my computer and got my workout in. Then my Mom and myself went to see my Aunt who is in assisted living this afternoon. For dinner tonight it’s a Cumin Spiced Monster Pork Chop w/ Smashed Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus.




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I just had one these Monster Pork Chops last week and it was so darn delicious I grabbed another one while at Kroger this morning. The good thing about the Chops is they are so big that there’s plenty leftover for my Breakfast the next morning! To prepare my Chop I’ll need; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. I had to increase the cooking time due to the size of the Chop. Start by heating the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 20 minutes until the thermometer registered 155° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!





For one side I prepared some Smashed Potatoes using Baby Gold Potatoes. To prepare them I cut each Potato in half. Then after putting them in a bowl I added a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn, Dill, and Parsley. Mixed until all were coated. I then boiled them for 30 minutes. Then put them in a serving bowl and with a fork smashed them up. Added I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and 2 slices of crumbled Turkey Bacon and continued to smash and mix and serve. Been too long since I’ve had these. Then I some Asparagus Spears leftover so I prepared some Roasted Asparagus. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Then just bake them at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Hard to beat fresh Asparagus! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.


Fall Fruit Baking

October 23, 2014 at 8:59 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Originally posted on jovinacooksitalian:

fall fruits

Most people think of summer as the time for the best produce, but autumn is the season that gives us great fruit for baking. First of all, fall is apple picking season, and that means lots of muffins, pies, cakes and tarts all filled with sweet and tart apples. Then Bartlett pears arrive, followed by Bosc and Comice pears and Anjou pears in winter. Other fall fruits would be figs and cranberries, which are healthy and delicious.

This time of year the whole world seems to go pumpkin-crazy. Pumpkin ends up in almost every recipe, whether it’s drinks, breakfast, pasta or pastries. Besides pumpkin, other winter squash such as butternut and acorn are available for sweet as well as savory recipes.

There are some spices that are associated with fall recipes. Those spices are warm, nutty, slightly spicy and slightly sweet. They include cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, pumpkin pie spice…

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