Asparagus with Fresh Grape Relish

September 18, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Side Dish from the CooksRecipes Website, Asparagus with Fresh Grape Relish. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Fresh Asparagus, Water, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Seedless Grapes, Balsamic Vinegar, Dijon Style Mustard, and Ground Black Pepper. There’s 110 calories and 17 1/2 carbs per serving. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asparagus with Fresh Grape Relish
The fresh grape relish also works well with grilled asparagus.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound medium fresh asparagus
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup each coarsely chopped red and green seedless California grapes
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Remove thick, woody part of asparagus spears.
2 – Bring water and salt to boil. Add asparagus and cook about 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender and still bright green.
3 – While asparagus is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté onion and garlic. Add grapes, vinegar, mustard and pepper; heat thoroughly.
4 – Spoon half of grape mixture onto serving platter, top with cooked asparagus and spoon remaining grape mixture over asparagus.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 110; Protein 3.3 g; Fat 3.0 g; Calories from Fat 22%; Carbohydrate 20.8 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Fiber 3.3 g; Sodium 108 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/asparagus_with_fresh_grape_relish_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Warm, Cheesy Chili Cream Cheese Dip

September 17, 2022 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 a Warm, Cheesy Chili Cream Cheese Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Can of Chili No Beans, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, and Corn Chips. There’s 148 calories per serving. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Warm, Cheesy Chili Cream Cheese Dip
This super easy warm chili and cheese dip is a real crowd-pleaser — and is a must-have dip for Super Bowl parties.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can chili with or without beans
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions for garnish (optional)
Corn chips for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Spread the cream cheese in the bottom of a glass 9-inch pie plate.
3 – Spoon the chili on top of the cream cheese.
4 – Top with the grated cheddar cheese.
5 – Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
6 – Serve dip with corn chips.
Makes 15 (2 tablespoon) servings.

1 – Stovetop Method: Heat chili according to package directions. Pour 1/2 of warm chili into bottom of 9-inch pie plate; top with cream cheese. Spoon remaining 1/2 of chili over cream cheese. Top with shredded cheese and green onions.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/15 of recipe; 2 tablespoons; based on chili without beans): 147.5 calories; 74% calories from fat; 12.3g total fat; 38.4mg cholesterol; 248.9mg sodium; 89.8mg potassium; 2.4g carbohydrates; 0.0g fiber; 0.1g sugar; 2.4g net carbs; 7.1g protein.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/warm_cheesy_chili_cream_cheese_dip_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers

September 11, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Red Onions, Garlic, Bell Peppers, Equal® Spoonful, Spices, Herbs, Can of Great Northern Beans, and Can of Black Beans. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers
The recipe’s name tells you the ingredients, but not the fact that there are only 4 grams of fat per serving in this satisfying salad. It can be made up to 1 day before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup finely chopped red onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
Red and green bell pepper rings

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook and stir onions and garlic in oil in medium skillet until crisp-tender. Remove from heat and cool.
2 – Stir in vinegar, chopped peppers, parsley, Equal®, salt and pepper.
3 – Pour onion mixture over combined beans in serving bowl; mix well. Garnish with pepper rings.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 174, protein 9 g, carbohydrate 27 g, fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 78 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/white_%26_black_beans_with_onions_%26_peppers_recipe.html

Country Style Barbecued Onions

September 11, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Country Style Barbecued Onions. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Vidalia Onions, Can of BUSH’S® Country Style Baked Beans, Dark Brown Sugar, Sweet Red Barbecue Sauce, Butter, Bacon, and Fresh Ground Pepper. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Country Style Barbecued Onions
The flavors of several ingredients blend together perfectly in these hearty, barbecue bean-stuffed onions.

Recipe Ingredients:
8 medium Vidalia onions or other sweet onions
1 (28-ounce) can BUSH’S® Country Style Baked Beans
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sweet red barbecue sauce
4 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces
2 strips bacon, precooked, cut into 8 pieces
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:
Cut off onion stems and peel. Hollow out onions leaving base intact. Finely chop pieces removed from onions.
In mixing bowl, combine BUSH’S Country Style Baked Beans, onions, brown sugar and barbecue sauce.
Spoon baked beans mixture into onions. Top each onion with piece of butter, ground pepper and piece of bacon.
Arrange onions on grill grate away from fire. Grill onions 40 to 60 minutes or until golden brown and tender.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 269; Total Fat: 7.7g; Cholesterol: 17mg; Sodium: 736mg; Total Carbs: 43.5g; Dietary Fiber: 7.6g;Protein: 7.4g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/country_style_barbecued_onions_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon Raspberry Bars

September 8, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Lemon Raspberry Bars. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Splenda® Granular, All Purpose Flour, Light Butter, Salt, Egg Substitute, Half and Half, Lemon Juice, Grated Lemon Peel, and Reduced Sugar Raspberry Preserves. There’s 80 calories and 11 carbs per serving.
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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Lemon Raspberry Bars
The flavors of fresh lemon and raspberry give these cookie bars an explosion of taste!

Recipe Ingredients:
Crust:
3/4 cup Splenda® Granular
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light butter
Pinch of salt

Filling:
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups Splenda® Granular
1/2 cup egg substitute (or 2 large eggs)
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated fresh lemon peel
1/4 cup reduced sugar raspberry preserves

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray an 8x8x2-inch-baking pan generously with butter flavored nonstick spray. Set aside.
2 – Mix together flour, Splenda® Granular and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. Cut in light butter until the mixture is crumbly, like a streusel topping. Do Not over mix. Press dough into prepared baking pan.
3 – Bake in preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
4 – Place Splenda® Granular and flour in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir well. Add egg substitute and half-and-half. Stir until blended. Slowly add lemon juice while stirring constantly. Add lemon peel.
5 – Stir raspberry preserves until they loosen up. Spread evenly over warm crust.
6 – Gently pour lemon mixture over preserves. Bake in preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool before placing in refrigerator.
7 – Chill in refrigerator 2 hours before serving.
Makes 16 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe using egg substitute; 1 bar): Calories 80 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 2.5g (sat 1.5g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 60mg | Carbohydrates 11g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 5g | Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/lemon_raspberry_bars_recipe.html

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BARS

September 8, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Recipe to pass along, PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BARS. To make these Bars you’ll be needing Stick Butter, Equal Spoonful, Brown Sugar, 2% Milk, Creamy Peanut Butter, Egg, Vanilla, All Purpose Flour, Quick Oats, Baking Soda, Salt, and Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. There’s 6 calories and 7 carbs per serving. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BARS
A bar cookie that combines two favorites – chocolate chips and peanut butter – in vanilla dough.

Ingredients

1/2 cup stick butter, softened
1 cup Equal Spoonful or Granulated*
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup quick oats, uncooked
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

1 – Beat butter, Equal and brown sugar until well combined. Stir in milk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla until blended. Gradually mix in combined flour, oats, baking soda and salt until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
2 – Spread mixture evenly in well-sprayed 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 350F oven 23 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.
3 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
NOTES:
A bar cookie that combines two favorites – chocolate chips and peanut butter – in vanilla dough.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 48 servings
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 68
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 42 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/peanut_butter_chocolate_bars_recipe.html

Grilled Scallop and Watermelon Kabobs

September 3, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Grilled Scallop and Watermelon Kabobs. To make these Kabobs you’ll be needing Scallops, Vegetable Broth, Watermelon Cubes, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, and Minced Garlic. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Grilled Scallop and Watermelon Kabobs
Recipe courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Recipe Ingredients:
12 sea scallops
4 cups boiling vegetable or chicken broth
24 (1×1-inch) watermelon cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut the scallops into halves across the diameter to create half-moon shapes. Place them in a heatproof casserole dish in a single layer.
2 – Pour the boiling clear broth over the scallops and let them poach for 5 minutes.
3 – Drain and cool the scallops.
4 – On each skewer alternate 1 half-moon scallop, then 2 watermelon cubes, then another half-moon scallop.
5 – Mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger and brush the kebabs as they are grilled over a medium hot grill for about 90 seconds per side turning once. Serve warm.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/grilled_scallops_and_watermelon_kabobs_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Eggplant “Parmigiana” Wisconsin-Style

August 15, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Eggplant “Parmigiana” Wisconsin-Style. Eggplant Parmigiana made using Wisconsin Aged Asiago Cheese and Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella Cheese. The Asiago will be giving it a taste like you’ve never had on your Eggplant Parmigiana! 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Eggplant “Parmigiana” Wisconsin-Style
This excellent recipe for eggplant parmigiana was created by chef Sanford D’Amato.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Wisconsin Aged Asiago Cheese (about 4 ounces)
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil – divided use
1 eggplant (about 24 ounces) cut crosswise in 16 thin (3/16-inch thick) slices
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups seasoned tomato or marinara sauce, homemade or top quality purchased
8 ounces Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, cut in 16 slices
16 fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
1/4 cup Italian green olives, pitted and sliced 3/16-inch thick

Cooking Directions:
1 – In small bowl, mix Asiago Cheese, bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil; set aside.
2 – Using 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, brush eggplant slices on both sides; season with salt and pepper.
3 – Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill each slice 3 minutes; turn and grill 2 minutes longer. Remove slices and cool.
4 – Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
5 – In large baking pan, spoon 8 tablespoons of tomato sauce in 8 circles. Place a slice of eggplant over each pool of sauce. Top with 1 slice Mozzarella, a basil leaf and another tablespoon of sauce. Repeat layers, using all ingredients and ending with all remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle the cheese/crumb mixture over each eggplant stack. Drizzle remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over all stacks.
6 – Bake 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle capers and olives over each stack.
Makes 4 servings.

*If made ahead and refrigerated, reduce oven temperature to 375°F (190°C). and bake 25 minutes.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/eggplant_parmigiana_wisconsin-style_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce

August 14, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is an Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing are Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Peanut Oil, Water, Tahini (puréed sesame seeds), Fresh Ginger, Garlic, Splenda® Granular, Red Pepper Flakes, and Asparagus Spears. The Asparagus is 70 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce
Flavorful, Asian-style asparagus with sesame-ginger sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon tahini (puréed sesame seeds)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
Pinch red pepper flakes
48 medium-size asparagus spears trimmed, peeled and cleaned

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a food processor, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
2 – Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on the diagonal.
3 – Half fill large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender, approximately four to five minutes. Drain well but Do Not rinse.
4 – Transfer to serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 7 servings (2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/7 of recipe; 2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces): Total Calories 70, Total Carbohydrates 6 g, Protein 3 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g ,Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 150 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/asparagus_with_sesame-ginger_sauce_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

August 13, 2022 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 a Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix. To make this Appetizer you’ll be needing Cereals, Reduced Fat Pretzels, Oyster Crackers, Dry Roasted Peanuts, Egg Whites, Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Worcestershire Sauce, and Ground Red Pepper. There’s 140 calories and 17 net carbs per serving. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix
When this tasty treat is stored in an air tight tin, you’ll enjoy days of snacking.

Recipe Ingredients:
3 cups crispy rice cereal squares
2 cups toasted O-shaped cereal
2 cups small reduced-fat pretzels
1 cup oyster crackers
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 egg white
1/2 cup Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
2 – Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
3 – Beat egg white until foamy; stir in Splenda® Granular, Worcestershire sauce and red pepper. Pour over cereal mixture, tossing to coat.
4 – Spray a 15x10x1-inch jellyroll pan with cooking spray; spread cereal mixture in a single layer in pan.
5 – Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool.
Makes 16 (1/2 cup) servings.

Tip: Store mix in an airtight container.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 cup): Total Calories 140; Calories from fat 50; Total Fat 5g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 290mg; Total Carbohydrate 19g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 1g; Protein 4g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_and_spicy_snack_mix_recipe.html

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