“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

September 18, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH. Spaghetti Squash Dish that’s 62 calories, 9 carbs, and 2.9 grams fat! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which is loaded with Diabetic Friendly recipes like this week’s recipe. So Enjoy and eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

SIMPLY BAKED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Ingredients

2-1/4 to 2-1/2 pound spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1-1/2 tablespoons honey

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2 – Rinse the squash, cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and lay the squash halves, cut side down, on the sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the squash can be easily pierced with a fork.
3 – Place the margarine or butter and honey in a microwave safe dish, cover loosely, and microwave at high power for about 30 seconds, until the margarine or butter is melted.
4 – Cut each squash half into quarters and use a fork to fluff the center of each piece of squash slightly. Stir the honey mixture and drizzle about 1-1/4 teaspoons of the mixture over each piece of squash. Serve hot.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings“ Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 62
Fat: 2.9 grams
Sodium: 55 miligrams
Protein: 0.7 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
DIABETIC EXCHANGES
1-1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/simply-baked-spaghetti-squash

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetables Bolognese

September 4, 2017 at 5:39 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday, vegetables | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Vegetables Bolognese. A Vegetarian Bolognese for your Whole Grain Pasta! Made with a good selection of Vegetables and Spicy Pasta Sauce. The recipe has different versions online, I’m going with the one from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes of all cuisines and tastes! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Vegetables Bolognese
A vegetarian alternative to the traditional Italian meat-based sauce, Bolognese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup dried tomatoes
1/2 cup boiling water
2 medium-size sweet onions, chopped
2 small zucchini, chopped
1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (26-ounce) jar spicy pasta sauce
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
Hot cooked pasta for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

1 – Stir together dried tomatoes and 1/2 cup boiling water in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Drain, chop, and set aside.
2 – Sauté onion and next 5 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in chopped tomato.
3 – Stir in pasta sauce, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; stir in basil, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Serve over hot cooked pasta.
Makes 6 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/vegetables-bolognese-recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheese Stuffed Green Peppers

August 28, 2017 at 5:32 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Cheese Stuffed Green Peppers. It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Cheese Stuffed Green Peppers

These appealing cheese and rice stuffed bell peppers make a comforting and satisfying meatless entrée or a hearty side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 medium green peppers
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups cooked regular rice
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pimento
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Cooking Directions:

1 – Cut off tops of green peppers; remove seeds and membrane. Cook 5 minutes in boiling salted water; drain.
2 – Sauté onion in butter until golden.
3 – In a mixing bowl combine onion, rice, cheddar cheese, pimento and salt; toss to blend. Spoon into green pepper cups, packing down lightly. Place peppers upright in a 10x6x1 1/2-inch baking dish.
4 – Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through.
Makes 6 servings.

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

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Garlic Snow Peas With Cilantro

August 21, 2017 at 5:14 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Garlic Snow Peas With Cilantro. The perfect Diabetic Friendly Side Dish Recipe to complete that healthy meal with! Only 45 calories and 4 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe and all the other Delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website (http://diabeticgourmet.com/). Enjoy and eat Healthy!

 

Garlic Snow Peas With Cilantro
Ready in less than 5 minutes, this oh-so-simple dish is perfect for the busiest of days.

Ingredients

3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
3 cups fresh (or frozen and thawed) snow peas, patted dry and trimmed
4 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

1 – Working in two batches, heat 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the snow peas; cook 3 minutes or until just beginning to brown on edges, using two utensils to toss easily. Add half of garlic and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Set aside on a separate plate.
2 – Repeat with remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil, snow peas, and garlic. When cooked, return the reserved snow peas to skillet; add salt and cilantro, and toss gently, yet thoroughly. Serve immediately for peak flavors.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 45
Protein: 2g
Sodium: 100 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 2.5g
Carbohydrates: 4g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1264.shtml

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grilled Beany Zucchini

August 14, 2017 at 5:04 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a- Grilled Beany Zucchini. The recipe is off the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Grilled Beany Zucchini

Hollowed out zucchini are stuffed with a savory Italian-seasoned bean filling and grilled just until the shells are crisp-tender.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into halves
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo or red beans (1 1/2 cups), rinsed, drained and coarsely mashed
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use

Cooking Directions:

1 – Hollow out zucchini with sharp knife, leaving 1/4-inch shells; reserve shells. Chop zucchini that was removed.
Sauté chopped zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and garlic in oil in large skillet until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Add tomato and basil and sauté until tomato is wilted and mixture is fairly dry, about 5 minutes.
2 – Add beans to side of skillet; coarsely mash about half the beans. Mix beans and 2 tablespoons cheese into zucchini mixture.
3 – Spoon mixture into reserved zucchini shells; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals until zucchini shells are crisp-tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 240; Fat 7 g; % Calories from Fat 24; Calcium 152 mg; Carbohydrate 37g; Folate 138 mcg; Sodium 327 mg; Protein 11 g; Dietary Fiber 9 g; Cholesterol 4 mg.

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

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

August 7, 2017 at 5:32 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Roasted Eggplant Lasagna. Lasagna made healthier by using sliced eggplant instead of pasta noodles. Thank you to Angie G. for passing this recipe along.

Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

Ingredients
1 large eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
sea salt to taste
2 tablespoons extra light olive oil, or as needed
1 (16 ounce) container low fat ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded reduced fat Italian cheese blend
1 egg or 1/4 cup Egg Beater’s egg substitute
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh oregano, chopped
3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
10 grinds fresh black pepper
2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
6 slices reduced calorie mozzarella cheese

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2 – Place eggplant slices on a wire rack; sprinkle with salt. Let sit until some liquid starts beading on slices, about 20 minutes. Rinse salt off eggplant slices and pat dry. Brush olive oil over both sides of each slice. Arrange eggplant slices on a baking sheet.
3 – Roast in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Flip eggplant slices and continue roasting until slices are tender and lightly browned, 15 to 20 more minutes. Remove eggplant from oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4 – Mix ricotta cheese, Italian cheese blend, egg, garlic, oregano, thyme, and black pepper together in a bowl.
5 – Line a 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil. Coat the bottom of the pan with about 1/2 cup tomato sauce; top with 1/2 of the eggplant slices. Layer eggplant slices with 1/2 of the spinach, 1/2 of the ricotta mixture, and 1/2 of the remaining tomato sauce. Continue layering with remaining ingredients, ending with sauce. Top with mozzarella slices. Cover pan with aluminum foil.
6 – Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking until cheese is brown and bubbling, 5 to 10 more minutes.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Jambalaya – Vegan

July 31, 2017 at 5:47 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Jambalaya – Vegan. Enjoy Jambalaya Vegan style! Tofu, Rice, and Red Bell Peppers highlight this week’s recipe. It’s from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has an endless selection of recipes for all tastes and cuisines. Check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Jambalaya – Vegan

Bite-sized chunks of meatless sausage lend an authentic flair to this vegan version of a Creole-Cajun classic. Serve with coleslaw, sautéed greens (kale or collards), and fresh corn bread for a hearty, satisfying winter dinner.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups water
1 1/4 cups raw brown rice
2 tablespoons olive oil
14-ounce package Tofurkey or Field Roast vegan sausage links, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 large onion, chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
4 celery stalks, diced
1 medium green or red bell pepper, diced
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
1 teaspoon each: paprika, dried oregano, dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine the water and rice in a saucepan; bring to a rapid simmer, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer gently until the water is absorbed, about 30 to 35 minutes.
2 – Heat the oil in the large skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, celery, and bell pepper, and sliced sausage links, and continue to sauté until all the vegetables and sausage are lightly browned.
3 – Add the remaining ingredients except the salt. Heat until the tomato liquid simmers, then cover and cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
4 – Combine the skillet mixture with the hot cooked rice in a large serving bowl and toss together thoroughly. Season to taste with salt (and a bit more cayenne if you’d like) and serve at once.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/jambalaya_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Veggie Taco Salad

July 24, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Veggie Taco Salad. Soy Crumbles replaces the meat in the Taco Salad. Other ingredients are; Salsa, Shredded Lettuce, Corn Kernels, Black Beans, along with the toppings. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Veggie Taco Salad

Ingredients

2 cups soy crumbles (you can find these in your grocer’s freezer section or refrigerated meat section)
3/4 cup salsa
5 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup black beans
Topping Options

1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
2 tablespoons fat free sour cream

Directions

1 – In large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook crumbles and salsa over medium heat about 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently.
2 – In large bowl toss together lettuce, corn and black beans. Arrange on 4 serving plates. Top with crumbles mixture. Sprinkle with toppings.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 180
Protein: 14g
Sodium: 600 mg
Fat: 4g
Carbohydrates: 26g

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1056.shtml

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Herb Potato Salad

July 17, 2017 at 4:52 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Herb Potato Salad. It’s off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine which has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Plus don’t forget the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, an excellent Diabetic Recipe magazine. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Herb Potato Salad
Servings: 6

Ingredients

1 lb new red potatoes
1/2 cup sliced radishes (optional)
Dressing:

3 Tbsp plain, nonfat yogurt
1 Tbsp reduced calories mayonnaise
1-1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
Directions

1 – Scrub potatoes & cube. Place in medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 12 minutes or until potatoes are done. Drain. Mix dressing ingredients and combine hot potatoes, dressing and radishes. Serve hot or cold.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 80
Protein: 2g
Sodium: 60 mg
Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 16g
Exchanges: 1 Starch/Bread

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/110.shtml

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Annie’s Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

July 10, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Annie’s Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers. Why Annie’s you ask, because Annie passed this one along to me a while back. So Thank you Annie! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups Brown Rice
6 large Green Bell Peppers
3 tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
3 tablespoons Cooking Sherry
1 teaspoon Vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/2 cups extra firm Tofu
1/3 cup canned Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup sweetened Dried Cranberries
4 fresh Basil Leaves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped Pecans
1/2 cup Kraft Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
1 teaspoon Ground Roasted Cumin
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 cups Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a saucepan bring 3 cups water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
2 – Meanwhile, core and seed green peppers, leaving bottoms intact. Place peppers in a microwavable dish with about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom. Microwave on high for 6 minutes.
3 – In a small frying pan bring soy sauce, wine and Worcestershire sauce to a simmer. Add tofu and simmer until the liquid is absorbed. Combine rice (after it has cooled), tofu, black beans, cranberries, basil leaves, nuts, cheese, cumin, salt and pepper; mix and pack firmly into peppers. Return peppers to the dish you first microwaved them in, and bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
4 – Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine tomato sauce and Splenda; heat until hot throughout. Spoon sauce over each serving.

 

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