Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta

July 22, 2017 at 5:46 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I wanted to pass along a recipe for Chicken Cacciatore that I came across at the CooksRecipe website, Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta. The dish is only 210 calories and 19 net carbs. At the CooksRecipe website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) you can find a huge assortment of recipes for all cuisines and tastes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta

Impress the family tonight with this easy, Italian-style pasta and chicken main dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (16-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups hot cooked noodles (or any favorite pasta)

Cooking Directions:

1 – Slice chicken breasts into 32 pieces.
2 – Spray a large skillet with olive oil flavored cooking spray. Sauté chicken, onion, and green pepper for 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in drained tomatoes and tomato sauce.
3 – Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, Italian seasoning, olives, and black pepper. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4 – For each serving, place 1/2 cup pasta on a plate and spoon 2/3 cup sauce over top.
Makes 6 servings. Serving Size: 1/2 cup noodles, 3/4 cup chicken cacciatore.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 210; Calories from Fat: 40; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 65mg; Sodium: 460mg; Total Carbs: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 21g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chicken_cacciatore_over_pasta_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – French Toast Strata

July 4, 2017 at 5:47 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a French Toast Strata. It’s made with cinnamon raisin bread and Splenda replacing the Sugar. You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes of all cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

French Toast Strata

This delightful strata is made with cinnamon raisin bread and is perfect for a breakfast or brunch. Very easy to prepare the night before, then just bake in the morning.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup Splenda® Granular
1 cup egg substitute (or 4 large eggs)
2/3 cup skim milk
3/4 teaspoon maple flavor
8 slices cinnamon raisin bread
2 cups peeled apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup low fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray an 8x8x2-inch square cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
2 – Blend together, in a medium size mixing bowl, 1/3 cup Splenda® Granular, egg substitute, milk, and maple flavor.
3 – Tear Cinnamon Raisin Bread into 1 to 2-inch pieces. Toss bread and sliced apples into mixing bowl with other ingredients. Toss to just coat bread. Pour bread mixture into prepared pan.
4 – Cut cream cheese into 8 chunks and place on top of strata.
5 – Blend remaining 1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over strata. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
6 – Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe using egg substitute): Calories 160 | Calories from Fat 35 | Fat 4.0g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 200mg | Carbohydrates 22g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 13g | Protein 8g.

 

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/french_toast_strata_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables

July 3, 2017 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables. Made with one of my favorite pastas – BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli. Along with a nice assortment of Sautéed Vegetables. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes of all cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables

Made with whole wheat four cheese ravioli and fresh, colorful vegetables, this easy-to-make dish is perfect for summer entertaining.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli, prepared according to package directions
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound fresh green beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 medium yellow summer squash*, quartered and sliced
1/2 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan or Romano Cheese for sprinkling

Cooking Directions:

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans, salt and ground black pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
2 – Add squash; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
3 – Add tomatoes and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
4 – Toss in prepared pasta; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until pasta is warm.
5 – Sprinkle with Parmesan or Romano cheese.
Makes 4 servings.

*Crookneck or yellow zucchini. If unavailable, green zucchini can be used in place of the yellow.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 340 Calories from Fat: 160 Total Fat: 17 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 55 mg Sodium: 840 mg Carbohydrates: 31 g Dietary Fiber: 6 g Sugars: 4 g Protein: 15 g.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/whole_wheat_ravioli_with_garlic_sauteed_vegetables_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage

June 19, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage. Potatoes and Greens served with a Tofurkey or Field Roast vegan sausage! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a large selection of recipes of all cuisines. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage

Greens often come out on top of healthy food lovers’ must-eat lists. The dark leafy greens are still crave-worthy in March, until such time as the lighter and leafier spring greens arrive.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium-large Yukon gold or red-skinned potatoes
1 large sweet potato
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 good-sized bunch collard greens or kale
2 links Tofurkey or Field Roast vegan sausage, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/4 cup dry white wine or water
Leaves from 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, or 1 to 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves, to taste
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Cook, bake, or microwave the potatoes and sweet potatoes until they can be pierced with a fork but still firm. When cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch-thick half circles.
2 – Cut away the thick midribs from the greens and cut the leaves in half lengthwise. Rinse well, then, stacking several leaves at a time, cut them into strips.
3 – Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and sauté over low heat until golden.
4 – Add the potatoes, collards, sausage, and wine. Turn the heat up to medium high and cook, stirring frequently, until the collards are bright green and tender-crisp and the potatoes and sausage are touched with golden spots here and there.
5 – Sprinkle in the rosemary, paprika, and red pepper flakes and cook for two to three minutes longer, stirring frequently. Season with salt and ground black pepper and serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/potatoes_and_collard_greens_with_vegan_sausage_recipe.html

Hot Thai Stir-Fry

June 16, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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From the CooksRecipes website it’s a Hot Thai Stir-Fry. Made with cubed pork, ginger, and a host of spices and served with rice. At the CooksRecipes website you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to satisfy all tastes and cuisines! Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Hot Thai Stir-Fry

Adjust the heat of this dish to fit your family’s taste. Serve over rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger*
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground mild chili powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 pounds pork loin, cubed
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 cup chopped broccoli
Hot cooked rice

Cooking Directions:

1 – Blend oil, garlic powder, ginger, cardamom, chili powder and soy sauce in large skillet. Add pork; stir-fry pork over medium-high heat 3 minutes.
2 – Add vegetables, vinegar and curry. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Serve over rice.
Makes 6 servings.

*If fresh ginger is not available, substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 320 calories Protein 25 grams Fat 11 grams Sodium 220 milligrams Cholesterol 55 milligrams Saturated Fat 3 grams Carbohydrates 28 grams Fiber 2 grams

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/hot_thai_stir-fry_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Polenta Stacks

June 12, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Polenta Stacks. This dish combines baked polenta, eggplant slices and feta cheese and topped with a roasted vegetable sauce. It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has a large selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Polenta Stacks

A Mediterranean-style dish of baked polenta, eggplant slices and feta cheese topped with a rosemary-seasoned, roasted vegetable sauce.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

Vegetable cooking spray
12 slices (1/2-inch) eggplant, unpeeled (about 12 ounces)
8 whole garlic cloves, unpeeled
2 pounds Italian plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern or light red kidney beans, rinsed, drained (1 1/2 cups)
1 (16-ounce) package prepared polenta, cut into 12 slices
4 ounces feta or goat cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:

1 – Line two large jellyroll pans with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Arrange eggplant and garlic on one pan; combine tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper and arrange on second pan. Spray all vegetables with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with salt and ground black pepper. Sprinkle tomato mixture with sugar and rosemary.
2 – Roast vegetables at 450ºF (230ºC) for 30 minutes, removing garlic when browned and soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
3 – Top eggplant slices with polenta slices and cheese. Squeeze garlic from cloves; mix garlic and beans into tomato mixture. Return both pans to oven and roast 10 minutes longer.
4 – Arrange three polenta-eggplant slices on each serving plate; spoon tomato-bean mixture over.
Makes 4 servings.

* Tip: Plain, Italian-herb, sun-dried tomato, or wild mushroom polenta can be used in this recipe.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 432; Fat 10g; % Calories from Fat 20; Carbohydrate 69g; Folate 177mcg; Sodium 635mg; Protein 22g; Dietary Fiber 15g; Cholesterol 15mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/polenta_stacks_complex_recipe.html

Soup Special of the Day!………Simple Corn Chowder

June 4, 2017 at 4:58 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Simple Corn Chowder. 6 ingredients and super easy to make! It’s from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a large selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Simple Corn Chowder

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) can sweet corn, drained
1 (15-ounce) can creamed corn
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 (10.75-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 cup uncooked noodles

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine all ingredients in large sauce pan, add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Boil for 10 minutes stirring occasionally, then simmer for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/simple_corn_chowder_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Asiago Vegetable Risotto

May 29, 2017 at 5:16 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Asiago Vegetable Risotto. “Where’s the Beef”, you won’t ever miss it with this week’s recipe! Risotto with a fantastic mix of Vegetables. The recipe is off the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a large selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Asiago Vegetable Risotto

Comforting, creamy risotto loaded with vegetables like zucchini, red bell pepper and asparagus, and seasoned with saffron, Asiago cheese, lemon juice, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts.

Recipe Ingredients:

2/3 cup (6 ounces) butter – divided use
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth – divided use
Pinch of saffron threads
1 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch half-rounds
1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
2 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Asiago* Cheese, shredded
2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Cooking Directions:

1 – In 3-quart pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add rice and stir continuously until edges of kernels are translucent; about 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1/2 cup broth and stir until it is absorbed; about 3 minutes.
2 – Reduce heat to medium and add another 1/2 cup broth, saffron, zucchini, asparagus, red pepper, onions and pepper. Cook until all liquid is absorbed; stirring frequently. Continue to add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking until liquid is absorbed each time.
3 – When all liquid has been added and absorbed, stir in lemon juice, Asiago and remaining butter. Mixture should be creamy and rice should be al dente.
4 – Before serving, stir in basil and pine nuts.
Makes 8 servings.

*Tip: Parmesan cheese can be substituted for the Asiago.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/asiago_vegetable_risotto_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Blue Cheese and Portobello Mushroom Ragout

May 22, 2017 at 5:19 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Blue Cheese and Portobello Mushroom Ragout. Mushrooms and Blue Cheese, what a great pairing! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a large selection of recipes of all cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Blue Cheese and Portobello Mushroom Ragout

A savory mixture of sautéed shallots and sliced portobello mushrooms served over a bed of roasted vegetables and topped with crumbled blue cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 teaspoons butter
3 shallots finely chopped
1/4 cup dry sherry (optional)
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried fennel
Dash of ground white pepper
1 cup (1 large) portobello mushroom, thinly sliced
1/4 to1/2 cup (1 to 2 ounces) blue cheese
2 cups grilled or roasted harvest vegetables* (red peppers, squash, asparagus, etc.)
Pasta (optional)
Freshly chopped parsley (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – Add butter to 12-inch non-stick skillet. Sauté shallots over low heat until transparent, approximately 10 to15 minutes.
2 – Add sherry, broth, salt, fennel and pepper. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
3 – Add mushrooms. Cook until liquid is absorbed.
4 – Remove pan from heat. Crumble blue cheese over mixture and lightly toss.
5 – Spread mixture over vegetables with or without pasta. Garnish dish with chopped parsley, if desired.
Makes 2 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/blue_cheese_and_portobello_mushroom_ragout_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Wild Mushroom, Celery Root and Potato Strudel

May 15, 2017 at 5:10 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Wild Mushroom, Celery Root and Potato Strudel. A phyllo dough strudel made healthy using a savory mixture of celery root, potato, shiitake mushrooms and Asiago cheese. The recipe is from one of my Cooking Recipe Sites, CooksRecipes. At the Cooks site you’ll find a wide variety of recipes for all cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html
Strudel made with phyllo dough filled with a savory mixture of celery root, potato, shiitake mushrooms and Asiago cheese.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 pound celery root (celeriac), peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 pound potato, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 shallot clove, minced
1 to 2 tablespoons rice wine
1 tablespoon finely snipped fresh basil
1 tablespoon finely snipped cilantro
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons shredded Wisconsin Asiago cheese
2 egg yolks
3 sheets phyllo dough
Clarified butter

Cooking Directions:

1 – Blanch celery root and potato slices in salted water or stock. Drain and spread vegetable slices on a tray or plate to quickly cool.
2 – In a sauté pan, heat oil. Sauté mushrooms, garlic and shallot. Deglaze with rice wine. Add cooled celery root and potato slices. Sauté gently 10 minutes. Season with basil, cilantro, salt and cracked pepper.
3 – In a mixing bowl, combine Asiago cheese and egg yolks. Gently fold into celery root and potato slices.
4 – On a clean surface, spread phyllo sheets. Brush between sheets with clarified butter. Spread celery root mixture on center of dough. Roll into cylindrical shape. Brush top with butter. Refrigerate 1 hour.
5 – Bake in a 375°F (190°C) oven 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
6 – Cool slightly and slice into 8 sections.
Makes 5 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/wild_mushroom_celery_root_and_potato_strudel_recipe.html

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