“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – Queso Tortilla Torte

November 13, 2017 at 6:22 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is a Queso Tortilla Torte. Made with; Green Chilies, Onions, Refried Beans, Tomatoes, Cheese, and Corn Tortillas. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines and tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Queso Tortilla Torte
Corn tortillas stacked and filled with a seasoned mixture of mild green chiles and green onions, refried beans and three types of cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup green chiles, mild, diced, drained
3/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin*
24 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack Hot Pepper cheese
2 cups refried beans
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
Suggested garnishes: sour cream, hot peppers, red or green taco sauce

Cooking Directions:

1 – Mix together the green chiles, green onions and cumin.
2 – Assemble 6 tortillas on sheet pans lined with silicone paper, as follows:
3 – First Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup (about 2 ounces) green chile mixture and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
4 – Second Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/2 cup Wisconsin Hot Pepper cheese.
5 – Third Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) refried beans and 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese.
6 – Fourth Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese, 2 tablespoons tomato and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
7 – Bake in oven at 375°F (190°C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.
8 – Cut each torta in half; serve one half atop the other. Or cut into quarters; do not stack. Garnish as desired.
Makes 12 quesadillas.

Variations:

* You may replace the Asadero with any of these Wisconsin cheeses: Wisconsin Monterey Jack, Queso Oaxaca, Queso Quesadilla, Muenster or Fontina.
* Add cooked crumbled ground beef, pork or chorizo to potato mixture.
* For spicier quesadilla, use 1 can mild and 1 can hot green chiles.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/queso_tortilla_torte_recipe.html

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

November 6, 2017 at 6:22 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. Yukon Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens, and Vegan Sausage make up this week’s recipe! It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites – CooksRecipes. The Cooks site is loaded with recipes to please all tastes so 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

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Barley-Stuffed Peppers

October 30, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Barley-Stuffed Peppers. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes that will please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Barley-Stuffed Peppers
These stuffed peppers use barley filling instead of Mom’s old-fashioned hamburger stuffing—and they’re just as comforting.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2/3 cup quick-cooking barley
2 large red, yellow, and/or green sweet peppers (about 1 pound)
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
1 large tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 teaspoon onion salt
Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
Fresh rosemary (optional)
Dried red chile peppers (optional)

Cooking Directions:

1 – In a medium saucepan combine the broth, mushrooms, and barley. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until barley is tender. Drain thoroughly.
2 – Cut sweet peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. If desired, precook pepper halves in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
3 – In a medium mixing bowl stir together the egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the tomato, zucchini, bread crumbs, basil, rosemary, onion salt, and bottled hot pepper sauce. Stir in cooked barley mixture. Place peppers, cut side up, in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon barley mixture into the pepper halves.
4 – Bake stuffed peppers, covered, in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is heated through. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the peppers. Return to oven; bake 2 minutes more. Carefully transfer peppers to a serving platter. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary and dried red chile peppers.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 195, total fat: 5g, saturated fat: 2g, cholesterol: 62mg, sodium: 364mg, carbohydrate: 28g, fiber: 5g, protein: 12g, vitamin C: 213%, calcium: 17%, iron: 8%.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/barley-stuffed_peppers_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

October 16, 2017 at 5:44 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Vegetarian Sloppy Joes. Add your own favorite spices and herbs. For added heat you can add a Dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Ingredients
1/4 cup extra light olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion
2 (8 ounce) packages tempeh
1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon vegetarian low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
Dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce (optional)
1-2 tsp chili powder, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 pinch ground black pepper
whole-grain hamburger buns

Directions
1 – Heat oil in a deep, 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the onion in the oil until translucent. Crumble the tempeh into the skillet; cook and stir until golden brown. Add the green pepper and garlic; cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
2 – Stir in the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, molasses, Dash hot sauce or tabasco sauce (optional), chili powder, cayenne pepper, celery seed, cumin, salt, coriander, thyme, oregano, paprika, and black pepper; stir. Simmer another 10 to 15 minutes. Spoon hot onto whole-grain hamburger buns to serve. Enjoy!

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – APPLESAUCE BROWNIES

October 2, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – APPLESAUCE BROWNIES. Have a Dessert for today’s recipe, APPLESAUCE BROWNIES. Made with unsweetened applesauce and unsweetened cocoa powder. The recipe comes from one of my favorite Diabetic Friendly Recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website (https://diabeticgourmet.com/). The site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

APPLESAUCE BROWNIES
Ingredients

1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Combine oil, applesauce and cocoa. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and stir into the mixture.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured (or wax paper lined & sprayed) 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle on nuts (optional).
Bake about 20 to 30 minutes or until top is set but edges are not dried out. Toothpick will come out clean. Cut into 16 or 24 squares.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 16

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 165
Fat: 7 grams
Sodium: 84 miligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/applesauce-brownies

“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

“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

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