CRANBERRY SHRIMP CEVICHE APPETIZER

November 26, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a CRANBERRY SHRIMP CEVICHE APPETIZER to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Iodized Salt, Medium Shrimp, Cranberries, Red Onion, Parsley, Jalapeno, Lemon Juice Lime Juice, Ground Black Pepper, Oregano, Tortilla Chips, and Lime Wedges. The Ceviche is 103 calories and 12 net carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CRANBERRY SHRIMP CEVICHE APPETIZER
Serve something different this holiday season that pairs cranberries with shrimp. You can make it look dazzling by using martini glasses (or some other stemmed glassware), but you really can use any type of cup or plate. Great for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years parties.

Recipe Yield: 16

Ingredients

1-1/2 teaspoons iodized salt, divided
16 ounces medium raw shrimp, thawed
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1/2 jalapeno, roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper or ground black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
16 ounces tortilla chips
2 limes cut into wedges

Directions

1 – Bring medium pot of water to a boil. Season with 1 teaspoon salt.
2 – Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. Immediately plunge cooked shrimp into ice water bath. Peel shrimp and place in flat dish.
3 – In food processor, combine cranberries, red onion, parsley and jalapeno. Pulse until finely chopped.
4 – Add cranberry mixture to shrimp.
5 – Add lemon juice, lime juice, remaining salt, crushed red pepper and oregano. Stir to combine ingredients thoroughly.
6 – Refrigerate for 1 hour.
7 -To assemble, spoon ceviche, about 4 to 5 shrimp each, into small clear cups or glasses.
8 – Garnish with tortilla chips and lime wedges.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 103
Fat: 1.4 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.3 grams
Fiber: 2.3 grams
Sodium: 231 milligrams
Cholesterol: 60 milligrams
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 14 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/cranberry-shrimp-ceviche-appetizerSugars: 0.8 grams

Appetizer of the Week – INSIDE-OUT GRILLED STEAK SALAD

November 7, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a INSIDE-OUT GRILLED STEAK SALAD. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Boneless Beef Strip Steak, Boston Lettuce Leaves, Assorted Vegetable Strips, Frozen Corn Kernels, Reduced-Fat Vinaigrette, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Chopped Toasted Walnuts. Al included is a recipe for the Steak Rub; Sweet Paprika, Garlic, and Cracked Black Pepper. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

INSIDE-OUT GRILLED STEAK SALAD
Ingredients

2 beef Strip Steaks Boneless, cut 1 inch thick (about 10 ounces each)
16 Boston or butter lettuce leaves (about 4 to 5-inch diameter)
2 cups thin assorted vegetable strips, such as cucumber, red onion, carrots, bell pepper, sugar snap peas
1/4 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed or frozen peas or corn, thawed
1/4 cup reduced-fat or regular vinaigrette (any variety)
1/3 cup crumbled goat or blue cheese (optional)
1/3 cup toasted chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts (optional)

Rub:
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon coarse grind or cracked black pepper

Directions

1 – Combine Rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef steaks.
2 – Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill 11 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145F) to medium (160F) doneness, turning occasionally.
3 – Carve steaks into slices. Place lettuce leaves on serving platter. Evenly layer vegetables onto lettuce leaves. Top evenly with steak. Drizzle with vinaigrette; sprinkle with cheese and nuts, if desired.
4 – To pan-broil steaks, preheat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook steaks 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare (145F) to medium (160F) doneness, turning occasionally.

NOTES:
Grilled Strip steaks wrapped in crunchy lettuce leaves and topped with your favorite veggies.

Recipe Yield: Makes 16 hand-held salads, 2 per serving

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 121
Fat: 5 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 0.7 grams
Sodium: 117 milligrams
Cholesterol: 43 milligrams
Protein: 16 grams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/inside-out-grilled-steak-salad

Appetizer of the Week – Honey and Roasted Garlic-Baked Brie with Baguettes

October 31, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Honey and Roasted Garlic-Baked Brie with Baguettes. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Brie Wheels, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Fresh Cracked Pepper, and French Baguettes. I love the sound of this one! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Honey and Roasted Garlic-Baked Brie with Baguettes
An elegant first course. Recipe by Chefs Frank Randazzo and Andrea Curto-Randazzo.

Recipe Ingredients:
12 Brie wheels (4 to 6 ounces each)
24 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
8 1/2 cups honey
Salt, to taste
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
3 French baguettes, cut in fourths

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat the oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
2 – Place one Brie wheel on each of twelve individual baking dishes. Place 4 garlic halves in each dish around the cheese. Pour 3/4 cup of the honey over each Brie. Season with salt and pepper, and place the baking dishes in the oven.
3 – Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.
4 – Quickly heat the baguette slices in oven until crisp.
5 – Serve the Brie hot with one crispy baguette quarter on the side.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/honey_and_roasted_garlic-baked_brie_with_baguettes_recipe.html

Savory Pumpkin Hummus

October 27, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Here’s another Diabetic Friendly Dish Recipe, Savory Pumpkin Hummus. To make this Dish you’ll be needing Can of Solid Packed Pumpkin, Fresh Parsley, Tahini, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Ground Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Ground Red Pepper, and assorted Vegetable Sticks. The Hummus is 38 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Savory Pumpkin Hummus
Looking for a different spin on pumpkin season? You’ll love this simple, low-carb hummus recipe. With only 38 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrate per serving, it’s a perfect complement to veggie sticks.

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
3 tablespoons tahini
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper, plus additional for garnish
Assorted vegetable sticks

Directions
Yield: 1 1/2 cups (about 12 servings)

1 – Combine pumpkin, 3 tablespoons parsley, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, black pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper in food processor or blender; process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow flavors to develop.

2 – Sprinkle with additional ground red pepper, if desired. Garnish with additional parsley. Serve with assorted vegetable sticks.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 38 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 101 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/savory-pumpkin-hummus/

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Spicy Shrimp Appetizers

October 10, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Appetizer Recipe to pass along, Spicy Shrimp Appetizers. These are made using Water, Shelled Cooked Medium Shrimp, Tomato Paste, Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, Olive Oil, Basil, Pepper, Hot Pepper Sauce, and Leaf Lettuce. This one has 87 calories and 2 carbs per serving. This recipe is also from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spicy Shrimp Appetizers
Requiring just 12 minutes of preparation time, this tasty and elegant shrimp appetizers are perfect for your next garden party!
Ingredients
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes.

2 quarts water
1 pound shelled and cooked medium frozen shrimp (21–24 count)
1/4 cup no-added-salt tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2–3 drops hot pepper sauce
24 toothpicks
3 leaf lettuce leaves for presentation

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: about 3 shrimp

1 – Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add frozen shrimp and cook approximately 3 minutes until shrimp are heated through. Drain.

2 – In a small bowl, whisk together tomato paste, garlic, crushed red pepper, olive oil, basil, black pepper, and hot sauce. Pour mixture into a large skillet and heat at a low heat, stirring constantly. Add hot, cooked shrimp and stir to coat with sauce. Place 1 toothpick in each shrimp. Serve immediately on a large plate covered with 3 lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 87 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 112 mg, Sodium: 65 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/spicy-shrimp-appetizers/

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Appetizer of the Week -VIETNAMESE BEEF and VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS

September 26, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is – VIETNAMESE BEEF and VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS. These Spring Rolls are made using Carrots, Jicama, Cilantro, Basil, Mint, Rice Paper Wrappers, and Green Leaf Lettuce. Also included is a recipe for the Dipping Sauce. The Spring Rolls are 77 calories and 9 carbs per serving! Find this recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

VIETNAMESE BEEF and VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS

Ingredients
16 thin slices deli roast beef (about 12 ounces)
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped jicama
3/4 cup torn fresh cilantro
1/2 cup torn fresh basil
1/4 cup torn fresh mint
8 rice paper wrappers (8-1/2-inch diameter)
8 green leaf lettuce leaves, ribs removed

Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons red jalapeno pepper jelly
1 teaspoon soy sauce

Directions

1 – Whisk dipping sauce ingredients in small microwave-safe bowl until blended. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 40 seconds or until warm; do not boil. Set aside to cool.
2 – Toss carrots and jicama with 2 tablespoons of the dipping sauce in small bowl. Set aside. Toss cilantro, basil and mint in small bowl to combine. Set aside.
3 – Fill large bowl with warm water. Dip 1 rice paper wrapper into water for a few seconds or just until moistened. Rice paper will still be firm but will continue to soften during assembly. Place on work surface.
4 – Place 1 lettuce leaf at bottom of wrapper, leaving 1-inch border on right and left sides. Top with 2 slices roast beef, 2 tablespoons carrot mixture and 1/8 of herb mixture (about 1/4 cup). Fold right and left sides of wrapper over filling. Fold bottom edge up over filling and roll up tightly. Place seam-side down on serving platter. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling ingredients. Cover rolls with damp paper towel during assembly to prevent from drying out. Cut each spring roll diagonally in half. Serve with dipping sauce.

Recipe Yield: Makes 16 appetizers

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 77
Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 0.6 grams
Sodium: 120 milligrams
Cholesterol: 19 milligrams
Protein: 7 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/vietnamese-beef-vegetable-spring-rolls

Appetizer of the Week -Ultimate Party Meatballs

September 19, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This Week’s Appetizer of the Week is Ultimate Party Meatballs. So easy to prepare using just 3 ingredients – Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce, Heinz® Chili Sauce, and Frozen Pre Cooked Cocktail Sized Meatballs. The recipe makes 30 servings. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Ultimate Party Meatballs
Quick, easy and delicious party fare, meatballs are always a favorite with guests — these especially so!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (16-ounce) can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
1 (12-ounce) bottle Heinz® Chili Sauce
1 (2-pound) bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth.
2 – Add meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
Makes 30 appetizer servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/ultimate_party_meatballs_recipe.html

Smokey Cola Glazed Meatballs

September 5, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Appetizer Recipe from the CooksRecipes website to pass along, Smokey Cola Glazed Meatballs. To make these you’ll be needing a bag of Farm Rich Turkey Meatballs, Butter, Cola (Soda), Apple Cider Vinegar, Dark Brown Sugar, Ground Chipotle Pepper, and Kosher salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper. These sound incredible! This recipe is also from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Smokey Cola Glazed Meatballs
Try this super simple turkey meatball recipe – perfect for serving at your game day party…or any festive gathering.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (28 ounce) bag of Farm Rich Turkey Meatballs
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups cola soda (not sugar-free)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium sauce pan, add butter and melt.
2 – Whisk in the cola, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and chipotle pepper. Salt and pepper to taste.
3 – Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low until a thicker syrup is formed (about 15 minutes).
4 – Remove from heat and place in the refrigerator for one hour (the mixture will thicken in the refrigerator).
5 – Prepare meatballs according to package directions. Remove from the oven and toss with glaze.
6 – Return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/smokey_cola_glazed_meatballs_recipe.html

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