Using Up Bell Peppers

March 31, 2017 at 10:06 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

  This past week my market had a buy one – get one free for small peppers. I couldn’t pass that up. So, then came the planning – what to cook without getting sick of the peppers. H…

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5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Vegetarian Baked Beans and Baked Potato

March 31, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Bush's, potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Vegetarian Baked Beans and Baked Potato




For Breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin (lightly buttered), Scrambled 2 Eggs, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. About 75 degrees out there again but mostly cloudy with showers, lot of rain lately around here. After Breakfast I headed up to the hospital to see Dad. He feels good but he so weak, I don’t know what we are going to do? We would like to have him here but he’s so weak he just can’t. We sure hope to keep him out of an assisted living center but it may be our only choice. Back at home did a few things around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a 5 oz. Petite Buffalo Top Sirloin Steak w/ Vegetarian Baked Beans and Baked Potato.



I’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Petite Top Sirloin Steak (5 oz.). To prepare the Steak; I rubbed the Steak with a 1/2 teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Then seasoned it with Dried Rosemary, McCormick’s Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. As the Steak rested I preheated a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. When the skillet was heated I added my Buffalo Sirloin, cooked it 4 1/2 minutes per side to a beautiful Medium Rare! The Wild Idea Buffalo Steaks are just incredible. So juicy and the best flavor of any Steak, Beef or Buffalo I’ve ever had. As always when cooking Buffalo, keep an eye on it will get done quickly. They cook faster than marbled meat and when overcooked will be tough and dry. Buffalo is best cooked medium-rare or rare. I topped it with some Sauteed Mushrooms.



For one side I prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.






Then for another side I prepared some Bush’s Reduced Sodium Vegetarian Baked Beans. I had these sometime back and fell in love with the flavor and taste of the Vegetarian Beans! Only 130 calories, 0 fat, and 24 net carbs per serving. To prepare the; just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. Love these Beans! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.







Wild Idea Buffalo – 5 oz. Petite Top Sirloin Steak
Famous for their flavor, these juicy steaks are perfect for the grill. The small size makes for a great meal for one. 5 oz.









Looking for full flavor in delicious baked beans minus the meat? Try our Vegetarian Baked Beans. We slow cook tender navy beans in a tangy sauce seasoned with brown sugar and a special blend of spices. Try them in Reduced Sodium!

Every 1/2 cup serving of BUSH’S® Vegetarian Baked Beans is loaded with 6 g of protein and 5 g of fiber. Don’t worry, these tasty beans are also gluten-free, cholesterol-free and even fat-free!

Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 130
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 6g -%
Sugars 12g -%
Vitamin A – 0%
Vitamin C – 0%
Calcium – 4%
Iron – 10%

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Chicken Vegetable Wrap

March 31, 2017 at 5:42 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is a Chicken Vegetable Wrap. It’s a Wrap! This one is made with JENNIE-O® Honey BBQ Seasoned Chicken Breast, from the deli. You’ll also add; Bibb Lettuce, Cucumber, Carrots, Bell Peppers and more! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch!



Chicken Vegetable Wrap

This recipe brings you fresh vegetables wrapped in thinly sliced deli chicken, placed atop crisp lettuce leaves. Serve it as an easy party appetizer or a quick snack.


4 slices JENNIE-O® Honey BBQ Seasoned Chicken Breast, from the service deli
4 Bibb lettuce leaves
½ medium cucumber, peeled and julienned
½ cup carrot sticks
½ medium red bell pepper, julienned
1 avocado, sliced
4 green onions, cut into 4-inch strips
¼ cup Italian salad dressing


1) Down center of each chicken slice, divide lettuce, cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, avocado and onions.
2) Drizzle with salad dressing. Fold chicken over and secure with wooden picks.



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Soup and Salad Recipes for a Diabetic Diet

March 31, 2017 at 5:41 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Soup and Salad Recipes for a Diabetic Diet. The perfect combo and Diabetic Friendly! Recipes including; Italian Wedding Soup, Superfoods Salad, and Grilled Beef and Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette. Find these and more all on the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Soup and Salad Recipes for a Diabetic Diet

Soup and salad are standard lunch fare, and these recipes don’t disappoint. Or think outside the lunch box by making them for dinner. You’ll love that we made them diabetes-friendly by reducing the carbs, calories, and fat.



Italian Wedding Soup

This leaner version of a classic soup combines all of the flavors from the original but skims away extra fat…..

Superfoods Salad

Packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients (spinach, strawberries, blueberries, and walnuts), this super salad also includes chicken and soft cheese, plus a sweet, tangy dressing…..

Grilled Beef and Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

The hint of lime in this salad makes it a crowd favorite. Tender beef, avocado, and tomato top a bed of greens for just 164 calories……

* Click the link below to get all the – Soup and Salad Recipes for a Diabetic Diet

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 31, 2017 at 5:40 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Food Storage……..

Stop storing leftovers in covered serving bowls or pots in the fridge. These leftovers hog space., dry out, spill, and absorb odors or cause them. Transfer food to plastic tubs with airtight lids.

March 31st is National Oysters on the Half Shell Day !

March 31, 2017 at 5:37 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

  Here are today’s five interesting food facts about Oysters:   An oyster has a lifespan of over 100 years.     The oyster has no head, no biting mouth parts and no arms o…

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Giant Turkey Meatballs, oh my!

March 30, 2017 at 9:43 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Yes, I do recipes. Recipes that capture my interest and are actually edible that fall into the categories of Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb, and Gluten Free. Really, you ask? Yeah. I have this problem wi…

Source: Giant Turkey Meatballs, oh my!

Carne Asada Steak Tacos

March 30, 2017 at 5:24 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

You’ve all heard me talking about my folks and their love for steak – and I think I’m being corrupted a bit! This Carne Asada is a steak I fell pretty hard for, done up today in t…

Source: Carne Asada Steak Tacos

Roast Beef and Sharp Cheddar Sandwich w/ Chips

March 30, 2017 at 5:20 PM | Posted in Boar's Head | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Roast Beef and Sharp Cheddar Sandwich w/ Chips



Just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Then about 8:00 I took Mom over to the hospital and we checked in on Dad and then on to Jungle Jim’s International Grocery. This store is one of a kind! You could spend all day in there looking at everything. I noticed in the Meat Department they had a special going on for their Ground Kangaroo. Then in the Seafood Department they had Blue Crab in! Passed on getting some for now, maybe next week. I ended up getting several things including something for Dinner tonight. Back at home I got the 4 wheel cart out and got a little yard work done. Looks as though I’m going to have to have our wooden deck painted. There goes $400 or more. We have a huge deck that wraps around 1/2 the house. Lot of money, but it has to be done. For Dinner tonight my favorite Boar’s Head Meat, the Rare Roast Beef. Tonight its a Roast Beef and Sharp Cheddar Sandwich w/ Chips.



While at Jungle Jim’s earlier today, of course I had to hit that incredible Deli Department! They carry any Boar’s Head Meat, Cheese, or Sauces that Boar’s Head makes! And as always I picked up some of my favorite Lunch Meat, Boar’s Head Rare Roast Beef. Besides all Boar’s Head Products in the Deli they have a large selection of other Cold Cuts, a huge selection of any Cheese you could want, Pickles, and an Olive Bar that is unmatched. I also picked up some Anti Pasta Salad.





So now about this Sandwich – I’ll be using the Boar’s Head Roast Beef, a slice of Kraft Sharp Cheddar, Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil, French’s Yellow Mustard, and served on Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Now this is a Sandwich! I Can’t even describe how delicious the Boar’s Head Rare Roast Beef is. It’s just so tender and flavorful. And of course Cheese, which makes anything better, with the Mayo and Mustard makes this the perfect Sandwich! To go with the Sandwich I’m having some Ruffles Reduced Fat Potato Chips. And to drink a 7.5 Mini Can of Coke Zero, love these little Mini Cans. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dar Chocolate Pudding.






Boar’s Head Deluxe Low Sodium Oven Roasted Beef – Cap-Off Top Round

Top round beef that is coated with salt, pepper and garlic and then oven roasted until tender and delicious. This product is sugar-free and a good source of iron. We suggest pairing with our Lacey Swiss Cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 oz (56g)
Servings Per Container Varied
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Potassium 180mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate <1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 15g 30%


Ruffles Reduced Fat Potato Chips
RUFFLES Original Potato Chips have bold, thick and deep ridges for a tasty crunch. They’re strong enough to withstand any dip. These chips are made with just three ingredients: potatoes, vegetable oil and salt. These big bags are great for sharing some delicious fun at home.
* 25 percent less fat than regular Ruffles Potato Chips (Regular Ruffles Potato Chips have 10.0g of fat per 1.0 oz. serving; Ruffles Reduced Fat Ridged Potato Chips have 7.0g of fat per 1.0 oz. serving)
* Ridges made for holding dip
* Great for snacks and pa
Ingredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower, Corn, and/or Canola Oil), and Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 oz. (28g/About 13 Chips)
Servings Per Container8.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories140 Calories
Calories From Fat60
% Daily Value
Total Fat7.0 g11.0
Saturated Fat1 G5
Trans Fat0 G
Cholesterol0 Mg0
Sodium180 Mg7
Potassium310 Mg9
Total Carbohydrate18.0 g6.0
Dietary Fiber1 G6
Sugars0 G
Protein2.0 g

Perky ‘Paella’

March 30, 2017 at 1:04 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Paella is a wonderful rice dish that originated in Valencia Spain. It is a flavorful combination of ingredients cooked in a ‘Paella pan’ which is a round shallow pan with side handles. …

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